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The University of Queensland Business School announces

The 12th biennial conference of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA12)

4-6 July 2023

Hybrid Conference (In-person & Online)


Conference Convenors

Dr Kate Power (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Associate Prof Terry Fitzsimmons (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Conference Theme

The 12th biennial conference of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA12) will be held 4-6 July 2023 as a hybrid conference at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

IGALA is the premiere international scholarly organisation for the study of language as it relates to the construction and representation of gender and sexuality. Since its founding in 1999, IGALA has been dedicated to supporting and promoting research on language, gender and sexuality, and to communicating to the wider world about relevant gender, sexuality and language issues.

The theme of IGALA12 2023 is Gender, Language, and Sustainable Organizations.

With this theme, we aim to highlight both

  • the many ways in which organizations provide an important context for language, gender and sexuality scholarship, and
  • the potential that language, gender and sexuality scholarship has to shape holistically sustainable organizations.

Our goal is to showcase language, gender and sexuality scholarship from diverse cultural, linguistic and geographical contexts, focusing on work that engages with ecological, social, economic, and/or cultural sustainability, particularly within organizational contexts. We also encourage discussions of methodological and epistemological interest to the field of language, gender and sexuality scholarship.

We hope to welcome you to IGALA12!