Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions

10th European Feminist Research Conference at Georg-August-University Goettingen

The overall theme of the conference is "Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions", which refers to a topic central to Gender Studies: the social construction of difference and inequality on the one hand, and the recognition of marginalised experiences and subject positions on the other. In the face of growing right-wing populist movements, anti-feminist and anti-queer backlash, forced migration, austerity and climate change, these concerns take on renewed relevance. The subtitle 'Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions' is a call to reflect on, challenge and defy the hierarchies, subjugations and deprivations that are linked to structural differentiations and to find affirmative ways of dealing with difference , diversity and diffraction. The conference is committed to promoting a feminist anti-racist accessible space for all genders.

The main conference language is English, and all stand-alone presentations and posters must be in English. However, we also offer the possibility for German-speaking participants to suggest panels with up to four presenters in German as well as events within the Open Forum format. Keynote lectures will be simultaneously translated into German; English-German translations of the panel sessions and roundtables will be provided upon request. We will also facilitate other accessibility requirements upon request.

There is no conference fee. AtGender and FG Gender also offer several travel and accommodation grants for members of either association. Applications for grants must be submitted separately here.

Child care will also be provided. Additional information can be found here.

All conference facilities are wheel-chair accessible. For full information on access, please click here.

Further information about the conference and the keynote speakers can be found on the conference website.

In case you have any questions, please contact scientific coordinator of the conference Ksenia Meshkova via 10efrc(at)uni-goettingen(dot)de.