The FemGeniuses Are Headed Back to Berlin!


2014 FemGeniuses in Berlin Beril Mese and Melissa L. Barnes at Each One Teach One e.V.

From June 1-21, the FemGeniuses will be back in Berlin with Heidi for Hidden Spaces, Hidden Narratives: Intersectionality Studies in Berlin. This course examines the complex ways in which the identities of marginalized communities—such as Black Germans, Turkish Germans, migrants, refugees, victims of Neo-Nazi terrorism and police brutality, and LGBTQI communities—are constructed, particularly how these constructions are predicated on racism, heterosexism, colonialism, imperialism, and other forms of oppression. Additionally, we examine how these communities resist, reject, revise, and reproduce these narratives as they construct their own subjectivities.

I am excited to announce that the following speakers have confirmed their willingness and ability to share their work with the FemGeniuses: Stefanie-Lahya Aukongo, Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, Celine Barry, Sharon Dodua OtooAsoka Esuruoso, Philipp Khabo Koepsell, Noah Hofmann, Mutlu Ergün-Hamaz aka Sesperado Lyrical Guerilla, and Noah Sow.

Additionally, the following field trips and tours have also been confirmed: Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin’s Old Jewish Quarter with Carolyn Gammon, the Humboldt University Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies with Dr. Maisha Eggers, the Jewish Museum, Sinti/Romany History Tour with Elsa Fernandez, The Spirit of 1968 Student Revolution Tour and Little Istanbul Tour with Gablinger, Queer Berlin Walking Tour, Schwules Museum, Berlin Postkolonial with Joshua Kwesi Aikins, AFROTAK TV cyberNomads with Adetoun Kueppers-Adebisi, Berliner Unterwelten, Africa in Wedding Tour with Josephine Apraku, ADEFRA with Jasmin Eding, the Egyptian and Papyrus Collection at the Neues Museum, Express Cruise, the Türkischer Markt in Neukölln, the Berliner Fernsehturm, and spraying graffiti on the Berlin Wall with the Berlin Massive.

This is shaping up to be a great summer! Click here to view/complete/submit the application, which is due Friday, December 5 at 5 pm GMT! Click here for pics!

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