Call for Papers

Workshop. From May 13th to May 15th 2020, an international workshop takes place at the Ruhr-University, which is organised by the Chair of Sociology/Social Inequality and Gender. The workshop is called  ,,Contested Reproductive Rights in Turbulent Times: Interrogating the Politics, Ethics, and Practices of Reproduction From Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives’’. Participants are expected to read the admitted papers beforehand. During the event, they will discuss the papers in small groups and work together; furthermore the authors will also briefly introduce their own submitted work. There will be a workshop fee (max. 150 Euro) which will cover conference material and catering during the event. Right now the call for papers is open: Both junior and senior scientists are invited to send in their abstracts until the end of October. The abstract itself should be between 500 and 800 words and deal with the topic, objectives, and research questions as well as information on the empirical background, if applicable. You should also include your name, both your mailing and email address and your institutional affiliation. Abstracts can be submitted as a PDF or as a word document to Heike Kahlert ( The final papers are due at the end of March 2020 and should not exceed 7,000 words. After the workshop, selected papers will be published. The full call for papers can be found on the website of the Chair for Sociology/Social Inequality and Gender: