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NGender Conference 2015 CFP

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NGENDER is delighted to announce its second annual conference, taking place at the University of Sussex on Tuesday 19th May 2015.

NGender is a gender and sexuality research collective organised by post-graduates at the University of Sussex. Over the past six years its aim has been to host and facilitate interdisciplinary discussions between post-graduate and early career scholars with gender or sexuality as a theme or focus of their research.

This year’s conference will build on the success of the 2014 conference and the recent symposium on Intersectionality. The conference is open to all postgraduates and early career researchers currently based at the Universities of Sussex and Brighton.

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. This event is generously supported by the University of Sussex Doctoral School’s Researcher-Led (RLI) Fund.

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

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
  • Processes and politics of embodiment

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 250 word abstract, including indication of format: paper, workshop, performance etc (papers will be 15 minutes in length, proposals of workshops and performances of at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour are welcome)

The deadline for all abstracts is midnight Sunday 12th April 2015.

If you wish to attend but not present, please email ngender@sussex.ac.uk to provisionally express your interest.

Applications, enquiries, and queries should be directed to ngender@sussex.ac.uk.

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