QA17 Conference Panels

Panel 1: Beyond the Box (Identity Politics)

  1. “Am I Queer Enough?: What it means to perform Queerness in India/South Asia” – Sumitra Sunder, Doctoral Researcher, Manipal University, India
  2. Queer continents: Club Kali’s disidentificatory queer world-making – Dushant Patel, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  3. ‘Between Empire and the Modern State’- Queer (In)visibility and (In)translatability in Contemporary Bangladesh – Ahmad Ibrahim, Centre for Bangladesh Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  4. Mithlī, mithlak? Language and LGBTQ Activism in the Mašriq – Gabriel Semerene, Doctoral student in Arabic Literature at Paris IV, Sorbonne University/CERMOM, France

Panel 2: Longing for Belonging (Kinship/Communities)

  1. ‘As long as they get off my back’: ‘Strategic queer marriages’, kin, and desire in Lebanon – Sabiha Allouche, PhD Candidate, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, U of London, UK
  2. Gay Fandom of Chinese Opera: Queering Cross-Gendered Performance, “Sisterhood”, and Intimacy – Zhenzhong Mu, PhD Candidate, King’s College London, UK
  3. Emerging Democracy and LGBT Movement in Post-colonial Hong Kong – Eliz Wong Miu Yin, MPhil candidate of Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge

Panel 3: Appstract Love (New Media)

  1. Intimacies and Horizons on the Move: Dating Apps and Ecologies of Desire in Translocal – Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza, MA, University of Urbana-Champaign, USA
  2. Queering Sexuality of Thai Gay Men on the Internet: A Digital Ethnographic Approach – Chaturawit Thongmuang, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, U. of London, UK
  3. Rethinking Whiteness: Desire/Desirability, Popular Culture, and Technology – Tianyang Zhou, PhD Candidate, School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex, UK

Panel 4: Art Attack (Art and Performance)

  1. Black, South Asian and Queer: Mumtaz Karimjee and (b)othering the viewer – Iaroslav Volovod, Assistant Curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  2. Queering Indian Classical Music – An exploration of sexuality and desire – Sahil Tandon, International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) – Asia Regional Office, India
  3. Tian Qiyuan and the Theatre of the Queer Left – Dr. Hans Tao-Ming Huang, Centre for the Study of Sexualities, National Central University, Taiwan

Panel 5: Sexing Authority (Governance)

  1. ‘Not Encouraging, Not Discouraging, and Not Promoting’: LGBTQ Legal Advocacy Efforts in China – Siodhbhra Margaret Parkin, Fellow, Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center, CT, USA
  2. Resistance from the Closet: Queer Politics in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Ismail Shogo, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  3. Innocent Babies, Contagious Homosexuals, and Ambivalent Equality: Contested Discourses of “Human Rights” in the Same-sex Marriage Movement in Taiwan – Yu-Ying Hu, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Gender Studies, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
  4. Amos Yee and the Little Red Dot: Queering Postcolonial Citizenship in the Asian Continent – Ella Parry-Davies, King’s College London and National University of Singapore
  5. Nationalism and Queer Intersectionality in Aubrey Menen – Rajorshi Das, M.Phil Researcher, University of Delhi, India

Panel 6: Normal Tendencies (Post/colonialism)

  1. Disguised Queerness: A Portrait of Colonized Korean Young Man -Lee Kyung-rim, PhD. Candidate, Department of Korean Language and Literature, Seoul National University, S. Korea.
  2. Transnational Circulations of Moral Conservatism: How the US and Taiwanese Christian Pro-family Movements Conspire to Produce Sexual Inequalities with De-colonial Discourses -Ying-Chao Kao, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, USA.
  3. The Challenge of being normal: Mapping coloniality in psychological academia – Tamara L. Megaw and FA Wijaya, MA in Development Studies, The Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  4. Queering Shakespeare, Querying Translation: Theorizing from an Indian Archive – Anandi Rao, Ph.D Student, Dept of Comparative Literature, UC Irvine, USA

Panel 7: Lights, Camera, Representation (Visual Culture)

  1. HIV/AIDS in Indonesian Films and Web Series: finding a space for gay / waria Indonesians – Dr Ben Murtagh, SOAS, U. of London, UK.
  2. Construction of alternative sexuality: the negotiation with homonomativity by Chinese Yuri (female romance) fandom -Ka Yi, Yeung, Ph.D. Candidate, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
  3. Exploring Hong Kong national identity through queer romance: An analysis of post-1997 queer Hong Kong cinema – Xaviera (Mei Mei) Xiao, Senior Research Assistant, City University of Hong Kong

Panel 8: (S)expacts and (S)expectations (Migration and Diaspora)

  1. “We can’t live together like those German faggots”. Cinematic representation of queer migrants from Muslim-majority countries living in Europe. – Dr Gerard Coll-Planas, Director del Centre d’Estudis Interdisciplinaris de Gènere, Universitat de Vic-Universitat, Central de Catalunya, Spain, AND Dr Arnau Roig Mora, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  2. Asian males challenging sexual racism: coping strategies to subvert and reinvent desirability in gay dating – Dr Massimo Modesti, Pedagogista Interculturale e Ricercatore in Antropologia
  3. Queer Intersections: Voices from Expatriates and Immigrants Living in JapanTianqi Zhang, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society, Kyushu University, Japan
  4. Coming out of the Country: Migration in gay immigrants’ coming-out stories – Ping-Hsuan Wang, Georgetown University, USA

Panel 9: Textured Realities (Literature)

  1. “I thought it was a pity”, and other Queer Lines of the Satirical, Censored, Anglo-Indo-Irish Aubrey Menen – Dr David Lunn, Simon Digby Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of South Asia, SOAS, U. of London, UK
  2. Purity Paradox: Queer Virgins and Schoolgirl Love in Colonial Korea – Kyunghee Sabina Eo, Ph.D. Candidate, English and Gender Studies,  University of Southern California
  3. Shame and identity formation in Li Ang’s “Curvaceous Dolls” – Alberto Poza Poyatos, Gender Studies Department, Central European University
  4. Readings between the lines: Queer aesthetics in graphic novels/zines in India – Shamini Kothari, MA in Sexual Dissidence, University of Sussex, UK

Panel 10: Decolonisation and Queer Activism

  1. Queering Re-Framing and Demystifying Gender and Sexuality: The Indigenization of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues for the Contemporary China – Yao Chen, Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK
  2. Together we can be a #VoiceWithAction -Amazin LeThi, Amazin LeThi Foundation.

Panel 11: Reclaiming Publics (Bodies and In/visibility)

  1. Queering Alternative Media or Alternating Queer Media?: Theorising Online Chinese Queer Micro-films – Qi Li, PhD Candidate, Film Studies Department, King’s College London, UK
  2. Performing Desire on Move: The Fluidity of Sensual Capitals in Gay Spaces, Bangkok – Yo-Hsin Yang, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK
  3. The Isolated Queer Body: Harisu’s 2001 Dodo Cosmetics Advertisement – Kate Korroch, PhD Candidate, Visual Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  4. Confronted By The Body: negotiating visibility, and occupying public space in urban India. – Amalina Dave, Raj Merchant, Independent Scholars and Activists
  5. Chinese Queer Masculinities: Discrete Desiring Subjects and “Improper” Desire in Call Me Maybe – Zhiqiu Zhou, Doctoral Researcher, Communication Studies, Northwestern University, USA