Dienstag, 13. Juni 2023, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

Femicide – The female body as a territory of war

Vortrag von Rita Laura Segato im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung Gewalt und Geschlechterverhältnisse – Nicht/Sichtbarkeiten, Ausgrenzungen, Interventionen


Vortrag auf Englisch



In recent decades, marked by neoliberalism and increasingly authoritarian transformations in societies and government, global violence against women has also increased dramatically. A “global war on women” marks a political shift in patriarchal understanding of power. Women’s killings cannot be considered in private and sexual, but in political categories, with the aim of perpetuating the claims to power of male alliances.


Rita Laura Segato is an Argentinian-Brazilian academic who has been called ‘one of Latin America's most celebrated feminist anthropologists’ and ‘one of the most lucid feminist thinkers of this era’. She is known especially for her research on gender in Indigenous villages and Latin American communities, violence against women and the relationships between gender, racism and colonialism. One of her specialist areas is the study of gender violence. Recent publications include: La crítica de la colonialidad en ocho ensayos. Prometeo Libros. 2016; La guerra contra las mujeres. Tinta Limón - Traficantes de sueños. 2017; Mujeres intelectuales: feminismos y liberación en América Latina y el Caribe. Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales – CLACSO. 2017 (co-authored); Más allá del decenio de los pueblos afrodescendientes. Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales – CLACSO. 2017 (co-authored); Contrapedagogías de la crueldad. Prometeo Libros. 2018.

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Mag. Dr. Brigitta Keintzel
Universität Wien