In this final episode of the first season of the minor constellations podcast, we talk to Professor Elahe Haschemi Yekani about her joint transdisciplinary project Revisualising Intersectionality, a collaboration with Magdalena Nowicka and Tiara Roxanne, which was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, and the book of which is March 2022 with Palgrave Macmillan. The conversation centres on her chapter titled “The Ends of Visibility” in which she interrogates the limits of identity categories in intersectional frameworks by specifically focusing on visuality. In doing so, she draws on discussions from postcolonial and decolonial theory to offer a critique of representation and intersectionality via readings from visual culture that offer, as she puts it, modes of “seeing and being” differently
In conversation with:
Elahe Haschemi Yekani (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Elahe Haschemi Yekani is a Professor of English and American Literature and Culture with a focus on Postcolonial Studies at the Department of English and American Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. A cultural studies scholar, she has worked on topics like the Anglophone novel, Black Atlantic and Diasporic Writing, Gender/Masculinity Studies and Queer Theory, and Popular and Visual Culture. She is the author of Familial Feeling and The Privilege of Crisis. Her current book project is Revisualising Intersectionality, written with Magdalena Nowicka and Tiara Roxanne, published March 2022 with Palgrave Macmillan.
- Haschemi Yekani, Elahe and Magdalena Nowicka with Tiara Roxanne. Revisualising Intersectionality. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. You can find a link to the book here.
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