Feminist Forum Presents: Princess Problems
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Time: 7p
Life Science Building 142 (LSC)
Many of us have grown up with the dazzling Disney princesses and their animated worlds - but have we stopped to look critically at our beloved films? Join Feminist Forum as they bring to light some of the "princess problems" found in Disney films.
Desserts in December
Friday, December 6, 2013 Time: 4p
Rambler Room (LSC)
The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and Achieving College Excellence (ACE) bring you Desserts in December! Join them for some delicious desserts and relaxing activities including finger painting, gingerbread house making, & decorating mirrors.
Film Screening: How to Survive a Plague
Monday, December 2, 2013 Time: 6p
Columbia College Chicago 618 S. Michigan Avenue (4th Floor)
How To Survive a Plague- is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and '90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.
Feel Good Health Fair: A Health and Wellness Fair for the LGBTQ Community
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Time: 10a-2p
Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Center on Halsted will host a community health and resource fair with a focus on healthy living for LGBTQ individuals. The Feel Good Fair, supported by AbbVie, will be hosted in the Billie Jean King Recreation Hall and Hoover-Leppen Theatre at Center on Halsted, will feature a panel discussion, nutritious cooking demonstrations, fitness and dance activities, and information tables from over 30 health-related vendors.
InTransit Empowerment Project Craft Fairs
The InTransit Empowerment Project is a non-profit organization comprised of talented teachers, artists, social workers, and activists. They run art workshops for immigrant and refugee youth. In order to run workshops, they fundraise in a variety of ways. Their most popular fundraisers are our craft fairs. All of their crafts have either been made by volunteers or have been donated by artists who support their work. Their product prices range from $1 to $45 and include: candles, coasters, holiday cards, scarves, plaques, knitted nesting bowls, picture and mirror frames and pillows.
11/24/13 (Sunday) 11am-4pm
Red Door Animal Shelter Bazaar
Warren Park Field House
6601 N Western, Chicago, IL 60645
Bring your pet for a picture with Santa!!!
12/7/13 (Saturday) 10pm-4pm
Berry Church Seeds of Change
4754 N. Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60625
(Off the Western Brown Line)
12/14/13 & 12/15/13 (Saturday & Sunday) 12pm-5pm
Bucktown Holiday Art Show
Holstein Park Fieldhouse
2200 N Oakley Ave Chicago, IL 60647
Peace of Change Workshop
Saturday, December 14, 2013 Time: 1p
4754 N. Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60625
The FREE workshop will focus on peace-building in our communities. It will be held at Berry United Methodist Church in Lincoln Square. The workshop will comprise of 10-15 youth, between the ages of 14 and 24. Youth who are interested, please RSVPs by December 7th, 2013 at:http://intransitempowers.org/peace-of-change-dec-14th-2013
Thinking Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute
July 6-11, 2014, Columbus, Ohio
Thinking Transnational Feminisms, is a collaborative five- day summer institute organized by and for feminist scholars who are engaging the transnational as a process, a critique, a paradigm, and/or a characteristic of social movement in their scholarship to make sense of these multiple, sometimes contradictory, approaches and concepts. We invite graduate students, emerging, and established scholars to join us in exploring and sharpening our understanding of where the field of “transnational feminisms” is and where it is going by sharing and critiquing each others’work in progress. We especially invite non-U.S. based scholars to participate in this institute to contribute to the work of decentering U.S. academic practices in thinking through transnational feminist knowledge production and engagements.
The institute will feature two types of sessions:
1.Paper workshops that help authors refine theirresearch and writing and advance our collective understanding of transnational feminism. We envision limiting these sessions to 24 authors to facilitate in depth engagement among all institute participants.
2. Roundtables that tackle “big” issues in transnationalfeminism.
To see the full CFP, the proposed roundtable themes, the estimated costs, and to apply for the summer institute, please see:
Applications are due Dec. 15, 2013. Questions can be directed to email@example.com with the email title Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute.
Ph.D & M.A. Programs in Women’s and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University is thrilled to announce new Ph.D. and MA programs in Women’s and Gender Studies in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory. They are accepting applications now for the first class to begin in Fall 2014. Applications are due January 15, 2014. For more information about program requirements, please click here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cat/graduate/WomenGenderStudies.html
Operation Groundswell: Backpacking with a Purpose
Operation Groundswell is looking for students who want to get out of the classroom and into theworld for some hands-on learning and meaningful volunteer experience in Guatemala. If you're into cultural exchange, fulfilling community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply for their Guatemala Winter Break program before December 9th! For more information visit: www.operationgroundswell.com
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
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
Call for Papers: Disabling Domesticity: Domesticity – “The quality or condition of being domestic;”
“Home life or devotion to it;” “Household affairs.” Vital work has been done within disability studies to reimagine sex, sexuality, and disabled bodies and scholars in a number of fields, including for example, feminist and queer theorists and women’s historians, have worked to deconstruct dominant heteronormative notions of domesticity and show the broad force with which domesticity and domestic life get deployed in various cultural and political settings. In this edited collection of new and original scholarship, contributors will focus on the varied “domestic” sites where intimate human relations are formed and maintained. Sites that are at once private and racially, economically, and politically inflected and make up the social, cultural, ideological, and physical spaces where families, friends, workers, and lovers come together and form the bonds that ultimately sustain and in some cases destroy our variegated existence. When we analyze “domesticity” through the lens of disability, it forces us to think in new ways about family and household forms, care work, an ethics of care, reproductive labor, gendered and generational conflicts and cooperation, local and global economies and political systems.
Potential contributors may propose work that focuses on any temporal or geographic location. Proposals from all (disability studies) fields of study, as well as the work of activists and artists are welcome. Chapter length - 5,000-7,000 words (20-25 pages – excluding footnotes/endnotes) Essays may have more than one author Disability and Domesticity may be broadly defined All temporal and geographic contexts are welcome. Essays must be new and original scholarship (no reprints will be accepted)
Prospective Authors: Please send CV or Resume and a brief (300-500 word) abstract of your project by Friday, 3 January 2014. Full chapter drafts of the project will be due by February 2015. For more information contact Michael Rembis at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Conference on Quality in Higher Education
December 12-13, 2013
The International Conference on Quality in Higher Education (ICQH) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in quality in higher education is presented and discussed in a friendly environment. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer theoretical contributions of research results. Presentations should be in Turkish or in English and should address both theoretical issues and research findings. Please be aware of the following deadlines: Abstract Deadline : December 01, 2013, Full Article Deadline : December 03, 2013, Registration Fee Deadline : December 05, 2013.
Call for Papers: Exploring Gender, Mental Health, and Wellness
March 28, 2014
The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University is soliciting proposals from scholars who would like to participate in its upcoming symposium, Exploring Gender, Mental Health, and Wellness. This event will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of gender, mental health, and wellness in the U.S. and around the globe. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas.
Scholars from Texas, the United States, and the world are invited to present papers discussing various issues related to the conference theme. The symposium will also include poster sessions and discussion panels. Persons interested in participating should submit by November 19, 2013 the following: abstract of no more than 250 words and one-page curriculum vitae. Please indicate whether you are interested in making a paper presentation, a poster presentation, or organizing a discussion panel. These may be sent as email attachments to email@example.com or mailed to the address below.
Student participation is encouraged. Limited travel grants, based on demonstrated. The deadline for submission of the paper to the journal is June 30, 2014. For submission guidelines, go to:
American Men’s Studies Association Conference
March 27-29, 2014
University of Washington, Tacoma
This year’s conference theme, “Considering Culture: Masculinities in International and Regional Contexts,” reflects the continued deepening of the critical study of men and masculinities within and across cultural boundaries. With this theme, AMSA hopes to focus the lens of men’s studies on communities outside the bounds of mainstream discourse. For more information please visit http://mensstudies.org
Call for Papers: Western Social Science Association Conference
April 2-5, 2014
Hyatt Regency Downtown - Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Gender and Women’s Studies Section provides a venue for scholars from many disciplines to discuss issues pertinent to scholarship and leadership among and between traditional disciplines involved in Women’s Studies. The richness of the Women’s Studies Section derives from its very nature as an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary program. Proposals need to be send by December 1, 2013 via the WSSA website or e-mail attachment to the Section Coordinator. Abstracts should not exceed 150 words. We encourage the formation of panels as well as paper presentation. For more information please visit http://wssa.asu.edu
Gender Matters Conference (Sponsored by Governors State University and DePaul University)
April 11-12, 2014
DePaul University's College of Communication (14 E. Jackson Boulevard)
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 students, activists, and researchers to discuss the ongoing role of gender in structuring society. This year’s theme, Continuities & Instabilities, focuses our attention on the ways gender and sexuality stay the same and change over time and in relation to cultural shifts at the macro level, as well as how they are (re)constructed moment to moment through unstable micro-practices. Please direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.Women’s Studies Section 55th Annual Conference
BDSM/Kink/Fetish Studies Conference
April 16- 19, 2014
The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is hosting a panel discussion and interested in any and all topics about or related to the study of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes in all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. All representations of BDSM, Kink, and fetishes in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and any-when, are welcome topics of discussion. They also welcome any academic discussion of the real-life practice of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes, as well as the lived experiences of people identifying as kinky. Graduate students are welcome to present on the panel as well. There are also opportunities for undergraduate students on a special panel just for them. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 1. For more information please visit http://pcaaca.org/grants/
Call for Papers- Conference on Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy
April 23-24, 2014
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This conference draws on a broad range of academic fields—including anthropology, sociology, political philosophy, history, political science, and cultural studies—to investigate the dynamics of public policy, human rights, and sexuality as they relate to inclusion and exclusion globally. Participants will engage an array of questions: How is public policy shaping the conceptualization of sexuality and rights and by extension phenomena of inclusion and exclusion in contemporary society? How is public discourse employed to re-inscribe differences of gender, sexuality, and rights? How do these processes and dynamics resemble each other or differ in the Western and non-Western societies.
Participants will consider how knowledge is formed and experienced at the intersections of culture, sexuality, race, and other axes of identity. What are the factors driving contemporary discourses on sexuality including LGBTQ, same-sex marriage, etc., especially as they intersect with such areas as state polices, human rights, and sexuality from an inter-disciplinary perspective.
Abstracts should be around 300 words and include the paper title and the name and contact details of the presenter. Abstracts should be submitted by October 25, 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Monday January 20, 2014.
Please send abstracts and papers to Chima Korieh, Marquette University: email@example.com
Call for proposals - "Powerful Partnerships: 20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act and the Path Ahead"
April 24-25, 2014
University of Delaware | Clayton Hall | Newark, Delaware
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence will cohost this conference, which highlights the power of partnerships in working to end gender violence. The conference will create a unique space for survivors, community activists, advocates, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from across the nation to come together to share research findings, best practices, and lessons learned and to foster trust, resilient relationships, and innovative strategies for addressing gender-based violence as we look forward to the future.
Deadline for Proposals: December 1, 2013, 11:00 p.m. (EST).
Please submit via email to: VAWAConference@dcadv.org. Submissions will receive a confirmation email.
Call for Paper: Histories of Domestic Labor: Resistance and Organization
Empirical, interpretative, and creative essays are welcome that address national, comparative, and transnational efforts to improve the conditions of paid domestic work, with particular attention to changing patterns of resistance and action. In particular, both case studies and broad theoretical and interpretative work from all periods and places are sought, including ancient societies, colonial contexts, under slavery and industrialization, and in different political and economic systems, including Communism, post-colonialism, and Neo-liberalism that address individual and collective strategies of resistance and forms of organizing. The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2014
Oregon State University Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the School of Language, Culture, and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position. The deadline is 12-01-2013.
This position will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate level courses in women, gender, and sexuality studies with a specialization in women of color and/or queer of color feminisms. This position will also develop and maintain a strong research program with concentration in this same area of study.
The School of Language, Culture, and Society encompasses the following programs: Anthropology; Ethnic Studies; World Languages and Cultures; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The School has a central focus on global justice with emphases in social and environmental justice, food justice, and Latino/a studies.
Minimum Requirements: PhD in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or related field by June 2014. Specialization in women of color and/or queer of color feminisms. Evidence of an active scholarly agenda. Record of excellence in teaching. Record of working with students from underrepresented groups, especially students of color and LGBTQ students. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.