May 14, 2013
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
EVENTS OFF CAMPUS
CALLS FOR PAPERS AND CONFERENCES
GWS BLOG & NEWSLETTER
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
Women and the STEMM Fields:
The Big Learning Event Study Group - Free!
Tuesday, May 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm, 2188 Mechanical Engineering
Women and the STEMM Fields - Fostering Opportunities in Higher Education and the Professions
The STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, math, medicine) are some of the most significant in higher education research and professional opportunities. Yet, they have been historically difficult for women to enter. While there is much evidence of change, subtle discriminatory barriers remain, greatly influencing choices facing students, faculty, and professionals in these various fields. What is the current state of the challenge? What are areas of promise for change?
Join us in this provocative series of conversations regarding these important questions.
Topics for the three sessions include:
1. Women in STEMM Overview
2. Women's Advancement in STEMM: Why So Slow?
3. Moving Forward: Advancing Women in STEMM
Registration is requested.
Dr. Alison Galbraith, Harvard University
“Protecting the Most Vulnerable: New Strategies for Affordable Health Insurance Coverage and the Impact on Families”
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 3-4pm, Health Sciences Learning Center
Alison Galbraith, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, where she is also the Associate Director of the Center for Child Health Care Studies. She is a pediatrician and health services researcher whose research focuses on the effects of insurance policy on health and health care for vulnerable populations of children and families. Her recent work studies decision making, health care use, and costs for children and families in high-deductible health plans and Health Insurance Exchange plans.
The 5th Annual UW-Madison Women & Leadership Symposium
Thursday, July 11, 2013 *Note New Date! The Pyle Center, UW-Madison Campus
Check in 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Symposium 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Special Event: Rooftop Terrace Reception 3:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m..
Registration only $50 *Includes exclusive Special Event for Symposium attendees*
Join colleagues at this exciting leadership event. A day of networking, professional development, and learning from women leaders. Twelve+ engaging workshops throughout the day. Topics and descriptions to be posted soon!
Sponsored by the UW-Madison Office of Human Resource Development in cooperation with UW Foundation Women's Philanthropy Council and UW-Madison Committee on Women in the University
Campus Women’s Center Support Groups
All Support Groups held in the CWC Office, room 4416 of the SAC
Email Olivia at email@example.com for more information.
EVENTS OFF CAMPUS
Promega Spring Art Showcase Presents
An International Celebration of Women Through Art
Through-June 7, 2013
The Promega Spring Art Showcase presents An International Celebration of Women Through Art. Inspired by International Women’s Day, the showcase features the struggles and empowerment of women. The exhibit will feature artists Dr. Lilian Nabulime (Uganda), Michael Kienitz (Latin America) and Jane Madrigal (US/Latina).
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
First Tuesday of every month Book Group
Second Wednesday of every month Planning Meeting
6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St. Dinner/Snack social prior at El Pastor, 2010 S Park St beginning around 5:15pm.
For more information call 846-5217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Addams Book Club Partial 2013 Book List
June 4 Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit
July 2 America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Out Democracy by Gar Alperovitz
August 6 Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future by Riane Eisler
Save the Date: WWN's Women's Equality Day Celebration
Monday, August 26, 2013, Time and Location To Be Announced
Join members and supporters of the Wisconsin Women's Network as we celebrate National Women's Equality Day on August 26th! We will be joined by powerful and inspiring women leaders from across the state as we honor 93 years of women's suffrage in the U.S. and look together towards a future of full equality for all. Look for more details in future WWN eBulletins.
9to5: Celebrating 40 years of Winning Justice for Working Women
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Mitchell Domes, Milwaukee WI – 6:00 pm
Reception, appetizers with cash bar, awards program and keynote speakers including Ai-Jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance– named by both TIME and Newsweek as one of the most influential people of 2012.
For 40 years, 9to5 has been lifting up the voices of women in low-wage jobs, building leadership and winning real change for working women.9to5 fights for paid sick days, equal pay, family-supporting jobs, and a strong safety net. Join us on September 25, 2013, to celebrate our legacy and help build our future.
To join us as a sponsor, click hereor contact: National Executive Director Linda Meric at 303.628.0925, email@example.com, or Development Director Nasreen Jilani at 404.222.0001, firstname.lastname@example.org
QUEERSPEAK: monthly open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The fourth 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**
Questions? Email email@example.com. Find us on Facebook!
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.
Lecturer, Fall 2013, Gender and Women’s Studies, UW-Madison
Applications Due: May 31, 2013
Teach Gender and Women's Studies - GWS 420: Women in Cross-Societal Perspective. Duties include preparing course materials; presenting lectures; preparing, administering, and grading of exams and assignments; and holding office hours.
Assistant Director, UCLA Center For The Study Of Women
UCLA has an exciting staff position open for a Ph.D., field open, to direct the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW).CSW is an internationally recognized research center that serves UCLA faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and community scholars and that sponsors numerous research projects and hosts national and international conferences. Under the general oversight of the CSW Director, the Assistant Director develops plans to organize and implement research activities that include: research projects and programs; development and fund-raising strategies; and outreach programs. The CSW Assistant Director also has overall responsibility for operations of CSW, including financial and personnel administration, event management, and communication activities. Among the primary requirements for this position are knowledge of and experience with academic research and publication relating to women, gender and/or sexuality; knowledge of research programs, implementation, and goals; excellent analytical, communication, organizational and managerial skills; and excellent writing skills. Specific responsibilities cover three areas: Research Development and Implementation 40%; Operations and Administration 40%; and Contracts and Grants 20%. More information about CSW at: http://www.csw.ucla.edu <http://www.csw.ucla.edu>
Application deadline: May 14, 2013; position to begin in June 2013.
Apply on the UCLA website, requisition 18781:
Questions may be directed to Interim Director, Professor Rachel Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>.
Call for Applications: 2013 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) Competition. Dates for grant cycle are October 1, 3013-March 31, 2015, an 18-month window during which awardees complete 6-12 consecutive months of research abroad. Applicants must be dissertators by the time they start their research. Applications must be submitted using the G5 application system, www.g5.gov. The national deadline listed is Monday, June 3; however, this is the institutional deadline, not the deadline for student applicants. Student applicants must submit an application, including letters of recommendation and language references, by the CAMPUS DEADLINE. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applicants MUST include a short human subjects narrative as a Word document, as stated in the campus instructions, whether or not the applicant thinks they need human subjects clearance; refer to the IRB for Student Applicants section on the electronic application. All applicants should read the technical review forms on the www.g5.gov site and make sure that their proposal addresses all of these points. Sponsored by International Studies.
Application Deadline: May 24, 2013, 12:00 pm (noon).
For information, visit the website or email.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence UW-Oshkosh
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence will report directly to the Provost. The position’s primary responsibility is to provide visionary leadership that mobilizes faculty, staff and community members in service to students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will be responsible for building collaborative partnerships across campus that work together to create an equitable campus climate and inclusive learning environments, thus improving students’ holistic experiences from recruitment to graduation. Units reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor include PreCollege Programs, Multicultural Education Center, Student Support Services (TRiO programs), Multicultural Retention Programs, Women’s Center, Native American retention, and the LGBTQ Resource Center. Duties will include: organizational and employee supervision and development, program development and assessment, engagement and collaboration with internal and external audiences, and budget development and oversight. In addition, the Assistant Vice Chancellor will be responsible for providing campus leadership for all UW System Inclusive Excellence initiatives.
1. A Doctoral or terminal degree;
2. A commitment to scholarly activity and service;
3. Administrative experience in higher education;
4. Evidence of a collaborative and collegial administrative style;
5. Supervisory experience;
6. Experience in, and appreciation of, inclusivity, first generation, low-income and multicultural issues;
7. Experience in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies;
8. Experience in program development and assessment;
9. Commitment to the ideals of shared governance;
10. Experience with budget management; and
11. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
1. Awareness of national trends and best practices related to diversity, inclusivity, undergraduate retention programs and practices, academic support services, and campus climate issues;
2. Experience with PreCollege programs, First Year Experience programs, multicultural programs and services, and TRiO programs; and
3. Teaching and scholarly activity, particularly scholarship of teaching and learning pedagogy that promote inclusive excellence.
Starting Date: September 1, 2013 or as soon as possible
Salary Competitive: Terms of Appointment Limited Annual Appointment
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on June 7, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Those interested should submit completed applications by this date to ensure full consideration.
How to Apply: Send letter of application; vita; and contact information for five references to:
Lisa Danielson, Chair, Search and Screen Committee
c/o Marleen Flack
Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Electronic applications should be sent to AVCIE@uwosh.edu.
2013 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics
Postmarked: November 29, 2013
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is pleased to announce the competition for the 2013 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. Numerous proposals from a variety of academic disciplines are received each year. Proposals are blind-reviewed by a faculty committee. The prize includes a $1,500 cash award for each project selected. Honorable mention prizes of $750 per project may also be awarded. Research projects submitted for prize consideration may address any topic related to women and politics. Scholars at any level, including graduate students and junior faculty members, may apply.
Second Annual IFjP Conference: (Im)possibly Queer International Feminisms
May 17-19, 2013, University of Sussex,
The aim of this conference is to serve as a forum for developing and discussing papers that IFjP hopes to publish. These can be on the conference theme or on any other feminist IR-related questions.
For more information, including how to submit, go to http://ifjp2013.wordpress.com
YWCA Moxie Conference and Women of Distinction Awards
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at The Monona Terrace Event Agenda
Join the Moxie Conference: Nerve and Know-How for Emerging Leaders and gain insight from senior-level women leaders.
Mox•ie [mok-see] - noun, slang. vigor; verve; pep. Courage, determination and nerve. skill; know-how
Empowering women is a key component of the YWCA Madison’s mission. This women’s leadership conference aims to build tomorrow’s leaders and encourage them to draw inspiration from the Women of Distinction Award recipients who will be honored during the conference.
Learn more about the importance of focusing on women's leadership.
Registration is Now Open! Register online or contact Kristy (Monday through Friday) or Amanda Yu (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons) at 608.257.1436, option 2.
About The Moxie Conference
The half-day Moxie Conference will reach professional women who are looking to move up in their careers and support them in developing their leadership skills. The Moxie Conference encourages emerging women leaders to enhance their leadership skills and give them support and encouragement to use those skills. Strengthening female employees improves individual lives and increases companies’ long-term competitive potential. To determine what topics would be of most interest to women in the Madison community, the YWCA conducted a conference survey. Over 160 women responded and said they wanted information on topics such as leading & managing talent, work/life balance, assertiveness/confidence, conflict resolution, and building networking skills. Our keynote address and breakout sessions will feature dynamic national and local speakers on these topics. Keynote speaker Marilyn Tam is former CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, and Vice President of Nike Inc. Tam, an author and humanitarian, is currently co-leading HealthWalk, an integrated healthcare services and products company.
5th Christina Conference of Gender Studies: Feminist Thought and the Politics of Concepts
May 23–25, 2013, University of Helsinki
The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies focuses on the role of concepts in feminist thought. For more information, visit www.helsinki.fi/genderstudies/conference or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 24-27, 2013
WisCon is the first and foremost feminist science fiction convention in the world. WisCon encourages discussion, debate and extrapolation of ideas relating to feminism, gender, race and class. WisCon honors writers, editors and artists whose work explores these themes and whose voices have opened new dimensions and territory in these issues. And, oh yes, we also like to have fun while we're at it.
Reproductive Justice: Activists, Advocates, Academics in Ann Arbor
A Michigan Meeting on the campus of the University of Michigan
*Pre-conference May 29; Conference May 30-31, 2013*
This event is made possible by a Michigan Meetings grant from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor <http://www.rackham.umich.edu/academics/rii/michigan_meetings/>with added funding from the University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Join us for an innovative meeting to advance reproductive justice by exploring the intersections of activism, advocacy, and academia. To date, advocacy groups have advanced reproductive justice agendas around the country and the world. We believe it is time for academic institutions to step up to support their work by providing a forum for meaningful dialogue and the development of research agendas and applied projects. This meeting will allow advocates, activists and academics to collectively explore how we can design research informed by advocacy and generate useful and reliable data and findings that promote reproductive justice.
Over the course of the conference we will:
1) exchange knowledge and recognize points of convergence and difference;
2) create and energize new relationships; and
3) develop collaborative research agendas informed by advocacy.
This meeting will interest you if:
* You are interested in broadening and strengthening the RJ dialogue among academics, activists, and advocates
* You are an academic working on reproductive justice who wants to collaborate with other scholars and advocates
* You are an advocate or activist working in the RJ movement who wants to partner with academics in specific research and practice areas
More on Reproductive Justice
There is no fee to attend this conference, however, registration is required. The deadline for registration <https://sites.google.com/site/a3ina2/registration> is May 20, 2013.
2013 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
May 30–June 1, 2013 • University of Maryland, College Park
Help inspire and teach college women to be successful leaders. Support students and the events of this outstanding conference!
Women of Distinction
AAUW and NASPA are proud to announce Donna Shalala, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as a 2013 Women of Distinction awardee at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders! Shalala is currently the president of the University of Miami and the director of Mednax, a national health care delivery group.
Encourage women students to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders and help support them in this amazing opportunity:
Give to the NCCWSL Scholarship Fund.
Give to the NCCWSL General Fund.
Pay directly for a student to attend the conference.
Fighting Forward - A Labor & Working-Class Summit
June 12-15, Madison College - Downtown Campus, Madison, Wisconsin
The Labor & Working-Class Studies Project, hosts the 2013 conference of the Working Class Studies Association. The Labor & Working Class Studies Project (LWCSP) is a collaborative campus-labor-community initiative to connect the campus and the community in dialogue and action on issues related to labor and working class people in the state of Wisconsin. The LWCSP is a member of the Working Class Studies Association. The Working Class Studies Association (WCSA) aims to develop and promote multiple forms of scholarship, teaching, and activism related to working class life and cultures.
2013 National Women's Music Festival Workshop Application
37th National Women’s Music Festival
July 4-7, 2013, Marriott Madison West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI 53562
Call for Proposals
The National Women’s Music Festival is seeking workshop proposals for the 2013 festival on topics of interest to an intergenerational gathering of women and supporters of women in the arts. We are seeking additional workshops, particularly on sexuality, relationships, gender, writing, activism, and women’s herstory.
Proposals are due May 15, 2013, and may be submitted online at: http://tinyurl.com/nwmf2013workshops .
More information about the festival is available at http://wiaonline.org/ . A number of scholarships for will be available to both graduate and undergraduate students: http://tinyurl.com/2013nwmfscholarship .
2013 National NOW Conference
Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7, Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
» 2013 National NOW Conference
» Chicago Hilton - Downtown
10th Annual Women's Health Research Conference:
Optimizing Women’s Health Through a Life Course Approach
Monday, September 16, 2013, McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
Call for Poster Abstracts
To be considered for an award - Monday, July 15, 2013
For all other posters - Friday, August 23, 2013
The Powell Center for Women's Health cordially invites you to submit a poster abstract (450 word limit) on any topic related to women’s health including, but not limited to:
-Obstetrics & Gynecology
-Sexual and Reproductive Health
International 100 Women’s Earth & Climate Summit
September 18 – 21, 2013 in New York, USA
The International Summit will bring together 100 global women leaders including grassroots activists, economists, scientists, businesswomen, Indigenous leaders, policy-makers, faith leaders, culture shapers for 3.5 days to help further a women’s climate action campaign agenda. The participation of women around the world – including you and your friends and colleagues - via live streaming and online interaction is key to the success of the summit.
For the Literary and Artistically Inclined
Sharing Our Stories-Saving Our Lives
UW-Madison, Pyle Center
September 28, 2013
Call For Proposals, due June 1, 2013
Program organizers are seeking proposals from individuals and organizations that support and serve LBGTQ people. Especially educators, authors, emerging writers, poets, performance artists, and activists that offer literary, educational, and artistic venues, as well as publishing opportunities, platforms and possibilities for writing and sharing our stories, and creating safe respectful places to connect and share our truths. At the same time we seek to offer insight, encouragement, hope, and resources, especially for those who still struggle in mind, body or spirit with who they are and how they fit in the world. The general focus of the conference will be on the critical need for the queer community and our supporters to bridge cultural and religious gaps in understanding identity and in honoring diversity.
Relevant presentations may address, any and all issues related to queer writers, authors, bloggers, story-tellers, actors, playwrights, children and Young Adult writers, artists, activists, educators, and any related issues that speak to cultural inclusion. Including, but not limited to race, religion, gender, ability and sexuality issues.
There is a critical need for LBGTQ people to create, collaborate and facilitate safe places and venues to share our stories, especially our victories. Ultimately we hope to empower a collective Q-VOICE and to consciously shape a future that empowers all queer-identified people, especially young people. We come together to emboldened ourselves to find our own VOICE, to stand in our own truth and if our stories aren't working--to empower ourselves to rewrite them!
Yes, let us seek together to manifest and define our own redemptive endings.
JOIN IN SHARING OUR STORIES-SAVING OUR LIVES
This conference is sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Education(http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu)
Knowledge In the Making in Women's, Gender, and LGBTQ Studies
2013 Wisconsin Women's, Gender and LGBTQ Conference
October 18-20, 2013, Pyle Center, Madison, WI
We are bringing together academics, teachers, students, community leaders, artists, activists, and others, to consider how knowledge is formed and experienced at the intersections of class, gender, sexuality, race, ability, and other axes of identity, and how this informs our current and future work.
Co-sponsors: Alverno College, Beloit College, Edgewood College, Lawrence University, Marquette University, St. Norbert College, the UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center, the UW-Madison Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the UW System Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People, and the University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies Consortium made up of the 14 Women’s and Gender Studies Programs and Departments in the UW System, the Office of the Women’s Studies Librarian and the Women & Science Program
National Women's Studies Association Conference
Negotiating Points of Encounter
November 7-10, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio
Save the Date: 2014 LGBT Leadership Conference
February 7-9, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Visit fairwisconsineducationfund.com/conference for more information about the 2013 Leadership Conference and stay tuned for updates on the 2014 conference!
CALL FOR PAPERS
Edited book working title: "Gender and the Work-Family Experience: An Intersection of Two Domains".
Currently soliciting chapter abstracts from potential authors interested in contributing a chapter for the book. The chapters should focus on a specific aspect of the intersection between gender and work-family conflict/facilitation. If you are interested in authoring a chapter in this proposed edited book, please submit a chapter title and brief (~200 words) abstract summarizing your proposed chapter, as well as a brief (~50 words) author bio before May 15, 2013. Please note that your submission of a chapter abstract indicates your agreement to follow through writing the full chapter if chosen for inclusion in the proposed book.
Authors will be notified regarding decisions by May 29th. The aim is to select a range of proposed chapters that vary in scope and which, together, cover a wide range of specific topics and considerations as related to gender and work-family.
Submissions should be e-mailed to Maura.Mills@hofstra.edu by May 15th. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out beforehand should you have any questions about the book, your intended chapter, or the potential contribution your chapter could make.
Maura J. Mills, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
103 Hauser Hall, Hofstra University
Office Phone: (516) 463-6349
Office Fax: (516) 463-6354
We are pleased to present to you our call for papers for the issue n°1 of the journal Comment S’en Sortir? http://commentsensortir.org/ We look forward to receiving your proposals.
In this issue of Comment S’en Sortir ? we wish to map the alliances, common struggles and translations of concepts between trans, feminist, anti-racist and queer movements and theories that we collect under the concept of “transfeminisms”. Transfeminism has been defined as a movement for trans women, by trans women (Koyama, 2003), as a feminist project in which trans women fully belong to the political subject “women”. We wish to reflect on the concept of transfeminisms by moving away from the “women” category. Through the use of this term, we want, on the one hand, to reclaim feminist tools in order to consider trans subjectivities. On the other hand, we want to encourage feminism to revaluate its own critical tools. Therefore, we refer to the perspectives on transfeminism recently offered by Kristina Scott-Dixon (2006), Gayle Salamon (2010) or A. Finn Enke (2012), for they question the critical, self-reflexive, interdisciplinary and unruly potential of this term. According to these authors, « transfeminism » is not a subdivision of feminism. Instead, it represents the possibility of a radical paradigm shift within Feminist Theory and Gender Studies ; an epistemological turn rendering the dichotomies upon which many theories took form (sex/gender; man/woman; biological/social; materiality/performativity) obsolete.
Through the term “transfeminism”, we wish, firstly, to think about theoretical practices introduced by trans subjects (of knowledge) in feminism. Secondly, we wish to address the multiple trans uses, ways, and arts of making regarding queer and feminist tools, as well as arts of making it involved in the fabrication of the bodies, subjectivities, engagement and languages of trans people.
We do not wish to recreate a global vision of the exchanges between Trans Theories and Feminist Theories, but rather to focus on a selected number of important issues in order to build theoretically and politically fructuous transfeminist convergences.
Deadline for submitting proposals: May 15, 2013
Acceptance decisions will be communicated by May 31, 2013
Deadline for sending complete articles: October 15, 2013
Definitive acceptance: December 15, 2013
Publication: December 2013
Proposals should be sent before May 15 to email@example.com
Authors' guidelines: http://commentsensortir.org/cfp/charte-editoriale/editorial-charter/
Enloe Award Call for Submissions
The International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFjP), in conjunction with Taylor and Francis, created the Enloe Award in honour of Cynthia Enloe’s pioneering feminist research into international politics and political economy, and her considerable contribution to building a more inclusive feminist scholarly community. The Award is given annually, after an open competition judged by a committee of eminent feminist scholars drawn from the IFjP Board. It recognizes exceptional quality in a paper submitted to IFjP by an emergent scholar. The winning entry is published in the journal as the Enloe Award Essay and the author is given an honorarium (currently US$500) on publication.
Those eligible for the Award include postgraduate students nearing completion of their Ph.D. at the time of the competition deadline up to five years after their Ph.D. Papers should fall within the rubric of IFjP, which as a journal seeks to publish lively, original research at the intersection of international relations, politics, and women’s studies. They should also be no longer than 8000 words, including notes, and conform to the IFjP house style, details at www.tandfonline/rfjp. The deadline for submissions for the Enloe Award 2013 is June 1 2013. Please submit papers to firstname.lastname@example.org, marking them as clearly intended for consideration by the Enloe Award Committee.
Heidi Hudson, Laura Sjoberg, and Cynthia Weber, editors
Women and The Arab Spring: Resistance, Revolution, Reform
Jennifer Heath / HeathCollom@comcast.net
Rita Stephan / email@example.com
Jennifer Heath, independent scholar, author, and editor, and Rita Stephan, researcher at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, are assembling an edited volume about women's initiative and actions up to and during the so-called Arab Spring. This comprehensive collection will examine historical roots of Arab women's leadership from antiquity to the present, giving voice to women's voices by exploring wide-ranging topics such as tweeting in Tunisia, graffiti in Egypt, the campaign for driving in Saudi Arabia, the "women's revolution" in Syria, the raisons d'etre of Islamist women, the roles of minority women, and more. The book will feature essays, interviews, and artwork describing women's leadership (and threats to it), resistance, mobilization, rights, and reforms from numerous points of view and contexts throughout the region, culminating in analysis of what this can mean for the future, its opportunities and challenges. Our purpose is to produce a cross-over book that will appeal to both scholarly and general audiences and that realistically illustrates Arab women's agency and strengths.
Deadline for 500-word abstracts, interview proposals, and images, with 300-word author biographies is June 3, 2013. Articles (no longer than 5,000 words) will be due September 9, 2013. Please send all written materials as WORD.doc and all images as JPEGs to Jennifer Heath, HeathCollom@comcast.net and Rita Stephan, firstname.lastname@example.org, subject heading SPRING.
Three Calls for Papers
Women, Gender, and Families of Color, a multidisciplinary journal published by the University of Illinois Press, is currently seeking manuscripts for three forthcoming Special Issues. Deadlines and contact information appear below. Please visit http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/wgfc.html for manuscript submission details. Feel free to contact the Editor, Jennifer Hamer, JHamer@KU.edu, with any additional questions.
Race, Gender, and Disability
Abstracts Due: 6/1/13
Manuscripts Due: 10/20/2013
Despite discourse on gender/sexuality and race/ethnicity or gender and disability, there are few studies about the intersections of race, gender and disability from a critical perspective. This issue will focus on articles that analyze these intersections from different disciplinary perspectives. Categories include interrogations into the lives of people of color and white subjects from a critical whiteness perspective; gender as it encompasses interrogations of femininity, masculinity, transgender, or intersex subjectivity and any form of sexual expression and identity and their intersection; and disability to encompass impairment and the socio-cultural aspects that accompany it. Topics include but not limited to:
*Family caregiving or parenting at the intersections of gender/race/disability
*Lived experiences of disabled women/people of color
*Representations of disability in families of color in films and literature
*News and media representations of race, disability and gender/sexuality
*Historical analysis that highlights these intersections (e.g., eugenics)
*Policy, activism and interventions that empower disabled people of color
*Articles connecting disability studies, queer theory and women’s studies to critical race theory and critical whiteness studies
*Analysis of policies related to education, employment, immigration and incarceration that centers on the intersections of race, gender and ability.
Contact: Guest-Editors Sandy Magana, email@example.com; Liat Ben Moshe, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Illinois at Chicago
The State of Child Welfare for Children and Families of Color
Manuscripts Due: June 30, 2013
What does the child welfare system mean to children and families of color in the US? It has long been a site of struggle for families of color. In the 1970s, the National Association of Black Social Workers issued a statement against the placement of black children in white foster or adoptive families and Native American activists achieved the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Today children of color are among the almost 700,000 children in foster care, about half of whom experience chronic medical needs and eleven percent of whom age out of the system with no permanent family placement. This troubling data raises questions about the relationship of the child welfare system to racial/ethnic minority children and families.
This special issue is soliciting manuscripts that explore the historical and contemporary issues, circumstances, policies, practices, and outcomes of child welfare for children and families of color; which includes multiracial/ethnic or transracial/transcultural foster care and adoptive families. Editors are particularly interested in historical, social, and behavioral science approaches to the following broad topics:
*foster care and adoption
*guardianship and kinship
*placements, welfare policies, and permanency
*aging out of state care and outcomes
*transnational comparisons on any of the above
other topics that fit the general subject matter
Contact Editor Jennifer F. Hamer, Jhamer@KU.edu Guest-Editor Margaret Jacobs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Women’s Rights and Realities
Manuscripts Due: 12/15/13
Women and families across racial and ethnic groups have historically moved to the US in search of better living conditions, safety, and opportunities. These women disproportionately suffer from poverty, assault, unfair labor practices, poor health, a lack of health services, and ambiguous protections and educational access for themselves and their children.
This special issue is devoted to scholarship that explores the historical and contemporary social, economic, cultural, and political aspects of living as documented/undocumented women of color emigrants. Possible topics include but not limited to:
*separation from children, partners, and kin
*abuse and violence
*reproductive rights and health care
*managing families and households
*documented and undocumented women
*legal rights and protections
Contact: Editor, Jennifer Hamer, JHamer@KU.edu Guest-Editor, Jacqueline McLeod, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Special Issue of Gender & Society
Gender is one of the most salient features of religious movements and religious institutions. Women are the majority of participants in religious life and they are increasingly significant actors in religious movements and politics. In many religious traditions, cultural and religious continuity hinges on gendered practices and sexual regimes. Many regions of the world are experiencing important transformations with respect to religion. For instance, China has seen an enormous upsurge in participation in religious and spiritual movements, including large numbers of women. Evangelical Christianity is an increasingly significant player in society and politics across the Global South. Buddhist women in Asia are taking on positions of greater authority in their religious tradition. Hindu nationalism in India and Islamist governments coming to power in the Middle East and North Africa, have given renewed urgency to questions about women and religion. And in the United States, many political debates continue to be polarized by religious affiliation and these debates have become significant issues in public discourse.
Despite the growing popular and scholarly interest in religion, scholarship on gender and religion remains under-conceptualized and marginalized in the discipline of sociology. This special issue of Gender & Society seeks to bring together a range of empirical studies at the intersection of gender and religion in diverse contexts to in order to develop new theoretical concepts and perspectives that can illuminate these issues. Gender & Society is one of the most highly cited journals in sociology, and we expect this issue to become a significant platform for emerging scholarship that will point toward new directions and continuing conversations in the study of gender and religion.
We welcome papers that interrogate the gendered nature of religious communities, movements, and experiences while recognizing the centrality of religion in the lives of many communities and individuals. Especially welcome are papers that highlight transnational work that is grounded in deep regional knowledge, papers that bridge different religions, and papers that contribute to theorizing of major conceptual debates in the study of gender and sociology more generally. Empirical and theoretical issues may include:
· Religion, structure, and agency
· Religious social movements
· Religious sexual cultures
· Religious masculinities
· Gendered religious practices
· Religion, gender, and politics
· Religion, gender, and everyday life
· Gender and secularism/post-secularism
· Religious law and gender
· Religion and activism for social/gender justice
· Religion, gender, and economic life / and or class
· Intersectional perspectives on gender and religion
· Religion, gender, and nationalism
Completed manuscripts, due September 1, 2013, should be submitted online to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gendsoc and should specify in the cover letter that the paper is to be considered for the special issue.
For additional information, please contact any of the guest editors for this issue:
Orit Avishai, Department of Sociology Fordham University email@example.com
Afshan Jafar, Department of Sociology Connecticut College firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Rinaldo, Department of Sociology University of Virginia email@example.com
Open House - Gender Learning Community
Open House is University Housing's newest learning community, set to be introduce in August 2013. Sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies Department, Open House welcomes students who wish to examine both conventional and transformational assumptions about gender and sexuality. Everyone is welcome to come live and learn in a safe and inviting space on the beautiful shores of Lake Mendota!
Join here. Visit housing.wisc.edu/openhouse, or email Coco.O'Connor@housing.wisc.edu for more information!
Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources, v. 33, n. 4 (Fall 2012), published by the Office of the UW System Women's Studies Librarian, and edited by JoAnne Lehman.
Print copies of our issues are in the GWS office and research center, as well as in Memorial and College Libraries. All back issues are available online via http://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/254 and the database Genderwatch.
For link to subscription information and more, see http://womenst.library.wisc.edu/publications/feminist-coll.html.
WCADV WE Lead Leadership Academy 2013-2014
The WE LEAD Leadership Academy 2013-2014, a program of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV), is a yearlong leadership academy which focuses on building new leadership within the movement to end domestic violence by providing hands-on leadership development opportunities for survivors of violence and/or people from Wisconsin’s underserved or under-represented communities. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2013.To apply, complete the application at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WELEADApp2013
Should you have questions about the WE LEAD application process, please contact Juanita Davis, WCADV REACH Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-255-0539.
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