Futures of Feminist & Queer Solidarities - Online Conference


FUTURES OF FEMINIST AND QUEER SOLIDARITIES: Connectivity, Materiality, and Mobility in a Digitalized World

What is the future of feminist and queer solidarities? Does it lie in digitalized transnational encounters or community-based small-scale local practices? Can solidarity, as a transformative kind of connectivity, open up a possibility of the ‘not yet’? What new inequalities and tensions occur through digitalization of solidarities in feminist, queer and environmental struggles? How can de-growth be conceptualized as a form of solidarity in the context of feminist, indigenous and queer of colour critiques of dispossession, extraction and dislocation?

Starting from a set of troubling questions on the futures of feminist and queer solidarities, this online conference seeks to explore, historicize and rethink the ways in which solidarity, connectivity, materiality, and mobility have been shaped in various constellations of feminist and queer movements and scholarship. The organizers invite contributions that further theorize these dynamics in order to disrupt colonialisms and capitalisms, and their variant manifestations through ecocide, militarism, authoritarianisms, precarization, violence, and inequality. Of particular interest are the explorations of feminist and queer solidarities through the framework of transnationally entangled presents and histories to further theorize the various ways in which connectivities, materialities, and mobilities occur. With this conference we seek to influence future agendas for building solidarities, liveabilities, memories, communities and spaces/places in a shared world.

Abstracts should not be longer than 250 words. Submit your abstract with a short bio (60-80 words) to technactx@gmail.com at latest by May 30, 2020. Please note that accepted participants will be asked to submit an extended abstract of 500-800 words four weeks before the conference.

Detailed information and submission guidelines at: https://sites.google.com/view/technact/cluster-conference-2020


KEYNOTES Aristea Fotopoulou, KRI Innovation Fellow/AHRC Leadership Fellow, the University of Brighton, UK

Adi Kuntsman, Senior Lecturer in Digital Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS Ericka Johnson, Professor in Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden

Lisa Nakamura, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor, Director of the Digital Studies Institute, University of Michigan, US

Tiara Roxanne, Dr. in Philosophy and Digital Humanities, DeZIM Institut, Germany

Carrie Smith, Professor in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, Canada

Jenny Sundén, Professor in Gender Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden

-KEY DATES FOR CFP- Abstract submission deadline: May 30, 2020 Abstract acceptance date: Mid-June Extended abstract submission deadline: September 2, 2020 Conference platform opens: September 16, 2020

Please note that due to the explorative and online format of the conference, there is a limited number of places available. Acceptance letters will be sent out in mid-June.

The conference is organized by: Selin Çağatay, Mia Liinason, Lena Martinsson, and Olga Sasunkevich, in collaboration with TechnAct: Transformations of Struggle Research Cluster and the Spaces of Resistance Project, at the University of Gothenburg.

Please email inquiries to: technactx@gmail.com

När: 30 september 2020 09:00 - 2 oktober 2020 17:00

Var: / Digital

Arrangör: TechnAct