International Conference of Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement
Venue: National Central Library, Taiwan
October 28-30th, 2020


This conference focuses on the strategies for and complexities in feminist transformative practices at local, regional, national and transnational levels. Critical engagements with the possibilities and limitations of transformation – of differences that make a difference - through intersectional perspectives are important and timely in the face of a series of global challenges and crises, such as economic and ecological crisis, refugee crisis, ageing society, increased inequalities and polarization of the society. It is crucial to ask not only the how of the transformations, but also who are the driving forces behind the transformations, and how the feminist movements are positioned in these transformations from different geopolitical locations. To address these questions, it is also necessary to include a continued discussion on the relationship and dynamics between feminist academic and activist practices. The aim of the conference is to explore the complexities of power relations at work in the multiple modalities of feminist academic and activist engagements. The conference invites papers on a wider array of topics related to knowledge production, activism, trans/national feminist movements, solidarity and gendering transformations.
The conference will be a much needed gathering of socially-concerned scholars and activists who are thinking about and interfering into the intersectional inequalities, injustices, and exploitations. We invite gender studies scholars who are working within and across a number of disciplines, methodologies and intellectual traditions. At the same time, we welcome the individual presentations and panels proposed by the activists who are dealing with questions and issues of great relevance for the local, regional and the trans/national situations in which they are operating. The conference will focus primarily, but not exclusively on the Sino-Nordic regions, and we warmly invite scholars and activists who are coming from and/or working on women's and feminist experiences and challenges faced in a number of different geopolitical locations.

The conference offers parallel streams of the thematic workshops and round tables. We aim at a flexible model where different formats are use for different types of topics and discussions. We are pleased to invite colleagues to submit proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, and Individual Paper proposals.


  1. Bodies and Embodiments
  2. Gender and Care
  3. Gender and Politics
  4. Gender and Ableism
  5. Gender and/in Media
  6. Gender and/in Education
  7. Gender and/in Social Movements
  8. Gender, Medicine and Technology
  9. Gender, Economy, Work and Welfare
  10. Intimacies, Forms and Affects
  11. States, Regions and Globalizations
  12. Politics of Feminist Knowledge Production
  13. Feminisms and/ in Histories and Literatures
  14. Feminisms in Transition: Theories and Practices
  15. Migration Processes /Race/Gender/Class
  16. Gender, Arts and Institutions : Libraries and Museums

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 29st February 2020
The abstract should be in English and have a length of approximately 300-500 words.
The language of the conference will be English.

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