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CFP for NZGS / IAG Conference 

11 – 14 July 2018, University of Auckland

Aotearoa New Zealand

Session Title: Gender, Sex, Space and Place: Precarious Geographies?


Convenors: Lynda Johnston (lynda.johnston@waikato.ac.nz) and Andrew Gorman-Murray (a.gorman-murray@westernsydney.edu.au)


In a time currently characterised as precarious, anxious and insecure, feminist and queer geographers are well placed to examine vulnerable geographies - including their own - of bodies, lives and labours. This paper session calls for scholars to consider (non)precarious geographies of genders and sexualities at a range of intersecting scales. We are interested in papers that explore the particularities and intersections between precarity with gender, sex, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age, disability, culture, space, and place. In other words, presenters are encouraged to explore the many axes of feminist and / or queer research, methodologies, and collaborations. A recurring theme throughout feminist and queer precarious geographical literature is the importance of foregrounding relationality, the multiscalar, and marginalised bodies. Ultimately, what it means to feel ‘secure’ shifts and changes across places, genders and sexualities. We welcome papers that are theoretical, methodological, and / or empirical in nature. We also welcome papers that engage in the construction of precarious geographical knowledges.


Keywords: genders, sexualities, bodies, health, (in)securities, vulnerabilities, employment, migrants, refugees, disasters, geographical knowledges


Please send an abstract (150-200 words) with a title, your name, affiliation, and contact information to the session convenors at Lynda Johnston lynda.johnston@waikato.ac.nz) and Andrew Gorman-Murray (a.gorman-murray@westernsydney.edu.au) by 26th of March 2018


The paper session is co-sponsored by:

The IGU Gender and Geography Commission, and Young or Emerging Scholars (YES)!

The New Zealand Geographical Society (NZGS) Women and Gender Geographies Study Group

The Women and Gender Geographies Research Network (WGGRN)

Professor Andrew Gorman-Murray BA (Hons) MArt UNSW PhD Macq.
Professor of Geography
School of Social Sciences & Psychology
Research Theme Champion, Urban Living & Society, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Director, Urban Research Program, School of Social Sciences & Psychology
Member, Sexualities & Genders Research, School of Social Sciences & Psychology

Editor, Emotion, Space & Society

School of Social Sciences & Psychology
Western Sydney University 
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