Call for contributions – Queer STS Forum Issue #5: Queer-feminist issues in pandemic times

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic changed our professional and private lives suddenly and immensely. The notion of relevance (“e.g. jobs relevant for the system”) shifted, care-work and privileges became very visible. Some hoped that lock-down measures – to “flatten the curve” of infections – will lead to a higher appreciation of paid and unpaid labour of care and corrode its inherent gender inequalities.
However, inequities in our societies have not magically vanished, we learned that gender violence might occur at even higher levels in forced quarantine and many women* experienced a re-traditionalization of gender roles in their homes. Social inequality also plays out in terms of access to education and work through technology and internet, and possibilities of digitized kin making. How has the pandemic affected you and your communit(ies)? What are your observations of social change occurring? What has remained consistent – if anything – and what are new possibilities that have opened up?

We are seeking for contributions – audios, videos, images, texts – to illuminate and share queer-feminist experiences of these pandemic times. We are explicitly interested in intersectional analyses and experiences from different living contexts and geographical areas
Please send us abstracts describing your idea in 2000 to 2500 signs (blanks included) until July 20th to .

Time schedule for issue #5 in 2020
Call for contributions: June 18th
Deadline for submitting abstracts: July 20th
Feedback on your abstracts: July 31st
Submission of first full version of contribution: August 31st
Review feedback: September 18th
Submission final version of contribution: October 30th
Planned date of publication: November 30th


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