The Worlding and Gendering of Europe

Monday, 24 September 2018, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, IWM library
The colloquium will take the form of a conversation between Neloufer de Mel from Sri Lanka and Mieke Verloo from the Netherlands. It starts with short opening statements followed by a critical conversational exchange between the two participants, and thereafter, an active engagement with the audience.

What can we learn from the “worlding” of Europe? Will Europe be able to avoid increasing violence? And what would be needed for this? If this is not an abstract danger, what forms would/does it take? How are they gendered and what circulation does this gendering have?  Drawing on European and Sri Lankan contexts and scholarships, the conversation will be an exchange of ideas on Europe’s discursive and material foundations, their newly emerging narratives and impact on Europe and the world.

Fyona Neloufer de Mel is senior Professor and the Head of Department of English at the University of Colombo. Currently she is a guest at the IWM.

Mieke Verloo is Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and Non-Resident Permanent Fellow at the IWM.

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