Death World(ing)s

The LSE Gender Annual Conference

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The Death World(ing)s conference took place on Friday 10th June 2022.

The information below is for reference only. We will be sharing materials from the Conference soon, please check back for details.

In the context of ongoing global pandemic politics, war, climate disaster, coloniality, racial extractivist capitalism and exploitative working conditions, rising authoritarianism, exclusionary nationalisms and state violence, we are navigating collective grief and mourning. We are not only mourning people, places, futures, pasts, and presents but also entire species, climates and worlds of being.

For our 2022 LSE Gender conference, academics, activists and artist will think through what it might mean to engage generatively with death, grief, and mourning.


10am: Introduction and Opening Keynote

  • Nour Almazidi, Department of Gender Studies LSE
    The Dead Raise Us 

10.30-11.45am: Panel One - Queering Death

  • Chair & Discussant: Ghiwa Sayegh, Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research.
  • Ahmad Qais Munhazim, Thomas Jefferson University, and Wazina Zondon, Performer and writer. 
    When I am gone, will you mourn me?: Queer Muslim Lives and Deaths, at Home and in Exile
  • Aristotelis Tokatlidis, University of Amsterdam
    Blackness, Queerness and Death
  • Taey Iohe, Artist and researcher, and Jonathan Dowman, Islington and UCL Hospitals
    Reaching the Threshold: Doorstep, Drawer, Voice, Movement and Death
  • Paul Boyce, University of Sussex, and Trude Sundberg, University of Kent
    Worlding Queer Grief

12-1.30pm: Panel Two - Grief as Revolutionary

  • Chair: Niharika Pandit, Department of Gender Studies LSE
  • Sara Tafakori, University of Leeds
    Wild intimacy, familial melancholy: Iranian ‘justice-seeking mothers’ and the affective orientation of online collectivity
  • Khalid Wasim, University in Kashmir
    Construction of Political Identity of ‘Mothers’ in Kashmir
  • Vivienne Matthies-Boon, Radboud University
    Perpetually on the Brink of Non-Existence: Sisi’s Counter-Revolutionary Politics of Death 
  • Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez Aguilera, Lake Forest College
    Grieving Geographies, Mourning Waters: Human and Non-Human Intimacies in Mexico

1.30-2pm: Break

2-3.30pm: Panel Three - (Re)membering the Dead

  • Chair: Tomás Ojeda G, Department of Gender Studies LSE
  • E. Ege Tektaş, Middle East Technical University
    Litany of Survival: Trans Resistance and Solidarity as Answer to Necropolitics
  • Caitlin Biddolph, University of Sydney
    Documenting the dead: Filmic representations of death, grief, and mourning at/of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • Tebessüm Yılmaz, Humboldt University
    “For the Love of Those Left Behind”: Loss, Grief, and Kurdish Mothers’ Resistance
  • Eréndira Derbez, Department of Gender Studies LSE
    The Implications of Street Art as a Protest against the Crisis of Violence in Mexico

3.30-4.30pm: Closing Roundtable

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 (Illustration by Landis Blair)

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