CALL FOR PAPERS
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement
(MIRCI) and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies:The Nita Barrow Unit,
University of the West Indies are hosting an international conference on:
MOTHERS AND MOTHERING IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
February 24-25th, 2012, Christ Church, Barbados
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: SEPTEMBER 15, 2011!
This conference explores motherhood and mothering in a global context by highlighting the commonality and also the diversity in how mothers care for children and others across, and beyond, borders and cultures. We welcome submissions from researchers, students, activists, community workers, artists and writers and papers that explore the meaning and experience of motherhood in a global context from a all academic disciplines including but not limited to motherhood studies, anthropology, history, literature, popular culture, women's studies, sociology, and that consider the theme across a wide range of maternal identities including racial, ethnic, regional, religious, national, social, cultural, political, and sexual. Cross-cultural perspectives on the subject matter are particularly welcome.
Keynote Speaker TBA
If you are interested in being considered as a presenter, please send a 250 word abstract and a 50-word bio by September 15th, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
** TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT FOR THIS CONFERENCE, ONE MUST BE A MEMBER OF MIRCI
Full conference information including hotel location, conference registration fee will be available Oct 1, 2011.