akshay khanna to visit Finnish universities

akshay khanna, an Indian social anthropologist, lawyer, activist, theatre and development practitioner, is visiting Finland and lecturing at universities in Helsinki, Turku and Jyväskylä.

UniPID has invited akshay to the annual Gender Studies Conference 2017, in which akshay will take part in Workshop 20: Tackling with Temporalities, Cultures and Locations of 'Gender' and 'Development': from Global Sisterhood to Queer Dystopias and the concluding panel of the conference, Futures of Feminism.

akshay will present under the rubric On the Politics of Accommodation - the Ontological Challenges of Gender and the Sexual in Development, exploring the idea of 'sexuality-as-personhood' and the connotations its binary nature has for the development industry. akshay's book, Sexualness, handles an alternative framework of sexuality that could serve as a way to reconceptualize development practitioners' engagement with the sexual.

You can read akshay's bio at the conference website.

You can explore the full program of the Gender Studies Conference here.