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Gendered Knowledges Workshop: Call for Papers and Participants

The Gendered Knowledges project is holding a Gender and Sexuality(ies) Interdisciplinary Workshop on 12th June 2013 at the University of Warwick. Gendered Knowledges is a newly launched research project that aims to explore radical interdisciplinary pedagogies in relation to Gender and Sexuality. The project, funded by the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL), will ultimately result in creating an interdisciplinary MA module on gender and Sexuality.

The workshop aims to bring together staff, research students, and post-doctoral researchers from different faculties and departments across the university who are engaged in research on gender and sexuality. It will bring together scholars from all disciplines and all faculties to discuss how gender and sexuality studies are understood and used in and across different disciplines, how we can conceptualize interdisciplinary approach(es) to gender and sexuality, and how can we promote an interdisciplinary community of researchers at Warwick.

We are pleased to have Dr Rahul Rao (Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS) as the keynote speaker, who will discuss the topic: is there a Queer Question? If so, what does it look like? Who is asking it? And what does posing the queer question do to the very notion of questioning the place of troublesome groups in relation to a putatively common humanity?

Call for Papers

We encourage staff, research students and post-doctoral researchers from all discipline across all faculties, whose research interests are related to issues of gender and/or sexualities, to present their research. This includes work in progress. We are looking for presentations that will stimulate a vibrant discussion around the themes of gender, sexuality and interdisciplinarity. Each panel will be composed of a number of short presentations, followed by a facilitated session designed to stimulate roundtable discussion.

We are looking for 5-7 minute presentations that related to the following themes:

  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Bodies
  • Power
  • Queer
  • Please send an abstract of no more than 150 words to gendered.knowledges@warwick.ac.uk by 18 May 2013.

Call for Participants

The aim of the workshop, starting from participants’ own research interests, is to provide an open space for participants to develop a meaningful conversation on the future and possibility of interdisciplinary research in gender and sexuality studies. If you would like to be part of the discussions but would not like to present a paper, please email us at gendered.knowlwedges@warwick.ac.uk , as places are limited.