Futures of Feminist and Queer Solidarities: Connectivity, Materiality, and Mobility in a Digitalized World

Full program out now!

Program

This is a three-day conference involving keynote lectures, a plenary roundtable, panel sessions with paper presentations and discussants, and a closing panel. Due to participants’ location in different time zones all sessions are scheduled in the afternoons in Central European Time. The full version of the program is out now.

Conference format

Extended abstracts should be submitted four weeks before the conference (September 2, 2020). Two weeks before the conference (September 16, 2020), the extended abstracts will be uploaded to the online platform to receive feedback from conference participants.The conference organizers will seek to take into account different time zones when preparing the program. Should sessions be scheduled in late evenings or early mornings, we ask for your understanding. Due to the explorative and online format of the conference, there is a limited number of places available.

Plenary roundtable – How is the future of feminist and queer solidarities?

The Futures of Feminist and Queer Solidarities Conference proposes that feminist and queer solidarities need to recognize environmental issues as questions at the forefront of feminist and queer agendas. From this point of departure, we are proud to present the conference plenary roundtable.

Lisa Nakamura Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor, Director of the Digital Studies Institute, University of Michigan, US // Ericka Johnson Professor in Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden // Tiara Roxanne Dr. in Philosophy and Digital Humanities, DeZIM Institut, Germany // Carrie Smith Professor in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, Canada // Jenny Sundén Professor in Gender Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden

Organizers

Lena Martinsson // Mia Liinason //
Olga Sasunkevich // Selin Çağatay

In collaboration with TechnAct: Transformations of Struggle Research Cluster and the Spaces of Resistance Project at the Unit of Gender Studies, University of Gothenburg.

Please email inquiries to: technactx@gmail.com

Keynote speakers

Aristea Fotopoulou KRI Innovation Fellow/AHRC Leadership Fellow, the University of Brighton, UK


Adi Kuntsman Reader in Digital Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Call for papers

This conferences seeks to theorize solidarity in the era of digitalization as well as to suggest new ways of academic exchanges through its innovative format. Arranging this event in digital space, the organizers attempt to counter some of the environmentally detrimental consequences of neoliberal capitalism and incite awareness of the ways we can scale down and use less resources. Simultaneously, this conference seeks to challenge the techno-fix legacy of sustainability discourse by questioning the idea of the digital as the solution to climate crisis

We would like to thank Cathy Urquhart, Hülya Arik, Jay Uhler, and Onur Kılıç.

The conference is generously funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for the Advancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences.