Subject: Reminder CfP Queer Mobilities

Dear colleagues,

The European Network for Queer Anthropology (ENQA) wanted to remind you of
ENQA's call for its 2nd workshop at Central European University later this

Deadline: 31st of May 2017

The pasts, presents, and futures of queer mobilities: transnational movements
of ideas, concepts, and people

2nd Workshop of the European Network for Queer Anthropology (ENQA), 7th-8th of

2017 - Central European University, Budapest

Mobility is a foundational element of queer life, queer ideas and concepts as
well as of queer scholarship. As such, queer mobilities - literally and
conceptually - characterize European modernity and its academic
interpretations in fundamental ways. Queer ideas and concepts, for example,
are often born out of movements across margins, norms, and boundaries while
also being critically attuned to the risks of reconstituting these separating
orders of social life and thought. Another dimension of queer mobilities is
the movement of LGBTQ people in search of queer spaces and communities. The
constitutive Othering and violent exclusion of queer people from families,
friends, and loved ones on grounds of their desires has repeatedly led to the
destruction and construction of queer spaces and communities and to the
queerly mobile lives of those on the move in European contexts.
Heteronormative reactions to queer mobilities as well as the marking of
migrants, refugees, vagrants, and travelers as perverse and dangerous, have
been constant drivers of social change and its scholarly analysis in Europe.
Queer theories, activisms, and politics can be understood as emerging in
reaction to the normativities of national socialist ideology, the post-World
War Two re-traditionalization of European gender relations, and the
mainstreaming of late-twentieth century identity politics. Such movements
arise from ongoing disidentifications with oppressive violence, normative
concepts of identity, exclusionary ideas of community, and not least also the
disciplines of “liberation”. These intertwined dynamics of queer
mobilities have been critically consequential for modern social life,
politics, and scientific thought. In this workshop, we want to engage with the
multifaceted ideas, concepts, conditions, and practices of queer mobilities in
order to assess and challenge past, present, and future understandings of the
relationships between queerness and mobility.

The European Network for Queer Anthropology invites contributions to re-assess
the past, present, and future of queer mobilities in Europe and European
academic discourse. As the workshop’s aim is to further discussion and
academic exchange, we welcome a range of different formats, ranging from more
traditional paper presentations to work in progress (development of ideas,
projects, and thoughts) to roundtables, and performances, short films and
other more artistic or activistic means of representation. We seek
contributions that empirically investigate the complex relations between
“queerness” and “mobility” as they emerge in the
shifting contexts of modern Europe and their analysis by scholars of queer
anthropology. We encourage submissions focusing on these concerns in relation
to the following (but not limited to) range of topics and sites:

● the development of queer concepts, ideas, and scholarship ●
queer(ing) interdisciplinarity and the history of science(s) ● queer
mobilities, technologies, education ● transnational migration, race and
criminalization ● patriotism, expat(riotism), urban mobilities and
gentrification ● global histories of LGBTQ people ● trans* and
queer activism ● trans* and queer (mobility) infrastructures and global

Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a short author biography should be
sent to<> by no later than the
31st of May 2017.

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Sebastian Mohr
Assistant Professor, PhD, mag. art.
Department of Educational Sociology
Danish School of Education
Aarhus University - Campus Emdrup
Tuborgvej 164, building D, room 202
2400 Copenhagen<>
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