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Call for contributions on “Gender and the Coronavirus Crisis”

in collaboration with Research Network 33 ‘Women and Gender Studies’ European Sociological Association

Coordinators: Lise Widding Isaksen, Norway and Elisabetta Ruspini, Italy

Cambio-Rivista sulle Trasformazioni Sociali Cambio - OpenLab on Covid-19

Cambio (OpenLab on Covid-19) and ESA RN33 “Women’s and Gender Studies” welcome contributions (articles, blogs, reflections, commentary pieces) specifically focused on “Gender and the Coronavirus Crisis”.

We welcome contributions focusing on the following and related fields: care-and housework, informal/formal child care and elder care, gender identities and roles, social distancing, self-isolation at home, emotions and feelings, work, economic aspects, technology, digitalization of social relations, mortality rates, medical and welfare institutions, women’s resilience and agency.

Women and men are affected in different ways by the Coronavirus pandemic. More men die of Covid-19 than women but the fact that women are disproportionally represented in the health and social services sectors substantially increases their risk of exposure to the disease. Moreover, gender inequalities can be exacerbated in the context of health emergencies: it is likely that women (and particularly some groups of women) will carry a much higher economic cost than men. Different sources underline the fact that: women are more likely to lose their jobs than men because women’s participation in the labour market is often in the form of temporary employment; the pandemic is increasing women’s burden of unpaid care work; the pandemic can make it more difficult for women and girls to receive treatment and health care; women and girls are at greater risk of experiencing racialized and gender-based violence and abuse due to the fact that mobility is restricted, people are confined and protection systems weakened.

Women are also crucial actors in tackling the coronavirus crisis, because they comprise most of the frontline healthcare workers globally and because they do the majority of unpaid care work in households.

The multiple challenges posed by the pandemic highlight the need to address its gendered impacts and to develop a gender-responsive approach to avoid reproducing or accentuating existing gender inequalities. There is also a need to address the unique needs of women and girls during COVID-19 and to include both women and women’s organizations at the heart of the COVID-19 global response (UN, 2020). Some further issues emerged as needing additional research are, for instance: if and how the gendered divisions of houseand care-work have been affected by the policy response to the pandemic (curfew, quarantine, self-isolation, closure of schools and care systems, mobility restrictions, social distancing shopping limits…); the impact on men’s identities; the changes in parent-child relationships; the situation of migrant domestic workers; how technology can support women, men, families.

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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