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Intra-acting with Karen Barad

Gendering in Research (GiR) conference

2016.08.24 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Mon 24 Oct
Time 10:00 16:45
Location Twin Auditorium, 1324-025, Bartholins Allé 10, 8000 Aarhus C
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The conference on the 24th of October will be centred around Karen Barad’s current research and the intra-action with her theories—both old and new—by renowned scholars from different disciplines. Barad will start off the event by introducing the audience to her most recent work which will be followed by a commentary given by Iris van der Tuin. 

In the afternoon, Claudia Aradau, Stine Willum Adrian, and Dorte Marie Søndergaard will explore their work and give the audience an idea of the many different ways in which Barad’s theories have been and can be intra-acted with. Each presentation will be 30 minutes long in order to allow for a short Q&A round. 

Under the guidance of Van der Tuin, the first conference day will be concluded with a panel discussion between Barad, Aradau, Adrian, and Søndergaard. GiR hopes that this event will give gender researchers across all disciplines a better idea of how thinking with agential realism matters.


10:00 – 10:15  Welcome note

10:15 – 11:20  Keynote lecture by Professor Karen Barad (Feminist Studies Department, University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

11:20 – 12:00  Presentation & brief Q&A by Professor Claudia Aradau (Department of War Studies, King’s College London, England)

Claudia Aradau has published widely on critical security studies and critical International Relations. Her current research focuses on the role of knowledge and non-knowledge in future-oriented security practices. She is Associate Editor of Security Dialogue and a member of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy.

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch break

13:00 – 13:40  Presentation & brief Q&A by Associate Professor Stine Willum Adrian (Department of Learning & Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark).

Stine Willum Adrian has conducted substantial research within the field of reproductive technologies and New Materialism with a special focus on the works of Karen Barad.

13:40 – 14:20  Presentation & brief Q&A by Professor Dorte Marie Søndergaard (Danish School of Education, DPU, Denmark)

Dorte Marie Søndergaard has published substantially within the field of gender and diversity with focus on processes of subjectification and of socio-material in-and exclusion. She is currently in a field of technology, computer games and human-robot-interaction with a specific focus on the enactment of imaginaries and cultural normativity. Søndergaard is head of the research program, ENGAGE (Dis)Engaging Children and Young People, at the School of Education, AU.

14:20 – 14:35  Coffee break

14:35 – 15:15  Commentary by Associate Professor Iris van der Tuin (Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands)

Iris Van Der Tuin has published substantially within the field of Feminism and new materialism. She is currently chair of COST Action New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'  

15:15 – 16:45  Panel Discussion


Registration Fee is 150,00 kr.

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