Gender, Family and Deindustrialization

Call for Papers

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

25-26 June 2024

Proposals are invited for the third annual conference sponsored by the DéPOT transnational partnership (Deindustrialization and the Politics of our Time). We welcome individual proposals, panels with three presentations, and roundtables addressing any aspect of this year’s theme: Gender, Family and Deindustrialization. Proposals offering intersectional perspectives are particularly encouraged, as are those with a transnational/comparative dimension.

Potential themes include but are not limited to:

  • Intersections of class, race and gender in deindustrializing/deindustrialized communities
  • Gender, work and industrial restructuring
  • Gender and resistance
  • LGBTQI+ experiences of deindustrialization and deindustrialized communities
  • Gendered spaces of deindustrialization
  • Global South perspectives
  • Deindustrialization and reproductive labour/care
  • Health and the body
  • Gender, public policy and deindustrialization
  • Gendered narratives and representations
  • Gender, deindustrialization and energy transitions
  • Childhood and youth
  • Gender and heritage
  • Gender and memory

There will be an opportunity for selected papers to be included in an edited volume to be published by University of Toronto Press. Presenters wishing to be considered for the edited volume will be asked to submit their paper for consideration three weeks ahead of the conference.

Please send proposals (c300 words) and a short CV to by November 3, 2023

Outcomes will be communicated by early December 2023