Ferdiansyah Thajib is a senior lecturer at the Elite Graduate Program “Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures“ (SDAC), at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. He completed his PhD at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. Ferdi’s lifework is situated at the intersections of theory and praxis, with specific interests in queer modes of endurance and forms of affective entanglement in everyday life. Ferdi is a member of KUNCI, a non-disciplinary collective in Yogyakarta which experiments on modes of producing and sharing knowledge through studying together.
Drawing from ethnographic research of Indonesian Muslim queer experiences, this essay addresses Lauren Berlant’s conceptual legacy in understanding tensile relationships between queerness and religious affects.