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Girls, Travel and Global Issues: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

© Young Lives/Antonio Fiorente
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (All day)
Mansfield College, Oxford, OX1 3TF
Seminar West, Garden Building

**Please note this event has been cancelled.**

The Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity are hosting a one-day workshop with the support of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities on 'Girls, Travel and Global Issues: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives'.

This workshop provides an opportunity for scholars working in the social sciences, literature and history to compare methodologies and concepts for exploring girlhood mobility.  Themes include travel, migration, displacement and networking across diverse global contexts.

Attendance is free and includes lunch and refreshments, but registration is essential. Click here to register.

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Draft Programme

Welcome and opening remarks: 10.15-10.30 Kathryn Gleadle (History, Oxford)

Session 1: 10:30-11.40 The global and the local in girlhood migration

Chair: Christina de Bellaigue (History, Oxford)

Speaker 1: Pia Jolliffe, ‘Girls' migration for education among the Karen people in Thailand’ (The Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford)

Speaker 2:  Gina Crivello, ‘Girls, migration and wellbeing: a longitudinal study of resilience in four countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam),’  (International Development, Oxford)

Session 2: 11.40-12.50 Immobilities, forced migration and refugees

Chair:  Erica Charters (Director, Centre for Global History, Oxford)

Speaker 1: Ina Zharkevich, ‘ “Herder of the house”: marriage, gender, and the dynamic of (im)mobility in Nepal’ (Anthropology Oxford)

Speaker 2:  Chloe Lewis, ‘Discordant subjects: Re-thinking the female survivor of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’ (Oxford Refugee Studies Centre)

Lunch: 12.50 to 1.30

Session 3: 1:30-2.40 Girlhood and the city

Chair:  Sian Pooley (History, Oxford)

Speaker 1: Sneha Krishnan, ‘The transnational life of hostels: mobility, encounter and girlhood in  Southern India’ (Geography, Oxford, JRF)

Speaker 2: Sacha Hepburn, ‘Maids on the move: girls, domestic service and mobility in Zambia'. (History, IHR)

Session 4: 2.40- 3.50 Networks, elites and girlhood sources

Chair: Jaclyn Granick (History, Oxford)

Paper 1: Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, ‘Race, protest and poetics: Muriel Rukeyser’s early journalism’ (English, Bristol)

Paper 2: Rosie Walters ‘Connecting the dots?: linking global north and south in a study with members of the UN Foundation's “Girl Up”' (Sociology, Politics and International Relations, Bristol)

Session 5: 4:30-5 Roundtable discussion:

Su Lin Lewis (History, Bristol);  Sumita Mukherjee (History, Bristol), and others [tbc]


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Kathryn Gleadle
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