Postgraduate Conference (India)

Workshop on Gender Methods

Christ University, Bangalore (Deemed to be University)

18-19 September 2018

Intersectionality (Crenshaw, 1991) is a framework and a methodological lens that allows us to acknowledge and perceive the multidimensional perspectives of women. Approaches from Feminist sociology (Smith 1989) have helped us understand how gender has a significant impact on our perception of realities and our engagement with reality. Gender is a matter of actions, and in its realities, it is fluid and evolving (West & Zimmerman 1987), shaped by class, caste, and nationalities that frequently overlap and contest one another’s privileges or lack thereof.

The contemporary debates within gender and women studies have expanded and entered domains that provide a space to understand concerns regarding equality and equity. Questioning the nature of lived realities and subjective apprehensions is needed, particularly when public proclamations are being made regarding the fictitiousness of the ‘gender gap’.

Our Conference/ Workshop on Gender Methodologies will address these issues and will allow participants to reflect on their subjectivities, theories, and methodologies in relation to both the individual and the institutional level, in relation to both the personal and the public.

We welcome proposals from MPhil and PhD scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and Early Career Lecturers for papers that explore gender in relation to its historical, sociological, cultural, political aspects. Researchers working at the intersection of gender and education, sociology and social work, history, film and culture studies, diaspora, postcolonial studies, linguistics, literary studies, and theatre and performing arts can apply for the workshop. This conference is part of an AHRC- Liverpool Hope and Christ (Deemed to be University) initiative. This aims to study and understand intersectionality in relation to both theory and praxis.

Applicants should send their recent bio-data and a short summary of their research project (300 words) before 10 September 2018. Accepted papers must be registered by 15 September.