The Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement is also the 7th Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network Conference and focuses on the strategies for and complexities in feminist transformative practices at local, regional, national and transnational levels.
Critical engagements with the possibilities and limitations of transformation – of differences that make a difference – through intersectional perspectives are important and timely in the face of a series of global challenges and crises such as economic and ecological crisis, refugee crisis, ageing society, increased inequalities and polarization of the society. It is crucial to ask not only the how of the transformations, but also who are the driving forces behind the transformations, and how the feminist movements are positioned in these transformations from different geopolitical locations. To address these questions, continued discussions on the relationship and dynamics between feminist academic and activist practices are necessary. The aim of the conference is thus to explore the complexities of power relations at work in the multiple modalities of feminist academic and activist engagements.
The programme of the conference includes keynote speeches , roundtable discussions, thematic plenary sessions, individual paper discussions as well as an online exhibition.