CFP: Global Gender Justice: New Directions

The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham is pleased to announce ‘Global Gender Justice: New Directions’, a conference to be hosted on 21 and 22 May 2015.

Confirmed speakers include:

Alison Jaggar (Colorado, Birmingham)
Nicola Jones (Overseas Development Institute)
Sue Lloyd Roberts (BBC)
Theresa Tobin (Marquette)
Heather Widdows (Birmingham)

Further speakers will be confirmed next year.

As a part of this conference, we welcome papers for two panel presentations, one for postgraduate students and one for early career researchers (defined as within 6 years of receiving the PhD).  Accommodation and transportation will be guaranteed for invited speakers from the UK.  Every effort will be made to cover transportation costs for invited international speakers.

Possible topics include:
-gendered aspects of traditional topics in global justice including income inequality, climate change, the resource curse, international trade, international migration, war and conflict, labour exploitation, global food systems, financial crises, etc.
-gender-specific issues that arise in the context of globalization, including commercial surrogacy, international sex work, transnational causes of violence against women, international law and gender specific crimes against humanity,
-the way in which globalization and theories of global justice have shaped or changed standard conceptions of feminist issues, including the public-private divide, the politics of representation, reproductive justice, care work, intersectionality,

We welcome papers from a range of fields but especially encourage submissions that develop normative analysis of issues in global gender justice.  Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, prepared for blind review, to s.l.wisor@bham.ac.uk.   Please submit a separate cover sheet with author name, title, institution, location from which you would be travelling, and whether you have access to travel support funds.  Abstracts are due 31 January 2015.

2 thoughts on “CFP: Global Gender Justice: New Directions

  1. Several people have left comments asking whether this conference will be addressed by the GCC as the list of confirmed speakers thus far are all women. As soon as all female conferences become a systemic pattern in line with the exclusion and underrepresentation of men in the discipline, I’ll start doing that. Until such a time, I’ll refer readers to the GCC page which describes the aims and purposes of the GCC: https://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/gendered-conference-campaign/

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