Sussex Centre for Migration Research

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Dr Shamira Meghani

Post:Associate Tutor (International Summer School)
Other posts:ISS Tutor (International Summer School)
Location:Jubilee Building
Email:S.A.Meghani@sussex.ac.uk
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Qualifications

D.Phil (Sussex)

PGCE Post-Compulsory Education (Brighton)

Activities

ORGANISATION


Co-organiser: Brighton and Sussex Sexualities Network and 'Count Me In Too' Conference: ‘Transforming LGBT Lives,’ September 2010. 

 

Organiser: 'Dissident Citizenship: Queer Postcolonial Belonging' held by the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence and sponsored by the School of English, University of Sussex, June 2010. 

 

Co-organiser: Brighton and Sussex Sexualities Network Conference:  ‘The Academy & Activism’ September 2009. 

 

Co-ordinator: ‘Third World Modernisms’ International Symposium' organised by Prof Saul Dubow, University of Sussex, June 2009.

 

Co-convener of SUS(SEX)UALITIES, a university-wide interdisciplinary postgraduate monthly seminar series aimed at researchers working on sexual themes.


CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS


- “Representing Risk: LGBT Safety and the Immigration System” at Transforming LGBT Lives hosted by Brighton and Sussex Sexualities Network and Count Me In Too. Paper developed from expert witness experience. 

 

- Invited to present “Sexuality and Ethnicity: Woman-Centred Desire and ‘Indianness’ in Film” at the Centre for South Asian Studies Seminar Series, Edinburgh University, May 2008.


- “Queering intimacy in Bollywood: representation and the production of romantic friendships between men in 1970s Bollywood” presented at Beyond Independence: South Asia, 1947-1977, Royal Holloway, University of London, April 2007.

- “The queering and un-queering of intimacy in Bollywood: representation and the production of romance from the 1970s to the present day” presented at Queering Migrations on Screen, University of London, October 2006.

- Invited to present “Queering Hindi Cinema” at the Centre for South Asian Studies Seminar Series, Edinburgh University, March 2006.

- Invited to present “Queer Bodies, Nationalism & 'The Great Indian Novel” at the South Asianists at Sussex Seminar Series, University of Sussex, May 2005.

- "Queer Cultural Memory and Mythology in South Asia" presented at the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence Sexuality and Culture Research Day, University of Sussex, June 2004.

- "Queer Cultural Memory and Mythology in South Asia" presented at Queer Matters, King’s College, University of London, May 2004.