Speaking to Power: Feminist Theories and Praxis

deadline for submissions: 
March 7, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Union
contact email: 

THE 1ST UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES INSTITUTEGRADUATE CONFERENCE: SPEAKING TO POWER: FEMINIST THEORIES AND PRAXES

 

Conference Date: April 24-25, 2020

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 7th, 2020

Notice of Acceptance: March 16th, 2020

 

In “speaking to power” we proclaim ourselves as being here, present, and human. Gender theories have always engaged with different types, forms, and sources of power, interrogating their various nuances and articulations through negotiations and resistance, subversion and accommodation. As such, we ask: How do we resist the intersectionalities of power - sexism, racism, classism, colonialism, capitalism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.?

 

In this conference we celebrate the past, present, and future of the women and gender studies program, cognizant of its significant contribution in social transformation and human development. The conference aims to bring together graduate students, faculty, and researchers who are willing to speak with each other, participating and claiming a stake in our world. Accordingly, we invite you to think about the questions posed above and participate in this conference.

 

Abstracts for presentation could be on any area of gender and women studies including (but not limited to):

  • Postcolonial/Decolonial Feminism 
  • Transnational and the Global 
  • Indigenous Feminism
  • Intersectionality
  • Race and Racialization
  • Queer Theory 
  • Affect
  • Feminist Archive and Genealogy

Abstracts: Between 200-250 words 

Please identify the topical stream you would like your paper to be clustered and include 3-5 keywords below the abstract. Submissions should be sent as a word doc or PDF to utgsu.wgsgsu@gmail.com.

 

Please include the title of your abstract, your name and institutional affiliation.

 

Questions? Email: utgsu.wgsgsu@gmail.com

Conference Website: https:/speakingtopowerconference2020.blogspot.com/