Call For Papers

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

Roles 5th Annual Conference Call for Papers

Poster image. Title: “Roles Call for Papers”; subtitle: “A Gender and Sexuality Forum; 5th annual conference with keynote speaker Meg Barker, 21st May 2015, University of Birmingham.” Text: “A one-day interdisciplinary intersectional postgraduate conference. Please send a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to rollessexualitygender@gmail.com by 20th March 2015. 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. Live tweeting and blogging of event.” Other text: “Trans*; otherness; sex work; queer; feminism; the body; femininities and masculinities; nonbinary; facebook: facebook.com/rolesforum; twitter: @groles; wordpress: groles.wordpress.com” Poster design: www.rorymidhani.com

Roles 5th Annual Conference Call for Papers

The Roles Gender and Sexuality Forum invite submissions to the fifth annual conference. This one-day interdisciplinary intersectional postgraduate conference will take place on Thursday the 21st of May 2015 at the University of Birmingham. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Meg Barker.

Please send a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to rolessexualitygender@gmail.com by 20th March 2015.

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.

Facebook: facebook.com/rolesforum

twitter: @groles

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Artwork is by the wonderful Rory Midhani

Conference Announcement – CFP

Conference Announcement - CFP

Hi everyone. We are delighted to annouce that the call for papers and zines for the 4th annual Roles Sexuality and Gender Conference is now available!

This is a one day intersectional and interdisciplinary conference for postgrad and early career researchers on May the 16th 2014 at the University of Birmingham.

The event is open to all discliplines and fields, and to all genders and sexualities.

Abstracts of 250 words and 50 word bios should be sent to rolessexualitygender@gmail.com by Friday the 21st of March 2014.

We will also be hosting a zine stall, so please contact us here or at rolessexualitygender@gmail.com if you have a zine you would like to be included at our event, and/or if you would like be be involved in helping out on the day.

Please distribute widely.

Postgrad profiles!

Hi all!

We’ve had the idea that perhaps this blog would be a good platform for our postgraduates to let others know about their research and to share helpful links and information? We hope that this will facilitate communication across our network of postgraduates.

Maritza has created a profile to give an example of what we are looking for – a jargon-free summary of what your research is about.

Your profile could also be a call for advice, collaboration or ideas on issues that you are dealing with in your research. I’ve put one up as well – have a look by clicking on the tab at the top of the page!

Each postgraduate will have their own page on the blog, and can update them by sending new material to the Roles account g.roles@hotmail.com

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Postgraduate Colloquium University of Birmingham

Friday 20th May 2011

Research into matters of gender and sexuality are of pressing concern in today’s society but it remains an area of study that is often contentious and resisted. The aim of this colloquium is to bring together postgraduate researchers working on a wide range gender and sexuality issues from across the board of disciplines.

We are calling for proposals from any discipline, but would particularly welcome submissions from fields in which gender and sexuality perspectives or methodologies have traditionally been resisted, from researchers who have innovatively approached gender and sexuality in their work, or from interdisciplinary projects.

If you would like to submit a proposal for presentation (20 minutes) please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to the name and email address below by Friday 8th April 2011 and we will forward it on to the organising committee.

If you are thinking of submitting a proposal please email the above address in the meantime to express your interest as soon as possible.