EXTENDED DEADLINE: (Re)imagining SWANA Futurities

Call for Abstracts - (Re)imagining SWANA Futurities Conference

Date: 18-19 November 2021 (Virtual)

(Re)imagining SWANA Futurities Conference is hosted by graduate students at York University and funded by the Department of Politics. The conference themes attempt to envision alternative feminist futurities and centre silenced peoples, their knowledges and lived experiences from the SWANA (South West Asia and North Africa) region (popularly known as the Middle East or MENA).

This conference aims to centre feminist perspectives to commemorate a decade since the Arab Spring. We recognize that the Arab Spring did not start or end in 2011 and it is essential to acknowledge the ongoing resistances that have continued to shift paradigms and structures in the SWANA region. Our aim is to highlight the paradoxes and tensions that have (re)surfaced since 2011 and envision alternative SWANA futurities that represent the diverse communities that continue to lead resistance struggles.
Paper submissions can include, but are not limited to, topics on SWANA Futurities; Time/Temporality and Modernities; Histories and Geographies; Resistance and Refusal and SWANA Feminisms.

We invite abstract proposals for both individual and panel presentations that engage in the conference themes. Abstracts of no more than 250 words and short bios of 100 words should be submitted to swanayorku@gmail.com by 27th September 2021, midnight (EST). 

Please see the attached document and visit our website for more information. https://swanayorku.squarespace.com/

We look forward to your submissions. Please email swanayorku@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Khaoula Bengezi (PhD Candidate)
Laila Mourad (PhD Candidate)
Rawan Nabil (PhD Student)
Sarah Hasbini (PhD Student)

This conference is generously funded by the Department of Politics at York University


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