Stetson University

College of Arts and Sciences

Conferences

Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University, in conjunction with B'More Proud and the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, invites scholars to participate in a one-day academic symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. This symposium seeks to explore the complex intersections of sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity as they relate to LGBTQ themes. Each year's themes will reflect the dimensionality of intersectional inquiry. The symposium is open to scholars in every discipline whose work is pertinent to Queer Studies and/or the LGBTQ community.

Keynote Speakers:
Keith Boykin
New York Times Best-Selling Author and Leading TV Commentator on Politics, Race, and Sexual Orientation. His latest book is For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home.
Kelly Ann Douglas
Professor of Religion, Goucher College, and author of several books including Sexuality and the Black Church, A Womanist Perspective.

We invite submissions in the following subject areas:
Human rights, Religion, Marriage, Redefining Families, Transgender Issues, Health and Reproductive Rights, Film and Literature, Popular Culture, Government and Law, Global Contexts, Science and Medicine, Mental Health

Submission Deadline: December 7, 2012 (Notification of Acceptance by January 28, 2013)

Submission Guidelines:
We invite one-page abstracts for individual papers and panels. We encourage proposals in creative formats, including artwork. Students are also invited to submit abstracts for consideration.
Abstracts and proposals should be submitted via email to intersectionssymposium@gmail.com and should be in either Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or Rich Text format, and should include the following:
A cover page that contains the following information for abstracts and
panels:
i. Author's name
ii. Title of Submission
iii. Institutional affiliation
iv. Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address) v. The area of the submission (e.g. economics, English, philosophy, etc.)


Outrage!: Discourses, Practices and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation

April 18-20, 2013
The Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is proud to present Outrage!: Discourses, Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation, the 2013 conference of the Southeastern Women's Studies Association.  The conference will be held on UNCG's campus, April 18, 19, and 20, 2013. We look forward to welcoming you to Greensboro.

The conference topic was chosen in the wake of Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street and anticipating dialogue regarding interrelationships among women's, gender, and sexuality studies and social change.  Interest in the topic has been fueled anew by activism around the May 2012 passage of Amendment One to North Carolina's Constitution (banning same-sex marriages and civil unions); the June 2012 silencing of two Michigan Congresswomen, one for using the word "vagina" in floor debates about an abortion bill; and the news that in Ciudad Juárez more women have been killed in 2012 than in any other year of the "femicide era". We understand the ideas of outrage, protest, and social transformation quite broadly and encourage you to as well.

We hope you will look carefully at our general call for papers and submission requirements, as well as the caucus CFPs and invite you to submit a proposal.  Caucus submissions are due by November 16th and general submissions will be accepted through November 30th, 2012.  We are especially excited about our keynotes, whose perspectives will help us think --and act-- across the arts, academic scholarship, and activism.

For more information, see: http://sewsa2013.wordpress.com/call-for-papers-and-submissions/

 

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