I’m delighted to be returning to an alma mater, Dublin City University, to be a keynote speaker at Intersex 2021: A Vision for the Future on 21-22 April 2021. The event was postponed from November 2020 due to COVID-19.
This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together a multiplicity of discourses about intersex/variations of sex characteristics in society. This conference continues on an important path that takes intersex out its historical confines in the medical space where babies, children, adults and their bodies have been problematised in the quest to “normalise” difference. Contemporary understandings of intersex/variations of sex characteristics demand more informed and multidisciplinary perspectives. This conference aims to provide an inclusive and diverse platform through which to listen and discuss intersex for the new decade.
This conference welcomes contributions from academics, activists, non-activists, civil/public servants, representatives from NGOs, policy makers and other interested parties. We welcome papers and contributions from diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, art, business studies, drama, education, ethics, fashion, film, gender studies, geography, history, humanities, language, law, library and information sciences, linguistics, management, medicine, mental health, midwifery, music, nursing, philosophy, psychology, public health, sociology, sport, theology, the performative arts and theatre studies.
This is latest in a series of interdisciplinary intersex studies conferences that have brought people together from around the world to talk about health, medicine, human rights, advocacy, law and social policy.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will now take place online, on 21 and 22 April 2021.