In my research, I work from a feminist perspective on the complex relationship between changing patterns of interpretation and justification of political violence with a specific focus on LGBTIQ+ persons in Eastern and Southern Africa. I discuss the multifaceted colonial legacies of anti-LGBTIQ+ policies, laws and norms as well as their interpretations and re-interpretations. I am particularly interested in processes of change in the field of social norms, legal practices and the relationship to political violence and the role of political and religious institutions and actors. Furthermore, my research aims to bridge the gap between scholars and activists in the discussions and discourses around (structural) violence against LGBTIQ+ persons and to contribute to providing spaces which enable interdisciplinary exchange.
Research Area Interpretations: 3.1 Interpretation of Violence