Internationl Women's Day 2022
Student Essay Award: Call for Papers
March 8 is International Women's day, it is commemorated to remember the history of women and mark their social and political struggles to obtain civil rights, equality and justice. In the Middle East and in Northern Africa, women have a long and rich history of participation in their communities through civil society and grassroots organizations, drawing attention to issues ranging from femicide and sexual harassment, to women's political representation and equal pay.
We welcome essay submissions from all undergraduate students. The title of the essay should read as follows: "How Has The 'Me Too' Movement Influenced Your Life And Understanding Of Sexual Harassment In Egypt And Elsewhere"
The winner will receive a prize of EGP 5,000 and the ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 9 at 1:00 pm in P071 El Waleed Hall, AUC New Cairo campus.
For more information about the submission guidelines, click here
Political Science Annual Conference
Call For Papers
The American University in Cairo’s (AUC) Department of Political Science is delighted to announce that its annual conference will be dealing with the politics of gender equality.
Earlier this year, we announced a Call for Papers for the spring 2022 issue of Khamasin, our Journal of Political Science, on the same theme. The enthusiasm for this topic was palpable, among undergraduate and graduate students at AUC and other Egyptian universities, as well as by interested academics from around the world. The scholarly interest – and the number of submissions – was truly exciting. We received almost 30 abstracts, covering a broad range of topics.
This served as a reminder that there is much more work to be done in terms of making sense of gender in political science and across its subfields. Feminist theorists have blurred the boundaries between the political and the personal, and gender has played an increasingly important role within the study of war and peace. Meanwhile, a growing body of knowledge within the mainstream political economy has studied how gender affects access to assets, finance, opportunities, and labor markets. Scholars have highlighted that gender is a topic that cannot be addressed in isolation; it intersects and interweaves with class, race, and sexuality. Building on the momentum generated by this scholarly interest and by the pertinent discussions on the topic of gender in Egypt at the moment, we decided to make use of the Annual Conference to situate gender-related issues within more explicit political frameworks and power dynamics.
We are seeking contributions on issues related to feminism and the politics of gender equality broadly speaking. We welcome submissions that center on gender, including how it influences social, political, and economic phenomena, or how it features in international politics. We especially encourage interdisciplinary submissions from across the social sciences that draw upon feminist theories or methodologies, as well as those that speak to the relationship between power and patriarchy. Intersectional approaches are strongly encouraged; as scholars have highlighted, gender is a topic that cannot be addressed in isolation but intersects and interweaves with class, race, sexuality, and other factors.
The conference will be held in a hybrid format on March 1, 2022, at the American University in Cairo. Authors who are accepted in the conference must submit a draft of their paper one month prior to the conference, which will be circulated among panelists and the discussant. The draft should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words. The objective is to publish the articles in a special issue.
How to Apply?
Submit a one-page abstract and your CV by email to email@example.com by December 30, 2021. Your abstract should include a research question and your main argument.
Khamasin: Journal of Political Science
Call For Papers: Spring 2022 Issue
The Politics of Gender Equality
Gender has always been a political issue. It has been a site of intervention by the state and has been simultaneously shaped by changing global norms and international resolutions. Systematic gender inequality has motivated resistance and political contestation in everyday life, but also in academic scholarship which has opened up new avenues and modes of inquiry in the social sciences.
In addition to emphasizing that questions of power lie at the core of gender-based violence and discrimination, feminist theorists have effectively blurred the boundaries between the public and private spheres and challenged the binary between the political and the personal. Critical scholarship has increasingly highlighted the importance of conceptualizing femininity and masculinity – especially militarized masculinity – within the study of war and peace. Meanwhile, a growing body of knowledge within the mainstream political economy has studied how gender affects access to assets, finance, opportunities, and labor markets. Scholars have highlighted that gender is a topic that cannot be addressed in isolation; it intersects and interweaves with class, race, and sexuality.
The Call for Papers takes as its point of departure and inspiration the grassroots feminist burst of activity in the past several years in Egypt. Women and girls have taken to social media to highlight issues ranging from street harassment and assault to domestic violence, marital rape, and gang rape, seeking legal and public action. The visibility of these stories has forced a national conversation that has long been denied.
Submissions can deal with Egypt, the Middle East, or other areas, and can address this subject in a comparative or international framework. We welcome submissions that center gender as a focus of their analysis, including how gender influences social, political, and economic phenomena or how it features in international politics. We also welcome interdisciplinary submissions from across the social sciences that draw upon feminist theories or methodologies or speak to the relationship between power and patriarchy.
Submissions may come in the following visual and written forms:
Research papers in the range of 4,000 – 6,000 words
Book reviews in the range of 1,000 – 2,000 words
Political film and/or art reviews in the range of 2,500-3,000 words
Roundtables/Interviews in the range of 2,500-3,000 words
Interested authors must submit one-page proposals in English for submission electronically to the Khamasin editors Heba Taha and Sophie Haspeslagh by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm Cairo time. Late submissions are not accepted.
Proposals are only considered in Microsoft Word format, along with an email including the paper’s title, the authors’ name, and a 75-word abstract of the intended article.
Manuscripts submitted for consideration must not have been previously published elsewhere including online or as a working paper, in English or any other language.
Text and reference note style should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style. All manuscripts must use footnotes rather than endnotes or in-line citations.
Additional Details on the Submission and Publication Process
In October/November and April/May of each academic year, the editor will announce a Call for Papers for the spring and fall issues of Khamasin respectively.
The fall Issue of Khamasin is launched in November. The spring Issue of Khamasin is launched in May.
Below are the projected deadlines submission, leading to the eventual online publication:
Announcement of Call for Proposals for spring Issue by: early October (launch of fall issue)
Deadline for proposals for spring Issue due: November
Deadline for draft one of submissions due: January
Editor review of draft one of submissions due: February
Deadline for draft two of submissions due: March
External review of draft two of submissions: April
Final drafts: April
Publication: early May