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October 10-11, 2014
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October 10-11, 2014, On Wisconsin rooms of the Red Gym

Friday, October 10, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

9:30am Keynote speaker:
Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies, Brown University
How Your Generic Bay Acquires Gender: A Dynamic Systems Approach

11:00am Featured speaker:
Caroline VanSickle, Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology, UW-Madison
Invisible Females in the Fossil Record: Problems with Reconstructing Neandertal Birth from a Male Pelvis

1:00pm Keynote speaker:
Sari van Anders, Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, Program in Neuroscience, University of Michigan
Testosterone and Human Behavior: Social Neuroendocrinology as Feminist Science


Judith Houck, Lesbian Health Matters: The History of An Evolving Concept
Jenny Higgins, The Pleasure Deficit in Family Planning: Gendered Assumptions Alive and Well in Contraceptive Research and Development

Caitlin McDonough, Department of Biology, Syracuse University, Focus on Female Factors Involved in Fertilization
Janet Shibley Hyde, The Legacy of Feminist Biology at Wisconsin

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am – noon
Syllabus revision workshop: How do I incorporate feminist perspectives into my course?

To submit an application to present a poster, e-mail Dace Zeps, Administrator, Center for Research on Gender & Women, dazeps@wisc.edu.
Include an attachment that provides the following information:
Your name, title, institution, and e-mail address
A title and an abstract (maximum 500 words)
Submissions are due September 10.

Details and Registration Information
Full symposium early bird $55 until Oct 1, $70 after. Students $10.
Includes breakfast Friday and Saturday and lunch Friday.


An Evening with Sheryl WuDunn
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm, Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
DLS presents a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and business executive Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women. Free and open to the public.
2014 UW-Madison EVOC (End Violence on Campus) Summit
October 1-2, 2014, 10am-5pm, Dejope Hall, Mendota Room
Attend to learn more about
*How UW-Madison is responding to recent changes to Title IX and Clery (federal campus safety law)
*best practices in preventing sexual assault and dating violence on college campuses
*engaging men as allies in violence prevention
*reporting options for student victims and information about the student misconduct code
*LGBTQ intimate partner violence and Title IX implications
Online registration and payment of $50 is required for attendance (no cost for students). Please visit http://evoc.wisc.edu/summit2014.html to register and view full conference agenda.
All are welcome--please e-mail evoc@uhs.wisc.edu for more information
LACIS Lecture
Estado de los Derechos de las Mujeres Nicaraguenses y la Violencia de Genero/State of the Rights of Nicaraguan Women and Gender Violence
Wednesday, October 01, 2014, Noon, 336 Ingraham Hall
Juanita Jimenez Martinez, lawyer and human rights defender. Martinez has 21 years of experience in gender violence cases and has been a leader of the Nicaragua feminist movement. As a jurist she has participated in different processes related to the legal reforms and other government projects related to the struggle against gender violence. In 2011 she was one of the 100 women leaders chosen to celebrate the declaration of the International Women's Day who were honored by the US government.
7th Annual Outstanding Women of Color Celebration
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:00-7:30pm, Pyle Center Alumni Lounge
Nominated by their peers in the campus community, this year’s honorees include:
Shawnika Hull, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Center for Demography and Ecology, Department of Population Health Sciences.
Lillian Tong, Faculty Associate, WISCIENCE (formerly Institute for Biology Education); director of the University Educators Programs and Services; director of faculty/staff programs.
Angela Byars-Winston, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health.
Marla Delgado-Guerrero, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Counseling Psychology, School of Education.
Michelle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology, College of Letters & Science.
Eva Vivian, Associate Professor (CHS), School of Pharmacy.
Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong, Assistant Dean, Student Diversity Programs, School of Education.
Carla Pugh, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Public Health.
Now in the seventh year, the UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards were established in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of women of color on campus. The selection committee has also named Tong and Hull as the UW-Madison honorees for the UW System 19th Annual Awards to Outstanding Women of Color in Education.
FALL 2014 Feminist Seminar (FEMSEM)
Thursdays from 1 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 2, 2014
Preliminary Dissertation Ideas
Katrina Quisumbing King, PhD Student in Sociology

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Uneasy Alliances: Traditional Leaders and the Promotion of Women's Rights in Namibia.
Taylor Price, PhD Student in Political Science

Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:05pm-1:30pm, 3470 Social Sciences
Examining Barriers to Health Care for Immigrants in Boston under “Universal” Coverage
Tiffany Joseph, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook
Sponsored by the Social Psychology and MicroSociology (SPAM) brownbag
UW-Madison Women & Leadership: Coffee & Conversation - Chairs' Chat
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00-10:00am, Memorial Union
Join us for a "Chairs' Chat" for new and returning female department chairs. A panel of former (mostly) chairs will share their wisdom and insights for other women department chairs. The panel includes: Caitilyn Allen (Plant Path), Carolyn Kelley (ELPA), Dorothy Farrar-Edwards (Kinesiology) and Chiao-Ping Li (Dance).
To register for this event, please visit: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?CK=46101
8:00-8:30am: Check-in, coffee, and refreshments
8:30-9:30am: Program
9:30-10:00am: Networking
**UW-Madison Women & Leadership events are generously supported by the UW Foundation Women's Philanthropy Council**
Other partners include:
UW-Madison Committee on Women in the University
UW-Madison Office of Human Resource Development
Questions: Contact Michelle Preston, mpreston@ohr.wisc.edu
Miss Representation viewing and discussion
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00pm, Union South Varsity Hall
Kappa Kappa Gamma leader Lesly Stern will lead an educational and thought-provoking discussion after a showing of the popular documentary, Miss Representation. Miss Representation explores how women are portrayed in the mainstream media and the impact this has on women's role in the workforce, politics, and other important public positions.
Queering Glamour in interwar Fashion Photography
The "Amorous Regard" of George Platt Lynes
Thursday, October 09, 2014, 4 p.m., L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Dr. Elspeth H. Brown brings together the history of glamour and fashion photography to argue that glamour has been, historically, a queer production. The focus is on American photographer George Platt Lynes, one of many pre-WWII artists whose work stemmed from an elite, transatlantic, white queer kinship network. Together, these artists would define a glamour aesthetic decidedly queer in its production and reception. Dr. Brown is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto.
The Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities with Saidiya Hartman
A Serial Biography of the Wayward
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m., L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Saidiya Hartman's work on African American and American literature and cultural history has contributed to our understanding of the intersection of slavery, gender, and the development of progressivism in the US. She will discuss the social upheaval and radical transformation of everyday life that took place in the slums between 1890-1920. Presented by the Center for the Humanities, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Afro-American Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, and English.
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 10th - Madison
Risk Behaviors for HIV Infection in the Border among Mexican Migrants on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Opportunities for Interventions
Xiao Zhang, MS, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UW-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, Dept of Population Health Sciences

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.
Campus Women’s Center Dance Party
Friday, October 10, 2014, 8-11pm, Memorial Union Great Hall
The Campus Women's Center won a space lottery to have an event in Memorial Union Great Hall on October 10th. We thought what better way to celebrate than with an intentional dance space, live performances and DJ!
LACIS Lunchtime Lecture
These Roses Have Thorns: Flower Workers and US Free Trade with Colombia
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Noon-1 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall
Presented by Josefa Gomez and Leonardo Luna Alzate from CACTUS in Colombia (with simultaneous translation provided by Elise Roberts of Witness for Peace) Josefa Gomez is a former flower worker who spent almost a decade in the industry. Leonardo Luna Alzate is an expert on territorial issues and social movements. As the leader of the Cactus program directed toward building solidarity among women flower workers, their families and youth of the savannah.
UW-Madison Women & Leadership Book Discussion
I Am Malala
, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
October 15, 2014 or March 11, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm, Union South
Book Discussion led by the UW Women Deans
"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At seventeen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is her remarkable story."
To register for one of these events, please visit:
October 15, 2014 Book Discussion: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?CK=46103
March 11, 2015 Book Discussion: https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/OHRDCatalogPortal/Default.aspx?CK=46390
Denice D. Denton Distinguished Lecture
Increasing the Participation of Women in Tech Careers
Friday, October 17, 2014, 3:00 Lecture, 4:00 Reception, The Marquee Theater, Union South
President Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College
Fundraising Dinner With President Klawe
6:00pm – 8:30pm, Union South, TITU
Registration is required, Invitation, Registration form (PDF)
Maria Klawe became Harvey Mudd College’s fifth president in 2006. A renowned mathematician, computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its 1955 founding. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd College, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. President Klawe is passionate about making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education more accessible to diverse groups and has emerged as a national thought leader on women in STEM education. Within her own discipline of mathematics and computer science, Klawe has made significant research contributions, including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, gender issues in information technology and interactive-multimedia for mathematics education. Her current research focuses on discrete mathematics.
Yi-Fu Tuan Geography Lecture Series
Empirical and Analytical Subaltern Space? Ashrams, Brothels and Trafficking in Colonial Delhi
Friday, October 17, 2014, 4 p.m., 180 Science Hall
Stephen Legg, University of Nottingham
Legg engages the writings of Gayatri Spivak on the figure of the subaltern, focusing on a recurrent tension in her writings and in readings of them. The tension is between two seemingly contradictory definitions of the subaltern. He examines a report into abuse of women in some of Delhi's ashrams in the 1930s to suggest how we can use studies of empirically verifiable subaltern space to think about the analytically subaltern spaces which must always be beyond exploration.
LGBTQ Ally Training Program
Saturday, October 18, 2-5 pm, The Red Gym, On Wisconsin Room C
Cost: Free! Register required
Conducted by Katherine Charek Briggs, Assistant Director of the UW-Madison LGBTQ Campus Center, this Madison NOW sponsored free, innovative training, program increases one's capacity to build and sustain inclusive environments for the LGBTQ community. The training builds on our natural ally behaviors, helping us make durable, sustainable change in our communities by being proactive allies, recognizing homophobia in our own lives, and reflecting on our power and privilege. As a result of this training, participants will:
* Gain familiarity with commonly used terms within the LGBTQ community.
* Understand the developmental needs for those coming out as LGBTQ.
* Engage in dialogue about how to be an effective, proactive ally to the LGBTQ community.
* Receive information on local, regional and national resources about Allyhood and the LGBTQ community.
* Learn how attacks on women's reproductive healthcare hurt the transgender community.
The Center for the Humanities at the Wisconsin Book Festival
Feminism Unfinished with Linda Gordon and Astrid Henry
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3 p.m., Madison Public Library, Central Branch
Providing an important corrective to simplistic, de-politicized narratives of feminist history, Gordon & Henry present a rich account of collective action and feminist activism across divides of class, race, and difference from the 1920's to the present day. Gordon is University Professor of the Humanities & History at NYU. Henry is Louise R. Noun Chair in Women's Studies at Grinnell. Presented by the UW Madison Center for the Humanities in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival.
James P. Danky Fellowship Lecture
A Revolutionary Has No Gender: Black Women, the Radical Black Press
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Noon, SLIS Library 4191 , Helen C. White Hall
Ashley Farmer, Stanford University. The radical black press played an important role in developing and sustaining the black power movement through its pervasive challenge to American racism. These publications were also responsible for shaping male-centered perceptions of black power in the public sphere. This talk examines African-American women’s use of the radical black press to challenge patriarchal conceptions of the black power activist.
"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).

Java Jive, the 19th Annual Coffee Tasting Event to Benefit the Rape Crisis Center
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, The Brink Lounge
Java Jive is the Rape Crisis Center's signature fundraising event of the year, featuring a coffee tasting, breakfast, silent auction, and raffle donated by local businesses.
The event also features live jazz from Madison's very own Jan Wheaton Duo.
'Private Violence' — A documentary screening
Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Madison Public Library
This HBO documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival intimately reveals the stories of two women and their struggles with domestic violence. This event is part of the Oral History Association's national conference held this year in Madison, sponsored by the UW-Madison Libraries. http://www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting/
Armed With Nonviolence: Stories from the Fight for Human Rights
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:30 am, Wisconsin Historical Museum
A program for teens & adults by Ann Bausum, Jane Addams Children’s Book Award winner
This program draws from Ann Bausum’s books Marching to the Mountaintop, Freedom Riders and With Courage and Cloth to show parallel uses of nonviolent resistance using stories and music from civil rights campaigns and quotes from the times. The author shows how qualities like courage, ingenuity, camaraderie, and the influence of the news media have made the difference in advancing human rights.
Information: 608 467 2637 or http://wilpf-madison.org
ROSIE REVISITED: Women and Manufacturing in the 21st Century
Monday, October 20, 2014, 8:30am-4:00pm, Edgewater Hotel
October is Manufacturing Month. Join Wisconsin business and civic leaders to advance the new face of women in manufacturing - from high tech production workers to executive officers to CEOs. As we continue to grow Wisconsin’s economy and advance a high-skill workforce, now is the time to recognize, develop and attract women into the manufacturing workforce of today -- and tomorrow.
Hear from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, as well as a wide variety of industry-related experts, business owners, and many more.
Following the day's events, enjoy a reception in the newly reopened and renovated Edgewater Hotel.
Rosie Revisited is designed for women manufacturing and business executives, government officials, legislators, educational leaders, and other business and industry leaders in Wisconsin.
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.


"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
1st Monday of every month, noon, WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200
Join us on Monday, October 6th as we host a second Brown Bag lunch series on what you need to know about voting this November! With the 7th Circuit's recent ruling on Voter ID, we want to make sure that you know exactly what steps you must take before you vote this election!  Stay tuned for details and location!
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Women's Network.
Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
October 7 - Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
Feminism On-Tap
1st Wednesday of every month, location and host varies
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5-7pm, Madison's Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St
This month, join our new partners at AFSCME Local 60 as they host October's Feminism on Tap at Madison's Labor Temple on October 1st from 5-7pm. Feminism on Tap is a monthly happy hour in Madison on the first Wednesday of every month. 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, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI. Like us on Facebook to learn more about next month's event!
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
Madison NOW
2nd & 4th Monday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
9to5 Madison
3rd Tuesday of every month
6:30pm, Cargo Coffee in the Constellation, E. Washington
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.
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**

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.



Assistant Professor- Gender Migration, Human Trafficking
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas-Lawrence
The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015.
Candidates should possess a strong emphasis in gender, migration or human trafficking with a regional focus on Africa. Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and should contribute to the broader university research environment.
Required Qualifications
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of education, research, and teaching in letter of application; (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in curriculum vitae; (3) letters of reference; (4) evidence of effective teaching in application materials; and (5) congruence with areas of strength and research and teaching needs of the KU WGSS Department and the University of Kansas.
A Ph.D. or ABD in the humanities or a social science discipline, with a substantive focus on gender, from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2015)
Click here for more information.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continues as long as needed until a qualified pool has been identified.
Assistant Professor Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University seek a sociologist or anthropologist for a joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Research and teaching expertise in sociological or anthropological perspectives on women’s and gender issues required. The WGS Program has a long-standing need for coverage of its introductory courses, topical seminar course, queer studies courses, and theories and methodologies seminar.   A Ph.D. in either sociology or anthropology is required by the beginning of the appointment. Successful candidates will teach courses in both units. Application review will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. This appointment begins on August 16, 2015.  To assure full consideration, please attach an online faculty application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and contact information for academic references, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to posting number 0706384 at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs by October 1, 2014. Please direct questions to James M. Skibo (jmskibo@ilstu.edu; 309-438-8668).
Here is a direct link to the ad: https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1407945600847
Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology, UW-Whitewater
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Sociology or closely related field. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Responsibilities: Faculty-Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology beginning August, 2015. Candidates are expected to teach courses in the Sociology of Disability, the Sociology of Health and Illness, and to take a leadership role in Disability Studies on campus. An ability to teach Introduction to Family Studies or Sociology of Gender is also desirable. Candidates are expected to contribute to the scholarly literature, pursue grants, and engage in professional and public service. UW-Whitewater is an EO/AA employer. Candidates must have experience and be able to work with a diverse population.
Department and University: The multi-disciplinary department has 23 full and part-time faculty and academic staff and serves approximately 450 majors, among the largest number of majors in the university. Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 13 master's degree programs, and one specialist degree program. It offers high-quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.
Community: Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000 is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest. The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area. Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison and 110 miles from Chicago.
Application: A complete application package must include:
A letter of application
Vita including all relevant professional experience
All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application)
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Sample publications, and
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Only complete applications will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Please send materials electronically to: socsearch@uww.edu, subject line DISABILITY
Search Committee Chair: Associate Professor Michael Oldani
Review: Applications received by Monday, October 6, 2014, 4:00pm are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise noted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organizer III, 9to5 Wisconsin
9to5 Wisconsin seeks an experienced organizer to lead our statewide Paid Family Leave Insurance campaign. Our ideal candidate has experience building coalitions, state legislative campaigns and in grassroots leadership development. 9to5 is a grassroots membership organization, founded in 1973, which strengthens women’s ability to work for economic justice. Our goals are to build leadership among low wage working women and to win improvements in workplace and public policy.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Campaign Direction & Supervision: Design and implement major organizing campaigns. Involve members in programs and strategies. Oversee the development and design of campaign materials. Administer campaigns (maintain campaign files, contact and member databases, progress reports). May lead multi-city work teams.
2. Fundraising/Financial Management: Helps develops chapter budget and fundraising plan. Help identify funding sources; assist Development Director with proposal development for funding; write required reports for funders; organize grassroots fundraising events.  Builds relationships with funders, directs donor outreach and cultivation.
3. Member Recruitment/Development: Identify and train chapter Board leaders and Activists within state/region. Coordinates use of database technology for members, donors, fundraising, oversees technology for planning for chapter including website, email and other systems. Identify and train leaders, facilitate chapter Board development. Lead workshops and trainings for workers. Represent 9to5 in the community. Train leaders for speaking on issue campaigns and to the media.
4. Organization and Staff Development: Work with leaders and staff to evaluate organizational growth, recruitment and campaign strategies. Coordinate, supervise and evaluate staff and interns. Represents 9to5 as spokesperson in local as well as national issue campaigns and coalitions. May coordinate regional leadership training programs. May be part of 9to5’s Speaker’s Bureau.
* At least five years organizing experience with a community, labor or women’s organization
* Experience in designing and implementing leadership training workshops
* Must initiate own work plan and work reports. Excellent planning skills, time management, ability to prioritize work and account for results
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Grantwriting, budgeting and reporting experience
* Organization leadership experience, including strategic planning and supervision experience
* Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse populations
* Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and database programs
* Experience in fee based or other public speaking
Base salary $40,000. Excellent health and family benefits and paid time off package. 9to5 is an affirmative action employer. Women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, women with disabilities and older women are encouraged to apply. This position is a bargaining unit position in the 9to5 staff union. www.9to5.org



Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women.
The application is due October 15, 2014.
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.
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.
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.


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 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 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.
Email Renee at renee.gasch@gmail.com with your contact information and desired positions.
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
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.
Intern: LGBT History Project
Fall 2014, Applications accepted on a rolling basis
ONE Archives is accepting applications for student interns to help create several LGBT History panel exhibitions that will be used by non-profit organizations, corporations, colleges, and high schools nationwide to teach LGBT History. Past exhibitions include Responses to AIDS, Pioneers of the LGBT Movement, Gay Marriage, and Gay Parenting, to name a few.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and passion for LGBTQ history as well as strong writing skills. Candidate must be available for at least 10 hours a week for a minimum of a 12-week period. This is a non-paid internship. ONE will provide course credit.
Please see www.onearchives.org for more information about ONE. Applicants should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Jamie Scot, Project Manager at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives: jamies@onearchives.org. Once the exhibition is completed, the student may use it for graduate school applications or when applying for employment.
Intern: Victory Congressional Internship
Spring 2015, Applications due Monday, October 27
The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress.
The program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the LGBT Leaders 2015 Conference. It is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.
Find out more and apply now at the Victory Congressional Internship website.


Journal of Contemporary Religion
Call for Papers for Special Issue on Religious Cultures and Gender Cultures
“What is different about gender across religious cultures?”
Submit online by October 15, 2014


11th Annual Women's Health Research Conference
"Updates on Women's Cancer Research"
Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
YWCA Racial Justice Summit: Advancing the Equity Agenda
October 2-3, 2014, Madison Concourse Hotel
36th Annual North American Labor History Conference
“The Nature of Work”
October 16-18, 2014, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
38th Annual Wisconsin Women’s Studies & 9th Annual LGBTQ Conference
“Gendered Planet: Ethics, Ecology, and Equity”
October 17-19, 2014, UW-River Falls
Co-sponsored by UW-Madison Continuing Studies and the University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Consortium, the UW-River Falls Women's and Gender Studies Program, and other regional colleges and universities.
39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
“Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past”
November 6-9, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2014 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
"Feminist Transgressions"
November 13-16, 2014, Puerto Rico
2015 AAUW National Convention
June 18–21, 2015, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
2015 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI


LGBTQ Ally Trainings
Tuesday, September 23: 2-5pm, Red Gym TITU
Thursday, October 16: 3:30-6:30pm, Union South TITU
Tuesday, November 18: 9am-12pm, Red Gym TITU
The LGBT CC Ally Training is designed to increase your capacity to build and sustain inclusive environments for LGBTQ people. The three-hour training builds on our natural ally behaviors towards learning how we can make durable, sustainable change in our communities by being proactive bystanders, recognizing wide array of homophobia in our own lives, and reflecting on our power and privilege.
Sign up for any session through the Ally Training registration form.
Contact Gabe Javier at gjavier@studentlife.wisc.edu for more information or to request a training for your group or department.
Gender Identity & Expression Trainings
Monday, September 22: 3:30-5pm, Red Gym TITU
Thursday, October 16: 12-1:30pm, Union South TITU
Monday, November 3: 4-5:30pm, Red Gym TITU
This 90-minute training aims to educate the UW campus community about what gender is and how we express it in our daily lives. Participants will leave with a toolkit of how to make their classrooms, residence halls, and other community spaces more inclusive of a variety of gender identities and expressions.
Sign up for any session through the Beyond the Binary registration form.
Contact Katherine Charek Briggs at kcharekbriggs@studentlife.wisc.edu for more information or to request a training for your group or department.
Facilitate an LGBTCC Discussion Group
Do you have facilitation skills? Want to help build community? Join the LGBT CC by faclitating a discussion group for the 2014-2015 academic year!
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.
Apply to facilitate
Please contact us with any questions or to talk more about what facilitation might look like for you!


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.


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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