UPDATE: **Deadline has now passed**
Postgraduate Conference at the University of York, 27 September 2013
Keynotes: Diane Elson (Essex), Sylvia Walby (Lancaster), and Ruth Pearson (Leeds)
Call for Papers: The current financial crisis opens up new debates regarding gender, economic development, and the politics of neoliberalism. Whilst there are movements to challenge the free market orthodoxy, it is striking how neoliberal principles are embedded at every level of governance, from local councils, to national governments, to international institutions. Moreover, the disproportional impact of the financial crisis on women, magnified by the policies of austerity and state withdrawal, is a phenomenon visible today across contexts. The current context of instability and inequality highlights the intersectionality of gender, social, and economic justice for the pursuit of human-centered development.
This conference aims to bring together postgraduates and early career researchers who study the relationship between gender, development, and political economy. It is an interdisciplinary conference, inviting researchers from women/ gender studies, development, politics, sociology, economics, philosophy, and other related disciplines. It welcomes abstracts on a range of issues:
• Feminist development perspectives on neoliberal governance
• Feminist IPE and the financial crisis
• Gender Mainstreaming in institutions of global governance
• Austerity and the welfare state
• Economic and political approaches to Gender Justice
• Activism and resistance
• Feminist anti-austerity activism
• Related topics
Please send a 200-250 word abstract (with the subject headline ‘Conference Paper Abstract’) to Sydney Calkin, Sac525@york.ac.uk. Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2013. We welcome submissions from Masters and Doctoral students.