University of Aveiro, Portugal

October 21, 22 and 23 2020

Call for Proposals

In this edition, we aim to enquire the political, economic, social and historical materiality that gender issues and their performativities summon and articulate in times of democracy under threat.

Who is afraid of ‘gender ideology’?

Presentation of the 7th International Congress on Cultural Studies

Rita Paulos: guest speaker

Founder and former director of the Ex Aequo Network (Association of Young Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans, Intersex and Supporters) working in support of youth in various regions of Portugal…

Laurinda Gouveia: guest speaker

She took a Philosophy course at the Catholic University of Angola, while working as a cleaning maid and also selling barbecue, soup and beer on the street…

Vinícius de Silva: guest speaker

Vinícius is a Political activist and a 4th year student of Environmental Control, at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro…

Sara Wagner York: guest speaker

Trans woman, travesti, teacher, researcher, father, grandmother, choreographer, hairdresser, makeup artist, pedagogue. Multiple and subversive…

José Soeiro: guest speaker

Sociologist, activist and deputy to the Assembly of the Republic for the Left Block party. He graduated in Sociology at the Faculdade de Letras of Porto University, and completed his PhD at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, in the field of Sociology…

Márcia Tiburi: guest speaker

Was born in the countryside of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She graduated in philosophy and plastic arts, got a Master and a Doctorate in philosophy, and a Post-doctorate in arts…


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Important Dates

News Deadlines

May 15 – Deadline for abstracts submission
May 15 – Start of publication of the results of the Call for Proposal
May 15 – Registration opens
July 15 – End of reduced registration fee
August 31 – Deadline for the submission of full texts
of the approved proposals
July 31 – Deadline for registration with reduced rate
October 21, 22 and 23 – Congress dates