Call for Papers in Italia e all’estero

Pubblichiamo in questa sezione call for papers su tematiche di genere in Italia e all'estero.

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CFP: Feminist Responses to Populist Politics. Issue of Volume 25 of EJES (The European Journal of English Studies)

Feminist Responses to Populist Politics

'Populism' is as slippery a term as the political soil it rhizomes in. During the last decade, it has been tested in political reality on numerous occasions and with varying outcomes. It may be that populisms, left or right, fill in the cracks and fissures that have been lain open for only a short period of time, one that coincides with decades of sustained feminist efforts to change the world for the better. Despite the gains, much of what has been won is now being brought to a halt - and it seems that populisms play their share in this stoppage. It is therefore vital to ask what feminist responses to populisms could be.

This special issue addresses feminist visions of politics as a different answer to populisms' challenges. We wish to mark ambivalences and name conceptual reasons for why it is insufficiently daring or even reactionary to place feminist emancipatory strategies close to politically divisive contemporary tendencies. Instead, we call for a return to notions of feminist resistance and resilience - notions that put an emphasis on agency, change, and hope in the face of the grave challenges we are faced with around the world.

The following topics may be addressed: * What does 'feminist populism' refer to? * To what does feminist resistance to populism refer? * How does feminist resilience function? * What are the consequences, challenges and possible solutions that feminist resilience can bring about in civil society and institutions?

Detailed proposals (up to 800 words) for full essays (7,500 words), as well as a short biography (max. 100 words) should be sent to all of the editors by 31 December 2019: Mónica Cano Abadía (, Sanja Bojanić (, Adriana Zaharijević (

CFP: Tourism and Hospitality Research, special issue "Gender and Sexuality in Tourism and Hospitality"

Key Dates:

  • Deadline for abstracts (300 words+ up to 5 key words + authors’ bio): 10 December 2019
  • Notification of decision by editors: 30 January 2020
  • Deadline for full papers (6000 - 8000 words): 15 May 2020
  • Publication: 2021

In this special issue, we aim to explore and critique the multiple intersections between gender and sexuality, on the one hand, and tourism and hospitality, on the other. We expect contributions to advance theoretical and methodological knowledge of the topic while revealing and challenging oppressive practices and/or providing practical insights to policy or practice within tourism and hospitality.

We welcome contributions that engage with gender and sexuality in tourism and hospitality, addressing, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Gendered performances, experiences and motivations in tourism and hospitality
  • Expressions of femininities in tourism and hospitality
  • Expressions of (hegemonic and subordinated) masculinities in tourism and hospitality
  • Expressions of gender in service encounter in tourism and hospitality
  • Gender inequality and sexual harassment in the tourism and hospitality industries and academia
  • Gendered representations in tourism and hospitality marketing and branding
  • LBGTIQ+ leisure spaces and tourism destinations
  • Tourism experiences of bisexuals, trans and non-binary people
  • Sexual behaviour and experiences on holiday
  • Interdisciplinarity and intersectionality in studies on gender and sexuality in tourism and hospitality
  • Innovative methodological approaches to research on gender and sexuality in tourism and hospitality.

Submission: Please send your abstract to Rodrigo Lucena ( by 10 December 2019.

All full paper submissions will be subject to the peer review processes and should follow the guidelines of the Tourism and Hospitality Research. For more information, please see:

PhD Studentships: Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London

The Violence and Society Centre at City, University of London, is offering a full-time, three-year doctoral studentship for 2020/21 entry.  Applications are invited from UK, EU, and graduates wishing to pursue research in the field of ‘Violence and Society’ in the social sciences.

The Centre is interdisciplinary and international and the major themes are:

  • Theory and concepts: What is violence: developing the concepts and theories to explain the increase, decrease and variation in violence.
  • Measurement: Current measurement practices hide some forms of violence, especially against women: developing a new measurement framework and methods to remedy this.
  • Types of violence: The Centre focusses on all of violence and coercion, including trafficking in human beings, violent crime, domestic violence and rape. Gender is mainstreamed rather than treated in isolation.
  • Policy and interventions: The Centre analyses what is effective in reducing violence through policy fields including: criminal justice; civil justice; security; health and gender equality and operates on an international basis with the European Union, Council of Europe and UN, as well as the UK.
  • Change: What is the future of violence, including macro-socio-historical trends; the impact of the economic crisis and situational crime analysis. What might it mean to move towards ‘zero violence’?

Please view our projects page to get an idea of the activities we engage in

Applicants are recommended to also apply, at the same time, for one of the other PhD studentships that are offered by the ESRC-funded South-east Network for Social Science (SeNSS) doctoral training partnership (to be held in the Violence and Society Centre and Department of Sociology). For further information on SeNSS studentships please see:

Information about all the doctoral studentships at City in the social sciences can be found at

How to Apply

There is a two-stage application.  First, please send to

  • CV.  Include undergraduate/postgraduate grades and contact details (postal address, email, mobile number)
  • An example of your written work (an article, dissertation or long essay) (in English)
  • A project proposal (c. 1,000 words), including: title, abstract, research question, literature review, research design and methodology, proposed academic and practical impact, references.

There are two dates on which these applications will be reviewed; on 10th December 2019 and on 3rd January 2020.

Second, successful applicants will then be invited to apply to the School of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Studentships, which has a deadline of 19th January 2020

For any enquiries, please contact:

CFP: The Intersections of Economic Insecurity, Non-Standard Employment and Gender in Southern Europe

The Open Access Journal “Frontiers in Sociology” is accepting papers on the topic "The intersections of Economic Insecurity, Non-Standard Employment and Gender in Southern Europe”. This call aims at collecting contributions that explore the relation between non-standard work and economic insecurity using an intersectional framework. We are interested in contributions that explore Southern Europe in a comparative or single country perspective. We welcome all approaches - theoretical and empirical, substantive and methodological, micro and macro, qualitative and quantitative, as well as geographically specific research.

We welcome expression of interest at

The abstract submission closes February 15th 2020.

Frontiers in Sociology is a newly-born project of the open access journal Frontiers, indexed in DOAJ and soon in Scopus.

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CFP: International Research Conference Decent Care Work? Transnational Home Care Arrangements

May 27-29, 2020
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main/Germany

The ageing of industrialized societies in combination with the absence of an adequate (welfare) state response is engendering an alarming deficit in care work. This has paved the way for the commodification of care, formerly a typical case of feminized, reproductive work, carried out informally and unpaid within the family. This conference examines if and how a sea change concerning the commodification and formalization of elderly care work is gradually affecting the public understanding of decent work and decent care.

Four key areas will be addressed during the conference:
(1) Transnational Commodification, Marketization and Corporatization of Live-in Care
(2) Expectations, Contradictions and Social Inequalities in Transnational Home Care Arrangements
(3) Agency and (Self-) Organizing of Live-in Care Workers
(4) Regularization of Transnational Care Work.

Abstracts of 150 words are to be submitted through the ConfTool application at the following address: by Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

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