FWSA and University of Strathclyde invite researchers – academic or otherwise – to submit proposals for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA) biennial conference 2017.
Making space for feminism in the neo-liberal academy
In recent years the academy has gone through massive changes, which can be attributed to the desire to internationalise, globalise and marketise higher education, implementing neo-liberal approaches and producing neo-liberal staff-student subjects. Such ideologies have led to transformations that permeate not only academic work but also shape academic trajectories, feelings and identities. The conference aims to discuss such issues by creating a forum to debate current issues surrounding the future of academia and discuss how and where feminist research is impacting practice and policy and where practices and policies are driving new research. What pressures, tensions and failures might be felt in differently inhabiting academia?
The conference is open to researchers, practitioners, activists, policy makers and members of the public interested in discussing feminist scholarship in light of a changing educational environment in neoliberal times with the purpose of influencing the future of education.
Conference topics may include, but are not limited to:
We invite 4 main types of conference presentations: papers, workshops, performance and exhibitions, and posters.
Postgraduate students who require funding to attend the conference should tick the appropriate box in the submission form. The reviewers’ panel will select up to 5 submissions to be awarded a conference bursary. The selection will be based on the quality of the research submitted and its relevance to the conference.
Registration will open in May 2017.
Registration fees are inclusive of lunch, snacks and refreshments during the 3-day conference, delegate pack and 1 evening conference dinner.
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