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

Date posted

15 December 2022

This Guest Lecture linked practices of knowledge creation in gender & queer studies with the geo-political inequalities between Central and Eastern Europe and 'the West' .

Dr Kulpa reflected on unequal status of the diverse geo-political, cultural and political locations where knowledge is created, esp. in relation to thinking about genders & sexualities, LGBTIQ+ movements, and other forms of 'identity politics'.

The invitation was part of the international series: "Go West! Conceptual Explorations of “The West” in History of Education" at the University of Münster, Germany.

The talk built and extended on the series of arguments presented to date at e.g. Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa, Leipzig, Germany (2022), and Lund University, Sweden (2021), and consequently extends Dr Kulpa’s body of research questioning the geo-politics of knowledge production, on which he wrote in e.g. “Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present” (2021, http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/output/2794836) or in “Decolonizing Queer Epistemologies” (2016, http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/output/2713810).