Queer Multilinguality and Embodied Speech

December 2022 - August 2023

The workshop series "Queer Multilinguality and Embodied Speech" provides the ground for a participatory, multilingual and international issue of the Journal InterAlia. A Journal for Queer Studies. This issue is scheduled to appear at the end of 2023 under the title The Multilingual Issue. untranslatability, linguistic multiplicity, embodied speech. Four thematic workshops will bring together contributors and those interested to explore and discover queer forms of speech and expression. The aim is to bring together poetic, artistic and academic contributions that promote queer multilinguality in an experimental way. The workshops activate different first languages, gestures, signs and facial expressions, queer slang and diverse Englishes. How can this be translated into journal contributions that express non-binary gender, queer ways of living, pleasure and desire?


Embodied language
Multilingual queer
Membranic translation
Collective editing

More information about the workshops will follow.

The workshop series is run by the Institute for Queer Theory.

Funded by the Hannchen Multi-Purpose Foundation.

Neurodiversity intersectional

relationships and coalitions

December 9th 2022, 4 to 7 pm CET (Berlin/Vienna)


Neurodiversity suddenly seems to be the hip diversity category. But how do we benefit as neurodivergent people, especially if we’re not white autistic cis men with IT jobs? This conversation brings together neurodivergent women, lesbian, nonbinary, trans and inter people to share questions such as: What spaces do we have to share our experiences? How do we bring our specific perspective to our work or activism? What relationships and coalitions are important to us, and what do we need to feel secure in them? How do we bring intersectional aspects into discourses on neurodiversity?

Access info:

First there will be a moderated discussion among the invited participants. After a short break, all interested people from the audience can join the discussion with their questions and contributions.

The conversation will take place in German spoken language. Participation in English is possible, a non-professional translation between German and English will be provided.

The event is open to all people who identify as neurodivergent women, lesbian, nonbinary, trans, inter and agender (women and TINA people).

Invited participants:


Constanze Schwärzer-Dutta (Neurodiverse Couples Counselor, author of the book “Liebe mit Köpfchen”)



An event as part of a funding by LGBTI Inclusion Fund Berlin:

Logo Landesstelle für Gleichbehandlung und gegen DiskriminierungLogo IGSV BerlinLogo Senatsverwaltung Justiz, Verbraucherschutz und Antidiskriminierung Berlin

Gaga Feminism. Rethinking Queer Anarchy

an evening with Jack Halberstam (organized by the Institute for Queer Theory)
January 27, 2013 at Silverfuture

Prize question: What do pregnant man Thomas Beatie, comic sponge Sponge Bob and pop star Lady Gaga have in common?

Whoever knows (k)one answer to this question wins participation in a conversation with Judith Jack Halberstam: The creator of "Gaga Feminism" sees the three aforementioned media figures all as harbingers of a change that will radically turn our ideas of kinship, gender and sexuality upside down. Judith Jack Halberstam and Jana Günther discuss how we can accelerate this change by becoming "gaga" ourselves and what all this has to do with queer anarchy.

Moderation: Sonja Erkens (Missy Magazine)



Thank you very much for the donations received in this context for Gender/Queer e.V.!

subtle? how sexuality gets racialized

The Subtle Racialization of Sexuality series

Workshop, April 23/24, 2012, TrIQ, Berlin

with Nana Adusei-Poku, Antje Barten, Zülfukar Cetin, Tülin Duman,Henriette Gunkel, Urmila Goel, Anja Michaelsen, Thoralf Mosel, Saideh Saadat-Lendle, Leticia Sabsay.

How is sexuality deployed for political ends? … in official state politics, in the media, in activism? Do political struggles acknowledge intersections between homo- and transphobia, able-bodiedness, and racism? Is “subtle” racialization a euphemism, or does it allow us to point out particular forms of dis/articulating racism? The workshop explores in more depth the discussions initiated by the lecture series „“The Subtle Racialization of Sexuality“ through activating knowledge and experiences from activism and project work.


· Political self-definition and solidarity in postcolonial times and places

· Queering kinship

· The (neo)liberal promise

· Redefining and redesigning publics

In cooperation with Gladt e.V.


Funded by hannchen mehrzweck stiftung