Gender and Borders/Boundaries
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
at the University of Manchester
June 27, 2008
In association with:
Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (University of Leeds), Migration and Diaspora Cultural Studies Network, Department of Theology and Religious Studies (University of Leeds), and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (University of Manchester).
Keynote speaker: Claudia Aradau, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the Open University/Milton Keynes
Registration is now open!
Please complete the registration form (word document) and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is required both for presenters and non-presenting participants. The deadline for registration is 1 June 2008.
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This one day postgraduate conference seeks to examine issues of gender and borders/boundaries across a range of critical perspectives. We want to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary dialogues and welcome postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, religion, sociology, psychology, politics, geography and social work.
Borders/boundaries are sites for exclusion, control and dominance, but they are also sites for exchange, transgression and creativity. With this postgraduate conference we want to focus on gender and the ways in which it interacts with the forces and powers of national borders and/or the boundaries of the body. We invite papers that focus on the dynamics between gender and borders/boundaries both from ethnographic and theoretical perspectives.
Amy M. Russell, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies University of Leeds
Susanne Hofmann, Centre for Latin American Cultural Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese University of Manchester