Fri Sept 12, 4:30 pm: Prof. Ulrike Auga, “Resistance, Gender, Religion and the Radical Social Imaginary: A Genealogy from Eastern European Dissidence to New Social Movements”
September 7, 2014
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Please join us Friday, September 12 at 4:30 pm for the first talk of the Fall 2014 series: Ulrike Auga, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Theology and Gender Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, and Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Visiting-Professor and Research Fellow, Union Theological Seminary, New York: “Resistance, Gender, Religion and the Radical Social Imaginary: A Genealogy from Eastern European Dissidence to New Social Movements”
Ulrike Auga was born in East-Berlin and participated in the struggle of the peaceful revolution 1989. In that light she was educated as a Protestant theologian and was later trained as a cultural theory and gender scholar in Berlin, Geneva and at Cambridge (UK). After that she lived and worked for many years in South Africa, Mali, Palestine, and Israel.
Her interests are at the crossing points of an epistemological critique of religion and revised political and liberation theologies with cultural, gender, queer, postcolonial and post-secular theory, e.g.: religion, biopower/biopolitics, (epistemic) violence, resistance, agency and human flourishing, social imaginary and materiality in counter discourses to the neoliberal Empire, political contemporary transition contexts, new social movements; postcolonial critique of the intellectual; visual culture, resistance and agency.
All workshop sessions take place at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, 285 Mercer St., 7th Floor. (Between Waverly and Washington Place)