We are thrilled to have these wonderful researchers with us for our special keynotes for EnGender2022:

Melissa Brown is a scholar of Black feminist thought, digital sociology, social movements, and sexual politics. She has a forthcoming chapter titled “For a Black feminist digital sociology” in the recently published edited volume Black Feminist Sociology published by Routledge and for which she serves as the digital editor of the companion website. Prior to arriving at SCU, Melissa was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Previously, she has published her research on antiracist and Black feminist social media activism in the journals Ethnic and Racial Studies and Sociology Compass. She currently maintains as a public scholarly project that disseminates academic research and theory by and about Black women across the African Diaspora.

Alyosxa Tudor is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London. Their main research interest lies in analysing (knowledge productions on) migrations, diasporas and borders in relation to critiques of Eurocentrism and to processes of gendering and racialisation. Alyosxa has published on these topics with Feminist Review, Feminist Theory, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Gender, Place and Culture etc. At the moment, they are working on their new monograph project The Endurance of the Mare on histories of resilience and (sexual and state) violence in the Eastern borderlands of gender and Europe.