We are pleased to present you with the program for our digital conference. Below you will find the list of papers and speakers for each panel.

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Organizing Team: Tunay Altay, Gökçe Yurdakul, Nadje Al-Ali, Katharina Galor.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Deniz Kandiyoti, Emeritus Professor in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Author of Concubines, Sisters and Citizens: Identities and Social Transformation (1997) editor of Gender, Governance and Islam (2019); Fragments of Culture: The Everyday of Modern Turkey (2002).

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Faris Amin is a cellist, composer and music teacher from Palestine. Faris’s passion for music drove him to delve into a vast variety of genres, styles and settings; from collaborations with musicians, dancers and actors, to performances with various ensembles and solo recitals. Other than performing classical and Arabic music, he improvises and composes music that tells a story through the sound of the cello. Faris completed his Bachelor Degree in Music in Germany in 2019.   

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Khalid Abdel-Hadi, Andrea Pető, Ann Phoenix, Alyosxa Tudor

Chair: Tunay Altay

5:25pm – 6:25pm

Homophobia in the Political Campaign of Palestinians in the 2021 Israeli Elections, Shirin Batshon, Nisreen Mazzawi, Isis Nusair 

Pan-European anti-feminist and anti-LGBT movement, Izabela Desperak 

Gendered and Sexualized Right-Wing Politics: The Case of Turkey, Nil Mutluer  

Chair: Katharina Galor

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Anti-feminism of right-wing parties: how similar are AKP in Turkey and AfD in Germany?, Victoria Scheyer, Nur Sinem Kourou 

What does a police raid on a bathhouse in Cairo have in common with another police raid on a queer rave in Berlin?,  Ahmed Awadalla  

Attacks on the Academy from Gender Studies to Postcolonialism: Science, Secularity and the Far Right in France and Germany, Elizabeth Berman   

Chair: Gökçe Yurdakul

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Online misogyny and Queerphobia: Investigating the spread of hate toward (feminist) women and the LGBTQI community on Iranian social media platforms, Sama Khosravi Ooryad   

Collective Resilience and Resistance in the Digital Sphere: Gender Struggles in Germany, Turkey and Sweden, Selin Çağatay, Zeynep Gülru Göker, Olga Selin Hünler, Aslı Polatdemir 

Digital Utopia?! Queer resistance and future-making in Turkey’s authoritarian times, Yener Bayramoğlu  

Chair: Shaka McGlotten

3:05pm – 4:05pm

Women, Queers, and Far- Right Politics in Israel/Palestine, Sa’ed Atshan, Katharina Galor   

“For the sake of kids”: sexual education and family values debate in Ukrainian policies on secondary education, Maryna Shevtsova 

Make Persia Great Again! A Discourse Analysis of “Othering” in Iranian Monarchists’ Online Rhetoric, Katayoun Keshavarzi, Mahtab Dadarsefatvmahboob  

‘Who is afraid of the rainbow?’: Queer wars and political homophobia in Turkey’s turbulent times, Tunay Altay   

Chair: Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

4:20pm – 5:20pm

The Mobilization of Feminist and Queer Culture(s) against Political Homophobia and Misogyny in Today’s Poland,  Pawel Leszkowicz, Tomasz Kitlinski    

Reinvigorating democracies, facilitating solidarities – feminist responses to the authoritarian right in Poland, Magdalena Grabowska, Marta Rawłuszko 

Empowerment through art: Queer and feminist art collectives and independent art spaces in Turkey as a means of solidarity, Esra Yıldız 

Chair: Koen Slootmaeckers

5:25pm – 6:25pm

Distortion of the moral compass: The rise of ultra – conservatism in Central Europe and the decline of women’s reproductive rights, Amanda Coakley   

Veiled Bodies of Muslim Nonnormative Sexualities: A Youth Ethnography in Turkey, Zeynep Kuyumcu  

Chair: Karolin Machtans

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Phillip Ayoub, Associate Professor in the Department of Diplomacy & World Affair at Occidental College and Fellow in the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School. Author of When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility (2016); editor of LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe: A Rainbow Europe? (2014).

7:30pm – 7:45pm

Organizing Team: Tunay Altay, Gökçe Yurdakul, Nadje Al-Ali, Katharina Galor.