Freitag, 22. November 2013, 18:00 - 20:00 iCal

Sara Ahmed

Diversity Work as Emotional Work

Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 12. Stock, 1090 Wien


In this lecture, I will revisit some of the arguments first presented in my book, The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2004) about how emotions circulate through objects and become stuck to bodies. By taking up the charged figure of the stranger, I will explore how my recent book on diversity work, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012) allowed me to develop my model of emotions in relation to institutions. To be a stranger to the institutions of whiteness is to inherit a negative charge. Diversity work thus requires working on institutions by working through and with emotions.


Sara Ahmed ist Professorin für Race and Cultural Studies und Leiterin des Centre for Feminist Research an der Universität London/Goldsmiths. Zu ihren jüngsten Publikationen zählen "On Being Included. Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life" (2012), "The Promise of Happiness" (2010), "Queer Phenomenology. Orientations, Objects, and Others" (2006) und "The Cultural Politics of Emotion" (2004).


In Kooperation mit dem Workshop "Emotionen als Regierungstechnik" an der Universität Wien

(Workshop Emotionen Programm.pdf)

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Referat Genderforschung, Institut für Politikwissenschaft


Sushila Mesquita
Referat Genderforschung