March 6, 6.30 pm
Lectures and discussion



On the occasion of the exhibition on Masist Gül, masculinity scholars Paul Scheibelhofer (Vienna) and Elahe ­Haschemi Yekani (Innsbruck/Konstanz) will talk on images, constructions and crises of masculinty.


Paul Scheibelhofer is Research Assistant at the Department of Sociology, ­University of Vienna. He teaches Critical Masculinity Studies at several universities. He is currently completes his PhD project on «Constructions of foreign masculinity in Austria» at the Gender Studies Department at the Central European University in Budapest. His research interests and ­publications focus on masculinity, violence, emancipatory pedagogy, migration, racism and intersectionality. Current publications include: «Männlichkeit: ein Geschlecht in Dauerkrise?» in: Soziologische Revue, ­No. 35/ 2012; «Arbeiter, Kriminelle, Patriarchen. Migrationspolitik und die Konstruktion ‹fremder› Männlichkeit» in: Ulrike Brandl et al. (eds.), «Kann die Migrantin sprechen?» VS Verlag, 2012.


Elahe Haschemi Yekani is Assistant ­Professor for English Literature and Culture at the Department of English, University of Innsbruck. In 2012 she was Substitute Junior Professor for British Cultural Studies at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Potsdam and in 2011 Guest Professor of Modern English Literature at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since October 2013 she is Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study Konstanz. Her research interests include Queer Theory, Postcolonial and Masculinity Studies. Among her publications are «The Privilege of Crisis. Narratives of Masculinities in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Photography and Film» ­(Campus 2011, awarded with the Britcult Award 2009); with Beatrice Michaelis and Gabriele Dietze (eds.), Special Issue on Feminist Studies: «The Queerness of Things Not Queer: Entgrenzungen, Materialitäten, Interventionen» (2/2012); with Eveline Kilian and Beatrice Michaelis (eds.), «Queer Futures: Reconsidering Ethics, Activism, and the Political» ­(Ashgate, 2013).