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CFP: Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference- Feminism and (Political) Progress

Feminism and (Political) Progress

Fifth Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference

University of Oxford   |   May 13 & 14 2015

Keynote speaker: Lorna Finlayson (University of Essex)

The development of Western feminist thought is typically framed in terms of ‘waves’, implying progression within the movement. At the moment, because of a resurgence in feminist politics and activism some are arguing that a new wave of feminism is emerging. Yet, this so-called ‘Fourth Wave’ has been difficult to define. Proponents of Fourth Wave Feminism argue that this framing is necessitated by radical disagreements over what the aims of feminism, as a movement, should be. It is clear that a new intellectual configuration is emerging insofar as ‘Fourth Wave Feminism’ can be seen as an umbrella for the responses to both Second and Third Wave problematics – both in activism and the academy. read more...

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Political Thought Conference 2016: St Catherine’s College, Oxford

Political Thought Conference

St Catherine’s College, Oxford, January 7-9 2016.

Pre-registration is now open at is http://www.eventbrite.com/e/political-thought-conference-2016-tickets-18671052621

Association of Political Thought Lecture: Sam Scheffler NYU

Plenary Speakers: Chiara Cordelli, Univ of Chicago; Rainer Forst, Frankfurt; Humeira Iqtidar KCL; Melissa Lane, Princeton; Lois McNay, Oxford; David Runciman, Cambridge.

Roundtable on Migration: David Miller, Oxford; Sarah Fine, KCL; Chandran Kukathas, LSE; David Owen, Southampton

Professional Session: Political theory and the impact agenda

Winner of the CUP Graduate Essay Prize: Desiree Lim, KCL read more...

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Reminder CFP: Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize.

CFP: Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize. 

The Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered for a doctoral degree at any university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, engaged in research in any area of the fields of political thought and theory, to submit a paper which will form the basis for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2016, to be held in Oxford (January 7-9, 2016). The academic convenors for the conference (Leigh Jenco, LSE and Phil Parvin, Loughborough) will select one paper to be included in the conference programme. The winning candidate will be given free conference registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses. read more...

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CFP: CUP Political Theory Essay Prize

CFP: Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize.

The Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered for a doctoral degree at any university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, engaged in research in any area of the fields of political thought and theory, to submit a paper which will form the basis for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2016, to be held in Oxford (January 7-9, 2016). The academic convenors for the conference (Leigh Jenco, LSE and Phil Parvin, Loughborough) will select one paper to be included in the conference programme. The winning candidate will be given free conference registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses. read more...

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CFP: Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference

Political Theory at the Margins

Fourth Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference

University of Oxford   |   8th May 2015

Keynote speakers:

  • Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College London)
  • Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman (University College London)

What lies at the margins of political theory? Which histories, experiences, and perspectives have been excluded or been absent from mainstream political theory, and why? How, if at all, should political theorists respond to such exclusions and revise the way in which they conduct theoretical work? These are some of the questions we aim to address at the 4th Oxford Political Theory Graduate Conference.

A growing chorus of scholars have criticized contemporary political theory for its marginalisation of subaltern issues and perspectives. A common theme in these criticisms has been that the dominant perspective in political theory has been (and still is) largely white, male and western. This has contributed to the neglect and under-theorisation of the injustices and oppression faced by people of colour, women, and queer people. This substantive criticism has also often been linked to methodological concerns, particularly the (potential) problems associated with idealisation and ahistoricism. These contemporary concerns are also reflected in efforts to reshape the predominantly western and male focus in the study of the history of political thought. read more...

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