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Calls For Papers & Other Academic Opportunities:

 

Academic Opportunities:

The Reproductive Rights Service Corps

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College. Undergraduate students intern at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues from reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass incarceration. If you have questions, email rrasc@hampshire.edu. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Internship stipend is: $3500

Application deadline: January 16, 2018

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must currently be an undergraduate student at a US college/university
  • Must not be graduating in Spring/Summer 2018
  • Must be able to attend the CLPP Conference in Amherst, MA, April 13-15, 2018 (CLPP will cover all travel costs for students who live outside of Western Massachusetts)

 

Point Foundation Scholarship

Faculty, if you know any talented undergraduate or graduate students who might be a good fit for the Point Foundation’s scholarship for LGBTQ+ students, please consider suggesting this great opportunity to them. The application period for our 2018-2019 higher education scholarships will remain open until January 29, 2018. All members of the LGBTQ+ community can apply to be a Point Foundation scholar! Apply today: http://www.pointfoundation.org/apply

 

University of Florida Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Research

WGST undergraduates! The University of Florida Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Research invites you to apply to their MA program.

Our MA program offers a vibrant and diverse faculty, flexible requirements, and excellent preparation for those wishing to go on for doctoral work or professional employment. Our areas of expertise, noted on the flyer, include gender and sexuality studies, transnational feminism, postcolonial theory, health and medicine, media studies, social movements, literature and culture, and more. We enjoy close relationships with other programs including African American Studies, African Studies, Latin American Studies, and Asian American Studies, as well as the major disciplinary departments at UF. In addition to our twelve core faculty members, we have over 100 affiliated faculty members who offer cross-listed courses, serve on graduate committees, and collaborate in other ways with the Center.

We offer innovative teaching and research, both Thesis and Non-Thesis MAs, combined MA/JD option, access to Graduate Assistantships with tuition remission, and faculty who work closely with graduate students at a major state university that is known for its wide range of specializations. Students may choose MA committee members from core and affiliate faculty, giving them broad opportunities for professional development. Graduates of our program have gone on to a variety of PhD programs as well as employment in teaching and research, nongovernmental organizations, social services, advocacy, journalism and the media.

Gainesville, Florida is a great location for graduate studies as it is a medium-sized university town with a host of resources and welcoming climate. Our students come from around the country and internationally, and find UF and the wider community to provide a progressive, affordable, and culturally rich environment in which to live. Many of our students elect to carry out internships in local organizations that offer academic credit and valuable hands-on experience, preparing them for post-graduate employment and active participation as global citizens.

Our deadline for consideration for admission and funding is February 1st, 2017. Please visit our website at http://www.wst.ufl.edu/ for more information. Inquiries about our graduate program may be made to our Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Kendal Broad at klbroad@ufl.edu.

 

The Department of Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University

The Department of Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University is currently accepting applications for admission to our doctoral program in Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies. Program hallmarks include: small, cohort-specific seminar courses; transdisciplinarity (i.e., transformative integration of diverse disciplinary methodologies and theories); multicultural-feminist and womanist critical social theories and rigorous scholarship in the service of progressive social change; close mentorship by faculty.  Full-time doctoral students will be considered for university-wide scholarships and graduate teaching assistantships. Graduates of the program will be prepared to meet the growing regional, national, and international needs for professors of Women’s & Gender Studies and related disciplines and for leaders of nongovernmental, social service, and research agencies that address women’s and other social-justice issues. As the largest public university primarily for women and one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in the nation, Texas Woman’s University offers doctoral students a unique opportunity to combine social-justice issues with transformational, multicultural scholarship and pedagogy. For more information, click here, or contact Dr. AnaLouise Keating, director of the doctoral program in Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies: akeating@twu.edu. The admission deadline is February 1, 2018.

 

Conferences

Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies Conference

Submissions are invited for the seventh meeting of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) hosted by Sharyn Clough at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, to be held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in downtown Corvallis, Wednesday August 1 through Sunday August 5, 2018. FEMMSS is a multidisciplinary organization. We welcome papers, posters, panels, and workshops from any academic discipline and from outside the academy. We especially encourage work that crosses traditional boundaries—disciplinary and academic/non-academic, among others—to expose how issues of disability, gender, race, socioeconomic status, and other areas of difference shape our understandings of the world, including science scholarship, participation, policies, outcomes, and practice. In addition to showcasing innovative work, FEMMSS aims to build a supportive network in feminist science studies, epistemologies, metaphysics, and feminist methodologies across disciplines, from humanities to social sciences to STEM fields. It especially aims to include and encourage those who are underrepresented or are in other ways disadvantaged within their home disciplines.

 

The submission deadline is noon February 26th, 2018 PST; acceptance notifications by noon April 2nd, 2018, PST.

 

You are permitted one submission, unless you are submitting a poster. If you are submitting a poster, you can also submit an abstract for a paper, panel, or workshop. To submit please go here and sign up for an account. Guidance on making presentations accessible will be provided to presenters on notification of acceptance of a submission. Direct questions regarding submissions totracy.bowell@waikato.ac.nz

 

First Annual Conference, Centre for Gender, Feminisms & Sexualities (CGFS) University College Dublin, Ireland
23rd-25th May 2018

Emerging feminisms and gender studies have over the last decade and more placed an increased emphasis on an understanding of social relationships, power structures and social change through the intersections of race, class, gender and sexualities. The core question now is how can feminism and gender studies continue to offer critical insights and understandings in the context of the rise of the right, new nationalisms and the growing ethnic, class, gender and religious conflicts, within and between nations-States? And how can gender studies and feminism contribute to current discourses on power (both historical and current), strategies of resistance and formations of solidarity? What kind of space do identity politics and intersectionality occupy in political action? Who gets to frame the language and the scope of debate within feminism, gender and queer studies? How are southern theories and decolonial praxis changing the academy? How does representation in popular culture, media, digital culture, literature and other forms of cultural practice and production promote or challenge forms of gender justice and injustice? What can we learn for the present and future from subjugated histories, including the histories of women’s struggles and histories of conflict and subordination between women? The aim of this conference is to reflect on these and related questions from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary fields, and from the perspective of those active and committed to creating the conditions for change in Ireland and globally.

 

Submissions from all academic disciplines, as well as activists, community groups, and others working toward gender justice are welcomed. We also encourage artists and performers to submit proposals on creative work or work presented in non-traditional forms. Submit your proposals by email attachment to: cgfs@ucd.ie by Friday 2nd February. Please include your name, affiliation where relevant, a short bio (100-150 words) and an abstract describing your presentation. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Panel proposals are also welcome. If you are submitting a panel proposal, please send a panel abstract of no more than 250 words as well as details of participants and presentations.

 

Encountering the Other In French and Francophone Literature, Arts, and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Graduate and Post Graduate Conference

Saturday, March 24

An interest in the Other is omnipresent throughout French and Francophone literature and literary theory. From Montaigne’s Les Cannibales to Colette’s Le pur et l’impur, the literary world has long sought to encounter and unmask the Other. Indeed, the history of literature itself could be considered an encounter with the Other, be it other humans, other species, or other “things” altogether.

 

The Department of French at Rutgers University would like to reflect upon the animosity between the established norms and the representations of the Other in French literature. Are the Self and the Other complementary or conflicting terms? Can literature write about the Self without writing about the Other? Does literature diffuse false representations of the Other or bring readers closer to radical otherness? We would like to consider the binary between Self and Other at various historical moments in France and throughout the francophone world. Can literature speak for, or perhaps speak to, the Other?

 

This conference will have a panel format. We welcome papers in both French and English. We particularly welcome papers that address multiple art forms and the relationship between them. Abstracts of approximately 250-500 words should be submitted to the following email address – encounteringtheother2018@gmail.com before the 31st of January. Abstracts should be preceded by a cover page with the following information:

  • Name (last, first)
  • Academic affiliation
  • Title (PhD, Masters candidate, Post-Doc, Visiting Professor, etc.)
  • Title of paper
  • Telephone number
  • Address
  • Email address

This information should not appear on your abstract.

 

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.