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Queer Studies Network is excited to host the brilliant Umber Ghauri who will discuss their experiences of race, disability, gender and sexuality then facilitate a workshop on masculinising and feminising make-up techniques.

Umber Ghauri is a makeup artist, writer, model and public speaker. With a passion for celebrating marginalised identities, Umber began their journey with a degree from The Courtauld Institute of Art, quickly moving onto a makeup training course. Combining an understanding of historical and current representation within art and media, Umber realised the role of makeup artist was one of great responsibility where LGBTQ people, disabled people and PoC are underserved. Their clients include Munroe Bergdorf, Travis Alabanza and Alok Vaid-Menon.

Dr Suryia Nayak is a senior lecturer in social work at the University of Salford UK. As an anti-colonial feminist activist Suryia has worked nationally and internationally for over 35 years for social justice in ending violence against women and girls, primarily within the Rape Crisis Movement and for the last decade with asylum seekers and refugees. Suryia has set up services and spaces dedicated to Black and Asian women. Suryia applies models of education as liberation and the activism of Black feminism to raise consciousness about the psychological and political impact of oppressive social constructions. Suryia also works as a
psychoanalytic therapist and supervisor and is in training with the institute of group Analysis as a group analyst.

Recent publications include:
* Nayak, S. and Robbins, R Eds (2018)‘Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context’. Abingdon: Routledge
* Nayak, S. (2017) 'Borders as method' in Special issue on ‘Bordering, exclusions and necropolitics’ (Journal of Qualitative Research).
* Nayak, S. (2017) ‘Declaring the activism of Black feminist theory’ in Special issue on “Discourse” of Annual Review of Critical Psychology
* Nayak, S. (2015) The activism of Black Feminist Theory: Race, Gender and Social Change. Abingdon: Routledge.

All are welcome and venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any specific requirements then please email mara.gold@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk.

All are welcome but registration is essential.