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Cultures of colour: Dominique Grisard will be an honorary visiting felllow in CCI in September

We are delighted to be welcoming Dominique Grisard as an honorary visiting felllow in CCI in September. Dominique is a Swiss National Science Foundation fellow and will be a Visiting Scholar at City University London this Autumn. A historian by training, Grisard has been teaching Gender Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland, since 2006. From 2011 to 2013 she was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, the New School for Social Research, and the University of Chicago.

Grisard is presently working on two book-length projects: “Pink“ weaves a history of gender, sexuality and (skin) colour through and around the colour pink (funded by the University of Basel and the Swiss National Science Foundation); a second project entitled “Bedroom Cultures. The Public Life of Intimacy“ is a historical anthropology of the senses, interrogating the public – private binary and the changing notions of intimacy, with a particular focus on the 19th and 20th century bourgeois conjugal bedroom and its other, the brothel. In addition, she is preparing the “Skin Colour Reader”, an anthology on seminal work on the theme of skin colour and ‘colourisms’, as well as two special issues in journals: “Colour Sells. Colour as a Marketing Tool“ and “Skin Matters. Gendered and Racial Economies of Skin Colour.” Long standing research interests have been the history of intimacies and sexualities in 19th and 20th century European prisons, as well as 1970s left-wing political activism and terrorism. Grisard’s research and studies have taken her to the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, Argentina, France, Germany and Switzerland.

Grisard has published extensively on left wing terrorism in 1970s Europe and female political prisoners in Switzerland. More recently she has published on the pink triangle, LGBT historiography, and the use of pink in prisons, on the sexualization and pinkification of girl culture, and on princess boys. Grisard is the author of Gendering Terror (2011), a history of (counter)terrorism in 1970s Switzerland and Germany, and the editor of three anthologies on gender theory (in German): Verschieden Sein (To Be Different, 2013), Gender in Motion (2007), and Gender and Knowledge (2004).

sbbk273 • March 16, 2014

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