Call for papers for the workshop ”Violence against non-human animals: intersectional perspectives”

Call for papers for the workshop Violence against non-human animals: intersectional perspectives

Gender Studies Conference 2019 On Violence, 24-26 October 2019, Helsinki

Deadline for the abstracts: the 30th of April, 2019

This workshop examines violence towards non-human animals. Examining and rethinking (violent) human-animal relations is especially pertinent in the Anthropocene an era where human beings are profoundly transforming the planet. Human-induced phenomena, such as climate change, have significant, and often damaging, consequences for the wellbeing of ecosystems, as well as for numerous humans and non-human animals living on Earth.

The workshop invites to examine how violence in human-animal relations is manifested in its various forms. We particularly welcome papers that take an intersectional perspective to analyse how categories such as gender, race, class, and ability are configured in violence towards non-human animals. We also encourage papers to engage with questions of how to end violence against non-human animals and positively transform human-animal relations. We invite papers from ecofeminist, posthumanist, critical animal studies, postcolonial and other critical perspectives to consider how violence towards animals figures in discourses as well as in material practices, such as food practices. The workshop is organised by the project Climate Sustainability in the Kitchen: Everyday Food Cultures in Transition at the University of Helsinki.

Workshop organizers: Kadri Aavik, Milla-Maria Joki and Saara Kupsala

Please submit your abstract (max 2000 characters with spaces) by the 30th of April using this e-form.

For further information, see the conference web page.

The conference is organized and hosted by the Gender Studies Discipline of The University of Helsinki together with the Association for Gender Studies in Finland (SUNS).