Holle, Fabian. “Queer Creations Between a Rock and a Hard Place Art Practicing LGBTQ+ Forced Migrants Unsettling Dutch Hegemonies.” MSc Sociology, VU Amsterdam, 2020.

  • Category: Literature
  • Source: Academic
  • Subject: Xenophobia,Discretion,Methodology,Gender non-conforming,Belonging,Asylum/Refugee,Discrimination,Documentation status,Gay,Homophobia,Homosexuality,Law/Legistation,LGBTI,Queer,Sex work,Transgender,Transphobia,Violence
  • Place: Burundi,Congo, Democratic Republic of the,Morocco
  • Year: 2020
  • File: fabianholle_vu_masterthesis.pdf
Fabian Holle was awarded the 2020 ARC-GS MSc Thesis Prize for the thesis “Queer creations between a rock and a hard place. Art practicing LGBTQ+ forced migrants unsettling Dutch hegemony”. Holle’s thesis turns away from the worn trope of forced migrant as victim, placing instead an emphasis on the way in which the art practicing LGBTQ+ forced migrants actively challenge assumptions and blind spots about migrants like themselves. Holle brings to this debate not just a view of migrants as agentive but also a contextualized and layered conceptualization of hegemony.