Registration open for the 2016 Summit on Women, Gender and Well-Being...

Registration is now open for the
2016 Summit on Women, Gender and Well-Being
Women & Well-being: Wisconsin & the World

April 15-16, 2016
Pyle Center, Madison, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Queer People of Color Conference...

The Wisconsin Queer People of Color Conference (WQPOCC) is a space for queer communities of color and allies, particularly students, to come together to engage in meaningful dialogues focused on the intersections of identities of queer people of color (QPOC).
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in educational workshops, presentations, and caucuses that will provide them with tools to navigate societal and institutional barriers that queer people of color encounter on campus and in larger communities. We will explore the complexity and critical necessity of coalition building through intersectional and social justice lenses.

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2016 Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being...

2016 Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being39th Annual Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies ConferenceSave the Dates:  April 15-16, 2016, Pyle Center, UW-MadisonCFP Due Date: November 16, 2015Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Activists! We invite your participation in the Wellness & Empowerment:  Wisconsin & the World: 2016 Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being as the University of Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium partners with the UW-Madison 4W Initiative.Details...

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Transforming the Psychology of Women Conference-Toronto, Ontario, Canada – August 4th – 5th, 2015...

This Summit marks the beginning of a significant paradigm shift regarding
the understanding, conceptualization, and support of girls and women around
the globe. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, and activists are invited
to attend the Summit to be a part of this historical moment and to help
shape the future of the psychology of women.

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Wisconsin Queer People of Color Conference – Free Registration...

Join us for the first Wisconsin Queer People of Color Conference! October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Registration is free The Wisconsin Queer People of Color Conference (WQPOCC) is a space for queer communities of color and allies, particularly students, to come together to engage in meaningful dialogues focused on the intersections of identities of queer people of color (QPOC). Participants will have the opportunity to engage in educational workshops, presentations, and caucuses that will provide them with tools to navigate societal and institutional barriers that queer people of color encounter on campus and in larger communities. We will explore the complexity and critical necessity of coalition building through intersectional and social justice lenses.   The lessons learned at WQPOCC will effect change on both our campuses and in...

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National Young Feminist Leadership Conference...

Anyone attending our National Young Feminist Leadership Conference on March 21, 22, and 23 is eligible to reserve a room at the Double Tree Crystal City at a discounted rate – one that you won’t be able to snag anywhere else in the area. But you’ve only got ’til the end of the night to grab one!

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Invitation to Participate in the Feminist Workshop at the CCCC in Tampa!...

For the past 25 years, the CCCC Committee for the Status of Women has
sponsored the all-day pre-conference Feminist Workshop. The Committee also
organizes the evening special interest group Women’s Network. We are
writing to extend an invitation to register for and participate in the
pre-conference workshop. Historically, the Feminist Workshop has provided a
space for conversations focused on feminist concerns within writing
studies, ranging from research methodologies to mentoring to labor
practices and contingency.

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Call for Papers: National Women’s Studies Conference...

Proposal Submission Deadline
February 23, 2015
The online submission system will open in early January. Please note: All submitters and presenters must have a valid NWSA log in and password to submit. See the FAQ for more details.

About the Theme
As a concept, precarity draws attention to the lived conditions, structured nature, and relational aspects of systemic inequality. Focusing on diverse forms of violence, inequality, and harm pervading contemporary life, precarity names a “politically induced condition in which certain populations suffer from failing social and economic networks of support and become differentially exposed to injury, violence, and death” (Butler 2009, 25). Interrogating precarity as an embodied, political, affective, economic, ideological, temporal, and structural condition can thus illuminate how inequality is constructed and regulated. Precarity, as a framework, is useful for pinpointing how outwardly disparate lives, systems, temporalities, logics, forms of power, sites of trauma, and techniques of social control interrelate; it is equally valuable for naming and contesting the shared logics that rationalize disproportionate harm, containment, and death for some and opportunity and flourishing for others.

NWSA 2015 identifies several thematic areas for critical inquiry and creative engagement in women’s and gender studies and related fields:


NWSA invites all of those interested to submit proposals for panels, papers, workshops, and performances that represent the wide range of intersectional and transnational scholarship in the US and beyond.

Please note: All submitted proposals must address one of the four themes listed. All presenters must have a log in with NWSA in order to submit a proposal. Please review the FAQ for more information.

Full details of the CFP and submissions instructions are now posted on the . The online submission system will open in January.

2015 Conference Presenter Requirements
All accepted presenters must be individual NWSA members for the 2015 membership year AND pre-register for the conference by July 15, 2015.

If you have already renewed your membership for 2015, thank you! To review your membership, please log in using the log in menu on the left hand side of the page. If you have forgotten your password, please click “Forgot your password” and enter the email address you used when you joined NWSA. Your new log in information and password will be sent to you via email. If you have any trouble logging in, please email

To renew your membership now, please log in and click, “Membership Renewal” on the left hand side.

If you have any questions, please contact us

Travel Support
NWSA is working to match the gift to support needs based participation in the conference. Learn more and give today!


Patti Provance
Deputy Director

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NWSA Conference-Call for Proposals...

For the forthcoming NWSA conference (to be held in Milwaukee from November 12-15, 2015), I am assembling a panel about the politics of gender and sexuality in online fashion cultures.  In keeping with 2015’s conference theme of “Precarity” (focusing on themes of vulnerability, affect, and dispossession), the panel will consider (but not be limited to) the following issues: *   The challenges and risks for cis- and transgender women in entering into online fashion spaces (as many women display their faces and bodies as part of their involvement in fashion social media sites) *   The possibilities which online fashion spaces present for both connection and inclusion (with women finding the means to build alternative fashion communities), as well as for alienation and antagonism (with online sites creating more opportunities for judgment about gender boundaries in...

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Women & Science Program Spring Conference...

The 2015 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference will be held May 18-19 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. We are now open for submission of proposals for presentations. Please share teaching, advising, mentoring, or other strategies that attract and retain students and educators who are underrepresented in STEM. Priority will be given to presentations that include assessment of the activity. The form will ask for your contact information, availability, a title, and short abstract for your presentation. Presenters’ meals and rooms will be paid for by the Women & Science Program; campuses will be asked to cover the mileage to get to the conference site.

For more information about the conference, and the online abstract submission form, go to
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The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 20, 2015.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.
Leigh Ann Mrotek
Interim Director, UW System Women & Science Program

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Upcoming Conferences

CONFERENCES Feminism in Theory, Practice, and Policy( February 19-22, 2015, Washington Marriott Georgetown, Washington, DC It’s Time to Register for the 2015 SWS Winter Meeting Registration is open until February 6, 2015 ________________________________ Democracy’s Promise: Deisolating Gendered Experiences Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas. After the symposium, presenters are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal hosted by the Texas Digital Library. To register to be an author or reviewer, go to: Center for Diversity and Gender Studies Texas State University 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666-4616 ________________________________ The Eleventh Social Theory Forum New Perspectives in Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and...

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1st Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies...

The TIIKM’s 1st Annual World conference on Women’s studies 2015 will be held on March 24-25, 2015, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The organizing committee of WCWS-2015 devotes itself to supply the most cutting-edge updated information to you. During the conference, we will set up a series of activities such as Scientific Program, Exhibition, key note sessions, Posters and so on.
In hosting this conference, TIIKM’s main objective is to intensify the information exchange of the result in academic research and case studies in the field of women’s studies. In particular, discussions will focus on possibilities to eliminate the discrimination against women. We hope this most influential meeting will leave you a deep impression. And you could find what you need and get the best cooperation opportunity here.

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Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies...

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester is excited to announce its 2015 International Graduate Conference, “Between Identities and Environments.” This year’s conference committee invites submissions that consider intersections between identities and environments. In light of recent contestations involving populations and spaces, such as those occurring in Ferguson, MO., Ukraine, and Gaza, we witness that communities are fractured and forced to migrate, and that solidarities emerge when we think of identities and environments as enmeshed. This year’s theme seeks to explore this interaction in its many inflections and to consider how the movement of bodies between spaces, nations, institutions, or technologies foregrounds issues of gender and sexuality.

This conference aims to foster an environment of interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. To this end we invite graduate students working in all disciplines, including those in the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, to present research responding to questions related our theme.

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Gender Matters: All in the Family Conference...

For the forthcoming Gender Matters: All in the Family Conference (to be held in University Park, Illinois from April 17-18, 2015), I am assembling a panel on Teaching Family History. (My own paper focuses on my work developing a course on the history of the family in the United States for my university.) Questions which the panel will consider include, but are not limited to:

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Popular Culture Association Conference...

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association invites submissions for papers for its Women’s Studies area, for its forthcoming conference in New Orleans, LA from April 1-4, 2015.

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Call for Papers “Gender and Sexuality: Identity Borderlands”...

Call for Papers “Gender and Sexuality: Identity Borderlands” Alliance of History Graduate Students Conference on the History of Gender and Sexuality University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee February 20-21st, 2015 Abstract due December 15th Conference theme explained: The Alliance of History Graduate Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is pleased to announce their annual inter-disciplinary conference, with this year’s theme highlighting gender and sexuality. “Identity borderlands” is a phrase meant to bring to mind intersectionality—the borderlands where gender and sexuality cross paths with race, class, culture, and a host of other identities. This conference hopes to examine, critique, and advance the historical meanings of gender, sexuality and identity within an intersectional context/framework. We are particularly interested in receiving papers from a spectrum of disciplines and a broad range of genres that help illuminate these themes. Topics:...

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Call for Proposals: Global Discourses...

We invite individual or panel proposals for presentations on any topic on women’s and/or gender issues and debates from scholars, activists, non-profit professionals, and graduate students in all scholarly fields and disciplines, including the humanities, sciences, social sciences, education, arts, design, business, law, and sports.

Given our general conference theme, Global Discourses in Women’s and Gender Studies, we are interested in presentations that provide feminist perspectives of the influence of global forces on women’s and/or gendered experience, and that examine connections between local/national and global issues related to gendered existence.

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Gender Matters Conference

Gender Matters is an academic conference highlighting research on gender, women, and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. Conference planners seek to bring together scholars, researchers, activists, practitioners, and students to discuss the ongoing role of gender in structuring society. We invite submissions for individual papers, panels, performances, workshops, films/videos, and posters.

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International Conference on Psychology and the Arts...

The 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, June 24-28, 2015.

The conference is sponsored by the PsyArt Foundation and the University of Malta. Our hosts are Dr Louis Laganà of the Art Department and Professor Carmel Cefai of the Psychology Department at the University of Malta.

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A Matter of Mindfulness Conference...

Our annual community conference invites faculty, staff, students and community members to share current research around a central, interdisciplinary theme. Topics will be explored during workshops, hands-on art activities, meditative practices, and music-making. This conference is open to the campus and the public at large.

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