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Conference | Gender in the Contemporary World: Articulation, Navigation and Change.

3 March 2018

Time: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Venue: The Graduate Centre

We are delighted to announce an upcoming academic/activist multidisciplinary conference: Gender in the Contemporary World: Articulation, Navigation and Change. The conference will take place on Saturday 3 March, 9:30am until 8:00pm at the Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London. Below is a description of the conference – additional information including the full schedule is available on our website, linked at the bottom.

Gender in the Contemporary World is a free one-day multidisciplinary conference focusing on how gender is conceptualised, navigated and articulated in the contemporary world. We aim to create a space where such topics are discussed by different voices: a racially and gender-diverse pool of PhD students, academic faculty, activists, charities and members of the general public. By joining the different approaches to and lived realities of gender, the conference will enable two-way knowledge transfer with the ultimate aim of creating new discussions and collaboration.

In the daytime we have academic, activist and charity presentations plus a keynote from Travis Alabanza. In the late afternoon we have a workshop on how to teach/talk about gender in different contexts. The evening will feature a keynote lecture from Ben Vincent and Meg-John Barker about gender in the contemporary world. As well as informing the less well-versed attendees, this will provide a demonstration of techniques explored during the workshop as well as insights from beyond the mainstream.

The conference is kindly funded by Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Public Engagement and Barefoot Wine. Further funding is to be confirmed.


Subject areas: gender, trans studies, non-binary identities, activism, language and linguistics, media and visual communication, sexuality and public engagement



Twitter: @contempgender and #contemporarygender


Please contact conference organisers for more information:

Ynda Jas (they): 

Elisa Passoni (she):

Erez Levon (he): 

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