Clash Zones: a conference at MIT on April 5th and 6th, 2013

March 13, 2013

The Boston-area Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies is sponsoring Clash Zones: Identities in (R)evolution, a graduate student conference at MIT.  The conference is taking place on Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th, 2013 in the Stata Center.  Events begin at 4:00pm on Friday and 9:00am on Saturday.  This interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies conference will showcase cutting edge research in the field.  The event is free and open to the public.
The borders and boundaries where political, ethnic, religious, racial, national, and other factions meet are hotbeds for ideological and psychological tensions that affect marginalized gender and sexual identities. Within these “clash zones,” anything from eruptive transformations (revolutions) to gradual modifications (evolutions) might occur.  This interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender studies conference will investigate how frictions produced in these “clash zones” impact individual and communal bodies and alter the identity categories by which we define those bodies.  Register online.

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