Call For Papers: Gender in focus: (new) trends in media

Call for Papers

International Conference “Gender in focus: (new) trends in media”
University of Minho (Braga, Portugal)
June 20-21, 2014

The Communication and Society Research Centre invites you to submit a proposal for a paper, panel or poster presentation to the upcoming International Conference “Gender in focus: (new) trends in media”.

Over the last decades, a considerable amount of research has been conducted on the relationship of gender with communication. However, new insights are still needed, especially those that explore the interrelations and negotiations between media and gender through the use of interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches.

This event aims to serve as a forum to discuss ideas, experiences and research results on gender and media, bringing together social sciences researchers, NGOs representatives and media professionals.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Femininities and/or Masculinities Representations in Media
  • Gender and Media Trends
  • Gender, Media and Public Sphere
  • Gender, Advertising and Consumer Culture
  • Gender, Audience and Reception Studies
  • Gender, Digital Culture and Communication
  • Gender, Media Institutions and Communication Policies
  • Media and Feminist Theory
  • Media Social Networks and Identities
  • Media, Gender and Democracy
  • Media, Gender and Human rights
  • Media, Gender and Intercultural Communication
  • Media, Gender and Sexualities
  • New Media and Feminist Movements
  • Intersectionality and Media

Submission guidelines:

You may submit the following presentation types:
– an oral paper (up to 300 words) with a brief author biography (about 150 words);
– a poster (up to 300 words) with a brief author biography (about 150 words).

Moreover, you may propose a conference panel, submitting the following:
– a rationale of the panel (up to 300 words), an individual abstract per presenter (150 words each), name of panel chair(s) and a brief author biography (about 150 words).

Proposals should be submitted through the EasyChair system (, mentioning name, academic/organizational affiliation and contacts. The deadline is February 15, 2014 and the notification of paper, panel or poster acceptance will be no later than March 15, 2014.

The official language of the conference is English.
For more information, please contact us:
Communication and Society Research Centre
Institute of Social Sciences
University of Minho
Gualtar Campus
4710-057 Braga – Portugal


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