Considering geographies of sexualities, gender and activism: An interview with professor Gavin Brown

Translated title of the contribution: Considering geographies of sexualities, gender and activism: An interview with professor Gavin Brown

Gilly Hartal, Gavin Brown

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Abstract

Gavin Brown (University of Leicester, UK) is one of today’s most eminent scholars of political geography and sexualities. In this intellectual-biographical interview, he describes his academic path, as well as discusses some of his major contributions to the fields of geographies of sexualities and gender and protest movements and activism. This interview by Gilly Hartal introduces some of his major conceptual and theoretical contributions in the fields of sexualities and gender, geopolitics, the spatiality of protest camps and, in particular, the spatial practice of solidarity. Knowledge, as feminist theory has taught us, is always grounded in personal-political contexts and subjectivities. This conversation with Gavin Brown offers an intimate perspective into Brown’s academic experience, which interestingly also reflects the growth and materialization of the field of geographies of sexualities into a sub-discipline. The interview also addresses the current state of critical geographical work and calls for support of and solidarity with scholars and departments under threat.

Translated title of the contributionConsidering geographies of sexualities, gender and activism: An interview with professor Gavin Brown
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-472
Number of pages20
JournalDocuments d' Analisi Geografica
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

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© 2019, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Critical geographies
  • Geographies of sexualities
  • Geopolitics of sexualities and gender
  • Homonormativity
  • Protest camps

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