Call For Papers – Beyond Fluid Identities? New Sensitivities in the 21st Century

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Department of Sociology, University of York

PGR Conference

Thursday 20 June 2019

‘Identity’ exists as a key question not only in academic research, but also in our social and personal lives. Who we are and how we came to be continues to be challenged and interrogated on individual and global scales. The importance of research in this field endures not only as a site of academic intrigue, but as political, social and personal phenomena.

Key-note speaker

Dr Steph Lawler, University of York

The Department of Sociology, University of York are now welcoming abstracts from postgraduate researchers across the social sciences for 15 minute talks which address the conference theme of fluid identities, and how this manifests in light of new sensitivities in the 21st century. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • The construction of the self in the contemporary world
  • New tensions in the construction of identities
  • The sensitive world and identity
  • Identity and power in national crisis
  • Going beyond Identity Politics
  • Gender and sexuality; LGBTQ identities, feminisms and masculinities
  • Social class, poverty and inequality
  • Race, ethnicity and identity
  • Belonging and migration; global and local identities
  • Representations of identity; media, discourse and culture

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to no later than 25th March 2019. Please also include your name, institution and your stage of study. Applicants will be informed of our decision in April 2019.

Further information on registration and attendance will be released in March 2019. There will be a nominal charge of £5.

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