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The International Feminist Journal of Politics thanks you for attending, and following on Twitter (#ifjp14) the 2014 Conference at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. We are grateful to the Center for International Studies, the School of International Relations, and the Levan Institute for the Humanities for their sponsorship of the conference.

We are happy to announce the 2015 (4th Annual) conference June 18-19, 2015 (workshop on the 17th) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, around the theme The Difference that Gender Makes to International Peace and Security (of course, all submissions that fall within the journal’s remit are welcome).

The Call for Papers for the 2015 Conference is up! Stay tuned for more information from IFjP, and from our sponsors: Monash University, the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and the University of Queensland

The Call for Papers for the Special Issue around the 2014 Conference Theme: Gender and Crisis in Global Politics, is linked in PDF here, and pasted below.

The International Feminist Journal of Politics announces the 2015 special issue of the journal, based on the 2014 conference theme:

Gender and Crises in Global Politics

We invite submissions of individual papers or ideas for conference sub-theme groupings, either for the articles, the conversations section, or the book review section (or all of the above).  Submissions should be emailed to ifjp@ufl.edu with the subject line “2015 special issue.” They can be in the form of papers or of queries about potential subgroups of papers.

The “Gender and Crisis in Global Politics” theme recognized the increasing number of news outlets, scholarly papers, and political statements characterizing global politics as a time of crisis – financial crisis, debt crisis, cyber-security crisis, ecological crisis, heath crisis, military crisis, etc. It also suggested that there is a politics to the use of (and to the decision not to use) the language of crisis, both in global politics and in scholarship about global politics. Noting that feminist work has addressed both the empirical crises that these discourses refer to and the theorization which allows them to be labeled as crises while other human tragedies are not, the conference call for papers asked scholars to consider some of those questions in more depth: how does something become a crisis? What does feminist theory tell us about that process? What is a crisis and what is the appropriate reaction to it? How might gender/queer lenses help understand analyzing crisis? Who is the subject of crisis discourse? Whose crises matter, and whose are ignored? Are there feminist/queer approaches to crisis management? To contextualizing crisis? Is feminism/queer theory in crisis?

Many of the papers and panels at the conference addressed these questions in sophisticated ways, and we look forward to seeing some of them on the pages of the journal. Note that the special issue will go through the peer review process, and be edited like any other issue of the journal – the only difference is the papers must address the conference theme of gender and crisis in global politics. Please submit any query about subgroups of papers before June 15, 2014; and papers that you wish to have considered for the Special Issue before August 1, 2014. Papers that wish to be considered both for the Special Issue and for the Enloe Award need to be submitted by June 1, 2014. Please direct any questions to ifjp@ufl.edu.