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Mobile Feminisms

What happens when feminism goes mobile, traveling across time and space as well as medial frameworks and cultural repertoires? “Mobile Feminisms: Gender, Social Media, Transnational Connections” explores these questions in seminars, workshops, and further collaborative endeavors between the Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg and Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) New Delhi.

Workshops & Further Activities

Mobile Feminisms Kick-Off Workshop at JMU Würzburg featuring presentations by Prof. Dr. Simi Malhotra (Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi) and Dr. Jennifer Leetsch (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies | Universität Bonn) from May 8 -12, 2023. We thank the Office of the University’s Women’s Representative (Büro der Universitätsfrauenbeauftragte | UFB) for hosting the workshop and supporting the project. presentation Malhotra - presentation Leetsch

Mobile Feminisms Workshop at JMI New Delhi featuring Mobile Feminisms Researchers from JMU and JMI from September 22-27, 2023 poster and March 8-14, 2024 poster / schedule.

Mobile Feminisms Networking Workshop explores the question of how feminism goes mobile through online and analogue connectivities in an appropriately hybrid format from 13-14 October, 2023. The workshop more specifically considers frameworks of publishing, organizing, and working within (and sometimes around) established institutional frameworks such as university structures. Our approach in this compact gathering builds on the power of dialogue between participants based in India and Germany and further aims to activate the original sense of a workshop as a workroom by asking contributors to share not just the concepts and insights guiding their work, but also their practical strategies, procedures, and experiences in getting work done (poster, schedule)

Mobile Feminisms “Work-in-Progress”  Workshop will take place on 17-18 June, 2024. We thank the Office of the University’s Women’s Representative (Büro der Universitätsfrauenbeauftragte | UFB) for hosting the workshop and supporting the project. 

The project is further supported at JMU by the Masters | graduate seminars “Mobile Feminisms I” (Summer Semester 2023) and “Mobile Feminisms II” (Summer Semester 2024) as well as the undergraduate seminar "Feminism(s): Histories and Theories" (Summer Semester 2024).

Mobile Feminisms Research Group

  • Prof. Dr. Simi Malhotra – English – Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
  • Sakshi Dogra, M. Phil –  English –  Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
  • Suman Bhagchandani, M. Phil – English – Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
  • Dr. Jennifer Leetsch – Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies – Universität Bonn
  • Dr. Mareike Spychala – American Studies – Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
  • Prof. Dr. MaryAnn Snyder-Körber – American Cultural Studies – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Sophie Renninger, M.A. – American Studies – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Lukas Hellmuth, M.A.  – American Studies – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Nina Wintermeyer – Mobile Feminisms Project Assistant – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Selale Hannah Erduran – Mobile Feminisms Project Assistant 2024 – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

The Mobile Feminisms Project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst | DAAD) and Indian University Grants Commission (UGC).  

Contact at JMU

Prof. Dr. MaryAnn Snyder-Körber (maryann.snyder-koerber@uni-wuerzburg.de)