New Nordic feminisms?

The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region Network (FFNN) invites you to attend the workshop on: New Nordic feminisms?

How are the current prospects and future possibilities of feminisms envisioned by Nordic self-identified feminists? We would like to encourage everybody in the network to present what they feel is relevant and in the format they feel is relevant to the future of feminisms (or at least touch upon this theme, following the intentions of the network). This could be in the form of visions, hypotheses, how the world has changed, feminist trends, etc.

Program

Friday 25 August 2017

10:15-11:00
Meeting organizing committee

11:00-11:45 
Arrival and registration

11:45-12:15
Lunch

12:15-12:30
WELCOME

Beatrice Halsaa (Oslo University) and Pauline Stoltz (Aalborg University)

12:30-14:00
KEYNOTE 

Chair: Suvi Keskinen (University of Turku/ Helsinki University)

Transversal Mourning and Coloniality: Towards Transformative Justice for Common Futures 
Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez (Justus-Liebig-University)

14:00-14:15
Coffee/Tea

14:15-16:00
PAPER SESSION 1

Chair: Pauline Stoltz (Aalborg University)
Discussant: Mia Liinasson (Gothenburg University)

The ‘Crisis’ of White Hegemony, Neonationalist Femininities and Antiracist Feminism 
Suvi Keskinen (University of Turku/ Helsinki University)

Dilemmas of citizenship: New Challenges for Feminism in Times of Right-wing Mobilization
Birte Siim (Aalborg University)

16:00-16:15 
Coffee/Tea

16:15-18:15 
PAPER SESSION 2

Chair: Suvi Keskinen, (University of Turku/ Helsinki University)
Discussant: Stine Bang Svendsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Making noise, making room: tackling the whiteness norm in the Finnish LGBTI movement
Nina Järviö (Helsinki University

Marching for pride? Towards a history of lgbt activist visibility in Norway
Elisabeth Engebretsen (Oslo University)

19:00
Workshop dinner
Place: Niels Treschows hus, HF-12

Saturday 26 August 2017

08.30-10:00
KEYNOTE

Chair: Beatrice Halsaa (Oslo University)

Decolonizing Feminism in the North
Keynote: Rauna Kuokkanen (University of Toronto)

10:00-10:15 
Coffee/Tea

10:15-12:15
PAPER SESSION 3

Chair: Beatrice Halsaa (Oslo University)
Discussant: Ina Knobblock (Lund University)

The Sami, Indigeneity and shades of whiteness
Astri Dankertsen (Bodø University)

Unhu-ubuntu indigenous feminism: Rethinking friendship and sisterhood in Nordic feminist practice
Faith Mkweshia (Helsinki University)

12:15-13:00 
Lunch

13:00-14:00
PAPER SESSION 4

Chair: Christel Stormhøj (Roskilde University)
Discussant: Elisabeth Stubberud (KUN centre for gender equality)

Mobilisation from below, integration from above? A study on the impact of the women's organisations in the Norwegian Anti-discrimination Reform
Johanna Hjertquist (Oslo University)

14:00-14:15
Coffee/Tea

14:15-16:15
PRESENTATION SESSION 

Chair: Diana Mulinari (Lund University)

Feminist Movement in Political Turbulences in the MENA
Susan Rakhsh (MiRA-centre)

Film
Amany El Gharib (FOKUS - Forum for kvinner og Utviklingsspørgsmål)

16:15-16:45
PUBLICATION BRAINSTORM

Chair: Beatrice Halsaa (Oslo University) and Diana Mulinari (Lund University)

Dinner (not arranged) 

Sunday 27 August 2017

09:45-10:00 
Coffee/Tea 

10:00-12:00 
APPLICATION BRAINSTORM

Chair: Pauline Stoltz (Aalborg University)

12:00-12:30
Lunch

12:30-13:00
Goodbyes

13:00-
Meeting organizing committee

Keynotes

Contact Beatrice Halsaa if you wish to attend  the keynote lectures

 

profilbilde av Rauna
Photo: Rauna Kuokkanen

Rauna Kuokkanen, Centre for Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

Rauna Kuokkanen is Sámi from Ohcejohka (Utsjoki), Northern Finland.  She is Associate Professor of Political Science and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto where she teaches Indigenous politics, rights and global Indigenous movements. She is currently completing a book tentatively titled “Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination and Governance in Canada, Greenland and Scandinavia,” an indigenous feminist examination of indigenous politics based on the research she has conducted in the three regions. Her most recent publications have appeared in International Feminist Journal of Politics, Human Rights Quarterly, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights and Canadian Journal of Political Science. She was the founding chair of the Sámi Youth Organization in Finland and has served as the Vice-President of the Sámi Council.

 

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Photo: Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez

Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Institute for Sociology, Justus-Liebig-University, Germany

She is Chair of Sociology at the University of Giessen. Her research is concerned with questions of the local face of global inequalities, queer-feminist decolonial epistemology and critical intersectional approaches to migration and diaspora studies. In her recent work on Migration, Domestic Work and Affect (2010), she explores the interface between coloniality, feminization of labour and migration policies; affective labour, biopolitics and racialization; decolonial ethics, conviviality and the Creolization of Human Rights, through the case of Latin American ‘undocumented’ migrant women, working as domestic workers in private households in Western Europe. Further, she is interested in debates contrasting the European sociological canon with the framework of coloniality. This interest has resulted in a co-edited collection with Manuela Boatcă and Sérgio Costa on Decolonizing European Sociology (2010)

 

Accommodation

We can arrange accommodation for workshop participants at Comfort Hotel Boersparken

Host

The Future of Feminisms in the Nordic Region Project

Partners

The involved partners are Aalborg University (Department of Culture and Global Studies/FREIA), Lund University (Centre for Gender Studies), University of Oslo (Centre for Gender Research), Roskilde University (Department of Society and Globalisation) and University of Turku (Department of Sociology). Contact person is Pauline Stoltz, stoltz@cgs.aau.dk.

 

 

Published May 31, 2017 2:15 PM - Last modified Aug. 16, 2017 12:58 PM