Wednesday 11 January 2012

Academic round-up

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Information on events and opportunities for students and academics in the fields of gender, sexuality, and intersectionality.

Funded PhD Opportunity at LSBU - deadline 3rd Feb
The Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research at London South Bank University is offering two full time PhD Studentships commencing end of February 2012. Awards are offered for three years and cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus a maintenance grant of £15,000 and a research support grant of £500. The studentships are linked to the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research.

Applicants aiming to research Sexuality and Gender are particularly encouraged and will need at least a good 2.1 in Sociology or related disciplines and candidates with a Masters degree relevant to their proposed field of study are encouraged. For an informal discussion about your research proposal or eligibility, please contact Professor Yvette Taylor, Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research,  For general information about our Centre, see

Call for papers: Intersectionality and the Spaces of Belonging - deadline 22nd Jan
28-29 June 2012
Bangor University , UK
The organisers welcome critical contributions on all aspects of ‘spaces of belonging’ under the perspective of the concept of intersectionality. Theoretically informed contributions from scholars in all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, broadly conceived, are invited, as well as from social and community activists or artists.


 Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices - deadline 15th March
Edited collection
Chasing Rainbows:Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices attempts to cast a lens on the messy and convoluted ways that feminist parents approach parenting their children in gender aware and gender fluid ways. The collection aims to draw together scholars, activists and community members to open a conversation about the challenges of exploring and maintaining an awareness of gender while parenting in a highly gender normative world.

Call for papers: ACTING THEIR AGE - deadline 13th Feb

Symposium on Women, Aging & Popular Cinema
Friday 04th May 2012
A day symposium at the Research Centre for Film & Digital Media Culture Lab, Newcastle University

This one-day symposium primarily questions how cinema has responded to and historically dealt with older women both off and on screen.

Call for papers: Transgressive Culture – ‘Madness’ and Culture.  - deadline 15th March
Transgressive Culture is a new electronic and print peer-reviewed journal and book series.
We invite submissions of critical and creative work within the broad area of ‘Madness’ and Culture.
Work that transgresses established divides in form and content will be prioritised.

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