Program

The International Feminist Journal of Politics
Presents its 7th Annual Conference:

“Feminism + Knowledge + Politics”  

University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall


Monday April 2

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Light Breakfast [on site; included in Registration Fee] [Atrium]

8:30 – 9:00: Introduction to Conference & New IFJP Editorial Board [Xavier Chapel]

9:00 – 10:30: Plenary I, Intersections & Interrogatories: Latin American Perspectives on Global Politics [Xavier Chapel]

Amy Lind, University of Cincinnati
Cecilia Santos, University of San Francisco
Constanza Tabbush, Universidad de Buenos Aires/UN Women

Moderator: Elisabeth Jay Friedman, University of San Francisco

10:45 – 12:15: Concurrent Panels I

Imagining Better Sex: World Politics, Sexuality, & Utopia [Berman Room]
Chair: Jesse Crane-Seeber, North Carolina State University

A Political Bestiary: A Lexicon of Social Control
Stefanie Fishel, University of Alabama

Sexing Politics: Queer Subjectivity and Sex as Corporeal Dissent
Federica Caso, The University of Queensland

It’s Personal: Reimagining Research Ethics as Intimate Practice
Cai Wilkinson, Deakin University

‘No Sex Please, We’re NGOs’ – Notes on the Invisibility of Sex/Sexuality in Gender and Development Discourse and Practice
Henri Myrttinen, International Alert

Sexual ethics and practices as political utopias: reflections on the wider implications of “consent”
Jesse Crane-Seeber, North Carolina State University

Combatants & Peacebuilders — Workshop [Maier Room]
Chair: Katharine Wright, Newcastle University

Queering Civil-Military Relations: Support for the Military and the Repeal of DADT
Katharine Millar, London School of Economics

Gendering Mental Readiness in the Canadian Armed Forces
Leigh Spanner, University of Alberta

Feminist Knowledge Transfer & Gender Training: Questioning the Usefulness of “Gender” in Practice
Lisa Carson, University of New South Wales

Terrorist Women’s Agency and Autonomy in Northern Ireland and Palestine
Johanna Masse, Université Laval

Studying Silences: Gender, Violence, & Feminist Methodologies [Broad Room]
Chair: Annick T.R. Wibben, University of San Francisco

Undoing Dualisms in Feminist Research on Violence: a Non-fragmented Approach as a New Methodology
Elina Penttinen & Ada Schwanck, University of Helsinki

When Feminist Politics Meet Anti-Gypsyism: Culturalist Discourses on “Gendered Violence”
Sarah Werner Boada, Central European University

The Constructions of Women in Congo in Humanitarian Movies: the Gender Politics of Awareness-raising
María Martin de Almagro, University of Cambridge

Feminism, Gender, & State Institutions — Workshop [Maraschi Room]
Chair: Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University

Women in the Secular Opposition Party in Contemporary Turkey
Sarah Fischer, George Washington University

Gender Differences in Portfolio Allocation: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland
Lisa Keenan, Trinity College

Using Self: Victories of Recognitions, Intersectionality, and Politics of Change Agency
Indira Skoric, CUNY

Feminist Ideas and Conservative Parliament: The Case of the Ukrainian Policymaking
Oleksandra Tarkhanova, Bielefeld University

Indigenous Knowledge: Thinking & Doing — Roundtable [Xavier Chapel]
Chair: Justin de Leon, UC San Diego 

Michelle Lee Brown University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Anasuya Sengupta, whoseknowledge.org

Maari Zwick Maitreyi, South Asian Dalit diasporic activist, scholar, & scientist

Persephone Lewis, University of San Diego


12:15 – 1:30 Lunch [on site; included in Registration Fee] [Atrium]

1:30 – 3:00 Concurrent Panels II

Gender & Digital Politics [Broad Room]
Chair: Elisabeth Jay Friedman, University of San Francisco

Imagining the European Union: how EU Actors (Don’t) Talk about Gender in the Digital Sphere
Katharine A. M. Wright, Newcastle University & Roberta Guerrina, University of Surrey

Building “Nation-through-Network”: Social Media, Gender, and Political Change in Pakistan
Zainab Alam, Rutgers University

Stretching the Network Across the Sea: Migrant Journeys and Communication Technology
Anitta Kynsilehto, University of Tampere

Embodied Surveillance: Art and Experience in Laura Poitras’ Astro Noise
Jillian Terry, London School of Economics

Violence & Victims — Workshop [Maier Room]
Chair:  Elina Penttinen, University of Helsinki

Symbolic Violence and the Indian Women’s Movement: Discursive and Methodological Possibilities Emerging from a Feminist Standpoint Reading of Bourdieu
Arpita Chakraborty, Dublin City University

Navigating Carcerality: An analysis of activist participation in television media discourse following the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape
Chiara Packard, University of Wisconsin

Towards a Feminist Reconceptualization of Victimhood: The Case of Colombia
Roxanne Krystalli, Tufts University

The Role of Violent Masculinity in Inmate Self-Governance and Prisoner Perceptions in the Dominican Republic
Jennifer Peirce, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Thinking with Queer IR [Xavier Chapel]
Chair: Melanie Richter-Montpetit, University of Sheffield

Queer Feminist IR?
Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida

The Queer Logic(s) of Reaper Crew Masculinities
Lindsay Clark, University of New South Wales

Queering War: The Gender Politics of the Drone
Lauren Wilcox, University of Cambridge

Queer Transgressions of the Sovereign State
Amanda Alvares Ferreira, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro

Feminist Research Ethics and Politics [Berman Room]
Chair: Kristy Kelly, Columbia University

Pursuing Women’s Economic Rights through the G20: Fool’s Errand?
Susan G. Harris Rimmer, Griffith University

Studying Violence against Women in Politics: Methodological and Political Challenges
Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University

Exploring the Discursive Conditions for the Presence of Femininity in International Politics: Reflections on Brazil
Francine Rossone de Paula, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Gender Aspect of Georgian Politics
Maia Kipiani, Georgian Technical University & Emilia Alaverdov, Georgian Technical University

Conflict, Empowerment, & Knowledge Production — Workshop [Maraschi Room]
Chair: Helen Berents, Queensland University of Technology

How Scientific Evidence Obscures Relationships Between Environmental Damage and War
Kali Rubaii, UC Santa Cruz

Gendering the Co-production of Knowledge, Starting with Concepts: An Epistemological Shift and a Practical Tool for Change
Chesney McOmber, University of Florida

On Writing Differently About Rape
Muriel Bruttin, University of Lausanne


3:15 – 4:45: Concurrent Panels III

Rights & Discourses; Engendering Law, Nation, & Peace — Workshop [Maier Room]
Chair: Susan Harris Rimmer, Griffith University

Discursive Shaping of Violence Against Women in the Jordanian Penal Code
Dana Olwan, Syracuse University and Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Women and Nation in the Turkish Republic
Ayça Mazman, University of Cincinnati

Gendering the Confluences between Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding
Itziar Mujika Chao, University of the Basque Country

Sunni and Shia Women in Europe Challenging Political and Religious Authority: Differences in a Generalizing Debate
Iman Lechkar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Gender Relations in Europe: Colonial Past & Present [Berman Room]
Chair: Owen Worth, University of Limerick

The State, Gender, and the Violence of Peace: The De-Securitization of Sexual Violence and the Politics of Silence
Sabine Hirschauer, New Mexico State University

Feminism and Identity Politics in the French Republic
Thérèse Migraine-George, University of Cincinnati

Popular Culture, International Politics and Gender(ed) and Colonial Tensions in the Swedish Arctic: World Heritage, Sami Culture and the Swedish State
Annika Bergman Rosamond, Lund University

Gender and Imperial Politics: Reinterpreting the German Colonial Schools
Anelise Gondar, State University of Rio de Janeiro

“Destructive Masculinities” and “Women Mediators”: Conceptualizing Gender in Feminist Foreign Policy
Emma Brännlund, University of the West of England

Women in Higher Education [Broad Room]
Chair: Anne Sisson Runyan, University of Cincinnati

Brazilian Women in Higher Education
Bruna Castanheira de Freitas, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Gender Equality in Georgian Educational Institutions
Maia Kipiani, Georgian Technical University & Emilia Alaverdov, Georgian Technical University

Gender Audits: The Politics of Measuring and Tracking Organizational Change in Higher Education
Kristy Kelly, Columbia University/Drexel University

Rethinking Military Inclusion: Race, Disability, Sex & the Politics of Feminist Knowledge production — Workshop [Maraschi Room]
Chair: Cynthia Enloe, Clark University

Do Combat Women Break Through a Brass Ceiling?: What It’s Like to be the First Women in America’s Band of Brothers
Megan MacKenzie, University of Sydney

From “Military Multiculturalism” to Feminist Militarism? US Settler Imperialism and the Sexual Politics of the “Racial Break”
Melanie Richter-Montpetit, University of Sheffield

“Leveraging Diversity”: Disability, Race and the Conduct of War
Alison Howell, Rutgers University

Troubling Motherhood: Interrogations of Maternality in Global Politics — Roundtable [Xavier Chapel]
Chair: Lucy B. Hall, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Stigmatized Acts of Motherhood
Jamie J. Hagen, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Mother’s Violence in Global Politics: Interrogation of Violent Femininity and Motherhood Narratives
Katerina Krulisova, Metropolitan University Prague

Troubling Conceptions of Motherhood: State Feminism and Political Agency of Women in the Global South
Anwar Mhajne, University of Cincinnati & Crystal Whetstone, University of Cincinnati

Queerying Reproductive Aid
Corinne Mason, Brandon University

Queering the Institution of Motherhood: Repronormativity and the Production of Difference
Anna L. Weissman, University of Florida

Speaking from the Margins of Maternity: An Enfleshed Cosmopolitics Otherwise
Sara Motta, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Raising Strange Children: Cosmopolitan Mothering in Multi-National, Expatriate Families
Catherine Goetze, University of Tasmania


Tuesday April 3

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Light Breakfast [on site; included in Registration Fee] [Atrium]

8:30 – 10:00 Plenary II, Feminism + Knowledge + Politics  [Xavier Chapel]

Persephone Lewis, University of San Diego
Azra Causevic, Okvir
Maari Zwick-Maitreyi, Equality Labs
Siko Bouterse, whoseknowledge.org
Anasuya Sengupta, whoseknowledge.org

Moderator: Brooke Ackerly, Vanderbilt University

10:15 – 11:45: Concurrent Panels IV

Women’s Movements Across the World [Xavier Chapel]
Chair: Margo Okazawa-Rey, Hamilton College

Nevertheless, They Keep Persisting: Women Religious and the Struggle for Social Justice in India and Sri Lanka
Anupama Ranawana, Centre for Poverty Analysis

Women and the Holy City: Women’s Movements in the Struggle over Jerusalem’s Sacred Space
Lihi Ben Shitrit, University of Georgia

Kosovar Women’s Organizations’ Resistance Dynamics of Liberal Peacebuilding: Towards a Feminist Post-liberal Space?
Itziar Mujika Chao, University of the Basque Country

The Impact of International Gender Nomenclature on Women’s Agency in the Colombian Peace Process
Camille Boutron, Universidad de los Andes

Identity, Displacement & Resistance — Workshop [Broad Room]
Chair: Anitta Kynsilehto, University of Tampere

Refugees and Europe’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Wilful Omissions
Aiko Holvikivi & Audrey Reeves London School of Economics

Burmese Ethnic Women Organizing on the Thailand/Burmese Border
Mollie Pepper, Northeastern University

Methodology of the Heart: The Reconstitution of Life Amongst Marginalized Disaster Survivors in Northern Pakistan and Kashmir
Omer Aijazi, University of British Columbia

Impacts of Feminist Politics on Feminist Knowledges [Maraschi Room]
Chair: Siko Bouterse, whoseknowledge.org

The Gender Dynamics of Defence Reform in Conflict-Affected Environments
Eleanor Gordon, Monash University

Measuring Knowledge: Assessing the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals
Sara Rose Taylor, Wilfrid Laurier University

A New Female Political Subjectivity: Reimagining Definitions of “Politics” and “Knowledge” in Nineteenth Century English Parliamentary Spaces
Amy Galvin-Elliott, University of Warwick

Peace and Human Rights Practice Links to Feminist Knowledge
Rachel Julian & Robin Redhead, Leeds Beckett University

Gender and Terrorism: Reflections & New Directions [Berman Room]
Chair/Discussant: Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida

Alice Asserts herself in Wonderland: Adventures Through the Looking Glass and “At the Gates”
Rosalie Clarke, Nottingham Trent University

Doubly Feminised, Doubly Dangerous “Religious Terrorism”: A Feminist Discourse Analysis of the LTTE
Rabea Khan, University of St Andrews

Terrorism and its Religious Antecedents: A Gendered Enquiry
Swati Parashar, University of Gothenburg; Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, The Arctic University of Norway

Asking the Other Question”: The Practicalities of an Intersectional Analysis of Terrorism (Studies)
Caron E. Gentry, University of St Andrews

Critical/Creative Feminist Methodologies for Negotiating Boundaries [Maier Room]
Chair: shine choi, Massey University

The IR Image and Practice Turn Meet: Military Scandal Images and Band of Brothers Culture
Megan MacKenzie, University of Sydney

Framing Conflict: Posthumanist Perspectives on Women Artists in Colombia
Chloe Rutter-Jensen, Universidad de los Andes

Women of the International: Study of Women Practitioners of International Politics and their tryst with Power
Khushi Singh Rathore, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Encountering Metis: Logics of Feminist Policy Advocacy
Sam Cook, University of California, Santa Cruz


11:45 – 12:45 Lunch [on site; included in Registration Fee] [Atrium]

12:45 – 1:45: Concurrent Publication panels

Publishing Books [Maier Room]

Publishing Articles [Berman Room]

Engendering Wikipedia [Maraschi Room]


2:00 – 3:30: Concurrent Panels V

Exploring the Women, Peace & Security Agenda [Xavier Chapel]
Chair: Sam Cook, UC Santa Cruz

Incorporating Feminist Knowledges of Development in the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda
Carrie Reiling, Pomona College

Doing Feminist Research in the National Security Community: Between Collaboration and Co-optation
Hannah Wright, London School of Economics and Political Science

Building a Framework for Understanding Gender (In)security at the Intersection of Feminist Political Economy and Feminist Security Studies
María Martin de Almagro, University of Cambridge and Caitlin Ryan, University of Groningen

Women, Violent Extremism and South Asia: Perpetrators or Controlled Actors?
Shweta Singh, South Asian University

Gendering, Sexing and Racing Foreign Policy [Analysis]
Columba Achilleos-Sarll, University of Warwick

Cataloguing Frankenstinian Subjects in IR: Cyborg, Perverse, Ventriloquized — Workshop [Berman Room]

Chair: V. Spike Peterson, University of Arizona

Two Terrible Vignettes: Perverse Love Letter, and Vomit that Founds the International
shine choi, Massey University

Composting Anger: Reflections on Race in Feminist IR and the ‘Feministofcolour’ Tag
Swati Parashar, University of Gothenburg

Art-based Resistance to the “Vomit of Hate: in Cyber IR
Saara Särmä, Independent Researcher

The Face and the Bucket. Aesthetically Disuniting Boundaries
Marysia Zalewski, Cardiff University

Song for a Monster – Chant as Praxis for Impostor Syndrome (Indigenous Relations, Rage, and ADHD)
Michelle Brown, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

#afeministsaiditfirst: Wilful Omissions, Mansplaining IR, Feminist Killjoys
Cristina Masters & Laura McLeod, The University of Manchester

Around the Globe, What You See Depends on Where You Look — Workshop [Maraschi Room]
Chair: Sabine Hirschauer, New Mexico State University

Comfort Women’s Testimonies Challenge Abe’s Proactive Pacifism
Anna-Karin Eriksson, Linnaeus University

The Gendered Dimensions of the Global Far-Right
Owen Worth, University of Limerick

Feminist Standpoint: Where South and North Meet
Tatiana Castelo Branco, PUC-Rio

Bodies & Households in IR [Maier Room]
Chair: Lauren Wilcox, University of Cambridge

Intersectional Approaches to Gender and Mobility
Anitta Kynsilehto & Elina Penttinen, University of Tampere

Cathexis, Embodied Militarism and Disengaging from Foreign Fighter Networks
David Duriesmith, University of Queensland

Globalising Myths of Survival: Post-disaster Households after Typhoon Haiyan
Maria Tanyag, Monash University & Yvonne Su, University of Guelph

Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Resistances & Negotiations — Workshop [Broad Room]
Chair: Meenakshi Gopinath, Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace

When Women Study-The Feminist Challenge in South Asia
Krishna Menon, Ambedkar University

Queer-feminist pedagogies and the politics of interruption in the classroom
Niharika Banerjea, Ambedkar University

Between discomfort and negotiation: law as a ‘troubled’ space in feminist pedagogies
Rukmini Sen, Ambedkar University


3:45 – 5:15: Concurrent Panels VI

Gender & Violent Extremism: Mobilization of Women in South Asia [Xavier Chapel]
Chair: Swati Parashar, Gothenburg University

Everyday Politics and Violence of Hindu Right-Wing Women in Contemporary India
Akanksha Mehta, University of Sussex

Our Lady of Lal Masjid: On Militarism, Religious Politics and Gender Performances
Aneela Babar, Independent Scholar

Young Suspects: State Responses in Countering Extremism in South Asia
Bina D’Costa, UNICEF

Seeing children & families in IR [Maier Room]
Chair: Carrie Reiling, Pomona College 

Dead Boys and Grieving Fathers:  Gendering an Attention to Images of Children’s Deaths in Crises and Conflict
Helen Berents, Queensland University of Technology

Gender(ed) Norms and the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in International Courts
Maryann Gallagher, University of Georgia, Deepa Prakash, DePauw University, & Zoe Li, University of Georgia

The Family and the State: Gendered (In)security in Narratives of National Identity in Turkey
Julia Richardson, Deakin University

A Woman Made Him Do It — Making Feminist Sense of the Women of ISIS
Anne Craanen, University College London

The Politics of Intimate Life [Broad Room]
Chair: David Duriesmith, University of Queensland

Sex and the Genuine Marriage: Consummation and Conjugality in Canadian Citizenship
Lois Harder & Margot Challborn, University of Alberta

The Politics of Victimhood: Gender, Political Persuasion, and Discourses of Victimization in the Framing of Bill c-36
Kelly Gordon, McGill University

Welcomed Loners to Ineligible Bachelors: Constructions of the Single Male Migrant in Canadian Immigration Programs
Megan Gaucher, Carleton University

Gender, Feminist International Relations & Knowledge from China [Berman Room]
Chair/Discussant: Brooke A. Ackerly, Vanderbilt University

Justice into Politics: The Interaction between Feminist Theory of Justice and China’s Gender Policy
Xiajuan Guo, Zhejiang University

Re-examining the Identity of the All-China Women’s Federation in a Glocal Context
Yingtao Li, Beijing Foreign Studies University

A Study on Vietnamese Brides in China in Perspective of Power
Ying Xue, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Towards Gender Sensitive: Gender Dimensions of the Climate Change Policies in China
Yuan Zhou, North China Electric Power University

(Re-)Appropriation of Women’s Economic Empowerment: Collective Action & Contentious Politics — Workshop [Maraschi Room]
Chair: Jillian Foster, Yale University

Evaluating ‘Gender-Wash’: Aid and Empowerment
Kelly Gerard, University of Western Australia

Divergent Bottom Lines: Gender Responsive Budgeting and Veterans’ Pensions
Melissa Johnston, Monash Centre for Gender Peace and Security

Hiding in Plain Sight: Immigration Women Workers from Brazil
Karin A. C. Johnson, University of California Riverside & Magali Natalia Alloatti, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Gender, Public Finance, and Peacebuilding
Carol Cohn, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights


5:30 – 6:30 Closing & Reception [Atrium]