The 7th International Gender and Language Association Conference (IGALA 7)

IGALA 7 will be held at Universidade do Vale dos Sinos (UNISINOS), São Leopoldo, Brazil, on June 20-22, 2012.

Taking place for the first time in South America, the conference will provide researchers worldwide with an opportunity to present their work and share ideas in the fields of language, gender, and sexuality.

With the theme *Resignifying Gender and Sexuality in Language and Discourse*, IGALA 7 aims to bring together scholars from diverse fields of knowledge as well as geographical regions who are interested in broadening and deepening our understanding of the complex relationships among language, gender and sexuality. In so doing, we encourage new ways of signifying these concepts and their interrelationships, in the following thematic areas:

1. Gender, sexuality, body and identities
2. Gender, sexuality and health
3. Gendered performances as discourse
4. Gender and (dis)empowerment
5. Gender, class, ethnicity and age
6. Gender, sexuality and institutions
7. Gender, media and technology
8. Gender and violence

Guest Speakers (confirmed)

  • Luiz Paulo da Moita Lopes (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Mary Bucholtz (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Kira Hall (University of Boulder, USA)
  • Celia Kitzinger (University of York, UK)
  • Guacira Lopes Louro (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

IGALA 7 will include the following presentation formats:

Plenaries (Guest Speakers), Special Forums (Guest Speakers), Oral Presentations, Round Tables, Workshops, and Posters.

Please, note that the site is not open for submissions yet. Submissions will open on June 30 and run until October 31, 2011.

Organizing Committee 

Conference Chair: Ana Cristina Ostermann, UNISINOS, Brazil

Alexandre do Nascimento Almeida, UFCSPA, Brazil
Aline Winter Sudbrack, UFCSPA, Brazil
Ana Maria de Mattos Guimarães, UNISINOS, Brazil
Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard, University of Birmingham, UK
Cristiane Maria Schnack, UNISINOS, Brazil
Daniela Andrade, UNISINOS, Brazil
Janine Trevisan, PUCRS, Brazil
Joseane de Souza, UNISINOS, Brazil
Marcia del Corona, UNISINOS, Brazil
Mariléia Sell, UNISINOS, Brazil
Sílvio Cazella, UNISINOS/UFCSPA, Brazil

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