Global Feminisms: call for panel presentations

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Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies (SCCS) announces an invitation to create panel presentations on the theme of GLOBAL FEMINISMS for this exciting conference (see below).

Please submit complete panels, or individual proposals for papers, to the contacts below. Proposals that address some dimension of ‘the cultural’ within global feminisms will be particularly welcome.

Date for submission for proposals: 31st January 2013

See also our pre-conference workshop Queer, Feminist and social media praxis 17 May 2013

Call for Papers: 2nd Annual IFjP Conference, May 17-19, 2013, University of Sussex, Brighton, England

 (Im)possibly Queer International Feminisms

General Keynote

Lisa Duggan, American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, NYU

Queer Film Screening

Circumstance (2011)
Introduced by Director Maryam Keshavarz
with Q&A to follow

Conference Theme Keynotes

Jon Binnie, Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University
Vivienne JabriWar Studies, Kings College London
V Spike Peterson, International Relations/Gender Studies, University of Arizona
Rahul RaoPolitics and International Studies, SOAS

Other confirmed speakers

Rosalind Galt, Film Studies, University of Sussex
Akshay Khanna, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Louiza Odysseos, International Relations, University of Sussex
Laura Sjoberg, Political Science, University of Florida

The aim of this conference is to serve as a forum for developing and discussing papers that IFjP hopes to publish.  These can be on the conference theme or on any other feminist IR-related questions.

Call for papers

Feminists taught us that the personal is political.  International Relations feminists taught us that the personal is international.  And contemporary Queer Scholars are teaching us that the international is queer.  While sometimes considered in isolation, these insights are connected in complex and sometimes contradictory ways. This conference seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners to critically consider the limits and possibilities of thinking, doing, and being in relation to various assemblages composed of queer(s), international(s), and feminism(s).

Questions we hope to consider include:  Who or what is/are (im)possibly queer, (im)possibly international, (im)possibly feminist, separately and in combination?  What makes assemblages of queer(s), international(s) and feminism(s) possible or impossible?  Are such assemblages desirable – for whom and for what reasons?  What might these assemblages make possible or impossible, especially for the theory and practice of global politics?

We are interested in papers and panels that explore these questions through theoretical and/or practical perspectives, be they interdisciplinary or located within the discipline of International Relations.

Sub-themes include (Im)Possibly Queer/International/Feminist:

      • Heteronormativities/Homonormativities/Homonationalisms
      • Embodiments/Occupations/Economies/Circulations
      • Temporalities/‘Successes’/‘Failures’
      • Emotions/Desires/Psycho-socialities
      • Technologies/Methodologies/Knowledges/Epistemologies
      • Spaces/Places/Borders/(Trans)positionings
      • States/Sovereignties/Subjectivities
      • Crossings/Migrations/Trans(gressions)
      • (In)Securities

We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to the conference theme and sub-themes. We also welcome papers and panels that consider any other feminist IR-related questions.

Any inquiries should be addressed to the conference coordinator, Joanna Wood, at

    • Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.
    • Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2013
    • We will, however, confirm acceptance of submissions before the deadline if we receive abstracts early.  Early submission is therefore recommended.

Please submit your abstract here: Submissions

There is a pre-conference workshop organised by The Sussex Centre for Cultural StudiesQueer, Feminist and social media praxis Workshop, 17 May 2013 – University of Sussex, Brighton.  The keynote speaker is Professor Alex Juhasz (Pitzer College US, Fembot) and the Conference Directors are Dr Aristea Fotopoulou and Professor Sally R Munt (University of Sussex).

You can find the call for papers here: Queer, Feminist and social media praxis Workshop.  Please note this event requires separate registration and payment.  You can contact the organisers at with any queries.

Convened by:

Heidi Hudson, Laura Sjoberg, Cynthia Weber, Co-Editors IFjP


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