Decoloniality, Gender, Equity & Diversity - International Conference

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Coventry University / University of Johannesburg / Leverhulme Trust
contact email: 

3 – 4 November 2022

Venue: UJ Auckland Park, Kingsway Campus and Virtually

Coventry University in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Sociology calls for researchers, postgraduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and specialists in the fields of Decoloniality, Gender, Equity and Diversity to submit papers for a 1.5- day international conference. The conference will take place in-person (at UJ) and virtually and will be funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The conference welcomes papers that examine, reflect on, and critically engage with the meaning of decoloniality in developing contexts, with an emphasis on the situatedness and situated knowledge pertaining to marginalised groups in higher education, including workspaces and industry. This further relates to the ideals of social justice in the global South and its relevance in transforming women’s lives and that of all ‘others’, including the eradication of inequities.

Contributions can speak to any of the themes (as listed below) that address theoretical or empirical gendered questions, and that highlight problematics around race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, age, locality, and other issues.


Gender and Decoloniality

Gender and Critical Theory

Gender, Violence and Social Justice

Gender, Africanism and Womanism

Gender and STEM

Gender and 4IR

Gender, Race and Class

Gender and Higher Education

Gender and Equity in the Workplace and Organisations

Gender Diversity and Sexuality

Masculinity and Inclusion

Submission deadline for Abstracts: 15 September 2022

Acceptance date for Abstracts: 20 September 2022

Submission date for Draft Papers: 20 October 2022

Submission date for Final Papers: 27 October 2022

Address to submit to:

University of Johannesburg,

The Sociology Department, Auckland Park, 2006

Conference Organiser: Zaira Solomons (