CFP: Empowered Bodies - PhD Conference 2018

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 9.00AM to 5.00pm

Speaker: Professor Karen Throsby - Unviersity of Leeds, Professor Nick Crossley - University of Manchester

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce our Postgraduate Conference for students and researchers interested in the role of the body in social sciences and the concept of embodiment as a source of critical reflection in diverse disciplines. We invite abstracts that deal with embodiment in any thematic or methodological way, from a diverse range of disciplines like Gender Studies, Politics, Philosophy, Geography, Arts, Health, Media, STS, Social Policy and any other approach.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Power, gender and identity
  • Politics of the body
  • Body transformations
  • Health, Food and Practices
  • Disabilities, agency and control
  • Affect and Emotions
  • Technology, humans and cyborgs
  • Body as Mediation
  • Arts, performance and creation
  • Cultural representations of the body
  • Measurement, tracking and datafication of the self

Masters and PhD Students are particularly encouraged to submit an abstract, as well as other postgraduate students in early stages of analysis, as this is an excellent chance to present your work in a constructive and supportive environment. We also welcome works in progress by any other level of early career researchers.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words to by 14 April 2018 at 5:00 pm.

We also welcome any other form of presentation or performance such music, dance, video, etc. as long as it can be fitted within the program. Please send us your idea with your abstract and try to be as specific as possible of any technical or room requirements and the kind of activity that you would like to present.

A limited number of travel bursaries will be available.

Further information will be released by the end of March 2018. Please direct all enquires to   


PhD 2018 Conference poster CFP

Location: ReCCS (Research Centre for Social Sciences) University of York

Admission: £5.00