Call for Papers

“Intersectionality: Theory, Approach, Activism” [February 6-8, 2020, University of Bayreuth]

The Africa Multiple Cluster and the GeQuInDi network at the University of Bayreuth invites paper proposals for a three-day symposium on “Intersectionality. Theory, Approach, Activism”. This academic event focuses on intersectionality as a concept, an analytical approach, and in terms of how it influences political activism. Critical dialogues in academia and activism, addressing the poetics, ethics and politics of intersectionality are particularly welcome. The keynote speakers featured include:

Sumi Cho (USA); Mai-Anh Boger (Germany); Pumla Gqola (South Africa)

The symposium seeks to frame the discipline of Intersectionality Studies and its deep connections to the history of activism. It welcomes transdisciplinary research as well as activist interventions in forms of panels, workshops, presentations and posters. We invite contributions that advance the understanding of intersectionality as an academic theory, methodology, as well as its embeddedness as a discipline in activism and socio-political movements. We especially welcome rigorous contributions that disrupt the status quo within academic disciplines and in society. Research agendas from different disciplinary backgrounds with the objective of reconfiguring humanities in general and African Studies in particular are strongly encouraged.

For more information, see the Call for Papers as PDF.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 31, 2020