Annual Conference of International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies (RINGS)

"Gender, Climate, Movement: Feminist research and activism meet climate change and mobility"

18th - 20th October 2023 

Anthropogenic climate change and its environmental, social and economic impacts are one of the great challenges of our time. It is also deeply gendered – with the concept of gender here understood as a social construct mediated by various axes of power, including race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, age and further dimensions such as space, locality, and time. Current global and local crises go hand in hand with, among other things, gender-related inequalities. This is also true for the respective framings as crisis and the approaches to dealing with it. Contemporary feminist research, as well as activism in different parts of the world, revolve around the effects of climate change on environment, communities, and social (power) relations.

The conference includes international contributions that address intersectional gender perspectives, climate and mobility in science and activism, not only symbolically and metaphorically, but also with a commitment to material, structural changes in the world. They address the urgent need for fundamental socio-ecological transformations, questioning traditional ways of doing things and highlighting opportunities for reorientation.


The local organising team consists of

Center of Gender Studies (ZG), Paderborn University, Prof. Dr. Antje Langer, Dr. Claudia Mahs, Annalisa Mattei, Lisa Hirdes und Lena Sauer

Essen College of Gender Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen

Chair of Sociology/Social Inequality and Gender, Ruhr University Bochum, Prof. Dr. Heike Kahlert

Gender Research Office, University of Vienna, Prof. Dr. Sabine Grenz

The event is supported by the Presidential Board of the Paderborn University.

Here you can find general information about the Annual Conference RINGS. 

Further information about the programme of the annual conference can be found here.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Annalisa Mattei annalisa.mattei[at]uni-paderborn[dot]de or Claudia Mahs cmahs[at]mail[dot]upb [dot]de

Conference fee

For all participants unless otherwise agreed with the committee, a conference fee per day of €50 or for the whole conference of €100 is required.

In the next few days you will find more information here on how to transfer the participation fees.


Click here to register.

Travel tips

Traveling to Paderborn

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Campus Map

Here you can find the campus map. 

The conference takes place at the University of Paderborn, in the building L, room L3.204.


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