From Witches to Cyborgs: Gender, Race, and ResistanceSummer Course

From Witches to Cyborgs: Gender, Race, and Resistance
Major Discipline(s)
Anthropology, Gender Studies, Sociology
Location: Copenhagen
Session 3

The witch, if ever gone, is back in art, activism, and academia. The witch is not only a historical figure reminding us of the prosecution of the marginalized, but also an icon of resistance, transition, and creativity. With the witch as a literal and metaphorical phenomenon, this course examines the origins of gender, racism, and colonialism that direct modern societies. We also investigate alternative and sustainable futures, including the transformative potential of the transgressing cyborg witch.

This course includes a course-integrated Study Tour within Denmark! Read more about Study Tours.


Nazila Ghavami Kivi

DIS Summer Faculty

Nazila Kivi holds an M.A. in Cultural Encounters and Communication from Roskilde University and a B.Sc. in Public Health Science with Gender Certificate from Copenhagen University. She has worked with Sex Education and Diversity for more than 10 years and is the co-founder of the feminist culture magazine Friktion. She had a research year in the Department of Social Medicine focusing on reproductive health and antenatal care (pregnancy and childbirth) among minorities with focus on the encounters between midwives and migrant women in the Danish prenatal care system, and works with the intersections of language, culture and equity. She is also a literary critic in Danish daily Politiken and translator of fiction from Persian and English to Danish. With DIS since 2015