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Ma prochaine conférence /My next conference
Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) 1st Annual Conference, 26-27 March 2011, Ottawa
Panel on Equity and Diversity in a Pluralist Society
Had to cancel my participation for burn-out :(

The abstract of my intervention:
Teaching Intersectionality, Reconfiguring Ethnic and of Gender Studies
Sirma Bilge, PhD
Université de Montréal

Intersectionality, as a theoretical tool, enables us to break into the complex fabric of social reality and to identify and examine the ways in which social formations of race, class gender and sexuality –to name a few- are enmeshed with one another and come into being in and through one another in intricate, historically specific and sometimes contradictory ways. Intersectionality is also a political tool to foster strategic alliances and coalition between different political movements fighting for social justice that are typically organized around competing single-issue agendas and identity claims.
Mobilizing intersectionality in the classroom hence implies dealing with both analytical and political issues to produce counter-hegemonic and transformative knowledge. Drawing on my experience in incorporating intersectionality into my teaching in order to, among others, decompartmentalize the sociology of ethnic relations and that of gender and sexualities, I will discuss in my presentation why "teaching intersectionality intersectionally" (Naples 2009) is the way to go to equip students with critical tools that give them a better grasp on the historically specific workings of power and hegemony, and the complexity of social inequality – tools that will also enable them to challenge the status quo by fostering awareness about the necessity of coalition politics to pursue social justice.

Activités récentes/recent activities

SEXUAL NATIONALISMS CONFERENCE, Amsterdam 27-28 Jan. 2011. I have participated into this very controversial, revealing and depressing conference. See a personal account of what went on and what went wrong by Mikki Stelder: Start with Amsterdam

Atelier sur Pluralismes et Radicalisations, Université de Montréal (janvier 2011).

REVEALING DEMOCRACY: BILL 94 AND THE CHALLENGES OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND ETHNOCULTURAL DIVERSITY IN QUEBEC – CONFERENCE
This conference organized by CRIDAQ (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité au Québec) and hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Concordia University will be held at Concordia University, from November 18th to 20th, 2010. The main goal of this event is to explore political answers to questions raised by diversity. For more information, see the link.
Pour le programme complet voir le site de la conférence: LIEN/LINK

Le colloque La démocratie dévoilée/Revealing Democracy, autour des enjeux de la loi 94 au Québec. Cet événement du Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité au Québec (CRIDAQ) donnera la parole à des universitaires d'horizons divers. La professeure Wendy Brown (UC Berkeley) donna l'allocution d'ouverture jeudi le 18 novembre à 19 heures.
Les panelistes: Daniel Salée ( Université Concordia), Chantal Maillé (Université Concordia), Alexa Conradi (FFQ), Gada Mahrouse (Université Concordia), Louise Langevin (Université Laval), Corrine Torrekens (Université libre de Bruxelles), Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (Université Paris nord 13), Homa Hoodfar (Université Concordia), Monique Deveaux (Guelph University), Cécile Laborde (University College London), Himani Bannerji (York University), Sirma Bilge (Université de Montréal), Sedef- Arat-Koc (Ryerson University) et François Rocher (Université d'Ottawa). L'inscription est gratuite mais nécessaire.


I WENT TO DOWN UNDER!!
(my first time) for the 2010 International Multiculturalism Symposium on Comparative Multiculturalism from Transnational and Global Perspectives, Deakin Univesity, Centre for Citizenship and Globalization, Melbourne (Thursday 25 November - Friday 26 November 2010). Link to the abstracts.

Rethinking Ethnicity Intersectionally, keynote conference at the international conference on An Alternative Self-Representation? Ethnic Minority Media, Between Hegemony and Resistances. Université de Poitiers, mars 2010, (cliquez sur le titre pour l'écouter dans sa version originale -click on the title to listen the original version in English ; ou encore voir la traduction française)

L'entrevue avec Sirma Bilge au Téléjournal de Radio-Canada (23 juillet 2009) sur les "crimes d'honneur". Interview on "honour crimes".

Bilge, Sirma. « Quelques mises au point s’imposent sur les crimes dits d’honneur », Le Devoir, 5 août 2009, p. A7.


Autres activités

Dans le cadre du 78e Congrès de l'ACFAS, j'ai organisé (avec Sylvie Gravel) un colloque intitulé Intersectionnalité: Débats et enjeux théoriques et pratiques. Ce colloque a eu lieu ule 13 mai 2010 à l'Université de Montréal.

Dans le cadre du XVIIe Congrès mondial de sociologie de l'ISA qui s'est déroulé du 11 au 17 juillet 2010 à Göteborg (Suède), j'ai organisé (avec Paul Scheibelhofer de la CEU, Hongrie) deux sessions conjointes (une session régulière et une table ronde) sur le thème de Confronting the politics of racialized sexualities: on regulating minority gender relations and sexualities. Ces deux sessions étaient le fruit d'une collaboration entre deux comités de recherche de l'ISA ("RC05: Racism, nationalism and ethnic relations" et RC32 : Women in society" -notre comité hôte).
Consultez le programme de notre session régulière: Confronting the politics of racialized sexualities: on regulating minority gender relations and sexualities
Consultez le programme de notre table ronde: Confronting the politics of racialized sexualities: from hetero- to homo-nationalism
Comme mentionné plus tôt, un projet de publication d'un numéro thématique sur "The New Politics of Racialized Sexualities" est prévu au printemps 2012 avec le Journal of Intercultural Studies (Spring 2012).
As mentioned earlier, a special issue on The New Politics of Racialized Sexualities will be published on Spring 2012 with Journal of Intercultural Studies.



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