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Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies

Estudos de Género, Feministas e sobre as Mulheres

Knowledge, Public Policies and Social Justice

Conhecimento, Políticas Públicas e Justiça Social

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Published on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Abstract

Gender, feminist and women’s studies are currently faced with new challenges and the deepening of old obstacles that compromise their future or may even block it in some countries. Debate and controversy in the public sphere have grown increasingly polarised, often evolving into open conflict and intense antagonism. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies invites researchers from national and international institutions to contribute to enhancing knowledge on gender equality issues in different countries, but also on current challenges and future prospects for gender, feminist and women’s studies. the Congress will take place from January 31st to February 2nd 2024 , in Lisbon, at the Institute for Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP-ULisboa).

Announcement

Arguments

III International CIEG Congress : 31 January – 2 February 2024

Gender, feminist and women’s studies are currently faced with new challenges and the deepening of old obstacles that compromise their future or may even block it in some countries. The latest financial crisis was followed by a pandemic on a scale only encountered over a century earlier. When this disruption of ways of life and family dynamics was thought to be over, the outbreak of war in Europe accentuated economic struggles, trivialised violence, provoked waves of forced emigration, and accentuated conflict in international relations. This sequence of events was accompanied by the emergence of authoritarian leaderships, by a backlash against science and defence of unfounded knowledge, gathering support from many people, and by a growing influence of religious and political movements, such as populism, seeking to subvert the rule of law and democratic regimes.

Debate and controversy in the public sphere have grown increasingly polarised, often evolving into open conflict and intense antagonism. In this scenario, old challenges such as anti-feminism and attacks on gender studies and gender equality have led to significant setbacks in rights and the attempt to exclude gender studies from academia in some countries. The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion sets an extreme example of the retreat of a right recognized for 50 years.

Still, these attacks on gender equality and LGBTQIA+ rights, clear manifestations of sexism, homophobia, racism, classism, and sexual violence, have met strong resistance and opposition from movements mobilising thousands and thousands of people on the streets, media and social media, in truly global events. This contestation, despite involving various sectors of the population, was often mobilised by young people, as in the recent and courageous case of young Iranian women.

It must also be acknowledged that there have been important rights achievements in many countries in recent years, such as the recognition of the right to abortion in Argentina, or of the right to same-sex marriage or gender self-determination, in many countries.

Despite these contrasting dynamics, the advances of authoritarian and far-right forces are particularly concerning, recently rising to power in some European countries, or even though they lost it in others, like the US and Brazil, persisting in underground mobilisations that erode democratic values, preach violence, and call into question basic human rights.

These changes to the quality of democracies, and the struggle for rights and for the improvement of people's living conditions, make gender, feminist and women’s studies increasingly relevant, especially in their intersection with social inequalities, racism, and colonialism, even in a context of polarised debate

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies thus invites researchers from national and international institutions to contribute to enhancing knowledge on gender equality issues in different countries, but also on current challenges and future prospects for gender, feminist and women’s studies, through the presentation and debate of research on the following topics:

Gender, feminisms and women’s studies

  • Epistemological debates, advances, intersectionality and fragmentations: feminist, queer, trans theories, and others
  • Masculinities and critical men’s studies
  • Black feminism and post-colonial studies
  • Spatial dimensions of violence and struggle: from home, to city and territory
  • Cultural and artistic expressions
  • Gender violence and sexual violence: old problems and new challenges

Policies, institutions and citizenship

  • Antifeminism, religious movements, and the backlash against science
  • International conflicts and impacts on migration, asylum, refuge, human trafficking, and other issues
  • War in Europe and its implications from a gender perspective
  • Public policies, feminist agendas and pinkwashing
  • Authoritarianism, far-right movements, and attacks on gender equality
  • Cyberfeminism, social media and the polarisation of public space
  • Media, communication, representation and image

Gender and living conditions

  • Gender equality, poverty and the deterioration of living standards
  • Effects of the pandemic on gender relations
  • Intersections: sexism, racism and social inequalities
  • Health, ages of life and ageing

Gender and sexualities

  • LGBTQIA+ Studies
  • Gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics
  • Sexuality and corporeality: diversity of meanings and practices
  • Sex work, prostitution

Information for submission

Proposals must contain a maximum of 300 words. Each person may submit a maximum of 2 abstracts as main author.

Congress’s accepted Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Abstract submission platform

Deadline for abstract submission: October 15th, 2023

Additional queries cieg@iscsp.ulisboa.pt

Executive committee

  • Anália Torres (chair) Diretora do CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Bernardo Coelho CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Cláudia Casimiro CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Cristina Pereira Vieira CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa | UAb
  • Dália Costa CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Débora Ricci CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa | FLUP
  • Diana Maciel CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Estefânia Silva CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa | ISMAI
  • Fátima Assunção CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Helena Pereira de Melo CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa | CEDIS/NOVA School of Law
  • Joana Topa CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa | ISMAI
  • José Peixoto Caldas CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Lígia Amâncio CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa | ISCTE-IUL
  • Manuela Tavares CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Maria João Cunha CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Maria José Magalhães CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa | FPCEUP
  • Patrícia Pedrosa CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa | UBI
  • Paula Campos Pinto CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Sara Merlini CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Teresa Janela Pinto CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa

Scientific committee

  • Adriana Bebiano Faculdade de Letras e Centro de Estudos Sociais,Universidade de Coimbra
  • Adriana Piscitelli Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero-PAGU, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Ana Cristina Santos Investigadora Principal no Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra (CES-UC)
  • Ana Sofia Neves CIEG-ISCSP/ULisboa |ISMAI
  • Antónia Pedroso LimaCRIA | ISCTE-IUL
  • Clara Araújo Coordenadora do NUDERG, Núcleo de Estudos sobre Desigualdades e Relações de Gênero, da Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Conceição Nogueira Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto
  • Irma Erlingsdóttir Associate Professor at the University of Iceland; Director of (GRÓ-GEST); EDDA – Research Center; Director of GEST /RIKK
  • Isabel Leal William James Center for Research ISPA – Instituto Universitário
  • Jeff Hearn Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden
  • Karin Wall Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Maria das Dores Guerreiro Professora Associada, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • Maria do Mar Pereira Warwick University
  • Miguel Vale de Almeida CRIA | ISCTE-IUL
  • Pedro Vasconcelos CIES-IUL Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia, ISCTE Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • Rosemary Deem Organisational Studies, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Sara Falcão Casaca ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management, ULisboa SOCIUS – Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações /CSG
  • Sofia AboimInstituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa
  • Solange Simões Eastern Michigan University 
  • Tamara Shefer Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Faculty of Arts, University of the Western Cape
  • Teresa Joaquim Universidade Aberta / CEMRI
  • Teresa Pinto Universidade Aberta / CEMRI
  • Teresa Pizarro Beleza Professora Catedrática da NOVA School of Law; membro do CEDIS e do CIEG/ISCSP-ULisboa
  • Virgínia Ferreira Centro de Estudos Sociais/Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, Presidente da Associação de Estudos sobre as Mulheres

Subjects

Places

  • Lisbon, Portugal

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Sunday, October 15, 2023

Keywords

  • estudos de género, feminismos

Information source

  • Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos de Género CIEG
    courriel : cieg [at] iscsp [dot] ulisboa [dot] pt

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1bhm

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