Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Fireside Chat with Janet Conway on 14.7.22

Dear GRADE Center Gender members, advanced undergraduates, doctoral students* and post-docs,

We would like to cordially invite you to our fireside chat with Janet Conway (Brock University, Canada).

To the fireside chats we invite personalities from academia or public life to talk in a small circle about their personal career, motivations, and academic practice. In addition, these meetings can be used for networking among each other.

The conversation will take place on Thursday, 14th July, 2022, between 6:15 and 7:15 PM in room PEG 1G191 on Campus Westend and will be hosted by the GRADE Center Gender. The conversation will be held in English. Please register in advance with Amanda Glanert (glanert@em.uni-frankfurt.de).

Janet M. Conway PhD (York 2002, Political Science) is Full Professor of Sociology at Brock University, where she held the Canada Research Chair in Social Justice (2008-2018) and was founder and Director of the Social Justice Research Institute. She held the Nancy Rowell Jackman Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, 2019-21. Her transdisciplinary research has centred on transnational social justice movements under conditions of globalization, notably transnational feminist, peasant, and Indigenous peoples’ organizing, and their significance for social innovation, political thought, and democratic life in the face of contemporary crises. Her work has been published in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian. She is author of more than fifty published works, including Edges of Global Justice, Routledge 2013, one of three sole-authored books, and is co-author and editor of Cross-border Solidarities: Feminist Perspectives and Activist Practices, Rowman and Littlefield 2021. Her current research focuses on the gender politics of the resurgent right in Canada and world-wide, and its entanglements with and challenges to a feminist societal project for intersectional gender justice.

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