The Give and Take: Decolonising Gender and Sexuality

Event details



5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Leeds University Union - Pyramid

Ticket Type

Free - just turn up




Accessible venue, Free

About this event

This presentation and panel event will bring together students and academics from across the UK to discuss decolonising discourses around gender and sexuality in academia and beyond. 

Speakers include:

Topher Campbell (he/him) is an a artist working in film theatre performance and the written word. His work focuses on the interplay between locations, ecology, sexuality, race, masculinity and activism. Speaking through personal experience Topher talk about the way Black male sexuality is constructed and asking how can we move towards racial and sexual paradigms that liberate us.

Fope Olaleye (they/them) is currently studying politics at Newcastle University, where they are the BAME Network President. They also sits on the NUS Black Students Committee and National Executive Council. They’ve toured universities and lead workshops for students and staff on what decolonisation means for education and gender, as well as been invited onto BBC Radio 1 extra to talk about what it means to be non binary.”

Katucha Bento (she/her) is a Teaching Fellow and PhD researcher in the University of Leeds. Her background is rooted in the Black Movement and communities of samba in Brazil, mixing different experiences between scholar and activist activities related to anti-racist struggles, LGBTQ+ communities, research public Heath Care of Transgender Women, and Black diaspora. Her areas of interests are affect economy, Black Feminisms, Decoloniality, Critical Race Studies, Queer Studies, Rhetoric and Education. 


Tiffany R. Holloman (she/her) is a Postgraduate Researcher in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leeds.  As a social historian, her research topics include hidden/muted texts and groups within society ranging from King James VI’s Daemonologie to Black women professors at Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the U.S.  She will speak on her experiences as a lesbian student and being a married Black lesbian in general.