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The history of the IGALA conference series

Since 2000, IGALA has held a biennial conference which, reflecting the international membership of the association, has been held all over the world. In 2023, the 12th IGALA conference will be held in Brisbane, Australia - see the 'Conference' tab for more details.


Previous conferences:


IGALA 1 - Stanford University, California, United States May 5-7, 2000

IGALA 2 - Lancaster University, United Kingdom, April 12-14, 2002

IGALA 3 - Cornell University, New York, United States, June 5-7, 2004

IGALA 4 - University of Valencia, Spain, November 8-10, 2006

IGALA 5 - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, July 3-5, 2008

IGALA 6 - Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan, September 18-20, 2010

IGALA 7 - Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo, Brazil, June 20-22, 2012

IGALA 8 - Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, June 5-7, 2014

IGALA9 - City University, Hong Kong, May 19-21, 2016

IGALA10 - University of Gabarone, Botswana, June 20-22, 2018

IGALA11 - online, hosted by Queen Mary University of London, 22-24 June 2021.





IGALA board members


The current President is  Claire Maree, and the Vice-President (President Elect) Denise Troutman. All members of IGALA may run for President or for any other role on the IGALA committee; elections are held every three years via this site. The election process for 2018 is currently open - see here for more details.


Below, some of the current and past members of the IGALA Board are shown at the closing of IGALA9 in Hong Kong. From left to right are Kate Power (chair of IGALA12 organising committee), Lucy Jones (past communications officer), Brian King (chair of IGALA9 organising committee), Lia Litosseliti (past president), Tommaso Milani (past journal editor), Sally McConnell-Ginet (previous member), Allyson Jule (chair of IGALA8 organising committee), Jane Sunderland (past president), Holly Cashman (past president), Michelle Lazar (past president), Joanna Pawelczyk (former member), Federica Formato (former member), Agnes Kang (past president), Benedict Rowlett (former postgraduate student representative).














IGALA newsletters


To join our mailing list, and receive updates from IGALA, you must first become a member of the Association. You can find out more about this here. To read previous IGALA Newsletters, just click on the icons below. 



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