Queering the Border: Digital Storytelling/making with LGBTQ Refugees
Dr. Marusya Bociurkiw (Ryerson) & Dr. Wendy McGuire (York)
Thursday 11 May 2017, 4-6pm
Borough Road Gallery, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1
Millions of LGBTQ people across the globe have been displaced due to anti-gay laws. Their stories of abandonment by family and community, poverty, trauma and displacement, remain largely unnarrativized. Dr. Bociurkiw and Dr. McGuire will talk about their work with, respectively, Nigerian gay men and internally displaced Ukrainian LGBT people fleeing draconian anti-gay laws. Showing clips from their work, they will discuss their experience as embedded researchers and participant-observers, as well as the ethical challenges that they have faced. They will also discuss the ways in which trauma narratives do and don’t circulate; the problems and rewards of dissemination, and what they have learned from the process of getting these stories told.
Hosted by the Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking, this event is free and open to all, but please register your interest here.