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The Feminist Geographies Pushing Boundaries Conference will strengthen the international ties between feminist geographers working globally, and deepen our commitment to building diversity in the sub-field.

This is an important moment for such work. Many nation-level feminist organizations are highly active but remain less well-connected internationally. In turn, the rollout of virtual conferencing technologies makes this an exciting moment to create international, hybrid spaces of virtual and in-person connection. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely curtailed the capacity for scholars to meet and share ideas in person, but it has also created new virtual environments and generated institutional support for meeting in virtual space. In the context of international travel restrictions, many of us have sought out new virtual opportunities for networking with colleagues across national boundaries. This conference, Pushing boundaries, incorporates virtual technologies as well as face-to-face opportunities for engagement. 

The primary meeting will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder between June 15-17, 2022, and will include both in-person and virtual participation components. Additional in-person sites will be located in the UK, India, Canada, Uganda, and Ecuador. Many concurrent sessions will be “flipped”. Presenters will pre-record their presentation and post it two weeks in advance of the event via YouTube. Hosted on a conference website, each registered participant can view every presentation and choose to participate in a virtual or in-person discussion (at any one of the six sites) of the papers during the three days of the live conference.  

Building on a series of innovative and successful past Feminist Geography conferences, Pushing Boundaries will blend research presentations with a host of networking, mentoring, pedagogy, and workshop-based events. A typical conference will have primarily concurrent paper sessions focused on sharing research results, and we will provide space and time for this. But we will also dedicate a portion of the conference to discussion about teaching feminist geography courses, mentoring sessions for graduate students and early and mid-career faculty, networking sessions for historically excluded groups, building solidarity across national contexts, early career publishing, and a series of sessions on feminist visualization.

 

The virtual and multi-site format of the conference seeks to increase participation from scholars in various countries. In summary, we have three objectives with this conference:

  1. To increase participation of early career, graduate student, and international scholars in our conference and scholarly activities.

  2. To mentor and provide networking opportunities for BIPOC and international scholars in the subdiscipline of human geography.

  3. To increase the participation of members of historically excluded groups in STEM disciplines.

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Dr. Jennifer Fluri, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Dr. Annie Bartos, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Nazgol Bhageri, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Emily Billo, Goucher College
Dr. Tianna Bruno, University of Texas, Austin 
Dr. Brenda Boonabaana, Makerere University, Uganda/ University of Texas at Austin  
Dr. Martina Carretta, Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Kate Coddington, University at Albany, State University of New York
Dr. Rachel Colls, Durham University 
Dr. Deirdre Conlon, University of Leeds 
Dr. Anindita Datta, Delhi School of Economics, India
Dr. Caroline Faria, University of Texas, Austin 
Dr. Nancy Hiemstra, Stony Brook University, State University of New York
Dr. Kaily Heitz, University of Texas, Austin
Dr. Sarah Klosterkamp, University of Bonn
Dr. Patricia Lopez, Dartmouth College
Dr. Zoe Meletis, University of Northern British Columbia

Dr. Hanieh Molana, Sacramento State University
Dr. Nadia Mosquera Muriel, University of Texas at Austin 
Dr. Victoria Ogoegbunam Okoye, University of Sheffield
Dr. Anu Sabhlok, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India 

Dr. Amy Trauger, University of Georgia

Dr. Jill Williams, University of Arizona
Dr. Nancy Worth, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Sofia Zaragocin Caravajal, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador