Call for Abstracts: Sex, Gender, Race and the Political in the UK and Ireland

Sex, Gender, Race and the Political in the UK and Ireland.
Workshop - Queen's University Belfast - Friday February 15th 2019

SWIP Ireland seeks abstracts of up to 350 words for a one day workshop, which respond to one or more of the questions below:

Have concept, will travel – is feminist philosophy a productive contradiction in terms?  Does feminist theory’s commitment to social change and transdisciplinarity set it at odds with philosophy as an academic discipline, and if so how?  How are feminist and critical race theories working to transform or develop alternative social and political imaginaries in the UK and Ireland?  In what ways are we moving toward a critical-theoretical account of race, sex and gender which embraces everyday experiences?  What philosophical or political understandings of subjectivity, justice and citizenship are currently operative in the UK and Ireland?

Keynote session: Professor Stella Sandford, Kingston University

Please submit your abstract and a short bio by noon, November 16th 2019 to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

There will be one PGR panel - if submitting to this panel please indicate so.  If accepted to this panel, full papers of 3000 words will be required to be submitted by January 11th, 2019.

If you need further information please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further information.

Key readings:
Sandford, Stella (2018) Race and sex in western philosophy: Another answer to the question “what does it mean to orient oneself in thinking?” Critical Philosophy of Race 6(2) pp 180-197
Sandford, Stella (2015) Contradiction of terms : feminist theory, philosophy and transdisciplinarity. Theory, Culture & Society, 32(5-6), pp. 159-182. ISSN (print) 0263-2764
Sandford, Stella (2011) Sex: a transdisciplinary concept. From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought (1). Radical philosophy(165), pp. 23-30. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (1999) Contingent ontologies: sex, gender and 'woman' in Simone de Beauvoir and Judith Butler. Radical Philosophy, 97, pp. 18-29. ISSN (print) 0300-211X