Archives for the month of: September, 2015

 Séminaire Institut Émilie du Châtelet

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“Pourquoi (ne pas) faire une éducation féministe ? De la première à la deuxième vague, de l’individuel au collectif, du personnel au politique”

Avec Vanina Mozziconacci, Philosophe (ENS de Lyon, laboratoire Triangle) 

L’idée que les différences entre femmes et hommes doivent être expliquées par la socialisation et l’éducation plutôt que par la nature est parmi les plus anciennes du féminisme: les études décelant le sexisme qui les traverse sont nombreuses. Cependant, en France, rares sont les écrits qui dépassent cette dimension critique pour chercher à élaborer de façon systématique une éducation alternative féministe. En analysant deux conceptions de la lutte contre l’injustice faite aux femmes – celle de Madeleine Pelletier, militante du début du XXe siècle, et celle du féminisme «de la domination» des années 1970 – nous chercherons à mettre au jour les raisons théoriques qui peuvent justifier cette rareté. Nous nous concentrerons sur la rationalité de ces discours, rationalité qui fait qu’une élaboration positive et spécifiquement féministe de l’éducation est renvoyée hors de «ce qu’il y a à penser». Cela nous conduira à relativiser l’importance de l’éducation dans la lutte féministe.

Vanina Mozziconacci est agrégée de philosophie et ancienne élève de l’École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France). Elle y est à présent doctorante (laboratoire Triangle, UMR 5206) et occupe un poste d’attachée temporaire d’enseignement et de recherche à l’ESPÉ Lille Nord de France (laboratoire RECIFES, EA 4520). Elle a auparavant dispensé des cours à l’École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, à l’Université Lyon 1 – parmi lesquels des cours d’introduction aux études de genre – et a enseigné en lycée. Ses recherches portent principalement sur les théories féministes et l’éducation. Depuis janvier 2014, elle est coresponsable du laboratoire junior GenERe (Genre : Épistémologie & Recherches).

23 octobre 2015

Jardin des Plantes, Grand amphithéâtre d’entomologie, 43 rue Buffon (Paris 5e)

A Coruña- Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (SPAIN), July 4-8, 2016
The idea of the summer school is to encourage a conversation among scholars who are working on questions of Transnationalism using a Gender and/or Race perspective. We would like to explore the intersectionality between these two forms of oppression and its relation to transnational migration. How does sexism and racism articulate the experience of transnational migrants? What are the complex relationships between minorities and immigrants in terms of gender and racial discrimination? What are the empirical and theoretical insights gained by an analysis that emphasizes on the “intersectionality” between gender and race? What empirical agenda can be developed out of these questions?
Affiliated Faculty Members Include: Nina Glick Schiller, Ruthie W. Gilmore, Peggy Levit, Ramón Grosfoguel, Eleonore Kofman, Laura Oso, Raquel Martínez-Buján, Beatriz Padilla, Bridget Anderson, Antía Pérez-Caramés

Three Phd positions available and one Postdoc position available within the project ‘Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging’ (CONNECTINGEUROPE). This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), by way of a Consolidator Grant awarded to the principal investigator (PI) Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi (Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands) and will be running at Utrecht University, the Netherlands from 2016-2021.

The project aims to investigate the relation between migration and digital technologies, in particular the way in which the ‘connected migrant’ contributes to new forms of European integration and cosmopolitan citizenship. The project explores digital diasporas in relation to issues of gender, ethnicity and affective belonging, focusing on how new technologies enhance new forms of connectivity between the homeland and destination countries, bus also across diasporas. The project pioneers a new interdisciplinary method that combines media studies, postcolonial theories, digital humanities and gender studies, drawing from the humanities and social science. It proposes a comparative approach, based on qualitative digital methods, that focuses on Somali, Romanian and Turkish women migrants who have settled in some of Europe’s main cities (London – PhD1, Amsterdam – PhD2 and Rome – PhD3) and the way in which they keep digitally and emotionally connected to their homeland cities (Mogadishu, Bucharest, Istanbul – Postdoc). The project will chart how different forms of migration (labour, postcolonial and post socialist) impact on the new European order at the local and transnational levels.

Within the project, three PhD positions and a postdoc position (advertised separately) will be available for the following projects:

1. PhD1 – Digital Diasporas: London.

2. PhD2 – Digital Diasporas: Amsterdam.

3. PhD3 – Digital Diasporas: Rome.

4. Postdoc: The Politics of Home

The three PhDs will have to conduct fieldwork across the three migrant groups (Turkish, Somali, Romanian) in the proposed city (London, Amsterdam or Rome). The interaction, collaboration and sharing of data with the other PhDs and the postdoc is expected. The PhD and Postdoc candidates will of course have the opportunity to fill in the details of these projects or expand on them, based on their expertise, the data they gather and their own research ideas, all in consultation with the principal investigator.

If you are interested, please contact the project director, Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi (s.ponzanesi(at)uu.nl) for more information. For a short description of the project please click the following link: www.digitaleurope.nl/.
To apply for the positions please go to:

Postdoc: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UU/vacancy/30039/lang/en/

PhD positions: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UU/vacancy/30040/lang/en/