Call for Papers

A call for papers exploring emerging research into gender and working lives. 

Human labour, both waged and non-waged, is central to the reproduction of society as a whole.   This one day multi-disciplinary symposium at the University of Cambridge will showcase new scholarship exploring gendered perspectives on work and social reproduction.  The symposium seeks to bring together emerging research under the broad theme of gender and working lives.

We welcome contributions exploring gender and work in relation to the following themes and beyond:

  • Production/reproduction
  • Temporalities, work rhythms and generations.
  • Diverse/marginal economies.
  • Precarity and informality
  • Global care chains and migration
  • Embodiment and materialities

We especially invite submissions from early career scholars and welcome papers from across the social sciences as well as interdisciplinary work.

Submissions should include a 250-300 word outline of the 20-minute paper and a brief biography of the presenter. We also welcome proposals for fully formed panels. The deadline for submissions is 25th January 2019.

Please email submissions and enquiries to