CRFR Conference | 22 – 24 JUNE 2020
Intersectionality, Families and Relationships
Edinburgh University is delighted to be hosting the Centre for Research and Families and Relationships International Conference 2020 between June 22nd – 24th.
The concept of ‘intersectionality’ is an increasingly widely used way in which researchers and others attempt to grapple with the ways in which intersecting systems of oppression (e.g. sexism, racism and others) affect people.
The concept can be traced to the activism of black feminists in the USA who highlighted the different experiences of women of colour – affected as they were by the intersection of both racism and sexism.
For our sixth international conference, we will explore how families and personal relationships are implicated in a range of intersections: both as systems through which oppression may circulate, and as sites of resistance and transformation.
Leading social theorist and activist Patricia Hill Collins will open the conference, providing the platform for an exciting and vibrant dialogue on how intersectionality, past and present, can deepen our understandings of families and relationships and the power relations within.
1 APRIL 2019
Call for Abstracts Opens
31 AUGUST 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline
30 OCTOBER 2019
Notification of Review Outcome
1 JANUARY 2020
Deadline for accepted authors to register to confirm attendance
18 FEBRUARY 2020
Programme Available Online
15 APRIL 2020
Early bird fees end
Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and former
President of the American Sociological Association.
Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton.
HELEN MOEWAKA BARNES
Director of Whāriki and Co-director of the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre at the College of Health, Massey University, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Professor of Childhood Policy at the University of Edinburgh.
Professor of psychosocial studies at the Institute of Education, University College London.
To encourage participation, we are offering a tiered fee structure, with reduced registration fees for delegates from low or middle-income countries (LMIC), as well as for student and CRFR associate researchers.
Early bird conference rates include entry to all conference sessions, as well as refreshment and lunch for the days you attend.