Graduate Conference in Gender Studies

Organized by the Department of Gender Studies in cooperation with GRACE (Gender and Cultures of Equality)

In/equalities

Narrative & critique, resistance & solidarity

3-5 May 2018, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

"Inequality” and “equality” have become central concepts in a wide range of domains engaged with struggles against injustice, from the structures of social movements, political and policy discourses, to activist practices, artistic productions, and academic inquiry, particularly in Gender Studies. With this conference we aim to examine the cultural and political infrastructures and productions that underpin, enable, deploy, or contest ‘official’ discourses of equality in policy or legislative frameworks. In a context in which discourses of equality are often embedded in and supportive of projects of nationalism and quite sympathetic to neoliberal infrastructures of value, precarization and normalization, it is critical to investigate possibilities of addressing persisting injustices, and the varied forms such an address might take.

How are in/equalities produced, narrated, performed, sustained, or contested? We use the themes of narrative & critique and resistance & solidarity, as avenues through which to formulate new investigations and conceptualizations of “in/equalities”.

PhD students, as well as recent graduates and early stage researchers are invited to apply. We also welcome pre-constituted panels around the topics of the conference. Presentations should be 20 minutes long and delivered in English.

Please check the Call for Papers for details and send the title and abstract (300 words) including a short biographical statement (100 words) of the presenter, institutional affiliation, to in-equalities@ceu.edu before January 5, 2018. Applicants will receive a response regarding their submission by February 1, 2018.

Organizers:

This conference is organized by doctoral students of the Gender Studies Department at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Co-chairs of the conference board:

Iva Dimovska

Lieke Hettinga

Conference board:

Natalya Antonova

Petra Bakos-Jarrett

Tegiye Birey

Elissa Helms

Edit Jeges

Jasmina Lukic

Hadley Z. Renkin

Didem Salgam