CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Researching Feminist Futures

September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the University of Edinburgh,
Graduate School of Social and Political Science

Researching Feminist Futures will provide a space for creative discussions of feminism in academic practice. This two-day conference is aimed at graduate and early years researchers working with feminism and/or gender. Its goal is or should be to develop new networks, new knowledge and strengthen ways of working. In this way, we hope to celebrate our own efforts in feminist research whilst constructively re-imagining what feminist research can be.

This symposium will comprise a mix of individual contributions and methodological/theoretical workshops. It is designed to be a constructive, inclusive and collaborative environment. We will consider the transformative potential of feminist methodologies and our experiences with research and the research community. This includes how to do a feminist research project and what it’s like to be a feminist academic.

If you are interested in presenting a piece of work on feminist methodologies or feminist research practice, please send a 300-word proposal and a 50 word biography to researchingfeministfutures@googlemail.com. Each presenter will have 15 minutes for their contribution and ample time for discussion. We encourage submissions which problematize feminist research and include new imaginings of its transformative potential. The deadline for submissions is May 15th, 2011.

We would like to emphasize that this event is open to a broad spectrum of contributors. Its intention is to facilitate a cross-disciplinary, intergenerational, and wide-ranging discussion. As such, we welcome creative presentation methods which encourage participant engagement and dialogue. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about your submission or the symposium more generally.

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