Lieke Hettinga received a research M.A. in Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in feminist queer criticism and visual culture. Lieke’s research interests include queer theory, disability studies, visual and performance culture, biopolitics, and intersectional approaches to embodiment.
Lieke’s dissertation research examines how the body is mobilised in artistic and activist practices that reimagine the relationship between non-normative embodiment and political belonging, and how insights from disability studies and disability justice practices can inform queer and feminist onto-epistemologies of the subject.
This doctoral project is part of the ’GRACE: Gender and Cultures of Equality’ research constellation, within the work package ‘Intellectual and activist cultures of gender equality’.