Monday, July 22, 2013

CfP: Workshop on New Methods in Feminist Research, 2-6 Sept; at MGU, Kottayam, Kerala

Gender, Transversal Politics and Intersectionality: A Workshop on New Methods in Feminist Research

2-6 September 2013

Organized by Inter University Centre for Social Science Research and Extension, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala

Inter University Centre for Social Science Research and Extension (IUCSSRE), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in collaboration with Indian Association of Women Studies, New Delhi and Council for Social Development, Hyderabad is organizing a five day workshop on Feminist Research Methodology from 2nd-6th September 2013. This year the workshop will interrogate the concept of inter-sectionality from a multidisciplinary perspective. The concept has radically changed the way diversity and difference among women was conceived, and also in developing new approaches in understanding inequality and complex dynamics of oppression and privilege, in theorizing identity, and individual experiences. This workshop seeks to explore, discuss and problematise the concept intersectionality. We invite scholars who are working on conceptual and theoretical advances of the concept or scholars who explore the intersection of Gender with caste, class, tribe, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, location and any other defi ning categories.

M.Phil/Ph.D Students who are doing research in any of these areas are welcome to apply. Please send your detailed CV, a covering letter indicating your interest in the concerned area, and synopsis of the research topic in 1000 words and a recommendation letter from the Director/Research Guide to Workshop Coordinator, Inter University Centre for Social Science Research and Extension, School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Pullarikunnu P. O. Kottayam 686041 or mail to Last date for submission of proposal, along with a bio-data is 5th August, 2013. Selected participants will be intimated by 10th August. Selected candidates will be required to submit a detailed working draft by August 20th. This will be pre-circulated among the experts.

Registration Fee: Rs. 500. For more details please visit Participants will be provided travel support and accommodation. Preference will be given to students from Southern States, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. For further queries - 0481-2391092. Coordinators - Meera Velayudhan (IAWS), Radhika P (IUCSSRE), & Elizabeth Abraham (IUCSSRE). Email:

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