GENDER-RELATED ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES
For day 1 of our 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, we have compiled a few opportunities in the academia, including calls for papers, conferences, and open positions, around issues related to gender.
Queering Parenting: is the 2nd International Conference stemming from the ERC funded study INTIMATE: Citizenship, Care and Choice – The micro-politics of intimacy in Southern Europe (www.ces.uc.pt/intimate). This year the Conference will focus on LGBTQ parenting.
Women’s Rights and Violence in the Contemporary World: International Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk, Poland. Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical investigations, problem-oriented arguments, and comparative analyses.
Aspasia Special Theme: Women and Violence: in this issue, Aspasia seeks to explore the ways that violence has framed and affected the historical experiences of women in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. They welcome historians of women and gender in the region to reflect on the theme of women and violence. How has violence—in all forms and at any level—affected women’s experiences? How has gender shaped state and/or personal responses to violence? What were the limits of women’s victimization? How did the law address abuse against women, and how did it interpret crime committed by women? What motivated women to participate in or contribute to violent acts?
HERSTORY: The Odyssey of the Nigerian Woman since Pre-Colonial Times: the proposed book will investigate the societal norms since ancient times and how external influences such as Islam, colonialism, Christianity, education, and global ideals have affected women’s lives in Nigeria. This is a study in continuity and change. This book will interrogate the construction and reconstruction of gender relations as it affects Nigerian women. This book would contribute to scholarship on dialogues involving Women and Globalization. It is intended to provide new insights and perspectives to the studies on Women’s History, Gender History, Nigerian History, Africa and Globalization.
The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW): now in its eleventh year, FTW offers a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The “workshop” approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees. The FTW consists of seminars led by visiting scholars, keynote lectures, and roundtable discussions. Our keynote speakers for 2017 are Amelia Jones, Professor in Art and Design and Vice-Dean of Critical Studies at the USC Roski School of Art and Design; Christina Crosby, Professor in English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University; Katherine McKittrick, Professor in Gender Studies and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University; Kathi Weeks, Professor in Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University; in addition to special guests who will serve on the closing roundtable.