LOVA Study Day 2021a – Who’s Afraid of Feminisms? Decolonizing and Queering Feminist Ethnography

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Radboud University Nijmegen

Mercatorpad 1, 6625 HS Nijmegen, rooms CC4 and CC5

How do we make decolonizing and queering movements productive within feminist ethnography? LOVA Network and its members have a long history of debating and advancing feminist ethnography in- and outside of Dutch and European cultural anthropology departments (e.g. Davids & Willemse 2019, 2014, Nencel 2014, Van Santen et al. 2016).  During this study day, we build on this legacy to discuss and further the future of feminist ethnography. We invite you to join us on November 17 at Radboud University Nijmegen, to explore these two specific movements. How do decolonizing and queering practices intersect and reinforce feminist ethnography (e.g. Visweswaran 1994, Weiss 2016) ? Or do they rather deviate from and grind against the philosophies of feminist ethnography? This program presents speakers that engage with these questions from their own practice and experience and discuss them with the audience. Join us!


Entrance is free, but we appreciate your registration at conference@lova.network


12:45 – 13:45 LOVA General Assembly (LOVA members only)

13:45 – 13:50 Opening: Dr. Tine Davids (Radboud University)

Moderator: Roxane Kroon (Utrecht University)

13:50 – 15:15 Session 1: Decolonizing Feminist Ethnography 

Lecture: Dr. Jasmijn Rana (Leiden University)

Discussant: Dr. Kathrine van den Bogert (Radboud University Leiden)

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee/tea break

15:45 – 17:15 Session 2: Queering Feminist Ethnography

Nika Looman (Ghent University)

Loes Oudenhuijsen (Africa Student Centre, Leiden University)

Sinine Nahkle (University of Amsterdam)

17:15 -18:15 Drinks