CFP: Sibeal Network Conference: Voices and Choices: Intersecting Global Feminisms, Belfast 16-17 November 2018

Dear All,


On behalf of the board members of Sibeal Network, I am thrilled to share with you the Call for Papers for this year’s Sibeal Network Conference to be held on 16-17 November at Ulster University, Belfast.

We invite you to participate in the conference, and share the call as widely as possible!

Voices and Choices: Intersecting Global Feminisms

In a year which marks the centenary of partial women’s suffrage, the 20 year anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, and our historic stride towards reproductive justice across the island of Ireland ‘Voices and Choices; intersecting global feminisms’ asks how can feminist and gender studies academics explore the positions of marginalised groups in relation to representation and autonomy not only locally but globally?

This conference seeks to make space for the discussion of the local, the global, and the intersecting layers. Themes spanning from low levels of representation of women and marginalised groups in decision-making positions to the restriction of reproductive justice, to the many forgotten feminist Herstories, experienced in Ireland North and South and paralleled in countless localities the world over will be considered through various feminist lenses.

Taking an intersectional approach this Sibéal 2018 conference invites proposals on a range of themes pertaining to the intersections of activism, academia, and identities around the world.

Suggested themes include:

  • #representationmatters: women in politics
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Forgotten Feminist Herstories
  • Feminist Herstories of Ireland
  • Gender and the media
  • Feminist theories and Literature
  • Exploring masculinities
  • Global South Feminisms
  • Indigenous and Decolonial Feminisms
  • Transfeminisms
  • Feminist law and judgments
  • Beyond cis-heteronormativity:; queer feminist theory
  • Intersectional Feminisms and Sex Work
  • Postcolonial Feminisms
  • Art as Intersectional Feminist Practice

We particularly invite abstracts from those identifying as from marginalised groups including but not limited to, people of colour, LGB and queer individuals, trans and non-binary people, refugees and asylum seekers, and members of the Traveller Community. Please submit an author biography of 100 words maximum and an abstract of not more than 250 words, paper title, and suggested keywords, for a 20 minutes paper presentation to by 15 July 2018.

Warm regards,

Arpita Chakraborty
Ireland India Institute,
Dublin City University

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