Crossroads in Cultural Studies Lisbon 2020 Conference

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (All day) to Friday, July 31, 2020 (All day)

Organizers: Association For Cultural Studies (ACS) and the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)

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10 January 2020

Abstract submission and panel proposals deadline

15 February 2020

Notification of acceptance

1 February 2020

Registration opens

31 March 2020

Early-bird registration deadline


While the research of our invited keynotes and plenary speakers mostly gravitates around the issues of labour and precarities, decolonizing knowledge and the refugee “crisis” in the Mediterranean, the conference is open to all topics relevant to Cultural Studies. Suggested topics, drawing on the work of our invited keynote, plenary and spotlight speakers, and on more general themes in Cultural Studies research, include:

  • (Anti-)consumption and everyday life

  • Adaptation cultures

  • Borders and mobilities

  • Critical and cultural theory

  • Culture, gender and decolonisation

  • Culture, gender and sexuality

  • Dance cultures

  • Data cultures

  • Digital infrastructure

  • Diversity, culture, governance

  • Extraction: cultures and industries

  • Food cultural studies

  • Gender, sexuality, race and class in the Anthropocene

  • Globalisation and culture

  • Human/non-human relations

  • Indigenous knowledge and politics

  • Managing cities

  • Media regulation: from censorship to piracy

  • Migrant cultural studies

  • Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies

  • Popular affect online

  • Popular cultures and genres

  • Public culture and cultural policy

  • Race, racism and postcoloniality

  • Refugee “crisis” in the Mediterranean

  • Religious diversity

  • Rethinking the human and the post-human

  • Rural cultural studies

  • Screen and media cultures

  • Securitization

  • Transforming/globalising/decolonising universities

  • Urban imaginaries


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