(Dis)locating Justice: Emerging Scholarship in Women's & Gender Studies
Featured Keynote: Radhika Balakrishnan, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University
When: March 29-30, 2012
Where: Center for Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
**We are pursuing a solicited publishing opportunity for an edited volume of our conference proceedings. Accepted proposals should expect to submit their completed papers sometime in late March/early April to be considered for publication.**
The CWGS graduate student run conference provides graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to share their research highlighting issues in women's, gender, and/or sexuality studies with the students and faculty affiliates of CWGS, The University of Texas at Austin community, and CWGS community partners. We welcome individual paper, artistic, poster, and panel submissions from participants in any discipline whose research pertains to any topic in women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies.
We especially welcome submissions related to CWGS’s 2011-2012 annual theme,
“Gender and Justice.” The concept of justice within various discourses often denotes ideas about legal victories and socio-political issues. While these meanings are warranted and very necessary in our current political climate, how are other disciplines extending the meaning of justice? What does justice mean for the plentitude of emerging scholarship on gender, feminism, and sexuality? How can enactments or performances of justice illuminate new conceptualizations of the term?
Possible topics on this theme include:
**Affective Experiences of Justice (i.e., How does the body, its feelings, emotions, movements, relate to justice?);
**Disarticulating Legal Justice (i.e, How have the various components of legal justice, testimony, legal precedents, etc., been used to undermine its functionality?);
**Economies of Justice (i.e., What impact do feminist approaches have on notions of economic justice?)
**Epistemologies of Justice (i.e., How do we conceive knowledge of justice?);
**Historicizing Justice (i.e., How have previous conceptions of justice been determined, constructed and articulated in different historical moments?);
**Pedagogies of Justice (i.e., How do we learn about justice? How do children learn about justice?);
**Representations/Performances of Justice (i.e., How is justice conceptualized/understood within visual and performing arts, social media, and popular culture?);
**“Rights” and Justice (i.e., How have discourses surrounding “rights”/”human rights” assumed or troubled notions of justice for individuals with interlocking identities of race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, and class?)
Submission guidelines are available online (http://bit.ly/utwgsconf). All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 20, 2012 (Final Deadline).
For more information, contact the Conference Organizer Tynisha Scott at email@example.com.
"Dislocating Justice" Organizer
Women's and Gender Studies, MA Candidate
The University of Texas at Austin
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