International Studies Association: 2019 Annual Convention

Hagen, J. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Participated in two roundtables, two panels (one as a chair) and one town hall in addition to serving as a member of the LGBTQIA Caucus.

Town Hall: Early Career Scholar Town Hall
Participant: Jennifer Fontanella (ISA, Director of Operations )
Participant: Giulianna Franchetti (University of Connecticut)
Moderator: Kristy A. Belton (International Studies Association)
Moderator: Jamie J. Hagen (Queen's University Belfast)

The Early Career Scholar (ECS) Town Hall is a space where graduate students and scholars who are within five years of earning their PhD can exchange thoughts on a range of issues. Moderated by the current James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellow, topics can include professionalization, graduate student needs, and Association-related resources, among others. The ECS Town Hall is a very well-attended, interactive session. Be sure to arrive early and have your business card on hand as there will be a raffle to win free registration to the 2020 ISA Convention in Honolulu! If you would like to raise your questions or suggestions confidentially outside of the open forum, a drop box will be available for you to do so. So bring your questions, suggestions, and friends!
Panel: Navigating ISA 2019 and Other Networking Opportunities (/Challenges)Chairs and Discussants: Chair: Harmonie M. Toros (University of Kent)Participant: Maya M. Eichler (Mount Saint Vincent University)Participant: Gigi Gokcek (Dominican University of California)Participant: Jamie J. Hagen (Queen's University Belfast)Participant: Mariana Kalil (Brazil’s War College)Participant: Brent E. Sasley (University of Texas at Arlington)Participant: Constantino H. Xavier (Brookings India)
Abstract: The ISA annual convention is an excellent opportunity to network with scholars from across the world, but it can also be an isolating experience for those who find the community new and largely unfamiliar. The panelists on this Roundtable would share their approach to networking in academic settings (large and small), and give practical advice to delegates attending the session. The Roundtable also includes representatives of all ISA caucuses, who would further highlight the networking prospects offered by their respective Caucus.

Roundtable title: New Directions in Women, Peace and SecurityParticipants: Chair: Paul C. Kirby (London School of Economics and Political Science)Participant: Laura J. Shepherd (University of Sydney)Participant: Jamie J. Hagen (Queen's University Belfast)Participant: Maria Martin de Almagro Iniesta (Université de Montréal)Participant: Marsha Henry (London School of Economics)Participant: Katrina N. Lee-Koo (Monash University)Participant: Columba Achilleos-Sarll (University of Warwick)

Roundtable title: Queer Theory and IR: Is Queer Theory Really International?ParticipantsChair: Andrew Delatolla (American University in Cairo)Participant: Ahmad Qais Munhazim (Thomas Jefferson University)Participant: Jamie J. Hagen (Queen's University Belfast)Participant: Jaz Dawson (University of Melbourne)Participant: Momin Rahman (Trent University)

Abstract:International relations scholars have taken an increased interest in queer theory and its applications to foreign policy analysis, violence, and historical international political sociology, amongst other subject areas. While the application of queer theory to subjects within the discipline continues to be explored, there arises a problem of queer bodies and experiences in its application. This roundtable aims to provide a discussion of the problem of subjecthood and experience in the application of queer theory to the global south as an investigative framework. It questions whether queer experiences in the global south are being displaced in the application of queer theory. More specifically, it provides room for discussions on queer theory’s use to help understand phenomena in the global south, where the application of Western cultural norms of gender and sexuality constructs a global baseline of queer experiences that may skew indigenous and culturally diverse paradigms of gender, sex, and sexuality.
Abstract: Since the passage of the foundational resolution, there has developed a significant volume of scholarship on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. Contributors to this roundtable investigate the idea that a ‘second generation’ of WPS scholarship is now emerging, proposing that it possesses a number of characteristics. First, it goes beyond debates about protection versus participation that have formed a substantial part of the literature to date. It draws out themes not previously seen in the study of Women, Peace and Security, including, for example, the intersections between countering violent extremism and WPS, the invisibility of race and sexuality in WPS discourse and practice, and the engagement of men within and alongside WPS. Second, it traces the proliferation of actors who are taking on, extending, and transforming WPS principles. This deepening/broadening of WPS can be detected in new attitudes towards the agenda in foreign policy platforms and in those organisations that have engaged with WPS principles beyond the United Nations. Third, it explores new methodologies for investigating WPS politics, practice and principles. The roundtable brings together a number of different perspectives on WPS with the aim of examining the utility of the ‘generational’ metaphor and exploring its contours.

Panel title:  Unpacking ‘Women’: WPS Agenda, Peace Processes and IntersectionalityChair: Jamie J. Hagen (Queen's University Belfast)Discussant: Katharine Millar (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE))
Abstract: The adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the subsequent resolutions that have shaped the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda have constituted a remarkable attempt to bring to the fore the role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian responses and post-conflict reconstruction. In most cases, however, the WPS agenda has been translated merely to ensuring certain representation of women in the policy processes, often disregarding the larger societal dynamics at play. Importantly, there has been a notable lack of attempts to unpack the category of ‘women’ and account for experiences of women that occupy different intersections, livelihoods that are informed by more than a sum of different categories. Using an intersectional lens, this panel aims to shed light on the ways in which various peace processes affect the lives and subjectivities of women in ethnicized, racialized and classed ways. It further tackles the question of what kinds of subjectivity and agency are enacted in such processes and which ones are excluded and silenced. What relations and practices of inequality that shape women’s lived experiences are introduced and consolidated in the process?
Period27 Mar 201930 Mar 2019
Event typeConference
Conference number60th
LocationToronto, Canada
Degree of RecognitionInternational