Quilting Points: Reading Sara Ahmed, 2017-18

Between October 2017 and June 2018, alongside researchers Hayley Toth and Emma Parker, I co-directed the seminar and reading group Quilting Points. 

Over the course of two semesters, bi-weekly meetings were held in which the bodies and persons at the heart of Ahmed’s corpus were discussed; those that appear in her arguments through figures such as 'the alien', 'the willful subject', 'the feminist killjoy' and 'the stranger' and function as a useful framework through which to critique our contemporary moment, particularly in response to the mantra that 'the personal is political'.


To conclude Quilting Points activities for the 2017-18 academic year, Sara Ahmed kindly agreed to join us in Leeds to give a public lecture on ‘Complaint as Feminist Pedagogy’.