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Call for Papers - Gender Studies Conference 2020

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Gender Studies Conference 2020:

Reclaiming Futures - Tampere University 12-13 November 2020


Reclaiming Futures

The 2020 Gender Studies conference explores futures as matters of intense politics, imaginings and debates from feminist and intersectional perspectives. The conference theme, “reclaiming futures”, suggests that how futures are envisioned, enacted and contested, in the present and in the past, has significant implications for equality and social justice and the very possibilities of a livable and just world. The conference asks what kinds of feminist and intersectional engagements with possible futures have emerged, are emerging, or may be imagined. We hope to investigate collectively the implications of the ongoing social, political and environmental changes for the future of gender studies and feminist politics.

The conference is organized and hosted by Gender Studies at Tampere University & the Association for Gender Studies in Finland (SUNS).

Read the full front page of the Gender Study Conference 2020

Call for Papers

Deadline: Friday 31 July 2020

Abstracts should be 150-250 words.

Applicant should select a specific panel from the list:

Please find all the 25 panels (title, description, chairs and contacts) on the conference official page here. 

You will find here below ONLY the titles of the panels proposed in English. 

  • Affective Biopolitics in the Nordic Racial Welfare States
  • Are we over the couple yet? Sketching out futures of relating
  • Art as feminist research, art as feminist activism
  • Creative methods for research, activism and change with young people on gender, sexuality and power
  • Critical Feminist Approaches to Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Feminist Science and Technology Studies (STS) and the Politics of Futures
  • Feminist, trans and queer perspectives on environmental emergencies and livable futures
  • Gender+ Equality, Politics, and Institutions: Contemporary Changes and Challenges in Europe
  • Gendering research in and outside academia
  • Pink Campaigns: Asking for Epistemic Violence and Regressive end by the Name Women’s Rights
  • Queering the future for law?
  • Reclaiming the future and the present through feminist speculation
  • Reclaiming Reproductive Futures
  • Rethinking human-animal relations: imagining interspecies futures from feminist and intersectional perspectives
  • The Future of Sexuality Studies
  • Visual politics and gender on social media
  • Gender and Futures 

More on Application Procedure and Submission Form here


Important Dates:

20 May 2020: Call for individual papers opens

31 July 2020: Deadline for proposals for individual papers

31 August 2020: Decisions on accepted papers

September 2020: Registration opens


  • Type : Request for submissions
  • Deadline : 31/07/2020
  • Promoter : Gender Studies at Tampere University


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