IGU the centennial congressCall for papers – IGU 2022
July 18-22, Paris
Commission Gender and Geography: Care, Connection and Change

This session aims to provide an overview of current research in the geographies of gender and sexualities, in order to reflect on contemporary works of this ever-growing field. We wish to initiate and encourage dialogue between young French and English-speaking researchers, scattered throughout the academic world. We will give preference to proposals for papers that fall within the following four axes, embodying thriving research approaches on space, gender and sexualities.

Over the past decade, relational approaches as well as the mobility turn (Sheller & Urry, 2006) have greatly influenced research in spatial disciplines and participated in the renewal of gender and sexuality studies (Cattan & Vanolo, 2013; Nash & Gorman-Murray, 2014). In what ways are researchers engaging with these epistemological and geographical developments? What are the implications for contemporary spatial approaches to gender and sexualities?

Submission process

The call for participation is particularly addressed to young researchers (masters, PhD candidates, young scholars) interested in the renewal of contemporary gender and sexuality geographies. Papers may be submitted in French or in English. Paper proposals  can be submitted online (https://www.ugiparis2022.org/en/communications-submission/29) until January 11, 2022. Each proposal should include a title (255 characters including spaces), an abstract (2000 characters including spaces), keywords (5 maximum) and a short bibliography (5 references maximum).

Coordinators of the session

Milan Bonté

PhD candidate in geography, research unit Géographie-cités, University Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne. Temporary associated to teaching and research at the University of Paris X – Nanterre, attached to the research unit LADYSS.

Jean Makhlouta

Architect. PhD candidate in geography, research unit Géographie-cités, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Associate researcher, research unit Architecture, Culture, Société, ENSA Paris-Malaquais.

Clément Nicolle

PhD candidate in geography, research unit Géographie-cités, University Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne.