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Queer Faith

La foi et le queer

Marginalization, Citizenship and Nationhood

Marginalisation, citoyenneté et nationalisme en contexte minoritaire

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Published on Monday, August 31, 2020


This symposium aims to build upon recent developments in emerging literature on the intersection of queer and religious identities, with a particular focus on marginalization, citizenship, and the nation.



This event will be held via Zoom only, registration is required to receive the link.


  • 10:45 11:15 Thierry Maire, EHESS (Fr) The LGBTIQ movement in El Salvador: A discursive strategy between rights and religion
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Chloé Sussan-Molson, EHESS (Fr) Becoming Jewish (again): Jewish LGBTQ conversions from the inside in the anglophone world
  • 11:45 – 12:15 Salima Amari, Université de Lausanne (Fr) Islam and lesbianism: When religion puts homosexuality to the test
  • 12:15 - 12:45 Diako Yazdani, filmmaker (Fr) Viewing and discussion of Toutes les vies de Kojin

1:45 – 3:15 Panel: Sexual nationalisms and Islam in Western Europe

  • Paul Mepschen, Utrecht University (En) Secularism, sexual democracy and nationalism in the Netherlands
  • Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla, Freie Universität Berlin (En) Do queer Muslims need saving? Sexuality and politicizations of Muslim bodies in Germany
  • Julie Minders Germe, Université libre de Bruxelles (En) Islam, nationalism, and sexuality in the public sphere in Belgium

3:30 – 5:00 Panel: Queer Muslims: Navigating identity through community

  • Adi Saleem Bharat, University of Michigan (En) How to be a queer Muslim? Reflections on race, religion, and representation in Singapore
  • Shelina, Hidayah LGBT+ Muslims (En) Grassroots LGBT+ Muslim activism and advocacy in the UK
  • Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, CALEM Institute (En) The Quran and flesh: Ten years of Islamic intersectionality, visible in Marseille

5:15 - 6:15 Searle Kochberg, University of Portsmouth (En) My Jewish London: Performance and Identity in Co-Creative Documentary Practice


  • Friday, September 25, 2020


  • foi,queer,lgbtq,sexualité,minorités,marginalisation,citoyenneté,nationalisme,islam,juif


  • Marie Sahakian
    courriel : msahakian [at] uchicago [dot] edu

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  • Marie Sahakian
    courriel : msahakian [at] uchicago [dot] edu


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« Queer Faith », Study days, Calenda, Published on Monday, August 31, 2020, https://doi.org/10.58079/157r

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