Embodied (un)certainties: Producing knowledge from the margin. A Ph.D. workshop on affective queer-feminist epistemologies
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Workshop at the University of Vienna
December 2nd, 2021 (evening): Keynote Lecture by Maria do Mar Pereira, Ph.D. MSc. (University of Warwick)
December 3rd, 2021 (full day): Workshop Day with Mag. Dr. Cornelia Schadler (University of Vienna) and Mag. Dr. Katharina Wiedlack (University of Vienna)
This workshop is aimed at Ph.D. researchers from different disciplines. Together, they want to engage in exploring ideas of knowledge beyond the mainstream, canonical ideas and deepen our understanding of how they, as academic researchers, can grasp and create interdisciplinary knowledge.
Since the affective turn in the social and cultural sciences, the conceptualization of ratio and emotion as two different spheres has been contested in multiple ways. Cognition and knowledge are no longer limited to rationality and reason, and various scholars highlight that knowledge has embodied experienced and felt dimensions. They want to take up this strand of research and explore the multiple (im-)possibilities of cognition and knowledge in creative and innovative ways. As they believe knowledge can help to overcome hierarchical power asymmetries, in their workshop, they especially aim to engage with critical epistemologies in order to deconstruct powerful binaries. A special focus will be on affective queer-feminist, decolonial and intersectional epistemologies.
To apply, please send a letter of motivation (max. 300 words), which details why you want to participate in the workshop, and any pre-existing knowledge you possess on the topic. Make sure to highlight the epistemological and methodological challenges of your current research project that you would like to tackle during the workshop. Please also include a short biographical note and send it all in one pdf document to: firstname.lastname@example.org until October 24th, 2021.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.