Cluster 5: Gender, Sexualities and Intimacy

Gender, sexualities, and intimacies are intertwined within migration and mobility processes. The discourses about gender, sexualities, and intimacies help to produce knowledge about different forms, expressions, and understandings of migration and mobilities. We are interested in their mutual interactions and their complex embeddedness in social, institutional, cultural and political fields.
This MML cluster focuses on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Gender, sexualities, and intimacies in the context of rapidly growing digitalization.
  • The mobility of ideas concerning gender and intimate relations and its influence on individual perceptions as well as public and mediated discourses – from local, national, and transnational perspectives.
  • Gender, sexualities, and intimacies in the context of rising populism and right‑wing movements.