The Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster University) and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (Ulster University) invite proposals for a one-day postgraduate symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender to be held on Friday, 8 May 2015.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Date: Friday, 8 May 2015, 09:00 – 18:30
Venue: Ulster University, York St campus (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
This symposium seeks to explore the interface between occupation, transitional justice and gender. The starting point for exploration is based in feminist concerns that are broadly focused on issues of power, control and hierarchies. More specifically, feminist theorizing acknowledges that women’s needs during times of occupation, conflict, and/or transition are often ignored, sidelined or essentialised; recent research is also looking into masculinities during these periods. While much research has explored transitional justice and gender, there has been limited research on the relationship and complexities of occupation and gender. Furthermore, there is a dearth of research on how these three concepts intersect, inform and/or impact each other. Some questions to be explored during the symposium may include: Continue reading “Call for Papers and Posters: Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender”