Session 4: Developing Feminist Leadership and Research on Movements and Indigenous Communities in the Global South

The Global South offers a rich context for understanding feminist leadership and feminist research, especially in/on social movements and indigenous communities.  Yet this area is underexplored and undertheorized, therefore contributing to the invisibility of Third World women both in scholarship and in the politics of change and social revolution.

This session explores this area from the experience and perspectives of women and indigenous communities in the Global South.  How do women in the Global South deal with issues of gender in movement leadership? What issues and problems do women encounter in creating and leading movement organizations in the context of state authoritarianism that is often patriarchal?  How do they collectively deal with these issues? What insights do they offer about conceptualizing and doing feminist leadership and feminist research?

Session organizers: Ligaya Lindio McGovern, Indiana University (USA), lmcgover@iuk.edu & Morena Tartari, University of Southampton (UK), M.Tartari@soton.ac.uk

This session is part of “Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Transnational Conversations on Resistance, Movements and Transformations – A Free Virtual SSSP Global Outreach Conference,” May 18-21, 2022, organized by the Society for the Study of Social Problems and co-hosted by the EJ/CJ digital hub of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB (USA). Please send your proposal for an individual contribution to the corresponding session organizer(s) by March 20, 2022. Your response to the call for a themed session should entail a title plus an abstract of 250 to 350 words. Please add a brief biographical note.