The conference Gender Studies Now 2023

The conference Gender Studies Now 2023 is hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Stavanger, 1 - 2 June.

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1 - 2 June 2023


the University at Stavanger, Ullandhaug.

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Gender Studies Now 2023 is held at the University of Stavanger.

Every two years, gender researchers and other interested scholars gather to share new knowledge, build networks, and inspire each other. It is an opportunity for sharing new ideas, artistic, creative and activist projects, and completed research.

This year we would especially like to encourage submissions on themes of relevance for our times, such as the climate crisis, academic freedom, the ‘gender debate’, anti/racism, and anti-gender movements, to mention a few areas. Still, we would like to emphasize that all submissions that are deemed relevant to the interdisciplinary field of gender studies will be considered.

In addition to presentations, the conference format facilitates keynote panels, cultural activities, and a conference dinner.

Note that, on 31 May, the National Research School in Gender Studies organises a gathering for PhD candidates. See below "Important information" for registration and infomation about the gathering.

Submit your abstract

See list of accepted themed panels and the form to submit you abstract.

Abstract length: Max 200 words. Please also include a short bio statement and your affiliation.

Deadline individual abstracts, March 3rd 2023.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr. Nafeesa T. Nichols (Department of Language, Literature, Mathemathics and Interpreting, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences).
  • Dr. Mathea Slåttholm Sagdahl (Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo).

Plenary panels

Politics of the Personal: Academia, Art and Activism

  • Organiser: Dr. Ramona Dima (MSCA postdoctoral fellow, UiS)
  • Dr. Alyosxa Tudor (Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London)
  • Dr. SM Rodriguez (Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics)
  • Dr. Simona Dumitriu (Independent)

Anti-Gender Movements and Academic Freedom

  • Organiser: UiS Research Group on Populism, Anti-Gender and Democracy
  • Moderator: Prof. Hande Eslen-Ziya (Sociology, UiS)
  • Dr. Eser Selen (Kadir Has University, Turkey)
  • Dr. Natacha Kennedy, (Educational Studies, Goldsmiths; co-chair Feminist Gender Equality Network, UK)
  • Dr. Ozan Félix Sousbois (MSCA postdoctoral fellow, UiS)
  • Prof. Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen (Centre for Gender Studies, UiS)

Conference statement 

The Gender Studies Now/KjønnsforskningNÅ! 2023 conference is committed to being a collaborative platform for knowledge sharing based on anti-racist and LGBTQI+-affirmative terms and principles. We expect participants to reflect on relevant privileges and show consideration towards other participants’ positionalities, and backgrounds. We encourage constructive feedback, generous critique, as well as specific and relevant input to the matters proposed by the presentations. This is a platform with no room for harassment or discrimination. 

Important information

Conference committee

Professor i kjønnsforskning
Faculty of Social Sciences
professor i kjønnsforskning
Faculty of Social Sciences
Postdoktor i Gender Studies
Centre for gender studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty Administration SV
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