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FEMALE MIGRATION 2015 : International Conference on Female Migration 2015


When Jul 30, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015
Where Istanbul/TURKEY
Abstract Registration Due Jun 15, 2015
Submission Deadline May 15, 2015
Notification Due May 30, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2015
Categories    gender   female migration   sociology   inequality/equality

Call For Papers

International Conference on Female Migration
Maltepe University Human and Social Sciences Application & Research Center (MUTAM)
the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
Maltepe University, İstanbul, TURKEY
July 30-31, 2015

International Conference on Female Migration 2015
This conference will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines (migration studies, economy, psychology, medicine, management, sociology, anthropology, gender studies etc.) to consider how migration and gender issues are represented worldwide.

July 30-31, 2015
Maltepe University
Maltepe / İstanbul, Turkey
e-mail :

The goal of the conference is to analyse and to explore causes, problems, difficulties, opportunities, prospects, achievements and outcomes for female immigrants and female labour migrants in host countries. We welcome individual papers from different disciplines doing cultural, cross-cultural and multi-cultural research relating to the migration of women and gender issues (migration studies, economy, psychology, medicine, management, sociology, anthropology, gender studies etc.).

This conference is a part of TUBITAK Project that is conducted by Assoc. Prof. Oksana KOSHULKO and Assoc. Prof. Güncel ÖNKAL.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• The migration of women from former Soviet Union countries to Turkey;
• Women-immigrants in host countries;
• Behavior and survival strategies of female migrants in host countries;
• Female migration as a modern phenomenon;
• Labour movements worldwide;
• Gender and racial stereotypes;
• Gender equality and inequality;
• Medical services for female migrants;
• Female migration and shadow economy;
• Legal and illegal status of female immigrants;
• Citizenship and governmental support for female migrants;
• Discrimination and violence against female migrants;
• The law in host countries and its impact on the migration of women;
• Marriage, family, parenting of female immigrants in host countries;
• Modern slavery of female migrants abroad.

Please submit an abstract of the paper (approx. 350-400 words) with a brief author bio of 100-150 words no later than May 15, 2015. Please, submit your work as an attachment in Word [.doc - or - .docx] to All submissions must be final and fully edited.

Abstract Details:
For each abstract you are expected to submit following information:
- Presentation title
- Theme
- Name(s) of author/s
- Affiliation(s) of author/s
- An abstract of the paper (approx. 350-400 words)
- Short (100-150 words) biography of the presenter

Important Dates:
March 30. 2015 Abstract submission opens
May 15, 2015 Submission deadline for all abstracts
May 30, 2015 Notification of the selected abstracts
June 1, 2015 Opening registration for participation
June 15, 2015 Deadline for registration
July 30-31, 2015 The Conference

Date and time: July 30-31, 2015.

Location: The International Conference “Female Migration” will take place at Maltepe University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Registration details: Inclusion in the final program is contingent on payment of the registration fee by the presenting authors by June 15, 2015.

Conference fee: 125 Euro.

The beneficiary details: will be announced.

When making the payment please indicate your name and conference theme: Female Migration

Conference (Draft) Program
“Female Migration”

Thursday, July 30, 2015
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 09:30 am Conference Opening Ceremony
09:30 am - 10:30 am Keynote Speaker
10:30 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am Session 1
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Session 2
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Discussion
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote Speaker
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Session 3
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Discussion
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Session 4
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Discussion
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm Coffee Break
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session 5
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Discussion
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner

Friday, July 31, 2015
09:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote Speaker
10:00 am - 10:45 am The declaration of the final report of the international scientific project: “The migration of women from Ukraine and other former Soviet Union countries to Turkey: differences, similarities, and outcomes”
10:45 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Discussion and Closing Remarks
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Guided Istanbul Tour

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