Gender and Design: Studies in Material Culture

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

“Gender and Design: Studies in Material Culture “

This edited volume will examine intersections of Design and Gender across a range of historical moments, political environments and material categories. We invite readings and materialist critiques of designed objects, exchanges, spaces, instruments, affects and styles as well as evaluations of ‘design practice’ as gendered work, performance, or representation. Of particular interest: contemporary design theory, transnational design events, ecological design, new technocentric or scientific design, posthuman material culture and local design archaeologies as they relate to the politics of gender and agency in our post-millennial era.

Please send abstracts in English of 300-400 words, along with a short biography, by February 15, 2019 to Binita Mehta at, Pia Mukherji at, or Jennifer A. Rich at

Contact Info: 

Jennifer A. Rich, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Pia Mukherji, Ph.D., Independent Scholar. 

Binita Mehta, Ph.D., Professor of French, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY 10577


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