Feminist thought – politics of concepts
23-25 May 2013, University of Helsinki, Finland
The 5th Christina Conference of Gender Studies focuses on the role of concepts in feminist thought. Concepts are crucial in all research, and also often deeply political, as feminist scholarship creates and circulates conceptual innovations which transform social realities transnationally.
Concepts such as ”gender” and ”queer” have already showed their transformational power. A plethora of others contest realitites, but are also prone to creating conficts and politics of its own within feminist thought: just consider ”equality,” ”sexual difference,” ”representation,” ”sex work,” ”transgender,” ”social construction,” ”materiality,” ”affect,” ”masculinity,” ”body,” ”performativity,” or ”intersectionality.” The choice of concepts in research is always a political choice, and it also takes part in the politics of concepts within feminist scholarship.
Tina Chanter (DePaul University, US)
Davina Cooper, (Kent Law School, UK)
Elsa Dorlin (Université Paris 8, France)
Jack (Judith) Halberstam (University of Southern California, US)
21.5.2013 Change in keynote:
Elsa Dorlin (FRA) has unfortunately had to cancel her keynote speach at the 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies. Dorlin will be replaced by the Academy professor Tuija Pulkkinen (FIN).
>> Go to Pulkkinen's presentation and abstract
15.5.2013 Keynote abstracts published
22.4.2013 See updated sessions and panels
22.4.2013 Conference program updated
10.4.2013 All fees (incl. Friday night dinner) must be paid before 25 April 2013.
12.3.2013 Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki is on Twitter (@UHGender). The offical hashtag for the conference is #christina13
7.3.2013 Why come to Finland? This video will tell you why
11.2.2013 Accepted abstracts
6.2.2013 Registration is now open: Go to registration.
Registration will be open 6.2.2013 - 25.4.2013
1.1.2013 - Abstract submission has ended. Thank you for submitting your abstract.