LINGUIST List 32.1387

Mon Apr 19 2021

Confs: Anthro Ling, Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Socioling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 19-Apr-2021
From: Erez Levon <>
Subject: 11th Conference of the International Gender and Language Association
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11th Conference of the International Gender and Language Association
Short Title: IGALA11

Date: 22-Jun-2021 - 24-Jun-2021
Location: London (Online), United Kingdom
Contact: Erez Levon
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

IGALA is the premiere international scholarly organisation for the study of language as it relates to the construction and representation of gender and sexuality. Since its founding in 1999, IGALA has been dedicated to supporting and promoting research on language, gender and sexuality, and to communicating to the wider world about relevant gender, sexuality and language issues.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, IGALA11 will take place entirely online. The conference will feature both pre-recorded individual presentations (available on-demand to registered participants 2 weeks before the conference dates) and a series of live events from 222-24 June 2021.

The theme of IGALA11 is Language and the Geopolitics of Gender. With this theme, we aim to highlight the geopolitical dimensions of language, gender and sexuality scholarship. Our goal is to showcase research on configurations of language, gender and sexuality from a diverse range of cultural, linguistic and geographical contexts, and in particular work that engages with issues of coloniality, globalisation, migration, (trans)nationalism and/or modernity. We also aim to encourage discussions of methodological and epistemological diversity, and of the broader dynamics of knowledge creation and dissemination in our field.

Program Information:

IGALA11, hosted by Queen Mary University of London, will be taking online place from 22-24 June 2021.

The programme features 152 individual papers and 6 organised panels, with an additional 35 individual contributions. All individual papers and panel papers will be available as on-demand video content from 8 June 2021.

During the conference itself, we will be hosting 4 plenary talks - from Michelle Lazar, Grace Diabah, Lal Zimman and Susan Ehrlich - as well as 16 live thematic discussion sessions, 2 training workshops and the IGALA General Meeting.

For a list of all IGALA11 events, see our online event site ( There, you can browse details of all of the on-demand papers and live events. Use the Discover menu ( at the top to find information about Plenary Talks, Organised Panels and Individual Papers. You can find information about the schedule of live events (plenaries, panel discussions, thematic discussions) under the At A Glance tab (

Registration is required for access to conference materials (pre-recorded talks) and for attendance/participation at live events (plenaries, discussion sessions). Registration is available until 8 June 2021 on the IGALA11 website ( Membership of IGALA is not required for those not presenting at the conference, though it is encouraged. Details of membership, which includes a subscription to the journal Gender and Language, can be found here:

We look forward to welcoming you to IGALA11 in June!

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