Graduate Conference in Gender Studies (PDF)
Venue: Central European University, Budapest
Time: May 3-5, 2018
Abstracts due January 5, 2018
„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.
Developed from a multidisciplinary field concerned with injustices around gender, race, class, sexualities, economic disparities, and bodily vulnerability, this graduate student conference in Gender Studies aims to create an open space to advance this engagement by reflecting on our methods, perspectives, vocabularies, and practices. Read more … (PDF)