The theme of the Research Day is Connecting Places and Spaces.
Recent years have seen increasing polarisation in social, political, cultural, medical, and legal debates when it comes to matters of gender and sexuality that intersect with other markers of oppression and privilege.
These debates also take place within universities in various ways. As researchers in gender and sexuality studies, we are able to shed light on these divides. Simultaneously, we also work within disciplinary environments that draw on particular epistemological traditions. These are spaces, then, where important insights can be developed, but that can also stop us from making meaningful connections across disciplines.
With this conference, our aim is to encourage connections between scholars across disciplines, and to provide a space in which both similarities and differences can be explored as points of connection. Bridges may also be built across epistemologies/schemas, methodologies, and regional or international borders.