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Killjoys@work Panel & Launch Living A Feminist Life

  • Cambridge University Mill Lane Lecture Theatres 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom (map)


“Living a Feminist Life is about how we connect with and draw upon each other in our shared project of dismantling worlds” -- Professor Sara Ahmed

This panel has been set up to discuss shared feminist and anti-racist projects of dismantling worlds as part of the launch of Sara Ahmed’s new book, Living a Feminist Life. Ahmed uses the figure of the feminist killjoy to describe the work of exposing the violence that is often hidden or normalized as just the ways things are. The killjoy comes up whenever we speak up: she is deemed to cause the violence she exposes. The book is inspired by intersectional feminist activisms, old and new, which develop tactics and strategies for exposing violence, and for sharing the costs of doing this work, from direct action groups such as Sisters Uncut to movements that aim to decolonize the curriculum and to challenge sexual harassment within universities. The panel will be an opportunity to discuss doing feminist work wherever we live and work.