Symposion “Governance, Governmentality and the State: Postcolonial, Queer and Feminist Interventions”

Invitation to the



“Governance, Governmentality and the State: Postcolonial, Queer and Feminist Interventions”

at the University of Viennna

November 17th to November 18th, 2016




Thursday, 17th November 2016



Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna, Department of Political Science, 2nd floor, Room “Hörsaal 1” (A212)

Keynote lecture Shirin Rai

“From the State to Governance and Back Again? Postcolonial and Feminist Interventions”

Introduction: Birgit Sauer and Gundula Ludwig


Friday, 18th November 2016


Alois-Wagner-Saal, C3 – Center for International Development, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Vienna. (


9.00-9.30       Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium (Wolfram Schaffar and Nikita Dhawan)


9.30-11.30     Panel 1


Chair: Birgit Sauer

Scheiterbauer, Tanja: The North African Uprisings and Revolts 2011: The Transformation of the State and its Impacts on Gender and Sexual Politics

Krämer, Anna: Why Africa’s ‘Weak States’ Matter. A Review of Colonial Moments in the Discourse on African Statehood and Sovereignty

Dogangun, Gökten: Conceptualizing Gender (In)equality in Turkey and Russia: Authoritarianism, Sexism, Feminism


11.30-12.00 Coffee Break


12.00-14.00 Panel 2


Chair: Nikita Dhawan

Dinkelaker, Samia: Governing through Labor Migration Sending States – Manufacturing Affective Domestic Workers from Indonesia

Hutta, Jan Simon: Precarious Governmentalisation: Brazilian Queer Politics between Transversality and the Neoliberal State

Siddiqui, Farida: Muslim Women, Religious Fundamentalism and State Intervention: The Context of Post-Colonial South Asia


14.00-15-00 Lunch Break


15.00-17.00 Panel 3


Chair: Gundula Ludwig

Jauk, Daniela: Shaping the State in a Roundabout Way? Interrogating Queer and Feminist Interventions at the United Nations

Klapeer, Christine-Maria: Decolonising the State while Queering Aid?

The (Im-)Possibility of an Affirmative Sabotage of (Homo-)Developmentalist Governmentalities

Mieszkowski, Sylvia: Governmentality and Acts of Counter-Conduct in Kate Atkinson’s “The War on Women”


17.00-17.30 Coffee Break


17.30-18.30 Input by Nikita Dhawan

Comments by Gundula Ludwig, Birgit Sauer, Wolfram Schaffar




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