CfP: Edited Volume: “Gender, body, and colonialism from a global perspective: ruptures and continuities in a long duration”

Call for papers, deadline 15 February 2023

This collection of essays takes a global approach to exploring the complexities of the body, gender, and work through the lens of colonialism. By using colonialism as a lens, scholars are able to demonstrate that the experiences of women at work in relation to their bodies forsakes temporality.

We are seeking scholarship that will take us around the world to investigate the ways in which power, capital, and race impact women’s work experiences in the context of colonialism. Considering different types of colonial and postcolonial societies, the articles will also address the possible connections on the women’s work experience in a long duration.

The essays will be workshopped over the course of two in-person mini-conferences (hybrid is an option of necessary) that will also include a public facing event.

May 22-26, 2023 - Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 23-27, 2023 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, US
May 2024 – Submit full draft to press.

The goal of these mini-conferences will be to work collaboratively to create a published collection of essays that are in conversation with one another as well as to build relationships among scholars working in different times and geographies.

Proposals must include:

- A 500 word abstract
- Recent CV
- Contact information and affiliation
- Whether or not you are able to attend the mini-conferences in person.

Proposals due: February 15, 2023

Email Proposals to: Elisa Fruhauf Garcia, and Emily E. LB. Twarog,

Please note: At this time, there is no funding to assist with travel to Brazil and the US. Each mini-conference will include a public facing event in which each scholar will receive an invitation from the host campus to participate in an effort to assist you in securing funding from your home university.

EMILY E. LB. TWAROG, PHD, MS (she/her)
Associate Professor
On Sabbatical Leave, August 2022 – May 2023
Affiliate Faculty, Women and Gender in Global Perspective
Affiliate Faculty, European Union Center
Co-Director, Regina V. Polk Women’s Labor Leadership Programs
Scholar-in-Residence, Newberry Library, Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Labor and Employment Relations