PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF
The International MarxistFeminist Conference:Body, Work and Care in Contemporary Digital Capitalism
DAY 1 – 16 NOVEMBER 2023
16.30 – 18.00
The conference’s WELCOMING ADDRESSES from: Heidi Ambrosh and Frigga Haug (online)
WELCOMING ADDRESS FROM Tomasz Kitliński and Katarzyna Rakowska
PANEL: FEMINISM IN POLAND
with: Kasia Rakowska, Zofka Łapniewska, Tomek Kitlinski, Ewa Majewska.
(NOT FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION!)
18.00 – 20.00
Gayatri Spivak’s keynote + Q&A session
moderation: Ewa Majewska
DAY 2 – 17 November 2023
10.00 – 12.00 – PANEL ROUND 1
1a ABORTION PANEL moderation TBC
(from South America)
Annie McGrew,University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA; Abortion in Capitalism
Melpomeni Paida, Efthymia Makridou, Dimitra Dalakoura, Greece. Intersecting perspectives on abortion among women and gynecologists in Greece. A qualitative analysis.
Ludmila Böhmová, Charles University, Prague, Cz.; Croatian Feminist Movement within Culture Wars in the Region – Specific Example of Right to Abortion
Aleksandra Fila, University of Graz, AT; Class Wars: Patriarchy strikes back. Unraveling the entanglements of neoliberal capitalism with neoconservative patriarchy while tracing the genealogy of the abortion ban in Poland.
Norah Bowman, Okanagan College, Syilxterritory, Canada. Reproductive justice.
1b ECOLOGY PANEL
moderation: Zofia Łapniewska
Ana Renker-Darby, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Unhealthy Diets and Non-Communicable Disease: A Crisis of Social Reproduction
Ozlem Tezcek, Ordu University, Turkey; Gendered Power Relations in Agriculture: The Case of Seasonal Agricultural Women Workers in Ordu.
Jordi Valentini, Turin University, Italy; Intersectionality in Animal Liberation Advocacy: a Marxist-Feminist Perspective.
Sara-Maria Walker, University of Vienna, AT; “Without emotional fallout” A Marxist-Feminist Nuclear Critique.
1c SOCIAL MOVEMENTS PANEL
Weronika Dąbrowicz, PL; The Social Congress of Women – women’s labour mobilization.
Ursula Probst, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, DE; Sex work and the reproduction of neoliberal Europe.
Santiane Arias, UNIFAL (Federal University of Alfenas), Brasil and King’s College, UK; Brazilian women’s movement between 2016 and 2022
Ndindi Kitonga, LA, USA; Black Abolition Feminisms and Related Global Movements
Elaheh Soroushnia, Iran; From “#MeToo to” “My Class Too”.
13.00-15.00 – PANEL ROUND 2
2A CLIMATE PANEL 1
moderation: Nora Räthzel.
Zofka Łapniewska and Maciej Grodzicki, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland; Forest Wars in Poland: the feminist and political economics perspective.
María Fernanda Lartigue–Marin, Oaxaca, Mexico; Unearthing fetishes. Spaces and technologies of clean energy production in post-fossil capitalism.
Marjaana Jauhola, Violeta Gutiérrez Zamora; Ilona Steiler; Satu Sundström, Finland; Worlding Feminisms – re-thinking green transformations with ethics of care
Ligaya Lindio McGovern, USA; Global Capitalism, Extractivism, and the Age of the Anthropocene: Challenges from IndigenousWomen of the Global South and TheirImplications for a Marxist-FeministDeglobalizationMovement
2B LABOR PANEL 1
moderation: Katarzyna Rakowska
Shiva S, Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India; ‘Social Care’ in A Neoliberal Regime? Situating the Work of Anganwadi Workers in the Political Economy of India
Anastasia Diatlova, University of Helsinki, Finland; Desiring Labour and Labouring Desire: Men and gender nonconforming people selling sex in Finland.
Armanda Cetrulo, CEET-CNAM in Paris, FR, Dario Guarascio, Sapienza University of Rome, Maria Enrica Virgillito, University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy; \
The value of labour: essential jobs and unproductive functions
2C SOCIAL REPRODUCTION PANEL 1
moderation: Ewa Majewska
Ankica Čakardić, University of Zagreb, Cr; WHO CARES? NEOLIBERALISM, INFORMAL LABOUR, AND LIFE-MAKING
Marigone Drevinja, University of London, UK, WHO CARES? – UNPAID CARE WORK IN KOSOVO
Daria Krivonos; University of Helsinki, Finland; Social Reproduction on Europe’s Periphery: Reviving Histories, Re-envisioning Struggles.
Adriana Silva Gregorut, Lea Happ, Brasil and UK; Resisting and Reproducing the Family: Social Reproduction, Care and the State in Latin America.
15.30-17.30 – PANELS ROUND 3
3A CITY AND GENDER PANEL 1
Angelina Kussy, Barcelona, Catalunya, The caring city? A critical reflection on Barcelona’s municipal experiments in care and the commons.
Priti Narayan, University of British Columbia, Canada; Highlighting erasures of labour and labourers: Marxist feminism for a right to the city.
Leon Rosa Reichle, InstitutfürDemokratieundZivilgesellschaft Jena, DE. Reproductive struggles in the city – transformative power of movements around social reproduction
3B ANTIFASCISM AND ANTIGENDER MOVEMENT
Smoderation: Ewa Majewska.
Olga Tyszkiewicz, DE; Bad materialists: radical feminists against women.
Ana Gabriela Gallardo Lastra; Anti-extractivist and antifascist Feminisms in Peru.
Agnieszka Graff and Elżbieta Korolczuk (Warsaw, PL); Globalizing anti-globalism: the case of anti-gender movement.
Shaban Darakchi, Bulgarian Academy of Science; “We Don’t Need More Gender Equality, We Have the Best One”: Why Do Some Women Support the Anti-gender Campaigns in Bulgaria?
3C SOCIAL REPRODUCTION PANEL2
Nađa Bobičić and Lara Končar, University of Belgrade, Serbia; TAKING BACK THE TIME: CARE AND HOUSEWORK IN A PANDEMIC CONTEXT.
Saskia Zielińska, Brasil and UK; Resisting and Reproducing the Family: Social Reproduction, Care and the State in Latin America
Olena Lyubchenko, York University, Toronto, CA; Social Reproduction on Europe’s Periphery: Reviving Histories, Re-envisioning Struggles.
Prakriti Prabhat Sharan (SOAS, UK); The Invisible Worker: Abjection of the Female Sweeper Scavenger.
17.30 – 18.00
18.00-20.00 – 4 GENERAL PANEL
moderation: Tomasz Kitlinski
Sylwia Chutnik, Warsaw, PL; Emotional work – (still) we are not robots.
Bahar Oghalai, Saphira Shure, Natascha Khakpour, María do Mar Castro Varela, Nikita Dhawan; The Art of Resistance – Panel Proposal by bildungsLab* (https://www.bildungslab.net/en/)
DAY 3 – 18 NOVEMBER 2023
10.00 – 12.00 – PANELS ROUND 5
5A PANEL HEALTH AND CARE PANEL
moderation: Tomasz Kitlinski.
Nanna Hlín Halldórsdóttir, University of Iceland; Fatigue beyond work: A phenomenological exploration of the many faces of fatigue among ME/CFS patients in Iceland.
Ruth Badru, University of Bristol, UK; Public investment and gendered dimensions of Wellbeing. A Case Study of Emerging Economies
Liz Montegary, Stony Brook University New York USA; Fertility Disrupted: The Financialization of Family Building in the United States
Irina Herb, DE; Wages for Pregnancy and Fertility? The Body as Commodity in the Context of Assisted Reproductive Technologies from a Marxist-Feminist Perspective.
5B LABOR PANEL 2
Shivani Hasija, Institute of Technology, Delhi, India; Trapped in Capitalism: Women Domestic Workers in India through a Braverman lens.
Laura Bäumel, University of Zurich, Swiss; Balancing Production and Reproduction in Contemporary Capitalism. An Ethnography and Political Analysis of Mothers Working in Factories.
Carissa Newsome, University of Cincinnati, USA; Sex workers and labor rights.
Aneta Ostaszewska, University of Warsaw, PL; Women’s work in the academy in the context of alienation.
5C FEMINIST THEORY PANEL
Daniela Vicherat Mattar, Leiden University College, The Hague, NL; Care: A source of vulnerability and resistance.
Eric Llaveria Caselles, Technical University Berlin DE; Marxism-Feminism as a framework to re-think trans politics and theory.
Lyuboslava Kostova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Female Disability between Vulnerability and Empowerment: Inspirations for Feminist Social Research.
Suzana Rahde Gerchmann, University of London, UK; Gendered Subjectivity Law and Capitalism. Women’s Oppression and the role of Law in Emancipation.
12.00 – 13.00
13.00-15.00 – PANEL ROUND 6
6A WAR PANEL
Ankica Cakardic, University of Zagreb, CR; introduction on Rosa Luxemburg and war.
Oksana Dutchak; University of Frankfurt, DE; YuliyaYurchenkoUniversity of Greenwich(UK); Sama Khosravi Ooryad, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; A Dialogue Between Ukrainian and Iranian Marxist Feminists on Imperialist War, Authoritarianism and Alternatives to Capitalism.
Natalia Kovyliaeva, University of TartuEstonia; “Between Horror and Hope: Feminist Anti-War Resistance Performances and Strategies of Mobilizations in and outside of Putin’s Russia”
6B LITERATURE/HERSTORY PANEL
moderation: Beatriz ?
Stepanović Natalija, UCL, UK; On Leaving and being stuck behind. Adventourous lesbians and impassive queer in Croatian and Serbian Women’s Literature.
Linardou, Eleni, Panteion University, Athens, Greece; A Capitalist-free society is not really considered free for women either. From the Emergence of Radical Feminism (1960) to nowadays “me too” movement.
Emily Marie Passos Duffy Portugal; Erotic Labor and Survival: poems and a hybrid photo essay
Michal Nahman and Susan Newman exhibition UK; This is Essential Work – online art exhibition.
6C (DIGITAL) VIOLENCE, NEOLIBERALISM
Anne Roth, Berlin, DE; Gender specific digital violence.
Michalina Grzelka, State University of New York, Albany, USA; Caregiving Automatons.
Sayamsiddha; Centre for Budget and GovernanceAccountability, New Delhi, India; Platformization of Patriarchy: Women in the Platform Economy in India.
Lizzie Richardson, Frankfurt University, DE; Valuation of work in the digital era
15.00 – 15.30
15.30 – 17.30 – PANEL ROUND 7
7a STRATEGIES AND DEMANDS PANEL
Paula Mulinari, Malmö University, Sweden; The social reproduction of racial capitalism – though trade unions struggle.
Irena Tomkowiak and BlankaHasterok, InicjatywaPracownicza Warsaw, PL, Situation of Polishworkersat Amazon.
Valgerður Pálmadóttir, Evelina Johansson–Wilén, Eva Schmit, Sweden; Collective Identity, Solidarity, and Sisterhood in the ASAB Cleaning Women’s Strike and the Women’s Day Off in Iceland.
Azza Basarudin, Tina Beyene, Khanum Shaikh, USA; Embodied Precarity: Feminist Politics, Laboring Bodies of Color, and the Neoliberal University.
7b (POST)PANDEMIC CAPITALISM AND EMANCIPATION PANEL
İclal Ayşe Kücükkırca and Şafak Altan Ergul, Recovery or Emancipation.
Hoeft, Vienna, AT; Between Past Perfect and Future Perfect: On the Convergence between post-socialist and post-pandemic Feminist Utopias;
Salimah Valiani; Marcella Corsi, Giulia Zacchia and Erica Aloè ; Paula Herrera-Idarraga; Uneven Distribution of Care Within and Between Countries in the Era of Covid-19
Asiya Islam, Leeds, UK; Work-from/at/for-home: Women workers and work transitions in urban India
7c INTERSECTIONALITY AND BEYOND PANEL
moderation: Beatriz P
Lubov Kobova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep; Popular plebeian feminisms: obstacles in forming meaningful political alliances.
Signe Arnfred, Roskilde University, Denmark; Intersectionality is not enough: decolonial rethinking of ‘gender’ and ‘race’.
Ali Shayequa Z, BMU Munial University, India; Gender, caste and faith: Interplay of minority statuses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gabriele Michalitsch, University of Vienna, AT; Masculine Toughness: Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, and Militarization.
Donya Ahmadi, Holland; A silence that broke: an intersectional analysis of the Iranian #Metoo Movement
17.30 – 18.00
18.00-19.00 FEMINIST FUTURES?
THE CONFERENCE’SCLOSING GATHERING
Moderated by the Conference’s Committee.