March 3, 2014
GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES EVENTS
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
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GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES EVENTS
GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES COLLOQUIUM SERIES
2013-14 Colloquium Series
3:30pm in 3401 Sterling Hall
Thursday, March 27, 2014, Note: Start time will be 4 p.m.
Chris Crass, Author
“Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy”
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Ellen Mortensen, Gender & Women’s Studies Visiting Scholar
“Affective Aesthetics: Art, Force & Sexual Difference”
EVENTS ON CAMPUS
Femsem meets Thursdays from 12:30 - 2:00p in 2435 Sewell Social Sciences (unless otherwise noted)
March 6, 2014
Di Wang, MA Student in Gender and Women's Studies
March 27, 2014
"The 2012 "Nude Bodies for Anti-Domestic Violence" Petition@FeministVoice—The Shifting Logic of New Feminist-Content Creation in Digital China
SPRING 2014 Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS)
ISS is a collaboration between University of Wisconsin Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Aids Intervention Research (CAIR).
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.
Development of the PROMIS Sexual Function and Satisfaction Measure
Friday, March 28th – Milwaukee
Kathryn E. Flynn, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Medicine
Center for Patient Care & Outcomes Research
The Role of Women’s Pleasure in Shaping Condom Practices
Friday, April 11th – Madison
Jenny Higgins, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
Friday, May 2nd - Milwaukee
Maurice Gattis, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin- Madison
School of Social Work
*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.
**All talks scheduled for Milwaukee will be held at the Center for Aids Intervention Research (CAIR), located at 2071 North Summit Avenue.
Swati Chattopadhyay, Professor, Art History, University of California- Santa Barbara
“Of Small Spaces Forgotten”
Thursday, March 06, 2014, 12:25 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall
How does one recuperate the ordinary landscape from the nineteenth-century colonial archive? How do we access the everyday sites of work within domestic confines, populated by servants and women, who have left only small footprints in the historical archive? Using examples of nineteenth-century residences, Chattopadhyay will suggest some techniques of reading these ordinary spaces to argue that taken together, seen through a different analytic of materiality, they are potentially powerful.
Continuing Studies: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Her World
Thursday, March 06, 13, 20, and 27, 2014
7:30-8:45 p.m., Elvehjem Bulding, 800 University Ave
As duchess of Aquitaine, queen of France, and later queen of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the wealthiest, most powerful and fascinating women of the Middle Ages. This 4-part illustrated series explores the exciting events of her long and turbulent life, medieval queenship, royal patronage of the arts and literature, and the Queen's role in the Crusades. This course also looks at a number of medieval monuments associated with her amazing life.
Cost: $50 - Instructor: Jane Schulenburg
UW MADISON TRANS* STUDIES COLLOQUIUM
Neil Simpkins, Composition and Rhetoric graduate student, UW-Madison
"'Do You Prefer Bucky to Buckingham?': The Rhetoric of UW's Preferred Name Policy,"
Thursday, Thursday, March 6, 2014 6 PM in the Red Gym (Note Date Change)
On August 30, 2013, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology published a press release encouraging UW students to indicate a preferred name for campus records. The initial starting point for the project, as evidenced by a survey that the LGBT Campus Center sent to subscribers to their event updates, was an effort to meet the needs of transgender students. However, this project grew to address the needs of any student going by a name other than their legal first name. As of now, the vast majority of students who use this service are international students using an English name to self-identify in classrooms and academic spaces at UW. The Preferred Name Policy Group’s work represents a particularly fraught question for trans studies scholars about the role of information systems in everyday life, the relationship between transgender needs and cultural imperialism, and the rhetorical effects the systems themselves produce for the Wisconsin community. This presentation will set out to map the complexities of the implementation of this policy in UW-Madison’s information systems.
Come for the presentation, stay for the conversation and refreshments!
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Queer and Now: Rethinking Queer Theory in the Humanities
Friday, March 7, 2014, 1:30-5:30 PM, College Library 2252A-B (Media Lab)
A Symposium Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities and Organized by the Sexual Politics/Sexual Poetics Collective
The Sexual Politics/Sexual Poetics Collective is a new national working group of first-year and early career queer theory professors working to transform, and expand, the scope of sexuality studies in the humanities. Queer and Now brings together the eleven members of the collective and UW faculty working in the fields of LGBT studies, gender and women's studies, media and communication, and literary and cultural studies to explore the cutting edge of work in contemporary queer theory. The symposium will consist of two parts. Part I, Keywords at a Swerve (1:30-3:30), will explore keywords in contemporary queer theory as well as critical responses to those keywords by young scholars whose work takes up, reinvents, or deviates from the central terms of the field. Part II, Making a Queer Scene: Conversations in Queer Theory (4:15-5:30) will consist of a series of break-out groups, or roundtable discussions. Each break-out group will be co-facilitated by a member of the collective and a UW faculty member who will lead a discussion around two competing or analogous terms that have animated debates in both queer theory and the humanities more broadly. These include Race/Performance; Queer Reading/"Doing a Read"; Disability/The Body; Transgender/Anti-Identitarianism. We ask that faculty and graduate students sign up for specific roundtables in part II by e-mailing Ramzi Fawaz at email@example.com.
Brittney Cooper, Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutger’s University
Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:00pm, Memorial Union
Join UW Campus Women’s Center for a Brown Bag Discussion with Dr. Brittney Cooper of Crunk Feminist Collective!
Monday, March 10, 2014, 7:30-9 p.m., 1101 Grainger Hall
“Getting Real IV: Hip Hop Pedagogy, Arts and Culture in the K-12 Classroom, in Higher Ed”
Moderated by OMAI Creative and Academic Coordinator Rain Wilson
Brittney Cooper’s work focuses extensively in the area of Black women's intellectual history, Black feminist thought, and race and gender politics in hip hop and popular culture. She is co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective blog, which was named a top feminist blog by New York Magazine in 2011 and a top race blog by TheRoot.com in 2012.
UW-Madison Women & Leadership Book Discussion
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization, byRobert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:00-5:30pm Fluno Center
Book Discussion led by Julie Underwood, Dean, School of Education
"Have you ever wondered why people most often fail to make good on their most well intended plans at self-improvement? I think of the number of diets and exercise programs I have started only to quit. Why is it that we have trouble changing our own behavior – even when we really want to / or need to!? In Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey’s latest book, Immunity to Change, they outline their theory on this problem. And better yet they have devised a series of exercises to help you understand (and change) your own behaviors."
To register for this event, please visit:
Do you want to explore this topic more? Make sure to enroll in the MOOC "Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement."
Do you have a personal improvement goal that has proven resistant to your sincerest intentions, smartest plans, and best efforts? Did you make a New Year's resolution for 2014? This course invites you to take part in a world-wide experiment to see if Kegan and Lahey's ground-breaking, award-winning approach can be deployed on-line to help tens of thousands of people make lasting changes at work or in their private lives. Via demonstrations, exercises, readings, experiments, small-group supports, and novel interactive tools, this course will teach you new psychological theory about personal change, but--more than this--it will engage you in applying that theory to yourself from the first class to the last. In 2011 Oprah Winfrey listed the Top Ten Things You Should Do to Start the New Year Right. Number One on the list was, Try the Immunity-to-Change approach. Come, join us in this experiment!
Women Leading with Courage and Conviction
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Grainger Hall
Cohosted with the National Diversity Council, the focus of this annual event is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today's issues will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations. The National Diversity Council, among many things, hosts symposiums for and by women in regions across the country with the purpose of bringing women together from public, private and non-profit sectors to network, co-train with colleagues, and mentor one another in leadership growth.
Please register today -- space is limited -- at:
Terilyn Allendorf, Honorary Fellow, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
“Gender and protected areas in Nepal and Myanmar: what are we missing?”
Thursday, April 10, 2014, Noon-1 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall
Although participation and inclusion are considered critical to successful conservation of protected areas, women are often overlooked in conservation efforts. What are conservationists missing by not including women in conservation efforts? Do women and men perceive protected areas differently? Allendorf’s research examines these questions by describing gendered differences in park-people relationships in Nepal and Myanmar.
Continuing Studies: Victorian Fashion
Tuesday, April 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2014
7-8:15 p.m., Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St
Fashion is a language all its own. Without words historians can still draw conclusions about a society's value sand priorities by what it endorses as appropriate clothing. This course discusses some of the conclusions fashion histories have arrived at with an emphasis on Victorian clothing. The 4 classes cover Victorian women's clothing, underwear, and children's clothing, as well as look at the changing dynamic between housewives and aprons.
Cost: $50 - Instructor: Leslie Bellais
Workshop: April 16, 2014, 3-4:30PM, South Mezzanine, Red Gym
Reception: April 16, 2014, 5-6PM, Chadbourne Residential College, 420 N. Park
Public Talk: April 16, 7-9PM, 160 Elvjem, Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University
This event co-sponsored by with Chadbourne Residential College & the Crossroads Initiative. Janet Mock is a writer, transgender activist and the founder of the #GirlsLikeUs project. Her memoir "Redefining Realness": My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, will be published in February 2014. Learn more.
La Cineteca presents: Le fate ignoranti (2001)
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7 p.m., L196 Education Building
After Antonia's husband is struck by a car and killed, she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Astonished and intrigued by his secret life, she goes to see her husband's lover, Michele, and finds a huge apartment that he shares with gay and transgendered friends, including a Turkish immigrant and a prostitute. Her subsequent contact with this new family proves decisive in helping her begin a new phase of her life.
EVENTS OFF CAMPUS
3rd Annual International Women's Day Advocacy Training and Lobby Day
Wednesday, March 4, 2014, at the Capitol
Women's equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. Wisconsin women are gathering Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to advocate for needed legislative support to further the gains Wisconsin women have made. Join us for a morning’s workshop on selected women’s issues and how to be an effective advocate, an International Women’s Day press conference with State Assembly proclamation and scheduled visits with your legislators in the afternoon. Pre-registration for the workshop and pre-scheduled legislative visits are required. The $30 registration fee includes breakfast and lunch and advocacy materials. Registration deadline is February 25, 2014 or until the space is filled, which ever is earliest. Access the brochure with detailed event and registration information here.
Annual International Women’s Day Dinner
Friday, March 7, 2014, 5:00pm, St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St Madison
Dinner, Speakers, Entertainment
Sponsored by the Meals for Madison, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Women Library Workers, and the Women’s Int’l League for Peace & Freedom Madison Branch
International Women's Day: "Inspiring Change!"
A free lunch will be served to all attendees.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Segoe Rd. Madison, WI 53705
Please wear something purple.
Purpose: To bring together women of all backgrounds to celebrate International Women's Day. The theme this year is Inspiring Change. Many women have been engaged in improving the lives of women locally, nationally, and internationally. They work in areas such as education, health, politics and government, development, and women’s empowerment.
Outcomes: Identify areas where change is needed locally, nationally, and internationally. Develop an action plan for the identified areas for change. Plan for IWD 2015
11:00 – 11:15 Registration
11:15 – 11:30 Welcome and Introductions
11:30 – 12:00 Opening Address
12:00 – 1:00 Roundtable: "Women Inspiring Change"
1:00 – 1:45 Breakout Sessions / Lunch
1:45 – 2:15 Exhibits / Information Exchange
2:15 - 2:30 Performance
2:30 – 3:15 Aili Tripp will speak about "The Impact of Women's Movements in Africa on Global Efforts for Gender Equality"
3:15 – 3:45 Wrap-up
Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-womens-day-inspiring-change-tickets-10715914589
Contact Emilie Songolo for more information: (608) 217-6497 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Incarceration and Inequality
A Conversation with Rhodessa Jones and Pamela Oliver; Moderated by Jean Feraca
Monday, March 10, 2014, 5:30 p.m., Madison Public Library, Central Branch
Sociologist Pam Oliver who is investigating the causes and consequences of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and Rhodessa Jones, Director of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, speak with Jean Feraca about incarceration and inequality in Wisconsin and across the US. A Humanities NOW event. Presented by the Center for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Madison Public Library.
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Stage Q is proud to present 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood. Directed by Jan Levine Thal and Produced by Deborah Hamill & Louise Stout, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a comedy with a twist that will entertain all mature audiences. In 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, the leaders of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein host the group’s annual quiche breakfast. And both women and men are invited to join in the antics of “widows” who worship The Egg. A d...ark comedy set in 1956 amid the threat of nuclear war, it is, according to the New York Times a “frolicsome little play that ventures into heady excesses of absurdism."
Friday, March 28, 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 29, 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 3, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 4, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 5, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 6, 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 10, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 11, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 12, 8:00 pm
113 E Mifflin Street
Madison WI 53703
Talkbacks with the audience lead by Linda Lenzke, Donna Peckett, Irene Keenan and others will be held after two of the performances – dates to be announced.
The talented cast includes: Caitlin Robb, Simone LaPierre, Pushy Muldowney, Stacey Garbarski, Emily Popp, and understudy Clarice Lafayette. Tickets are $15. for Thursday evenings, $10 for Sunday matinee and $20 for Friday and Saturday evenings. Tickets are available via a link at www.stageq.com or by calling 608-661-9696.
2014 Great Lakes Regional NOW Conference
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:00am-5pm, Best Western Inn on the Park
Our friends from across the Great Lakes region are invited to join us on Friday night for a meet and greet at the hotel where we’ll enjoy good food, great Wisconsin beer, and fabulous company.
We will start bright and early with a dance rehearsal for members interested in participating in an action at the capitol. The meeting will officially begin at 9am, followed by a quick walk to the capitol for keynote speakers and a short but powerful demonstration. After lunch, we’ll hold several workshops on actions, organizing, and making a movement viral. The meeting will end with an update from a member of the Modernization Committee followed by voting for NOW members.
On Saturday evening, attendees will have the option to attend a bout of the Mad Rollin’ Dolls or stay at the hotel for a screening of the 2013 Sundance documentary After Tiller.
Register for the conference here.
Money Smart Women Conference
April 5, 2014 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, The Monona Terrace
Registration begins at 8:30 am. The Continental breakfast will be served at 9:00 am. Lunch is served at 12:30 pm.
OutReach Pride Parade
Sunday, August 10th, 2014, 1pm to 5pm
Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 East Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
OutReach is hosting the Pride Parade in Madison Wisconsin this year. We will gather at the Capitol Square and march down State Street to the Library Mall. A rally and entertainment will follow.
Sponsors include Woof's Madison, Plan B, Madison WI, FIVE Nightclub, Our Lives Magazine, Fair Wisconsin, and PFLAG.
Our Planning Committee members include: Ryan Petty, President, Angie Alcorta, Board member, Steve Starkey, Executive Director, Brian Poncé, Publications Director, Patrick Farabaugh, John Smallwood, Corey Gresen, Dino Maniaci, Dave Eick, Derwin Leigh
More details will be made available soon.
OutReach 22nd Annual Awards Banquet
Friday, September 12th, 2014, 5pm to 9pm
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolan Dr, Madison WI 53703
Save the date! Our 22nd Annual Banquet date has been set with Monona Terrace. Madison Gas & Electric will be the Diamond Sponsor of our 22nd Annual Awards Banquet.
More details will be made available soon.
RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS
"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
Monday, March 3, 2014, Noon
Nancy Graham from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom will focus on the League's great work, discuss the history and relevance of International Women's Day, and share a little bit about women's history in America. RSVP via our Facebook event page.
1st Monday of every month, noon, WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison
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.
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 email@example.com
Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Inez of My Soul, by Isabel Allende
For more information call 846-5217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
1st Wednesday of every month, 5:30pm, Tempest
Feminism on Tap is a series of monthly happy hour events hosted by women's organizations in Madison, including Wisconsin Women’s Network, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, and the Madison National Organization for Women. It's an opportunity for women's rights advocates and other community members to mingle, support each other, develop ideas for collaboration, and discuss local efforts to advance women and girls in Wisconsin. Be sure to like "Feminism on Tap" on Facebook to learn about upcoming events. See you there!
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
For more information call 846-5217 or email@example.com
Second & Fourth Monday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
Third Tuesday of every month
6:30pm, Cargo Coffee in the Constellation on E. Washington
QUEERSPEAK: monthly open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The fourth Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch's Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits. **Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us on Facebook!
ON THE RADIO
Each Wednesday – 7pm WORT, 89.9 FM Tune in to locally produced LGBT show "Queery." - Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison's LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music
Each Sunday - 11am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Turn” - News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women's Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.
Followed by “Her Infinite Variety” at 11:30am – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
NGOabroad Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Uganda x2, Cameroon, Tanzania, Costa Rica
Work in the shelter; do community education; help women become economically independent so they can leave abusive relationships; and/or help develop counseling programs for women, men and kids. NGOabroad is one of the only volunteer programs in world that has international DV opportunities!
FAMILY PLANNING: Ugandax2, Cameroon, Tanzania
For women that have 10 kids, they will tell you that contraception is life changing. If families had fewer kids, they would have fewer mouths to feed and be less poor. Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation believes this is one of most important goals in world for women. Now there is a groundswell in Africa and they are asking for help with this.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS CAMPAIGNS & LEGAL EMPOWERMENT: Uganda, Cameroon, Morocco, Tanzania:
Many places women do not know their rights and consciousness raising is essential. In Tanzania, the work revolves around implementing the new laws that protect women, esp GBV.
MAASAI WOMEN & POLITICAL PARTICIPATION: Tanzania
The Maasai, near the Serengeti, have held on to traditional culture. Now they would like to see women have a greater role in the community. A background in Anthropology, extensive cultural sensitivity and a head for strategy or community organizing are essential.
MICRO-FINANCE: Costa Rica, Tanzania, Uganda
Micro-finance has helped women all over the world lift out of poverty. Spanish, a background in Business, Finance or Entrepreneurship are helpful in Costa Rica. Tz & Ug you simply must be able to help women find their economic talents & remove obstacles to their success.
"INCOME GENERATION": many places in Africa, Costa Rica, Bolivia
Do you have craft or small cottage industry skills that you could teach uneducated women earn more income? e.g. Soap-making? Quilting? Wine making? We have a special call for people with a background in fashion merchandizing.
ORAL HISTORY OF SEX SLAVES: Gulu, Uganda
Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) took kids as child soldiers and made girls sex slaves of LRA commanders. The war is over and now these women have been urged to collect their stories into a book (for income generation.)
SEXUAL ABUSE: Kenya
This is the first org that we know of in Africa that is addressing sexual abuse. A background in Social Work or Psychology is helpful so you can counsel these girls and youth.
Women prostitute themselves because they are poor and have few choices. Help empower these women personally & economically so they can pick other life styles.
WOMEN & APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY: Bolivia
The altiplano of Bolivia is very high and dry. Women forage for hours each day to find firewood for cooking food. Some of the these new technologies have been life changing...by helping women not have to forage endlessly.
Opportunities not just for women. Men needed to work on all of the above!
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.
Leather Archives & Museum 2014 - 2015 Visiting Scholar Program
Summary: The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces the fifth annual Visiting Scholar Program for the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 academic terms. A stipend of $1,000 will be awarded to one recipient scholar to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M. The amount of the award will be dependent on the scope of the proposed project. Up to $1,000 of travel reimbursement will also be provided to the recipient.
The award is available to three types of scholars:
1) Scholars with academic appointments
2) Graduate students pursuing an MA, MFA or PhD
3) Independent scholars with an established research agenda.
The LA&M is seeking projects that may enhance the institution’s mission to disseminate information to the public about the history of the leather / fetish / BDSM community and its culture. Toward that end, we are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.
April 4th, 2014 applications postmarked by this date.
April 30th, 2014 notification of award
Research to be conducted between September 2014 and April 2015.
33% of stipend and 100% of travel reimbursement paid at this time. A 300 to 500 word summary of the research visit and preliminary findings, able to be published by the LA&M, to be received by the LA&M between one and three months following visit. 33% of stipend paid at this time. A list of publication and presentation opportunities for which work will be submitted, to be received by the LA&M not less than three months following the visit. Final stipend payment to be made upon acceptance of publication or presentation and receipt of a manuscript to be published or paper to be presented. 33% of stipend paid at this time.
Applications: Note that applications will be reviewed by individuals who may not be in your field of study. Care should be taken to write in a matter that is accessible to others. A complete application package will include:
A current vita. Include name, mailing address, phone number, email address and institutional affiliation (if applicable).
Project title and one paragraph abstract
A 1,500 to 2,000 word double-spaced descriptive narrative of the project
What is the subject of the research?
What is the scope of the project?
What sources do you plan to use?
What is the anticipated product of your research?
What contribution to current historic or cultural research will this project make?
A separate page to address the following questions:
- How well will the result of your project be suited for publication in peer reviewed scholarly journals?
- If this is part of a larger project, how much work have you completed to this point? What additional research will follow your visit to the LA&M?
- How many days of onsite research at the LA&M do you anticipate will be needed for your project? This is for planning purposes only, and will not be used to judge applications.
- How did you hear about the Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum?
A signed letter of reference
One paper copy and one electronic copy of the application package should be sent to:
Leather Archives & Museum
Visiting Scholar Program
6418 N Greenview Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
Assistant Director, Women's Center at the University of Minnesota
Call for applications for an Assistant Director Position at the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota, the first campus-based women's center (founded in 1960), serves as a catalyst for the University to achieve equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities. The Assistant Director (AD), central to the success of the Women's Center, works with other staff and constituents to achieve the mission of the Women's Center, the Office for Equity & Diversity (OED), and the University of Minnesota. (This is a 12-month/annual renewable position.) To read the full job announcement and to apply, please visit https://employment.umn.edu. The requisition number is: 189172. The Search Committee will not meet until after March 20, 2014, and only applicants who clearly meet the essential qualifications will be considered. More information about the Women's Center and the Office for Equity and Diversity is available at https://diversity.umn.edu/women.
The 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 made possible 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, anthropology, economics, history, geography, sociology, political science).
Application: Send application materials via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is $1,000 to be used for some aspect of Ph.D research.
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: $400. There is no restriction on how the award is spent, although it is hoped that the recipient will use the award for some aspect of the Ph.D. research.
Application: Send application materials via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at email@example.com.
Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award
Through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the National Council for Research on Women has established the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award to honor and extend the vision of its first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, who passed away at the age of 94 in April 2013.
The Award will enable the Council to continue Mariam's work supporting high-level scholarship. Annually, a first-generation college graduate will be awarded $8,500 to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship, another area of keen interest for Mariam. The Award is open to any first-generation graduate student pursuing a PhD (must be ABD by August 2014) at an accredited university in the U.S. Apply now. Applications will be accepted through March 10, 2014. For more information, go here.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The interdisciplinary journal, Feminist Studies, welcomes submissions,
among other topics, on:
What does the turn to affect in cultural studies mean for affection and disaffection? How are friendships sustained in contexts that individuate and isolate? How have feminist friendships changed, or not changed, since the era of commitments to sisterhood, an ethic of care, and the lesbian continuum? Do we need to revise theory and scholarship on friendship? How do feminist and/or women's friendships operate in global, multi-ethnic, activist, and other contexts?
Submissions Due: July 1, 2014
General Guidelines and Style Requirements
* We will only review work that is not under consideration elsewhere, including in electronic format or on any kind of Web page or elsewhere on the internet.
* Articles should be no longer than 10,500 words, approximately 35 double-spaced pages, including endnotes.
* We use the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style for manuscript and citation style
All fields and genres welcome within our page limits: we publish research papers, creative writing, commentaries, and art. Style and submission criteria can be found on our website guidelines at http://www.feministstudies.org/submissions/guidelines.html. Please send any queries to the Editorial Director of Feminist Studies, Dr. Ashwini Tambe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers: Why is Gender Equality Good for Governance?
Berlin, October 29-31, 2014
Research on gender and governance has found substantial evidence on positive relationships between gender equality and democratic norms, peace and security, economic performance, and anti-corruption. The Collaborative Research Center SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" hosts a workshop organized by Amy C. Alexander and Tanja A. Börzel to explore why and when gender equality matters for good governance. We call for papers that investigate into the increasingly established link between indicators of gender equality and good governance. In particular, we encourage papers to explore the relationship between gender equality and good governance in areas of limited statehood, where the state is too weak and often not willing to provide collective goods and services. For further information follow this link:
Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st, 2014.
Travel and accommodation of paper givers will be covered by the SFB700: "Governance in the Areas of Limited Statehood."
5th Annual Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Summit
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Marcus Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI
To continue to collectively raise the status of women’s health in Wisconsin
Register Today online or download the registration form
WPC15 Comes to Madison
“Building Relationships! Strengthening Communities! Seeking Justice!”
March 26-29, 2014, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, WI
Since the White Privilege Conference (WPC) inception in 1999, the founder, Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., has persisted beyond misperceptions of the White Privilege Conference’s name to present a transformational experience based on three tenets: understanding, connecting and respecting. The WPC has become a venue for fostering difficult and critical dialogues around white privilege, diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social & economic justice, and intersecting systems of privilege and oppression. Over 1,500 participants from all sectors of the workforce, K-12, Higher Ed, students, activists, musicians, artists, and faith communities attend this annual national conference.
“Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind”
March 27-29, 2014, Indiana University – Bloomington
We invite proposals for individual papers as well as panels organized by topic. We also welcome the interaction of scholarly and creative work within papers or panels. Please submit (both as an attachment AND in the body of the email) an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a few personal details (name, institutional affiliation, degree level, email, and phone number) by December 16th, 2013, to email@example.com
Exploring Gender, Mental Health, and Wellness
Friday, March 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. LBJ Student Center, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
10th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
March 29-31, 2014! DoubleTree in Crystal City on March 29 and 30 and heading to the Hill for a Congressional Visit Day on March 31.
You won't want to miss out on this year's NYFLC: we'll be covering topics ranging from global women's rights to reproductive justice to campus organizing tips, and our events will feature campus activists, feminist and political leaders, and other public figures. You'll have the chance to take action, get inspired, network with other activists, and even grab some feminist gear or explore the nation's capital.
Our Early Bird rates are $25 for individuals and $20 per person for groups of 5 or more people. After Early Bird Registration closes, those rates will go up - so don't hesitate! Register today. We're also offering prizes to the largest delegations in attendance and the largest Early Bird Registration groups, so go ahead and register a friend as well! We're also offering spectacular rates on lodging in the hotel for conference attendees at $129/night for a double room.
You can read more about the conference agenda, find lodging details, and get fundraising ideas on our website and RSVP on Facebook to find friends, arrange carpools, and make plans with other registered folks. You can also tell us how excited you are on Twitter using the hashtag #NYFLC2014! If you have any questions, concerns, or unique needs, or know you'll be registering a group, don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-522-2214 and ask to speak to a conference representative.
We're looking forward to seeing a diverse array of feminists at the conference this year, and we hope you'll join us in celebrating a decade of young feminist action and leadership across the nation.
Save a seat at NYFLC 2014 today – and we'll see you in March!
Place and Displacement: Questioning the Boundaries of Trans-Asia
The 2nd annual Graduate Student Conference
April 5-6, 2014, UW-Madison
The TAGS-C Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the second 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 the subject of 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 cross both academic and regional borders. We encourage papers that question cultural and disciplinary boundaries to offer a new perspective. Both individual paper submissions and panel submissions will be considered.
We invite all interested graduate students in the University of Wisconsin system to submit an individual or group proposal. Proposals for group panels (of no more than three panelists) should be submitted in a single email by a designated organizer and should include a 300-word abstract for the panel as a whole in addition to abstracts for each individual paper.
All proposals should be sent in an email as an attached MS Word file. They should include title (20 word limit) and abstract (300 word limit). Do not include your name or affiliation in the MS Word file. In the body of the email, please include the following information in the following order:
1) Name and contact information
2) Presentation title (20 words or less)
3) University affiliation
4) General research interests.
The papers themselves should be about 8-9 pages double spaced in 12-point Times font. Each participant will have 20 minutes to present, and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Abstracts will be due on December 31, 2013. Please submit abstracts, and any inquiries about submission or the conference itself to email@example.com
Engendering Change: The Fourth Annual Gender and Sexualities Graduate Student Conference
Friday, April 4th, and Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Northwestern University Evanston Campus
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27, 2014
After hosting the inaugural conference, Northwestern University is delighted to welcome back graduate student and postdoctoral scholars, performers, and activists to “Engendering Change: The Fourth Annual Gender and Sexualities Graduate Student Conference.” We look forward to promoting ongoing critical exchanges amongst as many Chicagoland and nearby campuses as the conference can accommodate, spanning the broadly conceived disciplines, methods, and approaches that fall under the rubric of “gender and sexualities.” We have eschewed a pre-designated field theme in lieu of promoting deep critical openness, and of fostering chances for exchange and solidarity that we hope will outlast the conference itself. We are keen to receive proposals from graduate and postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers, to include work at the earliest or the latest phases of development. We encourage a wide range of analyses and presentation styles, especially those that emphasize social justice dimensions and which demonstrate radically intersectional approaches to gender and sexuality as fields, theories, and embodied practices. We hope, in the spirit of “Engendering Change,” not just to address gender-related topics and problems from academic, artistic, and activist perspectives but to keep thinking creatively about how our ideas can open new possibilities for how we embody, perform, and understand gender, individually and collectively.
Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):
· Gender/sexuality and embodiment
· Community or identity formation
· Alternative sexualities and sexual practices
· Sex work
· Political economies of the fields of gender and sexuality studies
· Midwest/Chicagoland ethnographies
· Theory in/as activism
Two Submission Options (one deadline):
1. Individual paper or performance abstract (300 w.c.) with keywords
2. Panel abstract (300 w.c.) with keywords, paper titles, and contact information for all panelists. Please ensure that panels comprise at least three but not more than four speakers, hailing from multiple Chicagoland institutions. Feel free to advertise on the conference website or contact the conference organizers if you are seeking additional participants to fill out a panel you’re hoping to develop.
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For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“Interruptions: Sciences, Feminisms, Knowledges”
18-19 April 2014, UC Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS)
Feminist Theorists have intervened, interfered, and interrupted the sciences in many ways over the past several decades. On the one hand, new areas and approaches in science have emerged out of these interruptions; for example, in the fields of molecular biology and neuroscience new approaches in the genetics of sex and the understanding of brain activity have come out of introducing sex and gender analysis into scientific research. On the other hand, the sciences have also disrupted, shifted, and changed feminist theories; for example, the nascent field of "feminist materialisms" partially arose out of a re-reading of quantum mechanics. This conference seeks to explore a broad range of these interruptions in order to think through the kinds of knowledge they produce. “Interruptions: Sciences, Feminisms, Knowledges” is organized jointly by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies under the Li Ka Shing Program in Gender and Science. The conference engages feminist and STS perspectives in the questions raised by the encounters between, among, in, through, and of sciences and feminisms. We invite papers from all disciplines addressing a wide range of issues, including but not limited to the following topics:
• Feminist Science and Technology Studies
• Feminist Epistemologies
• Queer Technoscience Studies
• Gendered Innovations in Science
• Dis/Ability and Feminist Science Studies
• Anthropology of Science
• De-colonial and Anti-colonial Technoscience
• Indigenous Knowledges and Sciences
• Folk Sciences /Prosaic and Mundane Sciences
• Participatory /Community-based Research
• Affective Ecologies
• Science(s) Multiple
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words for 20-minute presentations to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org before January 15, 2014. We encourage submissions of different formats, from traditional paper presentations to video, performances, conversations, interviews, or other alternative formats. If your submission is a non-paper format, please specify your media needs. We also highly encourage submissions from graduate students and early career scholars.
For more info visit:http://cstms.berkeley.edu/activities/conferences-workshops/
Conference on Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy
3rd International Conference of the Transatlantic Research Group in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and Women and Gender Studies Program, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
23-24 April 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act and the Path Ahead
April 24-25, 2014, University of Delaware | Clayton Hall | Newark, Delaware
In recognition of Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his leadership on behalf of the Violence Against Women Act and in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the 20th Anniversary of the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence will cohost this conference, which highlights the power of partnerships in working to end gender violence. We want to celebrate the collaborative work fostered by the Violence Against Women Act over the past 20 years while embracing creative approaches and exciting alliances. Toward this end, the conference will create a unique space for survivors, community activists, advocates, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from across the nation to come together to share research findings, best practices, and lessons learned and to foster trust, resilient relationships, and innovative strategies for addressing gender-based violence as we look forward to the future.
The conference will include a variety of workshops, roundtables, panel presentations, and poster sessions integrating research and practice. Proposals are invited on, but not limited to, the topics listed on the reverse side. We particularly encourage proposals that model and cultivate effective collaborations including those among researchers, advocates, and youth leaders.
Conference registration will open on January 1, 2014.
“Stay Smart, Stay Strong” AAUW WI Convention 2014
April 25-26, 2014 Holiday Inn South in Eau Claire
We plan to offer a pre-convention $tart $mart workshop on Friday, April 25, and have already confirmed Catherine Hill, AAUW-National Director of Research, as the Saturday keynote speaker.
Stay tuned for a proper overview, more information, and the opportunity to sign-up. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Gender, Bodies & Technology: Performing the Human
May 1-3, 2014, The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Virginia Tech
Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice
A joint conference presented by
National Council for Research on Women
The Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan
May 14-16, 2014
Wednesday, May 14
Focus on Precarity and the Modern Family
Evening Keynote: Sheryl WuDunn
Thursday, May 15
Focus on Good Jobs: What Are They? Who Gets Them? How Do They Keep Them?
Friday, May 16
Focus on Collective Agenda for Action
All sessions will take place at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070. For more information, please contact Gail Cooper, Vice President for Programs, at gcooper[at]ncrw.org or 212-785-7335, Ext. 201.
"A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America" conference*
May 19-21, 2014, St. Norbert
The theme of the third “Sport and Society in America” conference is “Women in Sports.”
We welcome submissions from the following topics:
Gender Issues in Sports
Women’s Sports History
Title IX and Public Policy
Traditional Media and Women’s Sports
Social Media and Women’s Sports
Women’s Sports and Popular Culture
Girls Youth Sports Issues
Male Coaches in Female Sports
Female Fandom in Men’s Sports
Female Participants in Male Sports
Female Sports Leaders and Executives
Marketing Sports to Women
Women’s Sports and the Social Sciences
Women’s Sports and the Creative Arts
Women’s Sports Science
Women’s Sports Psychology
Women and the Sports Business
And other issues related to women’s sports
To submit your paper or presentation abstract, please complete all fields online at https://www.snc.edu/sportandsociety/secure/submitpaper.html by Feb. 1, 2014. You will receive notification of acceptance of your abstract presentation by Feb. 28, 2014.
Keynote speakers this year include Christine Brennan, award-winning sports columnist for USA Today, and Muffet McGraw, head coach of University of Notre Dame women’s basketball.
The conference fee of $195 includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit “Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” and screenings of sports-related films.
To maintain an intimate atmosphere, total registration at the conference will be limited to 200. Preference for registration will be given to those giving papers and presentations. Registration will open March 1, 2014.
If you have any questions about submitting a proposal or the conference in general, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-403-3777.
YWCA Moxie Conference: Nerve and Know-How for Emerging Leaders
Pre-Conference showing of Makers: Women Who Make America
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6:30-8:00p.m. downtown Madison Public Library
After the screening, Nina Valeo Cooke will facilitate a discussion about this moving film. Nina is the Undergraduate Advisor and the Director of the Internship Program for the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Gender and Women's Studies. She is also a board member at large of the Wisconsin Women's Network.
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. at The Monona Terrace
Empowering women is a key component of the YWCA Madison’s mission. This women’s leadership conference aims to build tomorrow’s leaders and encourage them to draw inspiration from the Women of Distinction Leadership Award recipients who will be honored during the conference.
Registration will be available in early 2014.
2014 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference
June 2-3, 2014, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
We are now open for submission of proposals for presentations. Please share teaching, advising, mentoring, or other strategies that attract and retain students and educators who are underrepresented in STEM. Priority will be given to presentations that include assessment of the impact of the activity. Although we expect to have primarily oral presentations, there could be some posters if that format is preferred. Presenters' meals and rooms will be paid for by the Women & Science Program; campuses will be asked to cover the mileage. For more information about the conference, and the online abstract submission form, go to www.uwosh.edu/wis/spring-conference Submissions are due March 5, 2014.
AAUW 28th annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
June 5-7, 2014, University of Maryland, College Park
2014 NOW Conference
June 27-29, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico
(Details coming soon!)
39th Annual National Women's Music Festival
June 26-29 2014, Madison Marriott West, Middleton WI
Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute
July 6-11, 2014, Columbus, Ohio
Thinking Transnational Feminisms, is a collaborative five-day summer institute organized by and for feminist scholars who are engaging the transnational as a process, a critique, a paradigm, and/or a characteristic of social movement in their scholarship to make sense of these multiple, sometimes contradictory, approaches and concepts. We invite graduate students, emerging, and established scholars to join us in exploring and sharpening our understanding of where the field of “transnational feminisms” is and where it is going by sharing and critiquing each others’ work in progress. We especially invite non-U.S. based scholars to participate in this institute to contribute to the work of decentering U.S. academic practices in thinking through transnational feminist knowledge production and engagements.
Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health
Call For Applications
The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health is pleased to announce this call for applications from graduate students and early career scholars. The Summer Institute provides participants with training in interdisciplinary theory and methods for conducting population research on sexual and gender minority health. Held over four weeks at Fenway Health and Boston University, the intensive, fullday Summer Institute includes:
1. A dynamic Cornerstone Seminar in LGBT Health and Social Life that will overview key topics, methods, and perspectives in the interdisciplinary study of LGBT Health.
2. Short-course instruction in statistics at the intermediate and advanced-intermediate levels.
3. Hands-on training in the analysis of LGBT population health data.
A cohort of 12-16 graduate students and 3-6 early career scholars will be selected for the 2014 Institute. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in the study of LGBT population health to incorporate in their research careers. Over the four week program, trainees will complete independent, original, mentored LGBT health research projects, develop individual research agendas in sexual and gender minority health, and learn to translate their agendas into future research grant proposals.
2014 Wisconsin Women’s Studies & LGBTQ Conference
October 17-19, 2014, River Falls
Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Activists! We invite your participation in the 38th Wisconsin Women's Studies and 9th LGBTQ Conference on Oct 17-19, 2014 at University Center, UW-River Falls.
We are seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of Gendered Planet: Ethics, Ecology, and Equity from across the disciplines addressing research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work, and/or community activism. Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine the present and future for our planet.
Student-driven sessions are welcome. Undergraduate and graduate students, academics, teachers, community leaders, artists, and activists are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations that share creative and critical research, engage in dialogue around intersecting identities, and/or share best and emerging practices or programs.
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.
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39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association
“Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past”
November 6-9, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, CA
Call for Papers: Submissions Due: 14 February 2014
Please consider proposing panels that fit under the broad umbrella of our network women, gender & sexuality. If you like more specific guidance, the general topic of the conference is "Inequalities: Politics, Policy and the Past" (see http://www.ssha.org/pdfs/SSHA_2014_CFP.pdf). In addition, topics raised at this year's network meeting included: welfare states in emergent economies; the intersection between politics of feminism and the politics of austerity; gender-differentiated experiences of growing up; sexual regulation in queer theories, feminist theories, and welfare state scholarship; feminist, gender-specific and queer forms of resistance such as slutwalk, pussyriot or the Femen movement; the politics of the “private” in a place/space/gender/sexuality perspective; intersectionality in comparative perspective; the divergent experiences of queer life and the erosion of neighborhood based places and institutions or the disappearance of queer spaces; older women and the politics of desire or age, gender & sexuality; anniversaries such as the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights Act or 1914 WWI.
SAVE THE DATE!
2014 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
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
The Trans* Studies Colloquium is currently seeking submissions for individual and group presentations, workshops, or panels to occur throughout the spring and fall 2014 semesters at UW Madison. There is no strict theme, but the presentation must critically engage with trans* theory in some way. The Trans* Studies Colloquium offers a venue for any student, staff, faculty, or community member to workshop projects that might draw from or contribute to Trans* Studies as a field. Term papers, articles, Masters’ theses, conference presentations, dissertation chapters, documentary and film projects, and art are all appropriate. Each meeting of the Trans* Studies Colloquium focuses on the presenter’s work and offers an opportunity to obtain feedback. The Trans* Studies Colloquium is specifically interested in supporting emerging scholars and historically marginalized voices. Overall, the Trans* Studies Colloquium aims to bring educational opportunities on trans* identities and theory to the larger UW Madison community in a safe, supportive, and intellectually rigorous environment. To be considered for the March colloquium, submit a working title, 200 word abstract, and short bio (including contact information) no later than Friday, February 28th to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Late submissions will be considered for future colloquium dates.
Sexual Assault Survivor FREE Drop-In Support Group
Tuesdays @ 5:30-7:00 p.m., January 28th - April 29th, (No Group on March 18th)
Meets at The Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street
Check electronic board in lobby for room #
Questions call 608-251-7273
Sponsored by the Rape Crisis Center and UHS
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
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