Workshop: Language, Work and Gender

The work group Language & Work is hosting its third workshop, entitled: Language, work and gender. The workshop will take place in Copenhagen on December 7, 2018. Anyone interested is welcome.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 09:30 to 17:45

The workshop focuses on the intersection of gender, work and language in processes such as gender discrimination in the workplace or in the recruitment process, equality in employment conditions, and the major continuities and transformations within gender struggles. To provide a nuanced
context for, understanding of and discussion on such processes, the workshop seeks to address both historical and contemporary perspectives on gender, work and/or language in society. These questions serve as focus points for the workshop’s talks and discussions:

  • What do we gain from the ’gender’ concept, especially pertaining to language and work research?
  • How can we account for gendered practices (in and outside of work contexts) and their impact on social inequality from a research perspective, but also from an activist angle?
  • What do we gain from the concept when applying a historical view?
  • What are the implications of the way that the gender concept has broadened from primarily feminist research to include LGBTQI research?


9.30-9.45 Arrival and coffee

9.45-10.00 Welcome by Dorte Lønsmann, Mi-Cha Flubacher and Kamilla Kraft

Thematic session: Language, work and gender

10.00-10.50 Sibo Kanobana, University of Ghent: Ethnicity, masculinity and safety. An ethnography among security officers in the Brussels metro Discussant: Jonas Hassemer, University of Vienna

10.50-11.05 Break

11.05-11.55 Sara Nyssen, University of Ghent: Language and gender in the training of future car workers: an activation program for migrant job seekers in Flanders Discussant: Elisabeth Barakos, Aston University

11.55-12.05 Break

12.05-12.50 Beatriz Lorente, University of Bern: Linguistic practices and affective labor in the context of transnational domestic work Discussant: Sabine Lehner, University of Vienna

12.50-14.00 Lunch

Thematic session: Women in society – historical and contemporary perspectives

14.00-14.45 Sara Louise Muhr, Copenhagen Business School: Feminist Activism and Critique in Academia

14.45-15.30 Henriette Laursen, KVINFO: (preliminary title) Changes and Challenges within Gender Activism

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-16.45 Ana Maria Munar, Copenhagen Business School, & Lulu Anne Hansen, Sydvestjyske Museer: Engaging with Fear: Sounds, Interpretation and Emotion. The case of the Witches Museum in Ribe

16.45-17.45 Panel and general discussion moderated by Dorte Lønsmann, Mi-Cha Flubacher and Kamilla Kraft

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Dorte Lønsmann, Copenhagen Business School
Kamilla Kraft, University of Copenhagen
Mi-Cha Flubacher, University of Vienna

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