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Post-Enlightenment: Can We Go Beyond Occidentalist Epistemologies and Geo-Politics in Queer Studies?

Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R. (2022, December)
Post-Enlightenment: Can We Go Beyond Occidentalist Epistemologies and Geo-Politics in Queer Studies?. Presented at Go West! Conceptual Explorations of “The West” in History of Education, University of Münster, Germany
The invited lecture reflected on the contemporary queer studies and the geo-temporal ‘unsettlement’ of Central and Eastern Europe in the occidental (and occidentalist) imagina...

Dangerous Liaisons: Neoliberal Tropes of the ‘Normal’ and ‘Middle-Class Respectability’ in the Post-socialist LG(BT) Activism

Book Chapter
Kulpa, R. (2022)
Dangerous Liaisons: Neoliberal Tropes of the ‘Normal’ and ‘Middle-Class Respectability’ in the Post-socialist LG(BT) Activism. In M. Blidon, & S. D. Brunn (Eds.), Mapping LGBTQ Spaces and Places. A Changing World (279-291). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-03792-4_17
This chapter explores the emerging, post-1989 logics of neoliberalisation of gender and sexuality activism in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE). By looking at a case study from the...

Friendship as Method? Friendship as Epistemology?

Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R. (2022, June)
Friendship as Method? Friendship as Epistemology?. Paper presented at 11th European Feminist Research Conference: "Social Change in a Feminist Perspective", Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, IT
Friendship gained across years some traction in kinship research, recently especially within the ‘queer kinship’ debates, as a strong manifestation for the need and drive of a...

Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present

Journal Article
Kulpa, R. (2021)
Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present. Hungarian Studies Review, 48(2), 199-208. https://doi.org/10.5325/hungarianstud.48.2.0199
This essay reflects on queer politics in Central and Eastern European (CEE) through the examples of Poland and Hungary using the Derridean concept of “supplement” to expose th...

The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics

Journal Article
Kulpa, R., & Ludwin, K. (2021)
The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics. interalia: a journal of queer studies, 16, 82-94. https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/rgrq6813
In this article, we call for greater recognition of friendship as a basic social relation that should play a pivotal role in re-imagining social resilience if it is to be futu...

Queer Politics of Post-Enlightenment

Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R. (2021, December)
Queer Politics of Post-Enlightenment. Presented at Working transnationally beyond comparative hierarchies: Exploring relationalities, solidarities and changing conditions in transnational research and pedagogies, Lund University, Sweden
This invited presentation reflected on the contemporary queer studies and the geo-temporal ‘unsettlement’ of Central and Eastern Europe in the occidental (and occidentalist) i...

The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience

Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R., & Ludwin, K. (2021, April)
The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience. Paper presented at 70th Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association, London, UK
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic mark a crisis of neoliberal ideologies of entrepreneurial individualism underpinning global precarity globally, nationally, and at th...

Antisemitism and Homophobia in Polish Liberal Discourses: The Cultural Logic of Comparison and a Proposal for Intersectionality

Book Chapter
Kulpa, R. (2020)
Antisemitism and Homophobia in Polish Liberal Discourses: The Cultural Logic of Comparison and a Proposal for Intersectionality. In M. van den Berg, & M. Derks (Eds.), Public Discourses About Homosexuality and Religion in Europe and Beyond (147-169). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56326-4_7
This chapter examines the discursive mechanism of drawing comparisons between antisemitism and homophobia in Polish (Catholic) culture that were popular among the left and lib...

Public Understanding of Trafficking in Human Beings in Great Britain, Hungary and Ukraine

Journal Article
Sharapov, K. (2019)
Public Understanding of Trafficking in Human Beings in Great Britain, Hungary and Ukraine. Anti-trafficking review, 13, 30-49. https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201219133
This article provides a summary of research undertaken to investigate public awareness and understanding of human trafficking in Great Britain, Ukraine, and Hungary. Respondin...

Spaces and Places of Friendship. Thinking about Geo-spatiality in Practices of Friendship

Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R. (2019, September)
Spaces and Places of Friendship. Thinking about Geo-spatiality in Practices of Friendship. Paper presented at European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Prague, CZ
Presentation titled: "Spaces and Places of Friendship. Thinking about Geo-spatiality in Practices of Friendship". To: 5th European Geographies of Sexualities Conference. Pragu...
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Dr Kulpa invited to speak at European University Viadrina, Germany

8 September 2023
The talk reflected on the epistemic b/orders in collaborative knowledge creation in queer studies, as critical discipline pursued within the neoliberal higher education system.

Dr Kulpa invited at the "Go West!" Die Idee des "Westens" in bildungshistorischer Perspektive, University of Münster

15 December 2022
Dr Kulpa spoke about "Post-Enlightenment: Can We Go Beyond Occidentalist Epistemologies and Geo-Politics in Queer Studies?" as part of the "Go West! Conceptual Explorations of “The West” in History of...

Dr Kulpa lunches project: ‘RESIST. Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-Gender Politics’

1 October 2022
Dr Roberto Kulpa with colleagues form 9 European organisations launches “Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-Gender Politics (RESIST)” research consortium ai...

Dr Kulpa invited to Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO), Leipzig, Germany.

1 June 2022
Dr Kulpa spoke about "Thinking About the Geo-politics of Knowledge Production: Non-anglophone Epistemologies in/of Queer Studies" at Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GW...

Dr Kulpa invited to speak on "Queer Politics of Post-Enlightenment" at Lund University

1 December 2021
The talk reflected on the contemporary queer studies and the geo-temporal ‘unsettlement’ of Central and Eastern Europe in the occidental (and occidentalist) imaginary.