With this interdisciplinary workshop, we want to discuss the methodological challenges of empirically analyzing social change, with a special focus on gender relations, from a practice-theoretical perspective. Our aim is to further our understanding of how to practice theory empirically and to open up new ways to translate its theoretical promises into rich analyses.

Questions the papers can engage with include (not exhaustively):

How can we theoretically account for both, the change and the perpetuation of practices?
How can we translate this theoretical openness into methodology? How can we empirically grasp social change over time from a practice-theoretical perspective? Moreover, how can we account for relations of power in these analyses?
Which insights do different disciplines from social sciences offer to better grasp social change and, thus, to contribute to methodological reflections of the practice turn?
Which methods are best suited for studying social change from a practice perspective? How can innovative research designs look like?

Submission deadline for abstracts (600-800 words) is May 31st, 2020.

Please submit your abstracts to, and contact in case of any question: maximilian.kiefer@uni-tuebingen.de

For the full CfP, please click here: CfP_Analyzing_Gender__Practices__and_Social_Change

The workshop is hosted by the DFG-funded research project “Transformation of Violence-Centered Masculinities After Armed Conflict”, led by Prof. Dr. Gabriele Abels and Prof. Dr. Andreas Hasenclever, and by Prof. Dr. Ursula Offenberger, Methods Center University of Tübingen.