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Queering Paradigms IV

South-North Dialogues on Queer Epistemologies, Embodiments and Activisms

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Edited By Elizabeth Sara Lewis, Rodrigo Borba, Branca Falabella Fabrício and Diana de Souza Pinto

South-North Dialogues on Queer Epistemologies, Embodiments and Activisms is composed of research presented at the fourth international Queering Paradigms Conference (QP4), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In line with the QP project ethos of bringing together diverse epistemological and geographical allegiances, this volume intends to contribute to building a queer postcolonial critique of the current politics of queer activism and of queer knowledge production and circulation. However, rather than perpetuating the North-South dichotomy, the papers gathered here are an effort to establish global dialogues that crisscross those axes, as well as attempts at queering epistemologies, socio-political bonds, and bodies, embodiments and identities. They endeavour to trouble unequal geographies of knowledge – namely the North as an exporter of theories and the South as their importer; the North as a producer of knowledge and the South as its object of study – hosting enormous potential for reinvention.

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About the editors

About the editors

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ELIZABETH SARA LEWIS is Professor of Linguistics, Portuguese Language, Teaching and Writing at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). Her research interests include social inequality, identity, queer linguistics and queer translation studies.

RODRIGO BORBA is Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). His research interests include language, discourse, gender and sexuality, and queer linguistics.

BRANCA FALABELLA FABRÍCIO is Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Her research interfaces queer literacies, sociolinguistics and text trajectories on the web.

DIANA DE SOUZA PINTO is a researcher and professor in the Social Memory Graduate Program at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). Her recent research focuses on developing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of inmates’ discourse in mental institutions and prisons.

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