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Calls For Papers & Other Academic Opportunities:


Academic Opportunities:

Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy

Why a Women’s Public Policy Fellowship? The fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, D.C., this program is unique—the only graduate level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women.

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited institution in the U.S. or who have completed such a program within the past 18 months are eligible. WCPI strongly recommends that applicants complete at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying and display serious interest in research and policymaking relevant to women’s issues.

To Apply: Materials may be downloaded from WCPI’s website or obtained by mail from the Congressional Fellowship Program, Women’s Congressional Policy Institute, 409 12th Street, SW, Suite 702, Washington, DC 20024. Candidates may submit applications by mail or e-mail. No faxed applications will be accepted. The application and supporting materials must be received at WCPI no later than Thursday, May 31, 2018.


Sprinkle: An Undergraduate Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies

Sprinkle is seeking submissions for its upcoming spring 2018 volume! sprinkle, an international undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies, is looking for submissions that meet the following requirements:

  • Critical engagement with issues of gender and sexuality from all disciplines
  • Creative submissions will be considered (i.e. poetry, short stories, etc.)
  • Exploration of gender, sexuality, and intersectionality in feminist and queer theory
  • No more than 3000 words
  • Formatting and citations in APA style
  • Submissions must be authored by undergraduate students, students who graduated within the last year, or graduate students in their first year of grad school
  • Submit as an email attached to Include your name, school, and 100 word bio in the body of the email




Reproductive Freedom in Action 2018

Registration for the third annual Reproductive Freedom in Action Conference is open! This year’s conference line-up takes full advantage of being in the largest, most diverse city in Texas: Houston!  Highlights of the program include the political landscape in Texas, the latest research on how to talk about abortion, and practical skill-building to prepare folks to be movement leaders, and cutting-edge strategies for achieving access for all women, transgender, and non-binary people. Over the past two years, we’ve seen how this conference can act as an incredible networking opportunity and catalyst for action. The fee to attend is only $10, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. The registration page is here: . We would be happy to waive that $10 fee for folks who cannot afford it.


6th  Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues, “Race and Intersecting Feminist Futures”

October 19-21, 2018, Seneca Falls, NY

The Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues is a collaborative effort to reinvigorate Seneca Falls as a site of feminist activism and intellectual exchange. We invite students, faculty, and community activists to participate in a weekend of dialogue on the following themes:

  • Intersectional Resistance and Activism
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Immigration, Refugees, and Border-Crossing
  • Indigenous Sovereignty and Activism
  • Queering Racial Justice
  • Transfeminism
  • Digital Spaces
  • Popular Culture and Representations
  • Feminism, Race, and the Arts
  • Race and the Seneca Falls Legacy
  • Women of Color on the Margin of Traditional Feminist Movements
  • Constructions of Disability
  • Media Literacy and Bias


Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2018. Proposals will be accepted through our submission form, which is detailed below and accessible here.


We are seeking group-led sessions that involve active audience participation and focused discussion of issues raised by the conference themes. Any inclusion of pedagogy is always welcome. Session proposals should indicate how organizers will present information, pose questions, and facilitate conversation. All proposals must include:
1. Title of the session.
2. Identification of relevant conference theme(s)
3. A 2-3 sentence summary of session’s focus and relevance to conference theme(s).
4. Name of each session organizer and affiliation, if applicable.
5. Name of one organizer who will serve as the contact person. Include for the contact person a home or institutional address, email, and telephone number.
6. 250-500 word description of the session’s focus and organization. This should include how the organizers will introduce the topic, questions they will pose, and a clear explanation of how the organizers will involve the audience in dialogue.
7. List of technology needs.


Please visit the Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues website for additional information about current and past Dialogues.