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Derzeit Gastprofessorin für Geschlechterpolitik, Fachgruppe für Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Universität Kassel (bis März 2019)
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Studienfach Geschlechterforschung, Georg-August Universität Göttingen (wieder ab April 2019) und Vorstandsmitglied des Göttinger Centrums für Geschlechterforschung
Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften
Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7
Telefon: +49 551 39-9461
Habilitationsprojekt: Queer G(r)ifts? Development Politics, LGBTIQ Rights and the Trajectories of Transnational Queer Solidarity"
By focusing on a EUropean setting, this research project is concerned with the growing attention for LGBTIQ-rights in the field of development politics. An increased number of bilateral and multilateral development agencies and development organizations, including the EU and the World Bank, have made substantive institutional policy commitments regarding the "promotion" of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Inter* and Queer (LGBTIQ) rights through aid policies and development cooperation and started to address LGBTIQ rights more explicitly in their development programs and diplomatic efforts. By critically interlinking findings from the field of postcolonial and decolonial theory with transnational queer studies, "radical" development studies and international relations (IR), my research sheds light on how LGBTIQ rights are being articulated, framed and negotiated within development institutions and explores how and in which ways queer politics and movements become entangled with the 'project' of development. Different strategies, motifs and purposes of 'queer/ing development' as well as their ambivalent (racialized) historical genealogies are being examined. Thus, the research project explores how LGBTIQ inclusive development strategies are interacting with new versions of a EUropean sexual exceptionalism as well as 'older' frameworks of (sexual) modernization and unilinear ideas of progress. In order to grasp these newly emerging entanglements between "conventional" development paradigms, LGBTIQ rights policies and the rise of a humanitarian homotransnationalism analytically, I will propose a new concept and theory of what I termed "homo-developmentalism".