Call for Papers: Gender, Climate Change, and Activism against Natural Resource Extraction in the Global South

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We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue and an in-person workshop from the WUN Project Gender, Climate Change, and Activism against Natural Resource Extraction in the Global South. The three-day workshop will be held at the University of York between 3-5 July 2024.

The deadline for abstract submission is 5 March 2024.

Contributions are invited that are able to:

  1. Develop feminist perspectives on extractivism using primary and secondary research, grounded in case studies from the Global South.
  2. Investigate processes and outcomes of activism and social movement building against extractive forms of land-use, with a focus on gendered and racialisation processes.
  3. Examine the links between extractive forms of land use, environmental degradation and gender relations that underpin agricultural production.
  4. Explore novel forms of resistance against extractive industries in the Global South, drawing on critical and feminist theories.
  5. Historicise women’s participation in environmental activism in the Global South with a focus on rural or agrarian struggles against land acquisition and natural resource dispossession.

Contributions can be original articles, photo-essays, and position papers based on empirical research. Please submit an abstract (300 words), a short bio (200 words), and a CV (max 3 pages) to Saba Joshi , Gertrude Dzifa Torvikey and Cristiano Rodrigues

Selected participants must submit a full draft (8,000-10,000 words for article-based contributions) and will also be assigned a role as discussant for another workshop paper. At the end of the workshop, contributors will be invited to submit papers to a Special Issue in an interdisciplinary academic journal.

Please note:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 5 March 2024
  • Selection notification: 15 March, 2024
  • Full papers for accepted abstracts due: 15 June, 2024
  • Workshop at University of York campus: 3-5 July, 2024

For any questions or more information please email Dr Saba Joshi at the University of York (