CALL FOR PAPERS

GENDER, IDENTITY AND MIGRATION SEMINAR

OCTOBER 14TH, 2016

ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

 ANNA KHLUSOVA (KING’S COLLEGE LONDON) AND KINGA KOZMINSKA (OXFORD)

This one-day seminar will explore the role of gender in the migration process with attention given to post-socialist European contexts. During the seminar, graduate students and scholars working on gender issues will investigate how gender relations affect migration, settlement and relationship with the ‘home’ culture that has been left behind. The seminar will consist of two panels and a general roundtable discussion during which we will delve into questions about:

  • What is the role of gender in the creation of new sociocultural formations in contemporary Europe?
  • How does gender influence the international organization of social life?
  • How does migration affect existing cultural patterns and social norms in terms of identity and gender?

We welcome 20-minute-long papers contributing to the debate on the construction of gender and gender relations among contemporary European migrants, especially from Eastern and Central Europe. Scholars working in a variety of fields (e.g. cultural studies, anthropology, linguistics, history, sociology, area studies, film studies) are invited to participate.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to September 29th, 2016.

500-word abstracts  with short bios should be sent to gimseminar2016@gmail.com.

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