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TLNet­work Research Group at ICS-​ULisboa

announces CALL FOR PAPERS for the Conference



Feb­ru­ary 19, 2015 – Feb­ru­ary 20, 2015

Insti­tute of Social Sci­ences, Uni­ver­sity of Lis­bon, Portugal

Keynote speak­ers: Leisy Abrego (Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, UCLA, Chicano/​a Stud­ies); Stephen Cas­tles (Researcher Chair in Soci­ol­ogy, Uni­ver­sity of Sid­ney) (to be con­firmed) and Ellie Vasta, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Depart­ment of Soci­ol­ogy Mac­quarie Uni­ver­sity, Syd­ney (to be confirmed).

Invited pre­sen­ters and dis­cus­sants: Francesca Declich (Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Eth­nol­ogy & Cul­tural Anthro­pol­ogy, Dept. of Inter­na­tional Stud­ies: His­tory, Lan­guages and Cul­tures, Uni­ver­sity of Urbino) and Clau­dia Castelo, Researcher at Uni­ver­sity of Lisbon.

Con­sid­er­ing the impor­tance of gen­der strat­i­fi­ca­tion when the domes­tic space is transna­tional rather than shared, we seek to under­stand how the con­struc­tion of gen­der is refor­mu­lated in the fam­ily when one mem­ber of the fam­ily migrates to another coun­try. Transna­tional rela­tion­ships and prac­tices, as well as rou­tine inter­ac­tions between migrants and their non-​migrant part­ners, have reper­cus­sions on fam­ily, as an insti­tu­tion and on fam­ily relations.

Con­sid­er­ing the method­olog­i­cal options as a strat­egy for the con­cep­tual devel­op­ment of this evolv­ing research area, the objec­tive of this con­fer­ence is to bring together sev­eral, empir­i­cally struc­tured, per­spec­tives with the con­tri­bu­tions of researchers from dif­fer­ent sci­en­tific areas.

Papers are wel­come that seeks to present cur­rent research on frame­works related with transna­tional fam­ily stud­ies. PhD stu­dents are par­tic­u­larly welcome.

The con­fer­ence is con­vened by Marzia Grassi, , PI of the Project “Places and belong­ings” researcher at ICS-​UL and is orga­nized with the help of all the team mem­bers includ­ing: Jeanne Vivet ( Uni­ver­sity Bor­deaux 3, LAM), Tatiana Fer­reira (ICS-​ULisboa) and Luena Mar­inho (ICS-​ULisboa).

It is organ­ised on behalf of TLNet­work research group placed at ICS-​ULisbon, and granted by FCT (PTDC/​AFR/​119149/​2010) in the con­text of the research project ”Places and belong­ings: cir­cu­lar con­ju­gal­i­ties between Angola and Por­tu­gal” www​.place​sand​be​long​ings​.ics​.ul​.pt

The con­fer­ence is open to reg­is­tered TLNet­work mem­bers and non-​members alike. No reg­is­tra­tion fee will be charged. A vol­ume will be edited, based on selected con­fer­ence presentations.

ABSTRACTS(200250 words) should be sent to This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Decem­ber, 20th, 2014

NOTI­FI­CA­TION OF ACCEP­TANCEby Jan­u­ary, 15th, 2015

FINAL PRO­GRAMMEwill be announced at TLNet­work web­page (www​.tlnet​work​.ics​.ul​.pt) and at project web­page (www​.places​nad​be​long​ings​.ics​.ul​.pt).


Con­fer­ence open forPhD stu­dents in the Doc­toral School of Social Sci­ences at ICS-​ULisbon