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Marta Segarra

Professor of French Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Barcelona

Professor of French Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Barcelona, Marta Segarra is also research director of the Laboratoire d’études de genre et de sexualité-LEGS, at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. She is co-founder of the Centre for Women and Literature, and also of the Women, Development and Cultures UNESCO Chair, as well as being a researcher in the ADHUC (Research Centre on Theory, Gender and Sexuality) group at the University of Barcelona. She was previously guest professor at the University Paris 8 (Vincennes), the Collège international de Philosophie (Paris), Cornell University, the University of California-Berkeley, and other centres.

Her research is mainly in the fields of gender studies and sexuality, biopolitics and posthumanism, and cultural studies (literature, cinema, theatre). She has published several books in these areas, among them Teoría de los cuerpos agujereados (Theory of Holey Bodies, 2014 – Melusina), L’habitació, la casa, el carrer (Room, House, Street, Breus CCCB, 2014), Escriure el desig. De La Celestina a Maria-Mercè Marçal (Writing Desire: From La Celestina to Maria-Mercè Marçal – Afers, 2013), and El món que necessitem (The World We Need, with Donna Haraway, CCCB, 2019. She is director of the “Mujeres y Culturas” (Women and Cultures) collection of Icaria Editorial, and was awarded the 2009 ICREA Acadèmia prize for Research Excellence in Catalonia. She has recently published Humanimales (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2022)

Update: 27 April 2023



Clara Serra, Marta Segarra and Begonya Saez Tajafuerce


Has participated in

Conjugating the Present

Words inherited from Hannah Arendt

Éric Marty, Clara Serra and Marta Segarra

Politics | Desire

From Disobedience to Solidarity

Confronting Authoritarianisms


Marta Segarra y Eloy Fernández Porta

Lecture by Marta Segarra and dialogue with Gerard Ortín

Humanimal Encounters

Who is watching us? Overidentification, performance and culpability

Lecture by Ingrid Guardiola and conversation with Marta Segarra and Victoria Szpunberg

Conversation between Fina Birulés and Marta Segarra

Equality and Freedom

A morning with Marta Segarra

What does it mean to be a feminist today?

Las muertes chiquitas

Screening and conversation between Mireia Sallarès and Marta Segarra

Feminist Avant-Gardes

Inaugural Debate of «Feminisms!»

Lecture by Marta Segarra

Blood Ties: Animality and Intimacy

Dialogue between Judith Butler and Fina Birulés, moderated by Marta Segarra

The Gender Trouble: Why Do Bodies Matter?

Readers of Judith Butler

with Marta Segarra, Lorena Fuster, Meri Torras, Begonya Saez, Marina Garcés and Joana Masó

Conversation with Donna Haraway and Marta Segarra

Debate via videoconference

Desire and Subversion

Lecture by Marta Segarra

The Shout of Literature

Lecture by Hélène Cixous

Room, House, Street

Lecture by Marta Segarra