The two-day symposium on 5-6 October 2016 will showcase Canadian research on gender issues in India and bring together researchers across disciplines with diverse methodologies, to learn about ongoing research (and gaps) on gender issues in India, to network, collaborate and publish. This will also be a forum to interact with community based organizations (CBOs), NGOs, donors, policy makers and media. We use a broad understanding of gender to mean women, men, the relation between and/or among groups of women and men, sexualities, and how these interact with various societal processes. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Gender and the text
- Gender and health
- Gender and social justice
- Gender and media/popular culture
- Gender and generations (childhood, youth, old age)
- Gender and innovation
- Gender and climate change
- Gender inequality
- Women and work
- Gender-based violence
- Masculinities, Femininities and Queer subjects
- Gender and identity
- Gender and space
- Gender and governance
Day one will be a community engagement event with a keynote speaker and panel discussion at York University. Day two will involve academic exchanges facilitated in a series of presentations and roundtable discussions at the University of Guelph.
Scholars in Canadian universities whose research is devoted to any aspect of gender in India are invited to submit a 250 word abstract, along with a current two page CV by Wednesday, 15 June 2016 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors of accepted abstracts will be contacted in early July.
Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply. We are trying to secure funding for the event in order to offer a small travel subsidy to participants, especially graduate students.
Organizing Committee: Sharada Srinivasan (University of Guelph), Kabita Chakraborty (York University), Josie Wittmer (University of Guelph) and Harshita Yalamarty (York University)
This symposium is organized by the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development at the University of Guelph, and the York Centre for Asian Research at York University.