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Towards a Queer Decolonial Approach to the War in Syria
July 8 @ 11:00 - 12:00
and ethnographic fieldwork in Lebanon between 2018 and 2019 with 20 self-identified Syrian and Palestinian LGBTQIA+ students, migrant workers, artists, and activists, this
lecture will present and explore the sexuality politics in Syria in the context of the ‘war on terror.’
Biography: Razan Ghazzawi (they/she) is a Syrian Palestinian queer femme non-binary, doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex. Their research looks at the
intersection of sexuality politics, protest, queer of color critique, and the war in Syria. They are a former political prisoner of the Assad regime and were exiled by ISIS and
Al Qaeda groups in Idleib. They are the winner of the Frontline Defenders’ award in 2012 and received ISA’s LGBTQIA+ Caucus’s Emergent Scholar award in 2022.