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Brigitte Vasallo

Writer and feminist, anti-racist activist, author of the novel 'PornoBurka', she is a defender of sexual and affective relationships that offer an alternative to monogamy.

Writer and activist working in the areas of Islamophobia, intersectionality, gender and racism. She has published the novel PornoBurka (Ediciones Cautivas, 2013 – with a Prologue by Juan Goytisolo), as well as numerous short stories in collections including Un esforç més (One More Effort) edited by Espai en Blanc, (H)amor (Love(s)) and Relatos Marranos (Smutty Tales), published by Pol·len Edicions, 2014. She works with the media, for example Catalunya Ràdio, and Periódico Diagonal. A lecturer in the Master’s Degree programme Gender and Communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, she has also worked on the Barcelona Intercultural Plan, in addition to giving workshops on gender Islamophobia and LGTBI constructions from a transcultural perspective. Moreover, she is an international consultant for the project INTIMATE – Citizenship, Care and Choice: The Micropolitics of Intimacy in Southern Europe, of the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra.

Update: 4 December 2017



Has participated in

Primera Persona 2018

Autobiographic live sessions: stand-up comedy, pop music, theatre and narrative

Kosmopolis 2017

9th Amplified Literature Fest

My Body Is a Battleground

Panel discussion with Lucía Egaña, Brigitte Vasallo and Eloy Fernández Porta

Knowing, Doing, Understanding #1

Open seminar directed by Marina Garcés

Unfinishing the World

Lecture by Marina Garcés