University-Institute Women Studies


Conferences X Beta Congress 2020 (La Laguna): “Otherness Writings in the Hispanic World: International Approximations from Cultural Studies and Gender Perspective”

November 4th, 2020

In the international congress, that will take place on the 16, 17, and 18 of December of 2020 in the University of La Laguna, BETA, and the University Institute of Women’s Studies in an online form, we call young researchers to debate about otherness from intersectional approximations, mainly from Gender Studies and Cultural Studies.

The confirmed plenaries are: 

  • Ángeles Mateo del Pino(University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
  • Isabel Castells Molina (University of La Laguna).
  • Meri Torras Francés (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Isabel Clúa Ginés (University of Sevilla)
  • Ana Gallego Cuiñas (University of Granada

Because of the change in modality from face-to-face to online, the time limit for the reception of proposals has been extended. The time limit will now be on November 20th 2020. All the information related to the guidelines regarding the proposals and the inscriptions can be consulted in*this link*.

*Updated Congress Program*

III International Symposium «Precarious life, violence, and social rejection. Against massive production of vulnerability»

February 21st, 2019.

III Internacional symposium «Precarization of life, violence, and social exclusions. Against the massive production of vulnerability»

University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
February 27-28, 2019
Coordinators: María José Guerra Palmero and Inmaculada Perdomo Reyes


Call for papers


The Instituto Universitario de Estudios de las Mujeres (IUEM) at the University of La Laguna gladly invites you to the III International Symposium “Precarization of Life, Violence, and Social Exclusions. Against the Massive Production of Vulnerability” which will be held in San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) on February 27-28, 2019.


In November 2014, we celebrated the first Symposium entitled “Transnationalism, Gender and Migrations” at the Adeje Campus of the University of La Laguna. In July 2016, there was a second symposium entitled “The Borders of the South. Vulnerability, Gender and Intersectional Approaches;” which was held at the Guajara Campus at the University of La Laguna. This third edition aims at questioning what we identify as the massive production of vulnerability linked to economic, labor, migration, and security policies. The precarization of work and life has become the dominant feature of our time, and as such it requires a thorough examination. Therefore, we invite researchers who analyze related aspects from the Humanities and Social Sciences to take part in this Symposium.


This event is part of the activities related to the research project “Justice, Citizenship, and Vulnerability: Precarious Narratives and Intersectional Approaches” (FFI2015-63895-C2-1-R) associated to the Instituto Universitario de Estudios de las Mujeres of the University of La Laguna, and funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia y Universidades (Government of Spain), with the collaboration of the program by the Cabildo de Tenerife “Maria Rosa Alonso.” This Symposium which shares the goals of the research project afore mentioned, intends to systematically review and reconsider the relations between justice and vulnerability in order to classify the problems to be tackled by the theories of justice and citizenship within a socio-economic context of massive and systematic production of precarity.


Additionally, the Symposium also seeks to track the use of denigrating and humiliating language by the media to address marginalized since that practice has led to the production of cultural vulnerability for such groups. Furthermore, it seems clarifying to analyze the precarization of women’s bodies in a global economy from an intersectional perspective – gender, class, ethnicity and migratory status_

Bioethic International Congress: vulnerability, justice and global health

February 19th, 2017.

The Nursing Chair, the Doctorate School, and the Graduate Studies, along with the project I+D+i: FFI2015-63895-C2-1-R : “Justice, Citizenship, and Vulnerability. Precariousness narratives and intersectional focuses”, linked to the IUEM, organize the “I Bioethic International Congress: Vulnerability, Justice, and Global Health”, which will take place in the University of La Laguna on March 30 and 31st.

The congress will have the participation of world-wide recognized speakers, on the framework of an interdisciplinary debate.


2014 Interaction. X International Conference on Human Computer Interaction

    • July 25th, 2014.

More information can be found on the official website: