CoDE Seminar: Black Muslim women at work: negotiating visibility from under the hatches
|Starts:||12:00 28 Nov 2019|
|Ends:||13:00 28 Nov 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Azeezat Johnson|
Dr Azeezat Johnson, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Queen Mary University of London presents a CoDE seminar on Black Muslim women at work: negotiating visibility from under the hatches
How do Black Muslim women in Britain negotiate visibility as “Space Invaders”? This question is explored through the clothing practices Black Muslim women wear to work. In centring our experiences as racialised, religious and gendered minorities, Dr Johnson seeks to displace the normative white body within feminist geographies of work. Black Muslim women’s affective visibility fundamentally alters how we understand the construction of workplaces (and the embodied attributes attached to different workers). This also reframes understandings of visibility (and visual studies). Instead of focusing on how external gazes construct the visibility of Black Muslim women (as a non-white racialised Other), Dr Johnson examines how Black Muslim women feel themselves being seen. This makes important connections across feminist geographies of work, visual studies, critical race studies and the geographies of Muslim women.
Dr Azeezat Johnson is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London. In 2017, she completed her PhD on Black feminism and the clothing practices of Black Muslim women in Britain. Her current project asks how Black women in London create spaces of home whilst navigating the racism exposed through the Brexit referendum. She is co-editor of The Fire Now: anti-racist scholarship in times of explicit racial violence.
Dr Azeezat Johnson
Role: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Organisation: Queen Mary University of London
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