The Centre for Feminist Research, Sexuality Studies, and the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies present ‘Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Memorialization’
The Centre for Feminist Research, Sexuality Studies, and the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies present:
“Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Memorialization”
Talk by CFR Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, Dr. Nael Bhanji
Introduced by Sexuality Studies coordinator Bobby Noble
Date: Feb. 5
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Location: 280A York Lanes
Accessible space. Wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral bathroom nearby. Light refreshments provided. Everyone welcome. RSVP with dietary needs to email@example.com.
What sorts of affective worldings emerge from the spectacularization and consumption of “ordinary” racialized death? How can we read projects of memorialization as intimately entwined with the mobilization of national subjects within broader mechanisms of hypervigilance and surveillance against people of colour? What connections can we make between practices of trans memoralization, state-securitization, and counter-terrorism? Tracing the connections between necropolitical intimacy, spectacularized violence, and ‘bare life’ in the circulation of affective belonging, this talk explores the centrality of “necrointimacies” in structuring whiteness as emblematic of contemporary life.
Dr. Nael Bhanji is the 2018-19 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University and a lecturer at Carleton University. Drawing upon critical race theory, trans studies, psychoanalysis and affect theory, his research explores articulations of necropolitics, racialization, surveillance and counter-terrorism within an increasingly globalized trans movement. His work appears in Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition, The Transgender Studies Reader 2, Trans Studies Quarterly 4.1, Canadian Ethnic Studiesand The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities. He is presently working on his monograph, entitled “Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Trans Memorialization.”