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Activism, Resistances and Alliances - The 5th Nordic Transgender Studies Network Conference
This two-day conference at Karlstad University has a specific focus on activism in relation to Trans Studies, and we would like to particularly encourage activists as well as academics working on activist issues to submit their suggestions for presentations. Presentations on for example grassroot activism, other radical activism, resarch on resistance and forms of protests, as well as broader notions of activism as well as academic activism are welcome. Additionally, we warmly welcome presentations that discuss further topics connected to Trans Studies. When forming the workshops, however, priority will be given to presentations engaging in questions of activism and related topics. We hope to create a specific discussion on activism, as well as a broader platform for the diversity of knowledge production in Trans Studies
Activists and artists as well as students and researchers based in the Nordic regions, temporarily or long-term, are invited to present their work, to share their results as well as their approaches to trans activism and Transgender Studies. Possible suggestions could address trans activism, resistance practices, methodologies, media representation, historical and popcultural archives, art, ecology, social justice movements, prison industrial system, medico-legal issues, elderly care, ally activism, as well as affective and ontological approaches to trans research.

Following previous Nordic Transgender Studies network conferences, we wish to create a collective space for reflection, connection, community building and lively discussion across disciplinary boundaries as well as reaching outside the academia. The conference will provide space both for presentations and informal exchange, as well as a designated time for a discussion on how to further develop the network which is particularly devoted to academic research and academic activism, and for future planning of network activities, including the next conference. We will start off the conference with a relaxed get-together on the evening of the 24th, before the actual keynote and workshops on the 25th and 26th.
Organizer: Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstads universitet
Organizer: GEXcel International Colleagium
Submitted by: Genus
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24.09.2018 - 26.09.2018
Karlstad, Sweden