Investigating/ Analysing/ Measuring


  • Corinna Onnen, University of Vechta, Germany, corinna.onnen[at]
  • Mia Liinason, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, mia.liinason[at]
  • Sabine Grenz, University of Vienna, Austria, sabine.grenz[at]
  • Heike Kahlert, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, heike.kahlert[at]
  • Boka En, University of Vienna, Austria, boka.en[at]
  • Hannah Fitsch, Technical University Berlin, Germany, hannah.fitsch[at]
  • Nina Jakoby, University of Zurich, Switzerland, nina.jakoby[at]‎
  • Anna Orlikowski, University of Vechta, Germany, anna.orlikowski[at]

  • While scholars from almost all academic disciplines have contributed to feminist research, and while gender studies has variously been depicted as an inter-, trans-, or post-disciplinary field of knowledge, feminist research is generally characterised by scholarly practices that, in various ways, challenge academic conventions and boundaries – including those established within gender studies itself.

    This stream invites submissions – papers, panels, and other formats – that engage with this legacy as well as its multiple and possible pasts, presents and futures.
    We are particularly interested in critical engagements with the conditions of and changes in knowledge production, evaluation and dissemination – historically, socially, culturally, geographically and/or politically.
    This includes perspectives on the institutionalisation of gender studies, feminist epistemologies and methodologies, feminist research on and critiques of science (including the humanities and social sciences), as well as forms of knowledge and knowledge transfer within and between feminist research and activism. We also invite contributions that reflect on theories, concepts, method(ologie)s, research designs and strategies.

    Possible questions include:
  • How are knowledge claims legitimated?
  • What is seen as proper knowledge?
  • Where, when and under what circumstances is knowledge recognised as knowledge?
  • How are institutional and epistemological questions intertwined?
  • What links and differences exist between feminist and non-feminist knowledge practices?
  • How can we contribute to the production of emancipatory knowledge?

  • We especially welcome approaches that consider additional axes of power, such as decolonial, queer and intersectional analyses. Additionally, we invite contributions that discuss the role of critical engagements with knowledge production, evaluation and dissemination in contemporary Europe, as well as ones that reflect on how such critical engagements can provide us with hopes and strategies for the future.


  • 1. Remembering/Representing/Signifying
  • 2. Destructing/Reconciling/Transforming
  • 3. Teaching/Learning/Facilitating
  • 4. Legislating/Politicising/Institutionalising
  • 5. Networking/Solidarising/Bridging
  • 6. Playing/Watching/Observing
  • 7. Embodying/Performing/Affecting
  • 8. Investigating/Analysing/Measuring
  • 9. Healing/Coping/Caring
  • 10. Believing/Moralising/Reasoning
  • 11. Working/Struggling/Organizing

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