International Conference “Gender, Refugees and Security”

14446387_10154462737408991_1998002025_oIn several weeks the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg will be hosting the international conference  on gendered conditions for refugees during and after refuge. The main goal of the event is to discuss refugee issue from a gender and security perspective. The point of departure is the fact that the majority of  refugees in Sweden are men and therefore,  gender lenses seem to be crucial in order to properly analyse and understand the situation that we are currently dealing with. However, the conference will go beyond the single -track analysis of the intersections between masculinity, migration and security and will offer a platform for multidimensional discussions and analysis of the issue. Moreover, it will prompt the knowledge exchange between academics, practitioners and policy makers. Continue reading

Vienesse workshop on migration and masculinities:”Migration und Männlichkeiten. Konstruktionen von Geschlecht und Differenz in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft”

At the beginning of 2017 the Feminist Theory and Gender Research section of Austrian Sociological Association will organise a workshop focused on the timely issue of migration and masculinities. The workshop entitled “Migration and masculinities. Constructing gender and difference in the host society” will take place at the University of Vienna between 19th and 2oth January 2017. More information about the event (in German) can be found here. The workshop’s programme can be found here.