In Conversation with Dr. Emilia Roig

In this session, Natasha Ginwala, Associate Curator at the Gropius Bau, and Dr. Emilia Roig, author and the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ)’s founder and Executive Director, will discuss anti-racist work and how patriarchy proliferates in the context of Germany, touching upon Roig’s book WHY WE MATTER. Das Ende der Unterdrückung.

Dr. Emilia Roig and Natasha Ginwala

Dr. Emilia Roig, © Mohamed Badarne / Natasha Ginwala, © Mathias Völzke

  • 1 h
  • In English

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The conversation will also reflect on ways to affirm and carve spaces for Black joy, on what Audre Lorde terms “the erotic as power” as well as Roig’s role in fostering gender plurality and justice through their organisational and literary pursuits.

Dr. Emilia Roig (she/they) is the author of the book “WHY WE MATTER. Das Ende der Unterdrückung“ and the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), a Berlin-based organisation combatting intersecting forms of inequality and discrimination in Europe. She is faculty member of the Social Justice Study Abroad Program of DePaul University of Chicago and has taught graduate and post-graduate courses on Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory and International and European Law. From 2007 to 2010, she worked extensively on Human Rights issues at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Tanzania and Uganda, at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cambodia, and at Amnesty International in Germany. She holds a PhD in political science, a Master of Public Policy and an MBA from the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance and Jean Moulin University of Lyon. She is jury member of the German Non-Fiction Book Prize 2020 and was also in the jury of the 25 Women Award of Edition F in 2019. She was appointed as external expert at the European Commission in 2019. She was named an Ashoka Fellow in 2020.

Natasha Ginwala is a curator, writer and editor. She is the artistic director of COLOMBOSCOPE, Colombo, Sri Lanka and an Associate Curator at the Gropius Bau. She was the artistic director of the 13th Gwangju Biennale with Defne Ayas.

Part of the public programme Forms of Insistence, Tenderness and Refuge, supported by Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation