Roles 6th Annual Conference Call For Papers

The Roles Sexuality & Gender Forum at the University of Birmingham will be holding its 6th annual conference on the Thursday 19th May 2016 and we are now calling for papers. The conference will be offering an interdisciplinary space and we invite you to submit abstracts related to any and all aspects of the study of Gender and Sexuality. This conference is organised by students and is designed to provide a platform for presenting research to an audience of students and established academics alike. We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker will be Dr Julia Downes, Lecturer in Criminology and Social Work at the Open University, whose research focuses on the intersections of gendered violence, social justice and feminist activism.

Please send your abstract to rolessexualitygender@gmail.com by Saturday 30th April (max 250 words plus 50 word bio). We hope to issue responses by mid April for those who submitted for the original deadline. If you would like any more information on this conference then do not hesitate to get in touch via email or social media. You can also look at our blog, where you will find details of our previous work as a forum including last year’s conference.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

This is a free event and we will strive to make this conference fully accessible. We will have facilities for wheelchair access, assistant animals, rest spaces and visual accessibility. Please contact us if you have any questions or further access requirements. There will be live tweeting and blogging of the event.

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Update: The deadline was extended to 30th April 2016 from 31st March 2016.

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