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Feminist Legal Studies

, 19:169 | Cite as

Queer Anti-Racist Activism and Strategies of Critique: A Roundtable Discussion

  • Tamsila Tauqir
  • Jennifer Petzen
  • Jin Haritaworn
  • Sokari Ekine
  • Sarah Bracke
  • Sarah Lamble
  • Suhraiya Jivraj
  • Stacy Douglas
Interview

This roundtable discussion brings together queer anti-racist activists (some of whom are also academics) working in different geographical locations to discuss some of the local as well as transnational issues that they face in organising work. More specifically, the editors asked participants to share their varied experiences and strategies used to resist the silencing of queer/trans anti-racist critique. The conversation took place on June 29, 2010 in London, England through a combination of in-person and video-conference participation. The conversation was then transcribed and edited for continuity and clarity.

The Participants

Tamsila Tauqir is co-founder and voluntary Director of the Safra Project, a resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally.1 She is also a trustee for the charity Interfaith Alliance UKand an activist in other voluntary posts. Her current professional work...

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamsila Tauqir
    • 1
  • Jennifer Petzen
    • 2
  • Jin Haritaworn
    • 3
  • Sokari Ekine
    • 4
  • Sarah Bracke
    • 5
  • Sarah Lamble
    • 6
  • Suhraiya Jivraj
    • 7
  • Stacy Douglas
    • 8
  1. 1.Safra ProjectLondonUK
  2. 2.Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Helsinki Collegium for Advanced StudiesHelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.LondonEngland
  5. 5.Faculty of Social SciencesK.U.LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  6. 6.School of Law, Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  7. 7.School of Law and Social SciencesOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUK
  8. 8.Kent Law SchoolUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

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