Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender
Country: United Kingdom
Abstr. due: 31.12.2014
Dates: 08.05.15 — 08.05.15
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: The Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster) and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (University of Ulster)
The Transitional Justice Institute (University of Ulster) and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (University of Ulster) invite proposals for a one-day postgraduate symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender to be held on Friday, 8 May 2015. This symposium seeks to explore the interface between occupation, transitional justice and gender. The starting point for exploration is based in feminist concerns that are broadly focused on issues of power, control and hierarchies. More specifically, feminist theorizing acknowledges that women’s needs during times of occupation, conflict, and/or transition are often ignored, sidelined or essentialised; recent research is also looking into masculinities during these periods. While much research has explored transitional justice and gender, there has been limited research on the relationship and complexities of occupation and gender. Furthermore, there is a dearth of research on how these three concepts intersect, inform and/or impact each other. Some questions to be explored during the symposium may include:
- What might be the approach in exploring the interface between occupation and transitional justice while utilizing a gendered lens?
- How does law capture modern instances of occupation that do not fit neatly into the existing legal coding?
- Can transitional justice mechanisms be employed while there is an occupation and can such mechanisms take the gendered needs of the population into account?
- Can the exceptionality of occupation reveal gender differences unapparent in normal settings and, if so, what are their implications for transitional justice theory and praxis?