Call for participation: Embodied (un)certainties: Producing knowledge from the margin. A PhD workshop on affective queerfeminist epistemologies

When (Workshop Date): 2-3 December 2021. Call for Applications (Deadline): 24 October 2021.


  • December 2nd, 2021 (evening): Keynote Lecture by Maria do Mar Pereira, PhD MSc. (University of Warwick)
  • December 3rd, 2021 (full day): Workshop Day with Mag. Dr. Cornelia Schadler (University of Vienna) and Mag. Dr. Katharina Wiedlack (University of Vienna) 

This workshop is aimed at PhD researchers from different disciplines. Together, we want to engage in exploring ideas of knowledge beyond mainstream, canonical ideas, and deepen our understanding of how we, as academic researchers, can grasp and create interdisciplinary knowledge. Since the affective turn in the social and cultural sciences, the conceptualization of ratio and emotion as two different spheres has been contested in multiple ways. Cognition and knowledge are no longer limited to rationality and reason, and various scholars highlight that knowledge has embodied, experienced and felt dimensions. We want to take up this strand of research and explore the multiple (im-)possibilities of cognition and knowledge in creative and innovative ways. As we believe knowledge can help to overcome hierarchical power asymmetries, in our workshop, we especially aim to engage with critical epistemologies in order to deconstruct powerful binaries. A special focus will be on affective queerfeminist, decolonial and intersectional epistemologies.


To apply, please send a letter of motivation (max. 300 words), which details why you want to participate in the workshop, and any pre-existing knowledge you possess on the topic. Make sure to highlight the epistemological and methodological challenges of your current research project that you would like to tackle during the workshop. Please also include a short biographical note and send all in one pdf document to: until October 24th, 2021.

Due to the limited number of participants the workshop is designed for (max.20), we will get back to you with confirmations/rejections and further information in the beginning of November. 

Further information: see document below