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WISCONSIN
SYMPOSIUM ON
FEMINIST BIOLOGY

October 10-11, 2014
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October 27, 2014

CONTENTS:

GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES EVENTS
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
EVENTS OFF CAMPUS
OPPORTUNITIES
CALLS FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING

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Gender & Women’s Studies
Women’s Studies Consortium
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GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES EVENTS

Feminist Scholars Fellowship
The Center for Research on Gender and Women sponsors an annual competition for the Feminist Scholars Fellowship for 2015-16. The fellowship is designed to provide University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester. The Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar's home department to cover the applicant's teaching responsibilities.
Eligibility: Tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison engaged in feminist research. Faculty in Letters & Sciences are granted a semester's release from teaching, with Gender and Women's Studies paying for one course lecturer replacement. Individuals with appointments outside L&S must receive the approval of their Dean to have a full semester's release from teaching (with one course lecturer replacement paid for by Gender and Women's Studies).
Requirements: The fellow is required to remain in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the semester. The fellow will be expected to make a presentation near the end of the resident semester.
Application guidelines: Applications should include a five-page double-spaced proposal, a curriculum vita, and a letter from his/her department chair indicating that the department is willing to release the colleague from teaching responsibilities for the semester. Applicants should indicate the semester for which they are requesting the fellowship. Please send application materials and letters via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at crgw@mailplus.wisc.edu AND to jshyde@wisc.edu.
Application deadline: November 7.
Criteria for selection: The significance, originality and innovation of the proposal; the potential contribution of the proposed research to feminist scholarship; and the applicant's scholarly record. Applicants should also indicate how they intend to participate in the Gender and Women's Studies and the Center for Research on Gender and Women activities.
Announcement of Award: January 30.
Additional information: Please call the Center for Research on Gender and Women at 263-2053 or write to: crgw@mailplus.wisc.edu

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EVENTS ON CAMPUS

Does Being Smarter Make You Healthier?
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 12-1pm, La Follette Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Drive
Pamela Herd
is Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology. Broadly, her work focuses on aging, policy, health, and inequality. She has two streams of research. One stream examines how social policies (i.e., Social Security) affect gender, race, and class inequalities. The second stream focuses on the relationship between social factors and health. She is the Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study <http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/>, a member of the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
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Feminism and Autonomy in the Rojava Revolution
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:00-4:30pm, 313 University Club
A panel about female resistance fighters' struggle to maintain the autonomous Kurdish region of Rojave against ISIS forces will be livestreamed from Duke University to UW-Madison. The Kurdish resistance and the significance of its gender composition in the Rojava territory has been largely neglected by mainstream media narratives about the ISIS attacks in Syria. This panel hopes to contribute to a better understanding of the political impact of those attacks and the failure of the international community's response in the region.
Participants include:
Negar Mottahedeh (Associate Professor of Literature, Duke)
Wahneema Lubiano (Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Duke)
Can Evren (Graduate Student, Anthropology, Duke)
Navid Naderi (Graduate Student, Literature, Duke)
Dilar Dirik (Kurdish Activist, Graduate Student, University of Cambridge)
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Open House: An Evening with Kate Bornstein
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:00-7:00pm, Carson Gulley Center, Room 202

Open House, the Trans Studies Colloquium, and the LGBTCC are pleased to present an evening with Kate Bornstein, the original gender outlaw! Come see Kate speak on gender, performance art, and advocating for teens, freaks, and other outlaws. Don't miss this amazing speaker.
Space is limited- please RSVP by Tuesday, October 28 by emailing Anjali Misra at anjali.misra@housing.wisc.edu
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FALL 2014 Feminist Seminar (FEMSEM)
Thursdays from 12:55 to 2:30pm in Social Sciences 2435
The training seminar for the gender area is colloquially known here as “Femsem.” Activities at femsem include student and faculty presentations of their current research, workshops on publishing and other aspects of academia, discussions of gender in the academy, and talks by invited speakers from other universities or other departments at UW.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Gender Differences in Educational Performance of Immigrant and German Students
Taylan Acar, PhD Student in Sociology
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The Nobel Fighter: Putting Malala Yousafzai in Context
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1-2:30 pm, 6191 HC White Hall
Amitabh Pal is managing editor of The Progressive magazine, founded in 1909, and co-editor of the Progressive Media Project, an op-ed service, both based in Madison, Wisconsin. He has interviewed several eminent personalities for the magazine, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama, and Joseph Stiglitz. His work has been included in school and college textbooks, and he has appeared on BBC, C-SPAN and on television and radio stations throughout the country. Pal is the author of 'Islam' Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today (Praeger, 2011).
Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program and Go Big Read
For more information, contact: lbow@wisc.edu
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Art as a tool for social justice!
Favianna Rodriguez is on a mission to create social change in the world. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and interdependence. Favianna’s art is grounded in practice -- she spends time on the front lines with affected communities and supports fellow artists of color and migrants. Favianna is also the director of CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights.

Reproduce & Revolt: A Social Justice Poster Workshop
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00pm, Multicultural Student Center Classroom, 2nd floor, Red Gym
Space is limited, register online at msc.wisc.edu/register
Workshop participants will create a social justice poster utilizing stock graphics from the book, Reproduce and Revolt, by Favianna Rodriguez and Josh MacPhee.

How Art Can Shift Politics and Stop Rape Culture
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00pm, Multicultural Student Center Lounge, 2nd floor, Red Gym.
In her public talk, Favianna will explore how activism can “flip the script” toward positive and authentic depictions of sexual desire, health, choice and freedom.

For more information, or to request accommodations, please contact MSC Social Justice Education Specialist at swijeyeratne@studentlife.wisc.edu or (608) 262-9669
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FALL 2014 Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS)
3 to 5 p.m. 8411 Sewell Social Science Building
The Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS) focuses on the scientific exploration of human sexual behavior and sexual identities. This research cluster offers an interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty and researchers interested in sex and sexuality to present their work and participate in an open dialogue about sex research. We welcome all scientific methodologies, from qualitative to quantitative research methods and both theoretical and applied orientations. Our speakers have included researchers from CAIR in Milwaukee, faculty and graduate students from sociology, psychology and women’s studies and visiting scholars.

Friday, October 31st – Madison
Queering Sex Work, Historical Analysis, and Famous Madams of Memphis, St. Louis, and Kansas City – 1870-1940.
Ashley Cundiff, PhD Candidate, UW-Madison, Dept of History

Friday, November 21st – Madison
Are we asking the right questions to find the answers we seek in relationships and sexuality research?
Karen Blair, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Dept of Psychology

*Unless otherwise noted, all talks scheduled for Madison will be held on the University of Wisconsin, Madison Campus. We will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. in room 8411 of Sewell Social Science Building located at 1180 Observatory Drive.
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Destinies of a Metaphor: Figuring the Undefinable in French Modern Medicine (1575-1820)
Friday October 31, 4:00 p.m., 1313 Sterling Hall
The focus of this talk will be Dr. Arnaud's recently published monograph on hysteria, L'invention de l'hystérie au temps des Lumières (1670-1820). A version in English will be published by The University of Chicago Press in the Spring of 2015 under the title On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category (1670-1820).

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EVENTS OFF CAMPUS

Iron Jawed Angels: Film Viewing Party
Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:00pm–6:00pm, Showtime 3:30pm
Offices of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
2801 West Beltline Highway, Suite 202, Madison, WI
For information & to RSVP call (608) 284-5494 or email peterf@wcasa.org
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An Evening Together
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 500-7:45pm., Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Friends, supporters, and anyone interested in learning more about A Fund For Women are invited to join us for our annual fundraising event, “An Evening Together.” Join us as we gather to celebrate the heroes in our community and their extraordinary ability to improve the lives of women and girls in Dane County.


RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
1st Monday of every month, noon
Join us for a WWN "Women on Topic" Brown Bag about women's history. Judy Houck from the UW Gender and Women's Studies Department will talk about how the history of women in Wisconsin has brought us to where we are today. The Brown Bag will be held at the American Family Insurance Dream Bank on Capitol Square from 12pm to 1pm.
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Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
November 4, 2014 - Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
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Feminism On-Tap
1st Wednesday of every month, location and host varies
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5-7pm, The Brink, 1602 S. Park St
Please join the @Zonta Club of Madison, the newest Feminism on Tap partnering organization, at the The Brink Lounge for conversation, drinks and post election strategizing. Bring your friends & fellow feminists. The Zonta Club of Madison is part of a global service organization of professionals working together to advance the status of women through education, service and advocacy.
The happy hour rotates in its hosts and venues and is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Women's Network, Wisconsin NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, Zonta Club of Madison, AFSCME Local 60, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI. Like us on Facebook to learn more about next month's event!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1560121034211811/
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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
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Madison NOW
2nd & 4th Monday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
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LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:30pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Rainbow Bookstore Co-operative, 426 West Gilman Street, just off State St.
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QUEERSPEAK
Open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The 4th Wednesday of every month
7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch's Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits.
**Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**

ON THE RADIO
Each Wednesday – 7pm WORT, 89.9 FM Tune in to locally produced LGBT show "Queery." - Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison's LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music

Each Sunday - 11am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Turn” - News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women's Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.

Followed by “Her Infinite Variety” at 11:30am – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.

NOTE: Feminist news program "Her Turn" is looking for volunteers to join the collective and help produce weekly, 30 minute broadcasts covering local and global issues, by and about womyn-identified individuals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and Her Turn is always looking for new members. No previous radio experience required! Click here for more information.

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OPPORTUNITIES

POSITIONS

Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, Duke University
Women’s Studies at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in interdisciplinary feminist and/or queer studies to begin in August 2015. Applicants who hold a PhD or have completed substantial graduate work in women’s, gender, or sexuality studies are encouraged to apply. We seek applications from scholars working in either of the following two areas: a) feminism and world literature, world history, US minority and critical race theory, and/or global migration and diaspora; Or b) feminist and queer science, technology and media studies. Applicants must have the PhD in hand by August 15 2015. Applications received by October 31, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration. Submit applications electronically through AcademicJobsOnline.org including a letter of application outlining research interests; a C.V.; a teaching portfolio attentive to the undergraduate and graduate offering in Women’s Studies; and at least three letters of recommendation to: Ranjana Khanna, Director, Women’s Studies. Our program information is available at http://womenstudies.duke.edu/. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Women’s Studies is committed to supporting this policy.
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Vada A. Yeomans Endowed Chair of Women’s Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, University of Florida
The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida invites applications and nominations for the Vada A. Yeomans Endowed Chair of Women’s Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in the area of Gender and Health and may have backgrounds in a broad range of fields, including African American studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, history, medical humanities, political science, psychology, sociology, women’s studies, and other area studies. Scholars whose work focuses on the intersections of gender with other dimensions of diversity such as ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation, are particularly encouraged to apply. The Endowed Chair is expected to be an enthusiastic contributor to the Center’s interdisciplinary approach to research, teaching, and service by maintaining a productive program of research, supervising undergraduate and graduate research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and engaging actively in Center governance and program building. The position starts in August 2015 and salary is commensurate with qualifications; a Ph.D. is required.

The Center is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment, for example, through their research, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and sexual minority, transgender, and gender non-conforming people. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

To apply, please submit curriculum vitae, letter of application describing experiences and qualifications related to this position, and contact information for three references at http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/57043. After initial review, selected applicants will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. For full consideration, electronic applications must be received by November 1, 2014. Position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Connie Shehan at cshehan@ufl.edu <mailto:cshehan@ufl.edu> or to Dr. Trysh Travis at ttravis@ufl.edu <mailto:ttravis@ufl.edu>.
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Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies Program, UW-Eau Claire
POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Women’s Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in women’s/feminist/gender/sexuality studies who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2015/2016 academic year, August 24, 2015.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or equivalent terminal degree with an emphasis in feminist theory and/or feminist studies from a regionally accredited higher education institution by August 24, 2015. ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by January 25, 2016.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability of university teaching in introductory Women’s/Gender/Sexuality/Feminist Studies classes, with emphasis on transnational/global feminisms. Preparation to teach in our LGBTQ Certificate Program a strong additional asset. Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Additionally, we seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us as we develop and implement an innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core program in fall 2016.
DUTIES: Teach a 12-credit course load each fall and spring semester, consisting of required courses for the Women’s Studies program or other courses as assigned by the Women’s Studies Program director; engage in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; and participate in program, college, and university committee work.
PROGRAM: The Women’s Studies Program offers a major, a minor, and two certificate programs. Women’s Studies faculty and academic staff come from different departments and disciplines, but share a commitment to feminist issues and pedagogies (for more information, visit our website at http://www.uwec.edu/wmns)
UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.
The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Women’s Studies Assistant Professor position (TAM ID # ____) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
Letter of application
Curriculum vita
Unofficial graduate school transcript
Statement of teaching philosophy
Three letters of recommendation (If your letters are sent directly from your references, please have them sent directly to Dr. Sen at sena@uwec.edu)
Writing sample
Please direct requests for additional information to:
Dr. Asha Sen, Chair of the Women’s Studies Program
371, Hibbard Hall;   sena@uwec.edu
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2014. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.
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Assistant Professor in Family Studies and LGBTQ Studies, Sociology and Women's Studies, UW-Eau Claire
A tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is anticipated with an appointment in either the Department of Sociology or the Women's Studies Program beginning August 24, 2015. The successful candidate will contribute to both Sociology and Women's Studies/LGBTQ Studies. The tenure home will be appropriate to the successful candidate's credentials.
Responsibilities
Applicants will typically be expected to teach three to four courses each semester (depending on class size) in the Department of Sociology and the Women's Studies Program.
Participate in research and scholarly activities.
Provide academic advising to students as assigned.
Engage in service to the university and community.
Participate in department/program, college, and university committee work.
Teaching introductory and upper level coursework in Family Studies, LGBTQ
Studies, Sociology and Women's Studies will be required.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications:
Doctorate in Sociology, Women's Studies, Family Studies, LGBTQ Studies or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required.
ABD applicants must complete the terminal degree by May 20, 2016.
Successful applicant will have expertise in both LGBTQ Studies and Family Sociology.
Salary will be commensurate with college teaching experience.
Preferred qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to teach family-related courses in Sociology and courses in LGBTQ Studies and Women's Studies will be considered assets. Additionally, we seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us as we develop and implement an innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core program in fall 2016.
DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM The Department of Sociology has eight full time faculty members and offers a major and minor in sociology. The Department also has administrative responsibility for an interdisciplinary family studies minor. There are approximately 180 sociology majors and minors and 140 family studies minors. The Department enrolls approximately 1,250 students in Departmental courses per semester. The Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic unit with 27 Affiliates drawn from departments and disciplines campuswide. There are approximately 60 Women's Studies majors and minors. In addition to a major and minor, the Program also offers certificate programs in Women's Studies and LGBTQ Studies. The Program also enrolls approximately 700 students in Program and cross-listed courses per semester.
Application Procedure
Materials required:
Please be sure you include the following in PDF format:
Letter of application
Unofficial graduate school transcript (please provide titles for all independent readings and directed studies work)
Curriculum Vita
Evidence of teaching effectiveness including copies of course evaluations (if available)
Statement of teaching philosophy including a brief summary of teaching experience and relevant syllabi (if available)
Writing sample exemplifying your best scholarly work
Three confidential letters of recommendation*.
* Referents should submit confidential letters of recommendation directly to the committee. Please have letters sent by email to: Search and Screen Committee, Women's Studies and Sociology, c/o Ms. Julie Westphal: westphja@uwec.edu.
To Apply: Applications are submitted electronically. You must apply online at UW-Eau Claire Careers. (http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm) Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link: Sociology and Women's Studies: Assistant Professor in Family Studies and LGBTQ Studies (Job ID #9935). Instructions are available under the Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. You should continue through the application process, through the agreement to "Terms and Conditions," and click Submit. Please direct requests for additional information to: Ms. Julie Westphal at westphja@uwec.edu.
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2014. However, screening may continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing (this option is available in the online application process). Names of the top five finalists must be released upon request.
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Advanced Associate or Full Professor in Intersectional Feminism and Critical Praxis, University of Illinois at Chicago
This position can be fully held in Gender & Women’s Studies or the candidate can request a percentage of the line be split between GWS and a second academic in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This is a senior appointment in the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster, a campus initiative designed to expand interdisciplinarity and diversity at UIC through multiple hires over several years.

We seek a highly accomplished candidate with national or international distinction whose research investigates the intersection of feminist politics, critical theories of difference, and questions of resistance. We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. Fields of inquiry may include, but are not limited to Postcolonial Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Native North American Indigenous Studies, women of color feminisms, feminism in the global south, critical pedagogy in diverse communities, critical race theory (CRT), and participatory action research (PAR). Applicants should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines. Responsibilities as a senior member of the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster will include mentorship of junior scholars in overlapping fields of inquiry, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate fields, advancing the Social Justice Initiative at UIC, and providing leadership for engaged scholarly projects that link to non-academic community partners.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. For fullest consideration, please submit application by December 1, 2014. We will review applications until the position is filled. Applicants should go to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46125 and complete the on-line application providing the names of three senior scholars who can speak to the intellectual significance of the candidate’s body of work, and upload a letter of application and curriculum vitae.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is also designated as a Minority Serving Institution through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative, which supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and English language learner students, fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education..

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Jennifer Brier, jbrier@uic.edu <mailto:jbrier@uic.edu>, Chair of the search committee. The position is subject to budgetary approval. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
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Visiting Professor at UC-Santa Barbara
The University of California at Santa Barbara seeks an Advanced Assistant or beginning Associate Professor to serve as the Ella Baker Visiting Professor in Undergraduate Research, a one-year, non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Black Studies, with an affiliated appointment in at least one other department in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, or Sciences on campus for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Ella Baker Visiting Professorship in Undergraduate Research honors Ella Baker (1903-1986), the legendary Black woman activist and teacher who helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Freedom Schools that taught thousands of African Americans in the segregated South literacy, as well as skills related to economic and political justice, especially the right of students to question what constitutes knowledge. In the Visiting Professorship, we request applications from professors who epitomize Ella Baker’s commitment to transformative education. We seek applicants with an active research agenda to spend the academic year at UC Santa Barbara conducting research and teaching undergraduates. Applicant disciplines include but are not limited to Sociology, Political Science, Economics, English, Comparative Literature, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano and Chicana Studies, Feminist Studies, Biology and Public Health, Materials Engineering, etc. The Ella Baker Visiting Professorship in Undergraduate Research exemplifies UC Santa Barbara’s commitment to diversity and to transformative scholarship and teaching.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be Assistant or Associate Professors at an American or international college or university with a relevant PhD degree and have teaching and research interests in relevant areas of the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, or engineering.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to persons representing disciplines in which minorities are traditionally underrepresented and whose research highlights methodological innovations that can be translated into undergraduate research projects. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and who have a commitment to participating in student-led diversity initiatives at UCSB.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Salary will depend on the professor's current salary at her or his home institution.  The Ella Baker Visiting Professor will be eligible for benefits including health insurance.

Applicants must submit the following materials:
1.  Letter of application, stating course of research during Ella Baker tenure
2.  Curriculum Vitae
3.  Three letters of recommendation, with at least one letter addressing the applicant’s work in undergraduate teaching and research (recommenders must send letters directly to UC Recruit)
4. Course Syllabus and most recent teaching evaluations from one undergraduate course (quantitative and qualitative)
5. Syllabi proposing two undergraduate courses
6. Published writing sample
Please submit the above materials to UC Recruit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00404.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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GRANTS/AWARDS


FELLOWSHIPS

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2016 may apply.
The application is due November 15, 2014.
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Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Applications for the 2015 Fellowships must be received or post-marked by November 15, 2014 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays will not be considered. For questions, please contact programs@zonta.org.
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The Kroc Institute 2015-2016 Visiting Research Fellowships
The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is a leading center for research on strategies of sustainable peace and the causes of violent conflict. The Institute seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with the following ongoing Kroc research initiatives:
* Gender, Peacebuilding & Post-Accord Transformation
* Diaspora Communities, Conflict & Peacebuilding
* Peace Studies (open)
The application is due December 5, 2014.

INTERNSHIPS

Volunteer Positions Available
The Wisconsin Women Making History website will provide students and lifetime learners an online destination to find remarkable women who have contributed to our state’s legacy. Through video, audio, photographs and links from partnering organizations, the website brings to life the stories of women and girls often overlooked in Wisconsin history. The site will launch in March of 2015. Get involved in the planning by volunteering or requesting to join the Facebook group at http://bit.ly/WWMHFacebook.
Researchers
Researchers play a vital role in the project by finding biographical information about each woman nominated. Requirements include finding reputable online sources with information such as dates lived, cities represented, and major achievements, as well as photographs, video or audio. If online sources do not exist, researchers may be asked to find information in physical archives. Students: college credit may be available, contact us for information.
Writers
Writers bring the stories of Wisconsin women to life by drafting short biographies on each name selected for the project. Core content, research notes and sources will be provided and writers are asked to turn this research into 200word descriptions about their achievements. Strong writing skills and attention to accuracy required, as is the ability to write for middle school reading levels. Students: college credit may be available, contact us for information.
Fact Checkers
Ideal fact checkers have a close eye for accuracy and a love for history. Volunteers will review completed research and written biographies for selected women to ensure that dates, details and descriptions are consistent with historical record. Experience with fact checking is desired. Students: college credit may be available, contact us for information.
TO APPLY
Email Renee at renee.gasch@gmail.com with your contact information and desired positions.
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National Council of Women's Organizations Internship Program
NCWO hosts interns each Fall, Spring, and Summer. We are currently accepting applications for the following Summer internships:
Social Media and Communciations Internship
Programs and Policy Internship
NCWO internships are unpaid, but can be performed for college credit. Interns are reimbursed for travel costs.
Application Deadlines:
Fall – August 1st
Spring – December 21st
Summer – April 15th
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (2-3 pages) to Dawn Aldrich, Director of Programs & Policy at dawn@ncwo-online.org
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NGOabroad Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
NGOabroad is a unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities. Check how & where your skills are needed. Both students & seasoned professionals needed.
Interested? Please read NGOabroad website http://www.ngoabroad.com/ and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com. These are volunteer opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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CALL FOR PAPERS/POSTERS

SSSP: Announcing Call for Papers and Call for Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards
The Call for Papers for the SSSP 2015 Annual Meeting is now live! View the Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards announcement and submit a paper or nominate a book, article, or scholar! We are very excited about our 65th Annual Meeting, to be held August 21-23, 2015, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, IL. This year's theme, selected by President Marlese Durr, is Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil: Race, Class, and Gender in the 21st Century. Please visit the following links for more information and forward to others who may be interested. You will also be receiving a poster in the mail shortly.
Call for Papers: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/611/
Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/296/
Hotel Reservation Information: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/612/Hotel_Reservation_Information/
Renew Your Membership: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/255/fuseaction/ssspmember.portal/userid/-1
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The Eleventh
SOCIAL THEORY FORUM
April 17-18, 2015
University of Massachusetts Boston

NEW PERSPECTIVES IN INTERSECTIONALITY:
RACE, GENDER, CLASS AND SEXUALITY

With Keynote Address by PATRICIA HILL COLLINS

Intersectional approaches to social research suggest that systems of oppression such as race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality are interconnected and intersect to shape the experiences of individuals. Intersectional research centers on the experiences of persons often historically ignored by policymakers and in academic scholarship. Without their experiences our theories of power and social processes are both incomplete and inaccurate. As a research paradigm intersectionality has its origins in black feminism, third world feminism and queer theory. It has come to shape research in many disciplines including feminist studies, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, public policy, public health, law, psychology, anthropology and sociology.

We are seeking papers and panels that examine how intersectionality functions in a variety of realms, including but not limited to the following areas:
Intersectionality as theory and method
Intersectionality in institutional contexts (workplaces, schools, family etc.)
Social activism, social justice, and public policy
Transnationalism and migration
Race and multiculturalism
Sex, sexualities, and queer studies
Class inequality
Disability and embodiment
International relations in a global era

This two-day international conference is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and other departments and institutes at UMass Boston. We strongly encourage and will give priority to submissions of complete panel sessions with a maximum of four presenters. Sessions will last approximately 90 minutes. At least 25 minutes should be reserved for audience discussion. Individual papers are also encouraged.  
Paper and panel session proposals must be received no later than December 15, 2014. Please send via email to Meredith Gamble at socialtheoryforum@umb.edu.
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Call for Abstracts
Democracy’s Promise: Deisolating Gendered Experiences
The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University is soliciting abstracts from scholars who would like to participate in its upcoming symposium, Democracy’s Promise: Deisolating Gendered Experiences. This event will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of gender, democracy, equal access, and social change in the U.S. and around the globe. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015, 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 engage in discussing various issues related to the conference theme. Please indicate whether you are interested in making a paper presentation, organizing a discussion panel, or submitting an undergraduate poster presentation. Persons interested in participating should submit by November 24, 2014 the following: abstract of no more than 250 words and one-page curriculum vitae. These may be sent as email attachments to cdgs@txstate.edu or mailed to the address below.
Student participation is encouraged. Limited travel grants, based on demonstrated need, are available on a first come, first serve basis.
After the symposium, presenters are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal hosted by the Texas Digital Library. For submission guidelines, to register to be an author or reviewer, go to:
https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/about/submissions
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
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Gender, Work and Organization - Call for Papers
Submission Deadline 31st January 2015
Special Issue: "Gender Equality and 'Austerity': Vulnerabilities, Resistance, and Change"

This special issue invites papers that analyse the impact of gendered austerity measures on advocacy, support services and employment for women and feminist organisation and resistance to these measures. Our aim is to take forward debates on ‘gendering change’ (Benshop, Mills, Mills and Tienari, 2012) by focusing on the gendering of change in the organisation of public services within austerity regimes, and on emergent forms of resistance.

Although initial government positions have often been that ‘we are all in it together’, there is some evidence that measures to address the current economic crisis, including ‘fiscal consolidation’ have widened inequalities, and that vulnerable demographic groups, vulnerable geographies and vulnerable organizations are bearing the brunt of national and international austerity measures (Leschke and Jepsen, 2012; Pearson and Sweetman, 2011).

Within the UK, there are suggestions that women, particularly those with intersecting disadvantages such as poverty, disability ethnicity and age (young and old), are bearing the larger part of the impact of austerity (Fawcett, 2013; Women's Budget Group, 2014).
Government strategies of reducing regulation (‘cutting red tape’) as well as public expenditure,  appear to be reducing the scope of equality legislation and institutional mechanisms to promote gender equality and diversity (Conley and Page, 2010).  There is emerging concern for the fate of the ‘Third Sector’ in this context. Some of the public and voluntary sector organisations that provide and advocate for services to women in crisis appear to be casualties of austerity (Women’s Resource Centre, 2013).  The increasing use of competition rather than democratic accountability as a principle mechanism for organising public services has changed the environment in which public and Third Sector organisations are working (Breitenbach, Brown, Mackay and Webb, 2002; Newman and Clarke, 2009). These organisations include services supporting women, some of which, such as refuges and rape crisis centres, have been supported by state funding and have emerged from feminist activism.

In this context, there appears to be a resurgence of feminism and feminist activism in a variety of traditional and non-traditional forms within the UK and internationally (Walby, 2011). Equality advocates, social movements and trade union activists, are seeking new ways of organising, and of defending democratic accountability in relation to public services and the state, and women are playing a lead role in many of these initiatives (Newman, 2012). Alongside these traditional forms of protest, networked and lateral forms of organisation offer potential for extending the scope of political engagement, and for developing new forms of feminist political practice, locally and transnationally (Conway, 2013; Franzway and Fonow, 2011). Among these, new media, cultural practices and arts based and aesthetic modes of inquiry offer potential for developing new forms of organisation and pre-figurative political practice.

This special issue seeks to bring together conceptual and empirical papers that investigate these issues, with a focus upon emergent feminist organisation and resistance to gendered austerity measures, and their discursive and organisational forms.

Papers on the following indicative topics would be welcome:

•  The impact of gendered austerity measures on the organisation of advocacy, support services and employment for women;
•  The implications of neoliberal de-regulation for public and third sector organisations providing services to women;
•  Feminist engagement with austerity discourses and strategies;
•  Analyses of initiatives and practices that address gender equality in the context of the economic and financial crisis;
•  Case studies of legal and organisational challenges to the gendered impact of austerity measures, at local, national and international levels;
•  Analyses of the narratives and discourses of gender in/equality that underpin resistance and challenge to austerity measures;
•  Research on the use of social media, aesthetic and arts based practices and analysis of whether and how these may complement, extend, or promote feminist political practice in the context of neo liberalist discourses of austerity and in response to austerity measures.

Deadline for submission of full papers: 31 January 2015
Manuscripts should be around 9,000 words. Manuscripts considered for publication will be peer-reviewed following the journal’s double-blind review process. Submissions should be made via the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscript Central at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gwo.  Author guidelines can be found at the journal’s website at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291468-0432/homepage/ForAuthors.html
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Feminism in Theory, Practice, and Policy
Thursday, February 19 - Sunday, February 22, 2015, Washington Marriott Georgetown, Washington, DC
Calling All Feminists! It’s Time to Submit Proposals for the 2015 SWS Winter Meeting.
In keeping with SWS’s historic mission to contribute to positive change for women in both the academy and society, this year’s meeting will focus on assessing the current state of gender inequality – nationally and globally – and exploring future possibilities and challenges for melding sociological insight with real-world activism to achieve a more equal world. We invite you to submit a 250-word abstract on issues of relevance to this broad theme for: Workshops, Panels, Papers, Roundtable presentations, Posters.
Please submit your requests by clicking on this link and following the instructions: http://www.mymeetingsavvy.com/sws-winter/login.aspx
Submissions are due November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm.
Submission problems? Email Eman Abdelhadi: ea1193@nyu.edu

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CONFERENCES

39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
“Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past”
November 6-9, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2014 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
"Feminist Transgressions"
November 13-16, 2014, Puerto Rico
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Attending to Early Modern Women: It's About Time
June 18-20, 2015 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Call for Proposals, Proposals are Due: November 15
Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth conference, “It’s About Time,” will focus on time and its passing, allowing us to archive our achievements, reflect on the humanities in the world today, and shape future directions in scholarship and teaching. It will address such questions as: Can we trace gendered and embodied temporalities? How did time structure early modern lives, and the textual and material commemorations of those lives? In what ways do categories of difference condition understandings of time? How do contemporary and early modern conceptions of time inform our work as scholars and teachers?
Proposals for workshops that consider these questions in relationship to the topics detailed on the conference site.
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2015 AAUW National Convention
June 18–21, 2015, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Registration Is Now Open. Don’t wait! Best-value rates expire January 15.
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2015 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Male-Liance Presents: The Masculinity Monologues Auditions
Saturday Nov 15 2pm-4pm and Sunday Nov 16 2pm-4pm in Humanities 2625
inspired by the vagina monologues and yoni ki baat, we bring you a project which explores cultural performances and experiences of masculinities, power, privilege, patriarchy, violence, love and healing. Open to individuals of all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation and ethnicities. Age 16+
Bring 2 monologues of your choice.
For more information, contact: maleliance@gmail.com
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We’re getting older and we’re living longer, which may impact our sexuality!
We know a lot about older male sexuality, but know significantly less about females.
In order to find more information about how sexuality changes as we age and how we react to those changes we are looking for women age 55+ to participate in an interview about the role of sexuality in their lives. We hope to interview 40 women of varying ages and relationship statuses. 
The interview would last approximately one hour and would be conducted by a female UW Madison Student at your place of residence or the nearest public library.
For questions, please contact delamate@ssc.wisc.edu.
To participate in the study, please e-mail
ekoepsel@wisc.eduto set up a time.
This study has been approved by UW Madison Institutional Review Board and is being directed by John DeLamater, Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology, and co-editor of Sex for Life (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012).
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New Online Collection of Photographs
The Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian has announced a new online collection of photographs of women’s everyday possessions in the 19th and early 20th centuries, plus numerous digitized texts (magazines, books, postcards, posters, and more) concerning women during that period. The objects and printed works themselves were amassed by Dovie Horvitz, an Illinois-based collector who hopes to find an institutional home for the entire collection some day — perhaps the presence of the photographs and digitized works will spark that interest. We hope so.

Objects in the collection include clothing (dresses, hosiery, bustles, garters, swimwear, undergarments, aprons, and more), accessories such as shoes and boots, hats, gloves, purses, fans, handkerchiefs, furs, and parasols; menstrual and other health products; cosmetic and grooming kits, powders, and related make-up items; dresser sets (combs and brushes); curling irons and other hair care devices; perfumes; boudoir pillow covers; eye glasses; and exercise equipment. The printed matter includes numerous women’s magazines, Sunday supplement illustrations, sheet music about women, suffrage postcards, World War I and II posters, photographs of teen parties, and pamphlets about sex, health, and menstruation. Page after page of ad-filled women’s magazines, as well as packaging elements such as hairnet envelopes, hosiery, handkerchief and hat boxes, constitute an important part of the collection. Most of the material is American in origin.

The collection seems of most immediate interest to women’s history classes, but American literature, communication arts (especially marketing), medical history, design, and other fields should also find it useful. It is also simply a pleasure to browse!

The fully searchable and browsable online collection homepage is at http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/GenderStudies.DovieHorvitz
An article about the collection is at http://www.library.wisc.edu/news/2014/10/13/dovie-horvitz-collection-showcases-extraordinary-evolution-of-ordinary-women/.
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LGBTCC Discussion Group
Discussion groups have historically included: Fluid Sexualities, Keep On Coming Out, Grad Peer Support, Gender Explorers, Rooted (for QPOC), and Asexual Identities.
For more descriptions and information, please see our Discussion Groups page.

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GIVING

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Women invite students, alumni, faculty, and friends to make a donation to support our on-going efforts to advance women and gender issues within our teaching and research mission.

Please visit the Department and Center websites to learn more about making a donation.

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CONTACT US

Janet Hyde, Director
Center for Research on Gender & Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3409 Sterling Hall, 475 North Charter Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Phone: 608-263-2053
Fax: 608-265-2409
Email: jshyde@wisc.edu

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