Online Conference: “Gendering Transformations”
The National Central Library of Taiwan (NCL), together with the Nordic Instiute of Asian Studies (NIAS), the Taiwanese Feminist Association and the Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network invites to the 7th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies conference “Gendering Transformations” taking place virtually on October 28th- 31st 2021.
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, continued discussions on the relationship and dynamics between feminist academic and activist practices are necessary. The aim of the conference is thus to explore the complexities of power relations at work in the multiple modalities of feminist academic and activist engagements.
The programme of the conference includes keynote speeches (e.g. on fatherhood in Migration contexts or Feminism from the Global South), roundtable discussions, thematic plenary sessions, individual paper discussions as well as an online exhibition.