Conference: Bodies. Big Data. Believers.

- Twist, Turns and Challenges in the 21st Century Gender Research

The aim of this international and interdisciplinary conference is to explore and advance the 21st century research in gender and body dynamics beyond existing theoretical and methodological and empirical perspectives. The conference will focus on the entanglement of cutting edge theory, methodology and policy  and  include both emerging and more established research paradigms.  The  conference will contain of 3 keynote lectures, addressing main themes of the conference: Bodies, Big Data and Believers.

Professor Ratna Kapur, Law at Jindal Global Law School, New Delhi

Professor Kapur is a Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Research in New Delhi. She has written and published extensively on human rights, international law, postcolonial and feminist legal theory. In her talk, "Bodies that Matter"- Precarious Subjects, Human Rights, and Moving Beyond Cologne, Professor Kapur analyses how precarious subjects get taken up and circulated in discourses that construct specific bodies as well as our responses to them within human rights advocacy. 

Professor Leslie McCall, Department of Sociology at Northwestern University, Chicago

Leslie McCalls work has demonstrated how big data,  quantitative methodologies, regression and network analysis can be said to connect and advance recent ideas of intersectionality  in gender research. At the conference she will speak about quantitative and Big Data Approaches to the Study of Intersectionality.

Associate Professor Andrea C. White, Faculty of Union Theological Seminary, New York

Andrea Whites work  is specialized in womanist theology with research interests in theologies of otherness, theological anthropology and the relationship between philosophy and theology.

Watch video with the three keynote speakers here

Workshop Sessions

Besides the keynote speakers, it will be a workshop based conference with  panel debate/workshop sessions that are going to cover an extensive range of topics in relation to Twists, Turns and Challenges in 21st Century Gender Research.

  • Fat, Fitness, Pharma, Food
  • Reproductive technologies
  • Quantitative methods
  • Ethnography, Bodies and Gender
  • Gender, Work and Organization
  • Refugees, Migration and Global Mobility
  • Religion and Gender
  • Feminist economy
  • Diagnosis systems

Read the programme for the conference here

Read the abtracts for the workshops here