Call for Papers

We’re delighted to announce that on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at the University of Sussex, NGender will host its first annual conference.

NGender has been running as a seminar series during the Spring term at Sussex for 5 years, and we are pleased to build on this success by launching the first NGender conference.  Open to all PhD students currently registered at the University of Sussex (including those who have submitted within 6 months of the conference date) and generously supported by the Department of Sociology, the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, and the Centre for the Study Sexual Dissidence. This inaugural conference will bring together gender researchers from across the University of Sussex.

As well as offering the opportunity for new interdisciplinary links between researchers, this conference aims to promote the diverse, exciting, and original work being carried out in areas relating to sexuality and gender across departments and schools.

We welcome proposals for individual and collaborative papers, workshops, and performances, relating to gender and sexuality research. 

Proposals should clearly indicate their link to issues and experiences of gender and sexualities.  Suggested themes include, but are not limited to;

  • Theories and practice of femininities, masculinities, girlhood and boyhood
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans, queer, and non-binary identities
  • Intersections of race, religion, ethnicity and class
  • Sexual health, family planning, and healthcare
  • Digital cultures and communities, technology and applications
  • Histories of gender and sexuality
  • Space, housing, leisure spaces and activities
  • Activism, protest, social change, and participation
  • Geographies, migration, international relations and development
  • Education, teaching and learning, and knowledge creation
  • Law, justice, economic policy and politics
  • Theoretical and methodological debates and development
  • Literary and linguistic analyses and interventions
  • Art, art history, artistic and creative production and intervention
  • Film, media, music – production and use.

Proposals should be sent in a Word document (.doc or .docx) format and include:

  • Your name and school/department
  • A 40 word biography
  • 5 keywords that reflect the main themes of your proposal
  • A 300 word abstract, including indication of format: paper, workshop, performance etc (papers will be 20 minutes in length, proposals of workshops and performances of at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour are welcome)

The deadline for all abstracts is Monday 24th February 2014, at 4pm.

Applications, enquiries, and queries should be directed to ngender[at]sussex[dot]ac[dot]uk


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