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February 23, 2015



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Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium: Spring 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
4th Thursdays, 3:30pm, 3401 Sterling Hall

Janet Hyde,
Department of Gender & Women’s Studies and Psychology
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth: Science vs. the Media on Psychological Gender Differences
The media and the culture more generally portray men and women as very different from each other, so different that it is as though they come from different planets as in the book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.  Using the technique of meta-analysis, Hyde surveyed literally hundreds of studies of psychological gender differences.  This work eventually led her to formulate the Gender Similarities Hypothesis.  She will review this work, including discussions of gender differences in math performance, self-esteem, and sexuality.

Wheelchair accessible, free, and open to the public. For ASL interpretation or other accommodations, please contact Dace Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu.
The OpEd Project Public Seminar
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10am-5pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Write to Change the World: Our dynamic day-long core seminar is designed to test the limits and uses of knowledge, and what it takes to be influential on a large scale. Our approach is playful, dynamic and results-oriented—games, high stakes scenarios, and interactive thought experiments challenge you to think more expansively about what you know, why it matters, and how to use it. We explore the source of credibility; the patterns and elements of persuasion; the difference between being “right” and being effective; how to preach beyond the choir; and how to think bigger about what you know—to have more impact in the world. Participants emerge with concrete results (op-ed drafts and more), and follow-up access to our national network of high-level journalist mentors.
Who should attend: Our focus is on underrepresented voices, especially women--but this seminar is open to everyone, men included. It is equally suitable for those with or without publishing or writing experience.
Why this matters: The voices and opinions we hear in the world come from an extremely narrow slice of society: mostly white, privileged, Western, and overwhelmingly male. What could we accomplish if we invested in our missing brain power?
Registration Fee:
$325 Ends 30 days prior to event
$375 Ends 10 days prior
$425 Regular Registration
Or apply for a "Pay in Words" scholarship
Register Here!


Woven Gardens of Hope: Afghan Women’s Carpets
January 23-March 1, 2015, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Nancy Nicholas Hall
Opening Celebration January 25, (3:30-6:00 p.m.)
Talk by Connie Duckworth January 25, (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Reception January 25, (4:30-6:00 p.m.)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. -4 p.m. & Sunday 12-4 p.m.
The exhibition highlights a community-based program to empower Afghan women thru weaving of carpets following centuries-old techniques to create a sustainable quality of life for their families. Their carpets will be shown within the context of historic carpets and textiles from this region and culture, extending a past tradition into the present.
Know Your Rights: Stalking Awareness
Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:30pm, Memorial Union, TITU
Learn about reporting options, legal resources, safety planning, and victim rights and services for victims of stalking. Short panel presentation followed by an open discussion forum with our experts. Come get your stalking questions answered!
Out Here: Film Screening and Queer Farmer Panel
Monday, February 23rd, 7-9 PM, Union South Marquee Theater
Join F H King Students for Sustainable Agriculture, WUD Film, C&E Soc, the Sociology Department, and WORT in the screening of Out Here, a full-length documentary about the experiences of queer farmers across the country. There will be a panel with the filmmaker, Jonah Mossberg, and local lesbian farmers immediately following the screening. Watch the trailer here!
Healthy Women Community Talks: Innovations in Birth Control
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:00pm, Bolz Auditorium (next to Meriter Hospital)
Organized by the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, this talk is an opportunity to learn about recent research regarding each birth control method's effectiveness, plans for future research, and ask any questions you may have relating to the topic. Everyone is welcome!
Film: Out in the Night
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 pm, Union South Marquee Theatre
The story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians who are out one hot August night in New York's Greenwich Village. After a lifetime demanding self defense, one night they fought back and paid a heavy price. It is a timely story that explores the intersection of race, criminal justice, and women's and LGBTQ rights.
'Performing Nirbhaya’: Representations of Violence Against Women Since December 2012
K. Frances Lieder, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Theatre and Drama, UW-Madison
Thursday, February 26, 2015, Noon, 206 Ingraham Hall
In 2012, a young woman was brutally beaten and gang-raped by a group of men in New Delhi, India. She was called “Nirbhaya,” fearless one. The “Nirbhaya” event became a rallying point for a reinvigorated discussion of women, violence, safety, and public space. Lieder argues that the violence against women that is currently occurring worldwide is performative by definition. In this talk, she will discuss a number of plays and performances that have been created since the Nirbhaya event.
SPRING 2015 Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS)
At 3:00 pm in Social Sciences 8411
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, faculty and graduate students from sociology, psychology and women’s studies and visiting scholars.

Friday, February 27th - Madison
Jason Orne, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Naked Intimacy: Durkheim and Queer Erotic Space

Friday, April 10th  – Madison
Christine McWilliams, PhD Student, Dept of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Characterizing Contraceptive Use in Wisconsin

Friday, April 24th – Madison - TBA

*Unless otherwise noted, all talks scheduled for Madison will be held on the University of Wisconsin, Madison Campus. We will meet in room 8411 of Sewell Social Science Building located at 1180 Observatory Drive.
Confronting Campus Rape
Claudia Card, Cecilia Klingele, Anne McClintock, Natalie Weill
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 5:30pm H.F. Deluca Forum, Discovery Building
Campus sexual assault has become a growing focus for public discussion, and an urgent concern for colleges and universities across the country. Our panelists re-frame the debate, discussing university culture and policy, pedagogy, and student experience through the lens of feminist philosophy, legal theory, and studies of sexuality and power.
Parking, directions, and accessibility information for the Discovery Building.
Spring 2014 Feminist Seminar (FEMSEM)
Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:00pm 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, March 5, 2015
Valerie Sperling, professor of political science at Clark University
Putin's Gender Politics
Her book, Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russiawas recently published as part of the Oxford Studies in Cultural Politics by Oxford University Press.
Know Your Rights: Bystander Intervention workshop
Thursday, March 5th 2015 5-6:30PM, Hemsley Theatre in Vilas Hall
In partnership with the University Theatre Production of Good Kids, join UHS EVOC presenters to learn the science of bystander intervention.  Gain useful skills for recognizing and interrupting harmful behaviors and attitudes that contribute to a culture of sexual violence.  (see flyer)
Know Your Rights: Healthy Relationships workshop
Thursday, march 12th 6-7:30PM, On Wisconsin Room A in Red Gym.
As part of the End Violence on Campus (EVOC) Know Your Rights series, Sex Out Loud presents their Healthy Relationships workshop.  Learn about your relationship rights, different kinds of healthy relationships, consent, and signs of dating violence.  This interactive workshop includes fun activities and group-led discussions. (see flyer) | (see Facebook event)


TRANSgenerational Talent Show
Saturday, March 7, 6pm – 9pm, East Madison Community Center
Join GSAFE ALIANZA LATINA and GEST for a night of performances by youth and adult trans* people and friends from across WI. Come and be entertained, build community and learn how to support trans* youth leadership! This is a free event and we will be asking for donations and for volunteers to join a trans* youth fundraising team. We are looking for performances up to 5 minutes. This can include poetry, song, dance, magic, or any other talent you'd like to share. Please read our guidelines for submitting at the top of the form for more details. Here is the link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N3LmEyc7EWKxCu50PEnUyptlf1WlQf55ENfZ6VIvdpo/viewform?c=0&w=1 Excited to see you then! Orion, Christian, Z! and Brian J the Trans*generational Talent planning committee. http://www.facebook.com/events/928504883850293/
2015 International Women’s Day Theme — Make it Happen!
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality and focusing attention on areas requiring further action. Please join us for a community wide event organized by the African women of Madison and surrounding communities. The event is free but individuals and organizations are welcome to co-sponsor this event to help cover the rental fee. The DJ, Ismaila Janneh aka Mos Doley, will be spinning African tunes, but everyone is encouraged to bring music to share. Contact Fatou Ceesay at greatfatou1@gmail.com .
Gloria Steinem Dialogue and bell hooks Residency
April, 20-24 2015, St. Norbert College Cassandra Voss Center, De Pere, Wisconsin
The Cassandra Voss Center is thrilled to announce a residency with renowned public intellectual bell hooks at SNC, April 20-24, 2015. The social justice scholar bell hooks will host a number of talks related to her work on theology of love and radical hospitality, engaged pedagogy, community building and racial justice. SNC is the only small liberal arts college honored to have an entire week residency with bell hooks. As part of the residency, the CVC will welcome famed writer and activist Gloria Steinem in conversation with hooks on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Steinem is known internationally as a key historical figure and founder of the women’s movement, honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
For more information, see the Cassandra Voss Center: http://www.snc.edu/cvc & https://www.facebook.com/snc.cvc.


"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
1st Monday of every month, noon, Wisconsin Women’s Network Conference Room
International Women's Day: Make It Happen! - Join us for a "Women on Topic" Brown Bag with Azam Niroomand!
Join us for our next "Women on Topic" Brown Bag at Noon on Monday, March 2nd
. Our March Brown Bag discussion features Amnesty International's Azam Niroomand, Professor of Radiation Medicine at Georgetown University and Honorary Fellow Faculty at the University of Wisconsin. All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality and focusing attention on areas requiring further action.
The "Women on Topic" Brown Bag Series offers members and the public a unique opportunity to hear the timely perspective of women leaders from a variety of fields as we assess the status of women and girls in Wisconsin and determine how we can work together to improve women’s lives.

The March Brown Bag will take place at Noon in the WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison. All lunchtime “Women on Topic” Brown Bag discussions are free to WWN members (non-members wishing to attend are encouraged to support the series by making a small donation at the door or by becoming members at special Brown Bag rates).

We encourage members to bring friends, coworkers or others who may be interested. Space is limited, so please let us know if you plan to attend by RSVPing on our Facebook event page. Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic or want more information about the series? Call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org.
Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
March 3, 2015 - The Hare with the Amber Eyesby Edmund De Waal
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
Feminism On-Tap
March 4, 5:00pm TBA
Normally the 1st Wednesday of every month, last month's Feminism on Tap was be held on January 22 to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision from 1973. So we are skipping February.  See you all in March!
The happy hour rotates in its hosts and venues and is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Women's Network, Wisconsin NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, Zonta Club of Madison, AFSCME Local 60, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI. Like us on Facebook to learn more about next month's event!
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 Wednesday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm 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.



Associate Director of the Alice Paul Center at UPenn

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program (GSWS) and the Alice Paul Center (APC) for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania seek an Associate Director. The Associate Director works closely with the Director and Co-Director of the program and center to develop and strengthen the GSWS faculty research side of the GSWS program. S/he works in collaboration with SAS Corporate and Foundation Relations to identify relevant grant opportunities and communicate those opportunities to GSWS faculty in the Center. S/he will research relevant topic areas in support of the goals of the center and generate written reports around those topic areas for the Director and assist with other aspects of programmatic grant writing. S/he, in collaboration with the SAS Regional Business Office, facilitates and supports all administrative aspects of grant submissions for faculty associated with the Center, assists in organizing and running programs that such grants might fund, and will help the Center serve as a clearing house through which faculty can run their own grant programs. Additionally, s/he helps to plan and implement relevant programs, events, workshops and conferences for Penn students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader community. The Associate Director may be asked to teach one course per year at the discretion of the director and thus should be qualified to teach such courses. The Associate Director of APC also serves as a liaison with the Penn Women’s Center, the LGBT Center, the Greenfield Intercultural Center, and other student and faculty organizations and centers, as well as with departments and schools across the University, in keeping with the focus of GSWS and APC on global feminism and LGBT/sexuality studies. S/he also may be asked to supervise and update the program’s website, help design and plan event publicity, and oversee the use of new media to enhance outreach to our multiple communities. It is preferred that the successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent degree, considerable academic and/or practical experience in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, demonstrate some success with grant research and administration, and be able to work with a wide diversity of faculty and students in developing and implementing long-term plans for the Alice Paul Center.

This position requires strong academic credentials with a focus on Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies preferred but not necessary. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is strongly preferred. Prior experience working for a University-affiliated Center for the study of Gender, Sexuality, and Women preferred. Experience with grants, conference organizing, new media outreach, and event publicity is a plus. Applicants should submit a cover letter with the application and C.V. online at the link below. The cover letter should include a statement of qualifications and experience, including program administration and/or writing grants, and indicate one or two projects they would most want to pursue as Associate Director of the APC. Supporting documents, such as sample grant applications that have been successfully reviewed, may be submitted but are not required. Additionally three letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to: Ms. Megan Kaufman, Department of Political Science, Stiteler Hall, 208 S. 37th St., The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 19104. Or letters may be emailed to Megan Kauffmankaua@sas.upenn.edu. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. This is a staff position and does not carry tenure.

Full information for the position and application process go to:https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/8858


Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences
The Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences was established to encourage undergraduate women at UW-Madison to pursue careers in the natural sciences or medicine.
Applications due: March 1
Eligibility: Any UW-Madison undergraduate woman student enrolled in the Gender and Women's Studies major or certificate program AND in a major or certificate program in science or health is eligible to apply.
Application: Please send application materials via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at crgw@mailplus.wisc.edu.
The application should include:
. A letter of application describing career goals and what makes you an appropriate candidate (make sure to provide contact information for the summer if it is different)
2. A resume
3. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
Award: The one-year award will provide a stipend of $1,000, which will be awarded at the end of the Spring semester to be used during the following academic year.
In the tradition of Ruth Bleier's perspective and work, the scholarship winner will also be able to reserve a place in Women's Studies 103 (Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease) and in additional Gender and Women's Studies science courses (such as 431, 530, 531, 533).
Mary Washburn Willets Award for Excellence in the Social Sciences
This award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. student in the social sciences working in the area of gender/women’s studies. It is named in honor of Mary Washburn Willets (1629-1713), who was a prominent Quaker Minister in Long Island. She gave public testimony, held meetings in her house and remained faithful to her beliefs despite public and private persecution.
Nominations: Faculty may nominate University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students who meet the criteria listed below by writing a brief letter of nomination, enclosing a CV and copy of the student's relevant written work (e.g. class papers, research or dissertation proposals). The Center for Research on Gender and Women administers the program on behalf of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.
Nominations Due: April 1
1) Ph.D. students who have been admitted to candidacy in the social sciences. Preference will be given to those who have completed an Option A or B minor or a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies.
2) Dissertation topic to be relevant to gender/women’s studies in some area of the social sciences (e.g. anthropology, psychology, economics, history, geography, political science, sociology).
Selection: Selection to be made on the basis of excellence in academic work as evident in classwork, papers, etc. This is not intended as a teaching award.
Award: The award of $400 should be use for some aspect of the Ph.D. research, unless you have student loans.
Application: Please send nomination materials via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at crgw@mailplus.wisc.edu.
Hyde Dissertation Research Award for Graduate Students
The Center for Research on Gender and Women offers a competitive award to support social science dissertation research on gender or women’s studies related work. Graduate students may nominate themselves. Students are eligible to reapply.
The Hyde Dissertation Research Award is supported through the generosity of Janet Hyde, who is a Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Hyde has made this award possible through royalties from her book Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women.
Applications Due: April 1
1) Ph.D. students who have been admitted to candidacy. A gender/women's studies Ph.D. minor is not necessary but encouraged.
2) Dissertation topic relevant to gender/women’s studies in an area of social science (e.g., psychology, economics, history, geography, sociology, political science).
Application: Please send application materials via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at crgw@mailplus.wisc.edu.
The application should include:
1) Student’s CV
2) Dissertation proposal, double spaced, 1,500 – 2,000 words
3) One page budget and justification
4) Transcript (unofficial is OK)
5) One faculty letter of recommendation (to be submitted separately by faculty member)
Selection: Selection will be made on the basis of excellence in academic work by a committee appointed by the Research Committee of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.
Award: Maximum award of $1,000 should be used for some aspect of Ph.D research, unless you have student loans.


2015-2016 Research Associate Program Call for Applications
Five College Women’s Studies Research Center

The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center announces a call for applications and nominations for three categories of Associateships in 2015-2016 (Applications Due: March 1, 2015)
Located in an area with one of the largest concentration of scholars dedicated to feminist scholarship and teaching in the world, the Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. During the period of appointment, all Associates are expected to be in residence in the Five College area, to attend weekly seminars, lead one public colloquium, and to collaborate with colleagues based at one or more of the Five College institutions. While at the Center, Associates are provided with an office at the Center and have access to Five College archival and other library resources. This is a non-stipendiary residency. Travel, housing and living expenses are the responsibility of the Associate.
We welcome applications from colleagues worldwide for 2015-2016 Associateships in one of three categories:
Research Associateship: Colleagues with faculty status at institutions of higher learning are invited to apply.
Graduate Associateship in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Graduate students at the dissertation stage of their PhD are invited to apply.
Alumnae Associateship: In the spirit of long-term collaboration between Research Associates and Five College Faculty, this Associateship is awarded to alumnae of the FCWSRC who propose 1) a joint research or teaching project with one or more colleagues located in the Five Colleges to be initiated in 2015-2016 or 2) the continuation of an established research or teaching project in 2015-2016 with one or more colleagues located in the Five Colleges.
Applicants should complete our online application at http://apply.interfolio.com/27517 which will also require a project proposal (up to three pages in length), curriculum vitae, and contact information for two professional references. Project proposals should include 1) statement about the contribution to and significance of the project or dissertation for research and teaching in women and gender studies, 2) a detailed description of the project or dissertation and timeline, 3) a statement about the contribution and significance of your project or dissertation for research and teaching in women and gender studies and 4) how a stay in the Five Colleges will advance the project or dissertation. Alumnae Associates will be asked to provide the name(s) of their faculty partner(s) in the Five Colleges.
For more information, visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc or email fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu. Applicants may also contact Darcy Buerkle, Center Director, at dbuerkle@smith.edu.



Qualitative Sociology
Special Issue on Gender and Globalization
In the past decade, pressing social changes have brought issues of gender, sexuality, and globalization to the fore, many of which are just beginning to be studied sociologically. New social movements addressing issues of gender and sexuality are being organized at a global level – including LGBTQ activism, anti-trafficking activism, and domestic worker advocacy – and inciting contentious debates. The Arab Spring and turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa have raised new questions about women’s agency and rights in Muslim societies and struggles over democratization. In some parts of the world, masculinity is going through significant shifts. Revitalized religious movements have gained influence across the globe, sparking renewed debate over gender and sexuality within these traditions.

Yet too often there is disconnection between studies that examine transnational institutions and movements and those that focus on the transnational dimensions of social phenomena in particular places. Additionally, sociologists who focus on different world regions or disciplinary subfields are not always in conversation. Finally, gender and sexuality in the United States are rarely studied with a transnational lens.

This special issue of Qualitative Sociology aims to address these gaps and highlight cutting-edge research on gender and sexuality in diverse global contexts. The goal is to deepen global/transnational sociology with a gendered lens, and help to advance a theoretical agenda for understanding how gender and sexuality are both constitutive of and constituted by contemporary global and transnational social relations.

This special issue seeks papers based on qualitative research on the transnational dimensions of gender and sexuality and/or that contribute to theorizing gender and globalization. Articles on the Global South are especially welcome. Empirical and theoretical issues may include (but are not limited to):

New forms of gendered labor and the global economy
Gender and class in global contexts
Transnational social movements addressing gender and sexuality
Agency in an age of globalization
Civil society
Health and Disease
Intimacy and Relationships
Globalization and Masculinities
Methodological Issues (especially in understanding links between the transnational and local)

Submissions are due April 1, 2015.

Submission Instructions: All papers should be submitted through:
should comply with the journal’s standard editorial guidelines. When submitting an article, please send a note to Rachel Rinaldo and Manisha Desai (addresses below), and cc Rebecca Hanson at beccara606@gmail.com.
Be sure to select the article type "Special Issue: Gender and Globalization" when you submit your paper through Editorial Manager.

Address questions to:

Rachel Rinaldo
University of Virginia

Manisha Desai
University of Connecticut

The California Series in Public Anthropology encourages scholars in a range of disciplines to discuss major public issues in ways that help the broader public understand and address them. Two presidents (Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton) as well as three Nobel Laureates (Amartya Sen, Jody Williams, and Mikhail Gorbachev) have contributed to the Series either through books or forwards. Its list includes such prominent authors as Paul Farmer co-founder of Partners in Health, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard and United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti.

Each year the Series highlights a particular problem in its international call for manuscripts. The focus this year will be on STORIES OF INEQUALITY.

We are particularly interested in authors who convey both the problems engendered by inequality as well as ways for addressing it. Prospective authors might ask themselves:  How can they make their study “come alive” for a range of readers through the narration of powerful stories? They might, for example, focus on the lives of a few, select individuals tracing the problems they face and how they, to the best of their abilities, cope with them. Prospective authors might examine a specific institution and how, in various ways, it perpetuates inequality. Or authors might describe a particular group that seeks to address a facet of the problem. There are no restrictions on how prospective authors address STORIES OF INEQUALITY – only an insistence that the proposed publication draw readers to its themes through the inclusion of powerful stories about real people. The series is directed at the general public as well as college students.

The University of California Press in association with the Center for a Public Anthropology will review proposals for publication independent of whether the manuscripts themselves have been completed. We are open to working with authors as they wind their way through the writing process. The proposals can describe work the author wishes to undertake in the near future or work that is currently underway. The proposals submitted to the competition should be 3-4,000 words long and describe both the overall work as well as a general summary of what is (or will be) in each chapter. We expect the completed, publishable manuscripts to be between 250-300 pages (or 60,000-100,000 words) long excluding footnotes and references. Examples of the types of analyses we are looking for include:

Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil
by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherin Boo
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare by Jason DeParle
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz

We are interested in establishing committed, supportive relationships with authors that insures their books are not only published but are well publicized and recognized both within and beyond the academy. We are committed to insuring the success of winning proposals.


Submissions should be emailed to: bookseries@publicanthropology.org with the relevant material enclosed as attachments. They can also be sent to: Book Series, 707 Kaha Street, Kailua, HI. Questions regarding the competitions should be directed to Dr. Rob Borofsky at: bookseries@publicanthropology.org.

All entries will be judged by the Co-Editors of the California Series in Public Anthropology: Rob Borofsky (Center for a Public Anthropology & Hawaii Pacific University) and Naomi Schneider (University of California Press)


LGBTQ Leadership Institute 2015
Retreat: February 27-March 1, 2015
Leadership Institute is a weekend-long retreat for LGBTQ+ and ally students to build relationships, find community, and learn how to create a more inclusive environment for queer students on campus. The weekend will form the groundwork for developing leadership skills as well as building on existing skills, specifically in relation to intersecting identities, privilege, and oppression. It's free! Find out more at the LI page!
Register at the LI registration form.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognizing and Rejecting Rape Culture
20th Annual Building Bridges Conference
Saturday, March 7, 2015, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN
This student-led diversity conference will provide a rewarding opportunity to engage in important dialogue that will challenge how sexual violence is pervasive and normalized in our communities. In particular, we will discuss the ways media, race, gender, and identity interact to create a culture of sexual violence.  Building on tradition, this conference continues to be the platform for students to address significant issues of justice in a proactive and informative way. For this reason, we have invited Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, prominent critical race theorist who writes on the intersection of race and gender, to be this year’s first keynote speaker. Delivering the second keynote address will be founder of the feminist blog Feministing and writer for The Guardian, Jessica Valenti, who has written extensively about feminism, culture, and politics.
6th Annual Wisconsin Women's Health Policy Summit
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Monona Terrace in Madison
Advocates, providers, survivors, policy makers and women’s health supporters will convene for a day of networking, education, engagement and empowerment, while collectively working to raise the status of Wisconsin women’s health.
Third Annual Trans-Asia Graduate Student Conference
Lives and Afterlives: The Future of Asian Studies
March 13-15, 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The TAGS-C Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the third annual Trans-Asia Graduate Student Conference, encompassing Asia-related research across a wide range of fields. The aim of this conference is to facilitate greater communication among disciplines, approaching Asia from multiple viewpoints in literature, linguistics, art history, geography, anthropology, political science, religious studies, sociology, history, folklore, gender and women’s studies, performance studies, visual culture studies, and other related fields.  Participants will have a valuable opportunity to share work and receive feedback from peers and professors in the UW system, as well as to gain insight into recent developments in Asia-related research across various disciplines.  This year’s conference examines topics that address the state of Asian humanities and potential futures in or beyond Asian area studies. Our own University is at a crossroads: the economic and cultural climate demands that area studies programs evolve, yet what path we should take remains undecided and highly debated. We must leave behind the corpse of disciplinary knowledge structures, and ask what knowledge looks like in the afterlives of Asian area studies. This year, we are pleased to announce that in addition to individual paper submissions and panel submissions, we have reserved the evening of the 13th to showcase audio-visual projects and performances.
Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium
16, 17 & 18 March, 2015, at Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College in Oxford University, U.K.
You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of Women’s Studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. Papers presented at the meeting will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or in sponsored academic journals. The Symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to cover a broad reach of women’s leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination. See our website for suggestions on topics.
11th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
March 21-23, 2015, Arlington, Virginia
Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the 2015 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will provide young activists with the opportunity to network, grow their knowledge on pertinent domestic and global feminist issues, and fine-tune their organizing methodology. Join young feminist activists from around the nation as we discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive justice, eco-feminism, intersectionality and identity-based activism, campus organizing tactics and methods, violence against women, ballot measures and political organizing, social media and web-based activism, and global women’s rights and health.
Early Bird Registration is now open for the 11th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference!
Our Early Bird rates are $25 for individuals and $20 per person for groups of 5 or more people. To access the group rate, email us at nyflc@feminist.org. We'll offering prizes to the largest delegations in attendance and the largest Early Bird Registration groups!
After Early Bird Registration closes, those rates will go up - so don't hesitate! Register today.
All registration will close at 6 PM on Monday, March 16.
Democracy’s Promise: Deisolating Gendered Experiences
Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas.
After the symposium, presenters are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal hosted by the Texas Digital Library. To register to be an author or reviewer, go to:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
Global Health Symposium 2015:
Advancing Health in an Interconnected World
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:30-9:00 pm, First Floor, Health Sciences Learning Center
Keynote: Dr. Keith Martin, executive director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health
The Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts the 11th annual Global Health Symposium. UW-Madison faculty, staff and students will present information about recent global health activities that impact Wisconsin and the world in a series of oral presentations and a poster session. A networking reception will follow.
To learn more, visit the GHI website or contact Teaona Hasbrouck at thasbrouck@wisc.edu or 608-265-9299.
UW-Madison faculty, staff and students who are interested in showcasing their work in an oral presentation or poster session also are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. For more information, contact Betsy Teigland at teigland@wisc.edu or 608-262-3862.
From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom
29th Annual Conference for Student and Community Activists
April 10-12, 2015, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
75 workshops and trainings on reproductive justice, rights, and health, social and economic justice, and other intersecting issues. Learn, collaborate, get inspired, and build the movement.
Upper Midwest QIPOC Conference
Conference: April 10-12, 2015, U of M Twin Cities Campus
Submit a workshop proposal for the upcoming Upper Midwest Queer Indigenous and People of Color Conference: Accessing Ourselves, the first of its kind in the Upper Midwest! The Workshop Planning Committee wants to hear your thoughts on: community building and solidarity - interpersonal relationships and dialogues - intersecting identities - leadership and professional development - self-care and wellness - academia, philanthropy and the nonprofit industrial complex - class identities - media and the arts.
Learn more at the conference website
Questions, suggestions, or concerns? Email Tricia Poyer at tricia.poyer@gmail.com or call 757-646-1689.
The Eleventh Social Theory Forum
New Perspectives in Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality
With Keynote Address by Patricia Hill Collins
April 17-18, 2015, University of Massachusetts Boston
Intersectional approaches to social research suggest that systems of oppression such as race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality are interconnected and intersect to shape the experiences of individuals. Intersectional research centers on the experiences of persons often historically ignored by policymakers and in academic scholarship. Without their experiences our theories of power and social processes are both incomplete and inaccurate. As a research paradigm intersectionality has its origins in black feminism, third world feminism and queer theory. It has come to shape research in many disciplines including feminist studies, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, public policy, public health, law, psychology, anthropology and sociology.
Women’s Wellness Conference at UW-Platteville
Saturday, April 18, 2015, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
The Women’s Wellness Conference will be used as a tool to educate, uplift, empower, and motivate women of all races, sizes, colors, and ethnicities. In addition to a keynote, the schedule will include a series of breakout sessions throughout the day with topics including but not limited to:
* Sexual assault awareness
* Safe sex
* Being healthy at any size
* LGTBQ health and wellness issues
* Empowerment and confidence building
* Surviving alcohol and other drug abuse,
* Domestic abuse
* Women’s health information and awareness
* Other topics related to women, gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and wellness
Bodies of Knowledge in the Academy: Embodied Knowledges and Academic Freedom
28th Annual University of South Carolina Women’s & Gender Studies Conference
April 23-24, Columbia, SC
As USC’s Women’s & Gender Studies Program celebrates its 40th anniversary on the Columbia campus, we are conscious of the unprecedented attacks on gender and sexuality studies in this region—including legislative attacks on common reading texts at College of Charleston and at USC Upstate, and legislative and institutional attacks on gender and sexuality studies programming at USC Upstate. This seems a perfect time to think about gender studies and embodied knowledges in the academy (and in our region).
We take Bodies of Knowledge as our conference title to honor and acknowledge the important sexuality studies conference founded by Dr. Lisa Johnson at USC Upstate in 2008. Intended to bring a greater knowledge of about sexuality to the region, the conference began, in part, as a response to the 2007 death of Sean Kennedy, victim of an anti-gay assault in Greenville.
2015 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference
May 18-19, 2015, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
The Spring Conference provides an opportunity for STEM educators and administrators to come together to share best practices and present recent findings about teaching to a diverse student audience. In such a widespread University system, this event helps to build important connections and collaborations.
Please download the registration form, fill it out and submit it by April 15, 2015.
The International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice
May 28-31, 2015, Indiana University, Bloomington
London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS) is organizing the International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice in collaboration with the School of Education - Indiana University-Bloomington, Centre for Gender in Global Context (GENCEN) - Michigan State University and Department of Law - Gediz University.
This event aims to engage in discussions and debates concerning gender related issues within educational settings. The ICGE will explore the consequences and reflections of hierarchical structure in organizational settings, resistance of society towards gender issues, politics and gender inequality, laws enacted on gender issues, and cultural norms and values that cause intersections based on gender.
The event is open to academics, researchers, Post graduate students, NGO representatives, government officials and practitioners.
Attending to Early Modern Women: It's About Time
June 18-20, 2015 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth conference, “It’s About Time,” will focus on time and its passing, allowing us to archive our achievements, reflect on the humanities in the world today, and shape future directions in scholarship and teaching. It will address such questions as: Can we trace gendered and embodied temporalities? How did time structure early modern lives, and the textual and material commemorations of those lives? In what ways do categories of difference condition understandings of time? How do contemporary and early modern conceptions of time inform our work as scholars and teachers?
2015 AAUW National Convention
June 18–21, 2015, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Registration Is Now Open. Don’t wait! Best-value rates expire January 15.
Feminist Theory and Music 13: Feminism and Black Critical Praxis in an Age of Scarcity
August 5-9, 2015

Pyle Center, UW-Madison
6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of Culture, Brain, & Behavior
October 23-24, 2015, UCLA
This conference occurs at a critical juncture in sex/gender research in neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related disciplines. New theories are utilizing a conception of the brain as dynamic, plastic, and adaptable, and of sex/gender brain and behavioral differences as subject to the influence of a broad range of biological, cultural, and social or environmental factors. In organizing this conference, our aim is to bring the neuro- and social sciences together to consider three cross-cutting questions on sex/gender: why now? what’s fixed/changing/changeable? what’s at stake?

KEYNOTE: Anne Fausto-Sterling, Brown University
Recent Discoveries and Opportunities for Improved Understanding of Sex-Biasing Biological Factors * Art Arnold, UCLA
A Life History Theory Perspective on Neural, Hormonal, and Genetic Correlates of Variation in Human Paternal Behavior * James Rilling, Emory University
An Evolutionary Perspective on Sexual Orientation, Same-Sex Attraction, and Affiliation * Daniel Fessler, UCLA
Social Neuroendocrinology and Gender/Sex: Asking Hormonal Questions with Social Construction and Evolution in their Answers * Sari van Anders, University of Michigan
Where Does Sexual Orientation Reside? * Lisa Diamond, University of Utah
Technology and Globalization: Emergent Intersections of Culture, Brain, and Behavior * Tom Boellstorff, UC Irvine
Early Androgen Exposure and Human Gender Development: Outcomes and Mechanisms * Melissa Hines, University of Cambridge
Male Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Emergent Masculinities in the Arab World * Marcia Inhorn, Yale University
Naturalizing Male Violence and Sexuality * Matthew Gutmann, Brown University

Register Now – Our previous conferences sold out before the end of early registration!
EARLY Registration ENDS on June 30, 2015
• Afterwards, LATE registration, with higher registration fees.
All others (Current Students/ University of California Faculty/ International Customers/ Conference Scholarships) must register by MAIL/FAX/IN PERSON to UCLA Central Ticket Office windows
Seating is very limited. Please note that our conferences in 2010 and 2012 sold out before the end of early registration. Don’t miss out. Register Now to secure your seat at our 2015 conference.
2015 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI


October 23-24, 2015, GWS turns 40!
In 2015 Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison turns 40 and we here at GWS would like to take this opportunity to pause and reflect on our history, our present, and our future. We have much to celebrate and much to think through for the years to come, and we hope you will join us to share this exciting moment.
On Friday October 23, 2015, we will have a reception and opening words in our own space in Sterling Hall, and Saturday October 24, 2015, we will have a full day of academic program followed by plated dinner and dancing at the nearby Pyle Center.
Watch for formal invitation coming in January.


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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