CFP: Global Feminism

Submission deadline: March 1, 2024

Conference date(s):
May 1, 2024 - May 2, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

Topic areas


Deadline Extended

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary invites graduate students to submit papers for consideration at its 12th Annual Philosophy Graduate Conference.

The overarching theme of this conference is global feminism, explored at both theoretical and applied levels.

Our envisioned conference will span two days, with one day dedicated to theoretical discussions and the other to applied perspectives. Theoretical papers should delve into the possibility of a global feminism, the influence of non-Western theories (such as Islamic, LatinX, Africana, and Afro-Caribbean), decolonial feminism, and the role of ideal and non-ideal theory in feminism. On the applied side, we welcome papers exploring the implementation of global feminist concepts.

Potential paper topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-ideal vs. ideal theory
  • Decolonial feminism
  • Transnational feminism
  • Third-world feminism
  • Islamic Feminism
  • LatinX Feminism
  • Afro-Caribbean Feminism
  • The possibility of transnational feminist ethics
  • The role of 'Western feminism' in a global context
  • Applied papers on feminist issues, such as abortion, child marriage, women and work, feminist praxis, and the decision to have children.

We also invite submissions from those working in areas other than feminism, including gender theory.

Keynote Speakers

  • Ranjoo S. Herr (Bentley University)
  • Safaneh Mohaghegh Neyshabouri (University of Calgary)


The conference will be held at the University of Calgary in the Social Sciences building. Online participation is possible for those for whom travel is a barrier to participation.  Unfortunately, no funding for travel or accommodation for graduate speakers is available. 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be papers of up to 3000 words (excluding notes and bibliography), prepared for blind review, and suitable for a 20-minute presentation. Each submission should include a short (200-word) abstract.

Organizers particularly encourage submissions from members of marginalized groups.

Conference Generously Supported By

University of Calgary Philosophy Department

Canadian Journal of Philosophy (Grant)

University of Calgary Graduate Student Association

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#Feminism, #Global feminism