The Humanities Transformation Committee would like to invite you to a public lecture by Sara Ahmed, titled 'Losing Your Hand: Complaint, Common Sense and Other Institutional Legacies'.
In this lecture, which will take place on Zoom, Ahmed will return to the testimonies collected from academics and students who have made complaints about abuses of power within universities shared in her recent book Complaint!
"I will explore how some become complainers by virtue of not reproducing a legacy or how some complaints are framed as the failure to hold onto that legacy," says Ahmed. "Complaint! provides a lens with which to think about appeals to common sense, how common sense becomes all the more appealing, the more some seem to be losing their hand."
Ahmed is a renowned feminist writer and independent scholar who works at the intersection of feminist, queer and race studies. Ahmed's research is concerned with how bodies and worlds take shape; and how power is secured and challenged in everyday life worlds as well as institutional cultures.
Until 2016, Ahmed was a Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London having been previously based in Women’s Studies at Lancaster University.
To attend online please register at this link
Meeting ID: 985 5151 4953
Date: 3 February 2022
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 GMT+2