Imagining new possibilities with feminist and queer resistance
Understanding the complex interplay of race, class, sexuality, gender, and colonial-imperial legacies is the cornerstone to building more just and equitable futures. The 2023-2024 Greeley Peace Scholar Program seeks to illuminate emerging trends and foster meaningful dialogues with scholars, activists, and artists leading the charge in feminist and queer resistance globally. Through these dialogues, we aspire to explore the transformative potential of feminist and queer resistance as it shapes diverse fields such as the creative arts, disability justice, labor organizing, policy advocacy, abolition, and beyond. This year-long series of events will culminate in the 2024 Greeley Scholar visit, featuring Professor Fatemeh Shams, an Iranian literary scholar, poet, and intersectional feminist activist. Currently, Professor Shams serves as Associate Professor of Persian literature and gender studies at the University of Pennsylvania.