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Workshop "Feminist Data Protection" in Berlin: Submit your abstract by 15 June 2019

  • May 22, 2019

Forum Privacy (‘Forum Privatheit’), a German research project, is hosting an exploratory, multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop on feminist approaches to data protection in Berlin, on 20 November 2019. The workshop takes place before the annual conference of Forum Privacy.

The workshop is organised with the support of the Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD) Schleswig-Holstein, the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW), the Center for Gender and Diversity Research (ZGD) of the University of Tübingen and the Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

The organising committee invites submissions on the topic of feminist and other emancipatory approaches to data protection addressing power imbalances, especially with regard to discrimination, marginalization and oppression. Online gender ascription, surveillance, data processing and identity formation, data activism and Artificial Intelligence are only some of the topics of interest.

Scholars should submit abstracts of 500 to 750 words and a short CV to by 15 June 2019. Submissions by early stage scholars (PhD and post-doc) from all academic fields are particularly welcome.

Upon acceptance of your abstract, you will be expected to submit a draft paper of 8000 words by 3 November 2019.

For further information on the workshop and the submission process, please feel free to contact the organising committee: Regina Ammicht Quinn, Andreas Baur, Felix Bieker, Gloria González Fuster, Marit Hansen, and Jens T. Theilen. You can reach them at

You can read the full Call for Papers here.

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