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International Conference on Gender and Migrtion: Critical Issues and Policy Implications - Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Submission Deadline: 22 February 2013

Event date: Saturday 11th May 2013 - Monday 13th May 2013

Organising Institutions:

London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS)

Gender Insitute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Centre for Migration Policy Research at Swansea University

Department of Sociology at Marmara University


Call for Proposals

Abstract Submission Deadline: 22 February 2013

Irrespective of the causes of migration, there are a combination of factors that may play out differently for men and women at every stage of the migration cycle. While in many cases migration can improve the conditions of women’s life by providing more income and social status, in other cases - especially if they are irregular migrants - they may also face abuse and discrimination. Approaches that link theory, policy and practice are needed in the global policy agenda to address the gender equality concerns in the migration context. This international conference invites expert contributions on the following areas:

• Transnationalism, diasporas and gender

• Gender and labour migration

• Gender-based violence and forced migration

• Migration and gender in the media

• Healthcare and migrant women

• Gender and migrant family relations

• Gendered experiences in Turkish migration

The conference is organised by the London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS) in collaboration with the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Centre for Migration Policy Research at Swansea University, and the Department of Sociology at Marmara University.

The decision process for the contributions will include two steps: in the first instance abstracts (up to 350 words) will be reviewed by the conference committee and those invited for the second step will be asked to submit a full proceedings paper (up to 4000 words). All papers invited for the final programme will be published in the conference proceedings and will also be considered for a potential edited book that will be compiled by the organisers after the meeting. Formal meetings will be followed with a social programme and relevant site visits organised by the host institutions.

Dates: 11-13 May 2013
Venue: Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Please click here to submit a proposal for the conference

Conference Committee:

Prof Heaven Crawley, Centre for Migration Policy Research, Swansea University, UK

Prof Talip Kucukcan, Marmara University, Turkey

Dr Zeynep Engin, London Centre for Social Studies, UK

Dr Helen Hintjens, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Ms Latefa Guemar, LSE Gender Institute, UK

Dr Sibel Safi, London Centre for Social Studies and University of East London, UK

Dr Semiha Topal, Arizona State University, USA

Conference coordinators: Dr Sibel Safi (LCSS, UEL), Latefa Guemar (LSE Gender Institute)

More inforamtion can be found on LCSS website -
www.socialstudies.org.uk

Enquiries should be directed to the conference administrator, Beyza Ataci, by email
b.ataci@socialstudies.org.uk

 

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