Call for Papers

The Online Congress on Gender Studies: Gendering Migration, co-organized by Karadeniz Technical University’s Women’s Studies Application and Research Centre, Altınbaş University Gender and Women’s Studies Research Centre TOKAMER Turkey, ATINER Greece, CESRAN International, and Karadeniz Technical University Centre for Strategic Research, has as its goal to think through gendered experiences of migration and the rise of anti-immigration tendencies in our contemporary era.

Migration has become a fiercely debated public issue all around the world: lives that are lost on the road to the dreams of a better life; waves of sudden migratory movements as a result of wars and natural disasters that leave millions of people without a shelter almost overnight; restlessness, discontent, and xenophobia in the receiving end of migratory movements are all part of our daily conversations and political debates. In this context, the experiences of women are hardly heard, and hence the need for a renewed focus on these experiences from the perspective of gender studies is evident.

In this line, the CGS congress aims to provide a forum for researchers, academics, practitioners, students, and educators to discuss migration processes and policies from the perspective of gender; and welcomes theoretical, empirical, conceptual, experimental, descriptive, and constructive studies. The broad issues that are to be covered in the congress include, but not limited to:

  • Gender, Migration, and Gender-based  violence

  • Gender, Migration, and Health

  • Gender, Migration, and Economy

  • Gender, Migration, and Politics

  • Gender, Migration, and Human rights

  • Gender, Migration, and Religion

  • Gender, Migration, and Leadership

  • Gender, Migration, and Literature

and other issues related to gender and migration…

There is no fee for registration.

The congress will be organised on an online platform.


Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 September 2023  [Extended Deadline: 01 October 2023]

Announcement of the Accepted Submissions: 27 September 2023 [Extended Deadline: 10 October 2023]

Congress Program Announcement Date: 25 October 2023

Congress Dates: 8-10 November 2023

Submission and Abstract

Prospective participants should submit their short bio and abstract to

The abstracts should reveal the conceptual framework of the work in question, including five (5) keywords and should be  500 words.  The submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Congress Evaluation Committee.

The submitted works should not be published beforehand in any way.

The Congress papers can be presented in English.