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Submitted by AFAM on Tue, 04/20/2021 - 8:42pm


We are delighted to invite applications for a Feminist Social Sciences and Humanities Writing and Publishing Workshop to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December 2021. 

This event is an intensive 2-day workshop for UK-based feminist early career researchers (ECRS) in the social sciences and humanities from the “Global South” to work with feminist journal editors to develop a working paper into a publication-worthy piece. The event will also provide the space for ECRs to engage with editors in critical conversations around the lack of “Global South” feminist voices in academic journals and how we can tackle these with care and solidarity.

The workshop is open to early career scholars who are currently working on a paper which is grounded in feminist approaches or perspectives that they aim to submit to a journal which publishes feminist work in the social sciences and humanities. 

Participants will be based at an institution in the UK and will originally come from and have completed a stage of their higher education in a “Global South” (ODA-eligible) country. 
16 places are available for this workshop.


This writing workshop brings together a team of UK-based feminist editors and research leaders with early career researchers in social sciences and the humanities who adopt feminist approaches and perspectives in their work. 

The aim of the workshop is to provide practical advice on the process of writing and publishing in an academic journal along with insights into feminist journals’ peer reviewing and editing processes.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to steer and contribute to informal and supportive discussions about producing research articles based on their research projects and developing a readership base for their work in the years after they complete their PhD.  

Over the course of the intensive 2-day workshop, editors will work with small groups of participants to discuss each draft paper and give concrete and detailed feedback. Editors will give advice and guidance on developing papers into publication-worthy pieces for submission to a suitable academic journal. 

The event will include a panel and collaborative discussions on topics including (but not limited to): feminist editorial practices and processes; intellectual kinship and feminist research practices; collaborative research and applying for research grants. 


DEADLINE: Friday 30th April 2020

Applicants should submit:

  • A 2-page CV (resumé) confirming their higher education journey, career stage and any publications to date
  • A 500-word statement of their motivation to participate in the “Global South” Feminist Writing Workshop
  • A 500-word abstract summary of the paper they wish to receive feedback on during the workshop. The summary should also identify a target journal they intend to submit their paper to.  

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Participant must identify as an ECR and have a working paper which is grounded in feminist approaches or perspectives
  • Participant must be based at a UK-based institution and originally come from and completed a stage of their higher education in an ODA-eligible country
  • Participant must have made a clear case for how publication of their paper will advance their academic career goals and contribute to the advancement of scholarship

Applications should be submitted via email to Dr Naqvi and Dr Lalor using the following email
The email subject line should state: ‘Writing Workshop Application’
Decisions will be made and applicants notified before 1st July 2021.

DEADLINE: Friday 3rd September 2021
Selected participants will be required to submit a working paper of no more than 8000 words in advance of the workshop which is conversant with the paper summarised in the original application.

Funding is available to support travel bursaries for all participants which may cover some or all of travel costs.
We also have a limited number of childcare bursaries to support childcare costs for participants if needed.

Accommodation and meals will be provided for the duration of the workshop for all participants.
For further information or queries please contact