Decolonizing Transgender in the North. 4th Nordic Transgender Studies Symposium
The Centre for Gender Studies (CGF) at Karlstad University is pleased to announce the upcoming 4th Nordic Transgender Studies Symposium October 11 – 13, 2016.
The conference will be devoted to questions of decoloniality and its meaning for Trans Studies and trans politics. The conference will addresses a range of topics in relation to decolonisation among others, inner-nordic colonialisation of Sámi and Inuit, reflections on transgender terminologies, anglocentricity and cultural dissonances with the Scandinavian context. Furthermore intersections between transgender politics, ecology, race, nationalism and religion, mobility, border politics, migration and many more important discussions will feed into the debates and the presentations.
The 3-day conference brings together scholars working in the field of Transgender Studies. Transgender Studies presents an interdisciplinary field of inquiry into the experiential, intellectual and political knowledge production on gender-nonconforming embodiment and its intersectional materialities. The symposium is a continuation of three previous network meetings and conferences organized by Gender Studies/Media Studies, Turku University (2015); The Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University & Gender Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm (2014) as well as Tema Genus, Linköping University (2009). The 4th Nordic Transgender Studies Symposium is hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies/Centrum för genusforskning at Karlstad University, Sweden.
We have applied for funding support for the conference and are awaiting the decision in late June 2016. In case the funding if approved we will be able to offer 10 conference stipends (incl travel cost constribution) to researchers and students without academic employment. The deadline for the conference stipends is September 20th. Please send max 500 word motivation (including an explanation of your academic position and a 100 word bio) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmed keynote speaker:
Prof. Gunlög Fur, Linné University, Växjö, Sweden
(and more to be announced soon).
Venue: Sjöströmsalen (room number 1B309)
Coffee breaks with refreshments and lunches are included in the conference fees.
All conference rooms will be wheelchair accessible.
12.00-14.00 Registration at Sjöströmsalen and lunch in the restaurant
14.00-18.00 Conference program in Sjöströmsalen
09.30-12.15 Conference program in Sjöströmsalen
13.30-18.30 Conference program in Sjöströmsalen
19.30 Conference Dinner
10.00-12.45 Conference program in Sjöströmsalen
13.45-16.00 Poster walk and final discussion