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Queering Intimate Partner- and Dating Violence Workshop

Queering Intimate Partner- and Dating Violence

The project ‘Queering Family Violence: Violence against LGBTQI+ family members in the past and present societies’ (QFV) invites scholars engaging with queer theory, gender studies, social work, law, and sociology to participate in the 2nd workshop ‘Queering Family Violence: Queering Intimate Partner- and Dating Violence’ which will be held in person on 2-3 December 2021 at the School of Sociology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

The workshop continues the discussion on violence involving LGBTQI+ people as both victims and perpetrators. This time, we propose to direct analytic attention to the violent dynamics between intimate partners or in dating encounters. We invite contributions on the diverse forms of violence, as well as on theoretical frameworks and methodologies of violence, histories of intimate partner- and dating violence, and the ways institutions deal with it. The workshop is designed to go beyond common-sense narratives in the analysis of intimate partner and dating violence. We welcome new frameworks that would queer and illuminate both violent relationships and violent encounters.

The workshop will include the following large themes:

  • Theoretical approaches to queering intimate partner and dating violence
  • Cisgendered heteronormativity of narratives about intimate partner violence
  • Forms of violence and violent dynamics of intimate queer relationships
  • Violent encounters between strangers: dating apps, cruising sites, and queer life

What You Need to Do to Take Part

If you are interested to contribute to one of these topics, submit your proposal by 2 November 2021 here: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/113586/lomakkeet.html.

For further information and details, contact us at queeringfamilyviolence@gmail.com.

We are looking for a short contribution (a 15-minute presentation) that can develop into an article-length research paper for a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal. We will make the selection of papers by 8 November 2021. To facilitate a meaningful discussion, each participant will be asked to write a paper and submit it a week before the workshop.

Details of the Project

QFV aims at bringing together the studies of violence against LGBTQI+ people and research on private family life. Our objective is to scrutinise long-term patterns of violence in various intimate relationships. By doing so, we intend to explore different ways to improve well-being of LGBTQI+ people and societies in general. Thus, the project participants will analyse, discuss, and develop ideas for legal and social work guidelines related to integration of queer victims of violence in the Nordic welfare systems. See more at: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/queering-family-violence/.

Trigger Warning

The project QFV is dedicated to detailed analysis and discussion of violent instances in private settings. This kind of information may be upsetting and disturbing. If you believe that it can have a negative impact on your health and well-being, please abstain from taking part in this event in any role.

Funding Disclosure

The project QFV is funded by Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS).

This event is co-hosted by UCD and the University of Helsinki. You can visit the University of Helsinki project page here.

Research at the UCD School of Sociology

The School of Sociology is successful in attracting major research funding for research projects and a number of staff are involved in providing research leadership and/or are the key partners in these projects. The School of Sociology has strong research links with a number of academic schools in cognate disciplines, as well as the Geary Institute, the Institute of Criminology, the Institute of British Irish Studies, the Dublin European Institute, UCD Clinton Institute, the Humanities Institute and a range of other research centres and institutes within UCD and external to the university.

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