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Fierce and Fabulous: A New Look at the Ebony Fashion Fair
Tuesday May 16, 2013 Time: 5:30p
Chicago History Museum - Clark Street at North Avenue
Explore African American and LGBT histories mix through fashion, influenced by the famed Ebony Fashion Fair. General admission is $15 and $10 for members and students.
Future without Violence Campus Leadership Position
Six graduate-level students from across the country will be chosen as Futures Without Violence Campus Leaders to improve their college’s awareness and response to violence against women. Campus Leaders will benefit from the guidance of Futures staff and collaboration with the campus leaders from across the country, in addition to access to Futures’ resources and materials, regular knowledge-sharing amongst peers and participation in a robust learning community of campus activists. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2013. Please see attachment for more information.
M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies at Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is the only secular university in Chicago offering a master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS). Launched in 1996, the master's program emphasizes an interdisciplinary framework in which students explore and synthesize multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary issues concerning women, gender, and sexuality. This approach stresses theories of intersectionality, which promote analysis of gender and sexuality in relation to race, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, ability, and other factors that shape experiences, identities, cultural production, and ways of knowing.
The program's curriculum foregrounds the following:
* Feminist modes of inquiry
* Cultural representations of women, gender, and sexuality (for example, literature, film, video, music, fashion, and other historical and popular cultural forms)
* Social institutions that organize and produce meanings of gender and sexuality
* Avenues of resistance and change, including social movements and forms of activism
Graduates of our program have gone on to law school and doctoral-level studies in WGS and other disciplines. Significant numbers of our students establish careers in nonprofit service and administration, social services, and education. The priority deadline for admission is March 1, 2013. More information about the program faculty, recent course offerings, and events may be found at :http://www.roosevelt.edu/WGS
Doctoral Program in Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University
Texas Woman’s University offers doctoral students a unique opportunity to combine social-justice issues with transformational, multicultural scholarship. Full-time doctoral students will be considered for university-wide scholarships and graduate teaching assistantships. For more information vist http://www.twu.edu/ws/phd-program.asp
Amnesty International Internship
If you are interested in interning for Amnesty international please visit the linkhttp://www.amnestyusa.org/get-involved/volunteer-positions-and-resources/internships-at-amnesty-international-usa
The Program on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado Denver
Students interests in issues related to domestic and sexual violence who are considering graduate school should consider applying for The School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. The Program on Domestic Violence is structured to meet the needs of recent college graduates, experienced interpersonal violence and victim assistance advocates, and others interested in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to guide effective service and advocacy programs. For more information visit www.domesticviolence.ucdenver.edu
CFP: Media Spaces of Gender
University of California, Santa Barbara
Deadline: May 30, 2013
This issue of Media Fields investigates the connections between media, space, gender, and sexuality, seeking conversations that center on these interrelations and negotiations. We invite papers that raise questions of how media spaces construct gender, and how gender, in turn, constructs media spaces; how spaces condition and are conditioned by gender performances and sexual practices; and how gender legibility limits (or allows) access to various media spaces. They are looking for essays of 1500-2500 words, digital art projects, and audio or video interviews exploring the relationship between gender, sexuality, and space. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract for Feminist Interdisciplinarity, Technology, and the Natural Environment
Deadline: June 3, 2013
The Conference theme brings together three richly productive feminist problematics: feminist interdisciplinarity, gender and technology, and feminist perspectives on the natural environment. They invite submissions that address issues of interdisciplinarity, develop interdisciplinary projects, or reflect on the nature of interdisciplinary feminist communities and concepts. For more information or to submit your abstract please email email@example.com
Feminist Theory and Music 12: FTM 20 to 21—New Voices in the New Millennium
Call for Proposals: Papers and Performances
Hamilton College - New York
July 31-August 4.
Demeter Press Submission - "This is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like": Perspectives on the Slutwalk Movement
Demeter Press seeks various and diverse feminist perspectives on Slutwalk as both experience and movement. Topics can include but aren’t limited to: tensions between second and third wave feminism; the impact of social media; protest, activism and social movements, identity politics; impact of and responses to Slutwalk; intersectional analyses of Slutwalk; bodies and embodiment; queer, critical race, critical disability and other engagements with Slutwalk; sex-positive feminism; performativity; role of Slutwalk in feminist history and feminist futures; Slutwalks held in non-Western contexts; and impact of the word "slut". Deadline for submission is April 15, 2013. For more informaiton please visit www.demeterpress.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Gender and Sexuality at Work
Saturday May 4, 2013
DePaul University and the University of Chicago are excited to announce a joint, one-day conference that focuses on gender and sexualities at work. This conference will bring together junior faculty and graduate students working on such issues for a day of research presentations. Celebrated gender & work scholar, Christine Williams (University of Texas-Austin, Sociology), will keynote the conference.
The conference is open to junior faculty and graduate students at any institution who are doing empirical research on gender and/or sexualities at work, broadly defined. Topics may include, but are not limited to: gender and/or sexual discrimination at work, sex work, gender wage-gap, intimate care work, the regulation of genders and sexualities at work, family leave policies, intersectionality at work, the sexualization of work, LGBTQ workplace experiences, and non-discrimination workplace policies. Transnational and comparative work is welcome.
Berkshire Conference on Women's History
The sixteenth Berkshire Conference on Women's History will be held in Toronto on May 22-25, 2014. The University of Toronto will host the first Canadian "Big Berks" in collaboration with co-sponsoring units and universities in Toronto and across Canada.
Our theme encourages critical reflection on how gender works. Gender has its many ragged edges: where private and public spheres, and masculinity and femininity, have been defined and redefined; where class, gender, race, ethnicity, nation, kinship, sexuality, and ability/disability have interacted. So, too, is gender on the edge of debate: a term in need of scrutiny to expose its uses, contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses.
The theme respects feminist theory and praxis as a critical stance in need of constant interrogation. We invite work on western and non-western feminisms and scrutiny of feminisms within the context of historically shifting power relations and international alignments. The conference provocatively asks if "mainstream" feminism can reinvigorate its critical edge. Should we, as scholars, however we are positioned, seek to destabilize the centre and authorize the margin? Or sharpen our critique in a world that, now, as so often in the past, stands seemingly on the brink? Website: http://berksconference.org/ For all questions, please contact: email@example.com.
Supporting and Empowering Mothers in the Academe: Strategies for Institutional Change and Individual Agency
June 24-27, 2013 Toronto, Canada
Conference on Illinois History
September 26-27, 2013
The Conference on Illinois History is looking for proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois’ history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology as well as proposals for teacher workshops. If you are a teacher who has created an innovative, comprehensive, or timely curriculum on some aspect of Illinois’ history, culture, politics, geography, literature, or archaeology please consider submitting a proposal. For more information visit www.Illinoishistory.gov/conference.htm
Black Sexual Economies: Transforming Black Sexualities Research
September 27-28, 2013
Black sexualities have been constructed as a site of sexual panic and pathology in U.S. culture. Viewed as a threat to normative ideas about sexuality, the family, and the nation, Black sexualities are intimately linked to and regulated by political and socioeconomic discourses and institutions. In fact, as legal scholar Adrienne Davis structure, and sexual exploitation, and the false dichotomy between notions of public and private relations. Slavery rendered Black sexuality irrevocably deviant, and at the same time produced economies of desire and flesh that made Black sexual deviance desirable, accessible, and even profitable. In light of the historical and continuing forces of commodification, exploitation, and appropriation of Black sexuality and Black bodies, Black people have struggled to represent, recuperate, and re-imagine their own sexualities.
Despite the dynamic ways that Black people attempt to define and negotiate their own gender and sexual identities, practices, and communities, there has been a paucity of scholarship examining Black sexual economies. While research on Black sexuality has interrogated the powerful traumas, silences, and invisibilities that influence sexuality within the Black community, Black Sexualities scholarship still has work to do to untangle the complex mechanisms of dominance and subordination as they are attached to political and socioeconomic forces, cultural productions, and our own academic lenses.
Celebrating Women's Stories: 50 Years since the publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, and 30 Years since the publication of Alice Walker's Our Mother's Gardens: Womanist Prose
10-13 October 2013