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Radical Mothering in Europe: Everyday Forms of Resistance (26 April 2024) - Call for Papers

Posted on 11 October 2023

The Radical Mothering Research Collective is organising an inaugural conference on radical mothering in Europe at the University of Warwick.

Co-founded by Sarah Werner Boada (University of Warwick) and Patricia Hamilton (University of York), the collective examines the relationship between mothering (which can be performed by people of various gender identities) and the colonial and neoliberal logics that define contemporary Europe.

Call for papers

The Collective welcomes academic, creative and/or activist contributions, rooted in critiques of European modernity, on topics such as (but not limited to):

  • anti-racist mothering
  • queer mothering
  • pregnancy, childbirth, chest/breastfeeding and other embodied experiences of mothering
  • collective, community and other-mothering
  • mothering and environmental justice
  • mothering and police or prison abolition
  • mothering and assisted reproductive technologies

Selected papers will be invited to contribute to an edited volume after the conference.

How to submit

If you'd like to contribute, please send the following to by Friday 15 December 2023:

  • a short (150 word) biography
  • a 300-word abstract
  • information about your participation (there are limited online spaces) 
  • accessibility requirements (childcare, BSL interpretation and other accommodations are available)

More information about the conference, and the Radical Mothering Research Collective mailing list sign up, can be found on their website.