International Conference: Transnationalism, Gender and Migration. The Intersectional challenges of Social Mobility

13-14 November 2014

Place: Campus Universitario de la Universidad de La Laguna, Villa de Adeje, Canary Islands, Spain

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Transnationalism, Gender and Migration. The Intersectional challenges of Social Mobility

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL 10TH SEPTEMBER 2014

Organised by: Maria José Guerra (ULL) and Laura Oso (UDC)
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IUEM- Instituto Universitario de Estudios de las mujeres- Universidad de La Laguna. ESOMI- Sociology of International Migrations Research Team - Universidade da Coruña.


The key objective of this Conference is to articulate the debate surrounding issues of gender and migration from a Citizenship, Inter-generational and Social Mobility approach. Over the past two decades there has been a growing interest in the study of mobilities from a gender perspective. Literature has focused mainly on shedding light on the active participation of women in population movements, with particular attention on the transnational approach. Research has centred principally on the analysis of the reproductive role of migrant women as domestic servants, sex workers and care givers within the process of globalization. Literature also expanded around the issue of the transnational family. Nevertheless, less attention has been paid to the study of gendered mobilities from a Citizenship and Human Rights approach, as well as to the intergenerational and social mobility perspectives. The economic recession, which dates back to 2008, has had a tremendous impact on migrants and has led to a gendered restructuration of the strategies devised by households in an attempt to overcome the current climate of financial adversity. Within this context, transnational families are dealing with intergenerational social mobility strategies in order to face the economic recession (including complex forms of mobility, return, etc.). Lastly, gender and migration debates have focused essentially on non-qualified female workers, so scant attention has being paid to women professionals on the move.

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YVONNE RIAÑO

Yvonne Riaño obtained her PhD from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and has lectured over the years at Canadian, Austrian and Swiss universities. She is currently a Research Project Leader at the Institute of Geography of the University of Neuchâtel and a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Geography of the University of Bern (Switzerland). She is considered a leading scholar on skilled migration and gender. Her main research interests are employment inequalities related to gender and ethnicity, love migration, international student migration, transnational networks, and participatory research. Yvonne Riaño has extensively published in international books and top journals such as Environment and Planning A, International Journal of Migration and Integration, Diversities, Nouvelles Questions Féministes and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. She has recently completed a large research project on "Employment Inequalities in Switzerland: The Significance of Gender and Origin", carried out within the Swiss National Research Programme on Gender Equality (NRP60). She currently leads the research project "International Migration of Students from the South to the North" situated at the National Center of Competence in Research "The Migration-Mobility Nexus" of the University of Neuchâtel.

 

GENOVEVA ROLDÁN DÁVILA

Senior Researcher at the Institute of Economic Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). PhD in International Economics and Development from the Complutense University of Madrid. Member of the Level 1 National System of Researchers. Specialist in international labour markets. Member of the Trustee Board of the “Sin Fronteras” (without frontiers) Civil Association. Coordinator of the bulletin Momento Económico (new age). Author of publications such as “Constructing a care model for migrant women who are victims of sexual violence in Mexico”.

 

STELLA GONZÁLEZ-ARNAL

 

 

Stella is Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Hull, UK. She has taught philosophy at the Universities of Hull, Keele, and Leeds. In 2000 she won a postdoctoral research award from the Fundación Séneca in Spain. She is a member of the Society for Women in Philosophy. Stella's research interests are in the fields of gender theory, philosophy of mind, feminist epistemology, the philosophy of science, and developments in bio-technology. She has recently published papers on Rationality, Intersectionality and Gender theory and she has edited a book entitled Embodied Selves  with K.Lennon and G.Jagger (2012, Palgrave). She is the coordinator of the MISEAL project in Hull. This is an ALFA III European Union funded project entitled Development of Policies to Promote Widening Participation and Equal Opportunities in Higher Education institutions in Latin America. There are sixteen universities collaborating in this project, four from the EU and twelve from Latin America.

 

 


Scientific Committee

Organising Committee:

With the support of:




SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The conference organisers invite paper proposals following the three areas of discussion suggested in different world regions. We invite interested participants to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.

We expect each proposal to clearly articulate the subject matter and its relevancy to the conference theme.

Proposals should include the paper's title and the author's name, affiliation, and contact information, as well as a bio of 100 to 125 words describing the author's background, accomplishments and research interests. Please sent the proposals to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL 10TH SEPTEMBER 2014

Some of the papers that are not accepted could be submitted in poster format (the scientific committee will inform about this possibility directly to interested participants)


Thursday 13th November

09:15 Registration
09.45 Inauguration
10:00

Keynote Lecture

Yvonne Riaño: "Unbounded Transnational Mobility Geographies of Fear, Geographies of Difference, and Gender" (University of Bern).

11:30 Coffee-break.
12:00 Workshops
14:00 Lunch Break
15:00 Workshops
17:00 Coffee-break.
17:30 Workshops

 

Friday 14th November

09:30 Workshops
11:30 Coffee-Break
12:00

Keynote Lecture 

Stella González-Arnal: “Rethinking Interseccionality in an International Context: Equal Opportunities in Latin-American Higher Education Institutions” (University of Hull)

14:00 Lunch Break

15:00

17:00

17:30

Workshops

Coffee-Break

Close of Conference

Genoveva Roldán Dávila: "La paradoja liberal renovada y la migración México-Estados Unidos a veinte años del TLCAN” (Institute of Economic Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico)

 

 Click here to access the programme

 

Delegates will have 20 minutes to present their papers. Power point is available in all rooms, as well as access to internet.

 

 

 


The conference venue will be the Centro de Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje, CDTCA

Calle Las Jarcias Nº 4, El Galeón

38670 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tlf. 922 05 01 50 – Fax: 922 77 55 06

http://www.adeje.es/ayuntamiento/174-centro-de-desarrollo-turistico

 

TRASPORT FROM THE HOTEL ARENAS DEL MAR TO CONFERENCE VENUE

Organising Committee provides free travel, so the participants can go from the hotel Arenas del Mar to the Conference’s Venue.

 

The trasport for the first day of the conference will leave the hotel on Thursday 13th November at 8:45. Delegates should be at this hour at the hotel lobby to go together to the Conference Venue. Transport will be also available from the Conference Venue to El Medano (Hotel Arenas del Mar) at 19:30. On Friday 14th November transport will leave the hotel Arenas del Mar in the morning at 9:00 and come back from the Conference Venue at 19:30. 

 

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Adeje is a town with an average annual temperature of 24 ºC and a wide variety of specially-protected coastal and mountainous natural areas.

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For more information please visit council website


The conference fee is €70. Students who can provide proof of status are entitled to a special discount. The fee for students is €55.

Finally, meals and coffe-breaks will be included in the registration fee for all the Conference participants. Organising Committee also provides free travel, so the participants can go from the hotel Arenas del Mar to the Conference’s Venue.

The organization does not provide any travel grants to participants.
Space is limited, so remember to register early to avoid disappointment. Registration closes on 10 November 2014.

Registration should be done throught the Fundación General de la Universidad de La Laguna website fg.ull.es/A14030279.


For more information about Registration, please check REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 


ACCOMMODATION

The offered accommodation will be at the KN HOTEL ARENAS DEL MAR, located in the charming town of El Médano. We will provide free travel by bus so the participants can go from the hotel to the Conference’s Venue. The organization has negotiated special prices for the participants, as it can be seen in the chart below. Reservations shall be made directly through the hotel’s reservations department, contacting

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and mentioning one’s participation in the conference Transnationalism, Gender and Migration. Please, book as soon as possible, since November is peak season in Tenerife and most of the hotels are fully booked, also the prices are high for this time of the year. The organization will not be in charge of the transport if the participants to this event make a reservation in other hotel.

Those participants that come alone to the conference and that wish to share a room with other conference participants can send an email to  Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.  and we will try to find you a roommate. Hotel does not take the responsibility of including together participants, in shared rooms, that do not know each other. 

 

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Arenas del Mar Hotel is located in the South of the island of Tenerife, only 10 minutes away from Reina Sofia’s airport of South Tenerife. The taxi fare from South Tenerife’s Airport to the hotel is 15 € approximately

The Conference Hotel is located only 20 minutes away from Adeje, where the Conference will take place, 28.7km by car.

Kn Hotel Arenas del Mar· El Médano · Tenerife:
Av. Europa, 2, El Médano (38612 – Tenerife) Islas Canarias – España
Phone: +34 922 179 830
Booking: + 34 922 788 778

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Double Junior Suite Room – 2 Adults
Sea and Mountain views. Breakfast Buffet Included.


92€ // 46€ each.


Double Junior Suite Room – 1 Adult
Mountain views. Breakfast Buffet Included.


78€.


Double Junior Suite Room – 2 Adults
Mountain views. Breakfast Buffet and Dinner Included.


104€// 52€ each


Double Junior Suite Room – 1 Adult
Mountain views. Breakfast Buffet and Dinner Included.


84€

 

http://www.knhoteles.com/es/knhoteles/apartados/knhotelestenerife1/arenasdelmar

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DINNER 13th NOVEMBER

 

A dinner will be organized on Thursday 13th at 20:30 at El Templete Restaurant (El Medano), the price is 20 euros (all included).  

Participants that wish to participate at the dinner should make a reservation at the email of the Conference ( Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla. ) They should pay for the dinner fees in the registration desk the first day of the conference. 

Adress:
El Templete Restaurant
Calle Mencey de Abona, 2 
Centro Comercial El Medano 
EL MEDANO, GRANADILLA DE ABONA  (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)  38612
E-mail:  Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
Teléfono: 922 176 079 - 922 178 439

See the map at the Restaurant's webpage http://www.eltemplete.es/

 

TRANSPORT FROM THE AIRPORTS TO ADEJE

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Arriving from Tenerife South – Reina Sofia (TFS)

There is a fast and convenient connection between Reina Sofia airport and the island's different cities and tourist areas. It is located in the south of Tenerife and is only 20 mins from Adeje by car, taxi or bus; 50 mins from the island's capital, Santa Cruz, and approximately an hour from Puerto de la Cruz in the north.

Information on bus routes and timetables may be found via the following link: www.titsa.com

Arriving from Tenerife North – Los Rodeos (TFN)

extremely well linked with the different northerly and southerly points of the island. It is an hour away from Adeje by car, taxi or bus, and 5 and 15 mins respectively from Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz in the north.

Information on bus routes and timetables may be found via the following link: www.titsa.com

 

Taxi Villa de Adeje

Avda. Ernesto Sartí 38660 Costa Adeje
Tel. 922714462 922715407
http://www.taxiadeje.com/