Monday, 24 April 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS Toward Decolonial Feminisms A Conference Inspired by the Work of María Lugones

Penn State University
May 11-12, 2018

I invite you to read the text praxically,
in the spirit of disruption, taking up the nonscripted possibilities in the cracks in domination.

María Lugones, Pilgrimages/Peregrinajes

This conference is an invitation to think with the work of philosopher, activist, and popular educator, María Lugones. Lugones’s work has been instrumental in calling attention to multiple worlds of sense, to the importance of coalitional emancipatory engagements, and to practice-based theorizing. Through her analysis of what she labels “the coloniality of gender” she has underscored the importance of the mutual engagement of feminist and decolonial theorizing in order to understand systems of oppression as complex interactions of economic, racializing, and gendering systems.

Speakers include: Linda Martín Alcoff, Michael Hames Garcia, Kathryn Gines, Sarah Hoagland, Nelson Maldonado Torres, José Medina, Eduardo Mendieta, Mariana Ortega, Pedro di Pietro, Omar Rivera, Shireen Roshanravan, Alejandro Vallega

We welcome diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary engagements with the work of María Lugones and are particularly interested in catalyzing dialogues between work in feminist theory and in decolonial theory.

Please send a single-spaced proposal (500-600 words) plus a short abstract (75-100 words) in Word format to along with a short (2 page) CV. Panel proposals are also welcome and should include as attachments a 350 – 500 word abstract for the panel as a whole plus (separately) a proposal and short abstract for each paper as described above. 

Deadline: November 15, 2017. 
Notice of Decision: Mid-January

For more information contact see or contact Nancy Tuana