Exploring Gender Identities Online
"Social media platforms have opened up spaces for users to enact gender identities as well as engage in meta-discourse on gender in online environments. This has made them particularly interesting as sites for researchers studying gendered linguistic patterns within sociolinguistics, as well as those interested in the varied constructions of gender identities from the perspectives of pragmatics, discourse studies, and applied linguistics.
This conference aims to contribute to a wider conversation on the ways in which social media research may be integral to advancing our understanding of the linguistic performances of gender. We look forward to participation from conference attendees, including any insights on methodological approaches, ethical considerations involved in studying gender and/or social media landscapes or findings that challenge previous notions of gender and gender-focused research. The call does not address only linguists, but also those working on similar topics in related fields of media studies, sociology, (digital) ethnography, education, psychology and cultural studies."
The organizers especially encourage submissions from early-career researchers.
Deadline for submitting abstracts 31 March 2021
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