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Call for Papers: “Intersectionality: Theory, Approach, Activism”


The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence and the GeQuInDi network at the University of Bayreuth have issued a call for paper proposals for a three-day symposium on “Intersectionality. Theory,Approach, Activism”. The event will take place the beginning of February 2020.

Between 6 and 8 February 2020, a three-day symposium will take place at the University of Bayreuth focusing on intersectionality as a concept, an analytical approach, and in terms of how it influences political activism. The symposium aims to encourage critical a discourse addressing the poetics, ethics and politics of intersectionality. Now, the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence in cooperation with the GeQuInDi network of the University of Bayreuth has invited scholars to become part of this event by issuing a call for papers.

The symposium seeks to frame the discipline of Intersectionality Studies and its deep connections to the history of activism. It welcomes transdisciplinary research as well as activist interventions in forms of panels, workshops, presentations and posters. The event’s keynote speakers include Prof. Dr. Sumi Cho (USA), Mai-Anh Boger (Germany) and Pumla Gqola (South Africa).

The event’s initiator, Prof. Dr. Susan Arndt, explains: “We are looking forward to receiving contributions that advance the understanding of intersectionality as an academic theory, methodology, as well as its embeddedness as a discipline in activism and socio-political movements. We especially welcome rigorous contributions that disrupt the status quo within academic disciplines and in society. Research agendas from different disciplinary backgrounds with the objective of reconfiguring humanities in general and African Studies in particular are also strongly encouraged.” Scholars who wish to contribute to the symposium are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. The deadline is 15 December, 2019. (sg)

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