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Postgraduate Academic Conference
Behind the Lines: Gender in the Bunker of Defence and Security Studies?

University of Surrey, Guildford (UK)
Wednesday 11th September 2013

The School of Politics at the University of Surrey hosts a conference for all postgraduate researchers with an interest in gender and international security.

This one day conference, funded in part by the British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network (BISA-PGN), draws together postgraduate scholars from across the discipline of International Relations to examine the role of gender and power in shaping the production of dominant narratives in security studies, by addressing three themes:women in the military; gender and nuclear non-proliferation regimes; gender and security institutions.  The conference provides an opportunity to discuss your research and network with researchers interested in issues relating to gender and security studies. Along with opportunities for peer-reviewed publication.

The conference will also include a ‘Getting Published’ question and answer session with Professor David Galbreath (University of Bath), Editor of European Security. With advice on the publication process and the specific challenges facing feminist researchers.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Jill Steans, University of Birmingham

Dr Claire Duncanson, University of Edinburgh

Call for Papers and Posters

The conference offers three thematic panels (women in the military; gender and nuclear non-proliferation regimes; gender and security institutions) allowing participants to present formal papers of 10-15 minutes relating to their research. Full details can be found here.

Please email your paper or poster abstract of no more than 250 words together with a short bio to Ms Annie Waqar:

Online registration has now closed. You will not be able to register on the day of the conference.

The registration fee of £15 is inclusive of refreshments, buffet lunch and drinks reception. The full programme can be viewed here.