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ISA Global Conversations Series: Women and Girls’ Security, Agency and Rights Beyond the Current Afghan Crisis

Recent events in Afghanistan have left the world shocked, saddened and enraged as two decades of western and US interventions came to an end. In the wake of the military departure, the fundamentalist insurgent group, the Taliban, rapidly took control of key urban territories of the country and assumed overall governance of the state. The Taliban takeover in the remnants of decades of international interventions has dire consequences for all Afghan citizens, including growing threats against journalists, scholars, politicians, civil society leaders, human rights defenders and Afghans who supported US and allied efforts over the past two decades. 

Afghan women have histories and presents of agency, dignity and ongoing resistance both to the Taliban and to gendered violences committed during the course of the conflict. A resurgence of Taliban control has intensified the potential for violence and oppression of women and girls. Whereas all Afghans face the potential imposition of restrictive and repressive religious codes and civil laws on their everyday lives, it is certain that these policies will be heavily gendered, with greater consequences for women and girls, for whom their gender, ethnicity, class, political opinion, education, profession, and other identity markers pose additional intersectional threats. In this context, they also are subjects of conflicting local and global normative and institutional structures whose tension heightens the stakes for their survival.

As a leading global forum for international studies scholars from multiple disciplinary fields, FTGS and ISA are partnering with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security to convene this roundtable on the gendered dynamics and impacts of the current situation in Afghanistan. This discussion will serve as an avenue for critical analysis of the above concerns from a diversity of scholarly, policy and political perspectives, with the goal of identifying entry points for concerted action.

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Call for Nominations - FTGS Book Prize

About the Award

FTGS annually awards a book prize in the International Relations sub-field of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies. The award recognizes a book published in the preceding two calendar years that excels in originality, impact, and rigor towards furthering feminist theory and gender studies within the discipline of international relations.

Apply for the FTGS Book Prize

Please send your nominations, with details of the publication and a 300-500 word justification, to the chair of the committee Annika Bergman Rosamond (Annika.Bergman_Rosamond@svet.lu.se) no later than July 3rd, 2020. Upon receipt of the nomination materials, you will receive further instruction on sending the books to this year’s committee: Annika Bergman Rosamond (chair), Catherine Goetze, Itziar Mujika Chao and Amya Agarwal

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FTGS 2020 Award Winners

The ISA Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Section is pleased to announce the winners of their 2020 awards:

FTGS Early Career Award for Community Engagement – Dr Akanksha Mehta, Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths University, London,  

FTGS Book Prize – Dr. Sara Motta as the  winner of the award. Sara works at the University of Newcastle, Australia,  Newcastle Business School.

FTGS Student Paper Award – María José Méndez, Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota

FTGS Eminent Scholar Award – Professor Jacqui True, University of Monash, Australia;  Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security.

The FTGS  convention awards – Zanardi and Ariel Mekler

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Results of the 2020 FTGS Election

Results of the 2020 FTGS election:

Joint Section Chairs:

Yacob-Haliso Olajumoke (Associate Professor at the Political Science Department at Babcok University Nigeria), 2020-23.

Yadav Punam (Senior Research Fellow and the Co-Director of the IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster at the University College London), 2020-23.

Program Co-chairs:

Theresa de Langis (Past Director of the Center for Southeast Asian studies and Professor of Global Affairs at American University of Phnom Penh), 2020-23.

Sara Motta (Associate Professor in Politics, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia). (2020-23)

Members at Large:

Agarwal, Amya (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg, Germany, 2020-22.

Singh Rathore, Khushi (PhD candidate in International Politics in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India), 2020-22.

Mhajne, Anwar (Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Stonehill College, USA), 2020-22.

Graduate Members:

Kilicoglu, Zeynep (PhD candidate in International Relations, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University), 2020-2021.

Álvares Ferreira, Amanda (PhD candidate in International Relations at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) 2020-2021.

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FTGS 2020 Convention Award Call

The FTGS Section is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2020 FTGS Convention Award.

Two awards are available at the value of US$800 each. The amount of the award reflects the costs of four nights of accommodation at convention hotels, but may be used as the awardees see fit. Funds will be provided at the conference itself by a member of the FTGS Exec upon proof of registration. No receipts or expense forms will be required: the award is in the full sum, to be disposed of in the manner that best supports convention participation for the awardees.

Applications should be sent to Section Chair Annika.Bergman_Rosamond@svet.lu.se byMonday 13 December, 2019.

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Call for Nominations to FTGS ExComm 2020

In advance of the International Studies Association annual convention in Honolulu, 25-28 March 2020, the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section invites nominations for their Executive Committee. The deadline for nominations is 13 December 2019

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