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Conference facts

When: 2017-04-24 09:00,2017-04-25 17:00

Where: At CBEES, on the seventh floor in the main building, Södertörn University

Organiser: The research project Queer(y)ing Kinship in the Baltic Region, financially supported by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University.

Event language: English

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe: Ja

Queer(y)ing Kinship in the Baltic Region

An international workshop

2017-04-24 09:00,2017-04-25 17:00
This international workshop will bring together researchers working on LGBTQ kinship, families and relationships in the Baltic, Central and Eastern European region.

Om konferensen

Poster for conferenceThis workshop, hosted by and directly related to the research project ‘Queer(y)ing Kinship in the Baltic Region’, will gather invited researchers from different disciplines who are specialised in research on LGBTQ kinship, families and relationships as they relate to through social movements, new legal regulations and assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in the Baltic, Central and Eastern European region.

Workshop presentations pay particular attention to issues concerning what LGBTQ reproduction and family making teaches us about broader societal understandings of national and racial belonging, relatedness and (reproductive) futurity. These topics will be addressed both on a more theoretical level (e.g. related to ethical-, cultural- and political theorisations of kinship and reproduction), on a policy level (related to national and regional understandings of family recognition) as well as on a more concrete and practice-oriented level (e.g. in relation to ‘doing family’ on an everyday level in different locales).


This workshop consists of presentations given by invited speakers. However, the interested public is welcome to attend and participate in the discussions. All participants are expected to send their confirmation of attendance to by 20 April.

The planned outcome of this workshop is a joint publication that would gather the different research contributions into an anthology. Moreover, the workshop aims to function as a breeding ground for a regional network for scholars working on queer kinship.

Användbara länkar


Ulrika Dahl, workshop organiser

Raili Uibo, workshop coordinator