Center for Gender and Diversity Research

Virtual Seminar Series 2021: Bodies, Power, Norms


The question of bodily norms and power has challenged and provoked intense debate amongst scholars, researchers, and activists over the last few decades. The seminar series provides an opportunity to explore the complex politics of the body, and to think through the ways in which these intersect with race, class, age, gender, and sexuality. During the course of seven seminar sessions, our international speakers will be taking a closer look at the norms that seek to determine the boundaries of the body, and discuss the consequences of bodily transgressions in the context of pornography, art, music, dance, and movement.

"Bodies, Power, Norms" follows a two-fold aim: (i) to create a global forum for debate and exchange on how power and norms work on and via bodies, and (ii) to spark conversations between international Tübingen University research alums and scholars, students, and members of the general public.






Reclaiming the Female Body in the Short Story “Remote Control”:
Reading from an Unpublished Collection

Josiah Nyanda (University of the Witwatersrand)
6.00 8.00 p.m. CEST





The Pornographic Body and Non Desire

Amir Taha (Independent Scholar)
6.00 - 8.00 p.m. CEST





Identity Negotiations and Body Politics:
Contemporary Issues of Indonesian Women

Muthia Pramesti, Lisda Liyanti, Regina Widhiasti (University of Indonesia)
11.00 a.m. 1.00 p.m. CEST





Two Ghost Stories about Anxiety

Caio Yurgel (Duke Kunshan University)
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Empowering Through Rhythm:
The Impositions of Women’s Bodies and the Drum Kit

Beatriz Medeiros (Universidade Federal Fluminense Brazil)
6.00 - 8.00 p.m. CEST





Embodiment, Erotic Dance Practices and Patterns of Evaluations:
Notes on Historical and Contemporary Contexts in Popular Music

Ledson Chagas (Universidade Federal Fluminense Brazil)
6.00 - 8.00 p.m. CET





The Vulnerability of Rebels and Refugees:
A Critical Study of Selected Literary Works

Fathima M (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
12.00 - 2.00 p.m. CET


*organised by the Tübingen Research Alums Center (TRACe) in cooperation with the University's Center for Gender and Diversity Research (ZGD).

**To receive the Zoom details, please register by sending an email to alumnispam