Marginalised Networks: Locating Queer and Gendered (Trans)national Connections – deadline 29 March 2019

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Marginalised Networks: Locating Queer and Gendered (Trans)national Connections

Thursday 27th June 2019, University of Southampton

Submission deadline: 29th March

Submission email:

Keynote: Dr Maria Tomlinson on ‘Queer(y)ing the Norm: Menstruating and Menopausal bodies in transnational perspective’

Following the success of the Gender at a Crossroads conference in 2018 at Cardiff University,the Gender and Sexuality Cluster of the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, in conjunction with the Centre for Transnational Studies, is excited to announce a third interdisciplinary PGR and ECR conference: ‘Marginalised Networks: Locating Queer and Gendered (Trans)national Connections’. This conference will take place on Thursday 27th June 2019 at the University of Southampton.

Increasingly prevalent far-right politics often entail the peripheralisation or denial of the identities and rights of women, ethnic minorities, and the LGBTQ+ community. The creation of networks within and between these marginalised groups has historically been (and continues to be) an important means of resistance. These networks create spaces across national and transnational contexts through which these voices can reveal and challenge discriminations. This conference seeks to illuminate historical and contemporary networks and their role in the creation of communities, activism, and intersectional solidarities.

We warmly invite submissions for this multidisciplinary one-day conference from all postgraduates and early career researchers (including postdocs) from across the SWW DTP affiliated universities, other institutions and independent researchers. We welcome submissions from all disciplines.

The theme of ‘Marginalised Networks’ could include, but is not limited to:

● Marginalised networks through history● Networks of activism, protest, and resistance● Queer, Trans and Non Binary identities ● Femininities/ Masculinities● Body politics● International and transnational perspectives on gender and queer studies● Creating networks through art, film, literature and other media● Community and Kinship● Online communities and exchanges● Migration and cross-border networks● Commemoration and (un)remembering of marginalised identities.● Intersectional networks● Decolonising the Academy● Representing, re-inscribing and re-writing transnational experiences

Please submit a 250-word abstract alongside a short bio that includes your name, university,department and position to by 29th March 2019. We will reply to all applicants in April and general registration will open soon after. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch at the above email address!