Call for Papers

The Virtual Congress on Gender Studies: Gendered Global Crisis, co-organized by Karadeniz Technical University’s Women’s Studies Centre, and Karadeniz Technical University Centre for Strategic Research and Altınbaş University Gender and Women’s Studies Research Centre TOKAMER Turkey, with CESRAN International, and ATINER Greece, aims to explore the issues and challenges that have arisen as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic through the lenses of gender studies.

Global crises, like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, have a profound impact on human life, although to varying degrees in terms of gender equality. Gender discrimination, bias, and inequalities already exist in non-crisis periods all around the world. It is thus not surprising that crisis situations increase the existing gender inequalities. The COVID-19 pandemic not only increased but also revealed the gender inequalities in the world’s political, social, and economic systems in a relatively short amount of time. It is therefore vital to analyse the relationship between global crises and gender inequalities through the lenses of gender studies.

In this line, the CGS congress aims to provide a forum for researchers, academics, practitioners, students, and educators to discuss issues linked to gender studies from a global crisis perspective. Theoretical, empirical, conceptual, experimental, descriptive, and constructive studies with a focus on gender are invited to highlight the issues, challenges, and opportunities that have developed as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Gender-based  violence,

Gender and Migration,

Gender and Health

Gender and Economy

Gender and Politics

Gender and Human rights

Gender and Religion

Gender and Leadership,

Gender and Literature,

and other issues related to gender……

There is no fee for registration.

The congress will be organised on an online platform.


Abstract Submission Deadline: 01 September 2021 [Extended Deadline: 25 September 2021]

Announcement of the Accepted Submissions: 05 October 2021

Congress Program Announcement Date: 01 November 2021

Congress Dates: 10-12 November 2021

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.