Towson University Women's Studies


CFP–Global Discourses in Women’s Studies
August 24, 2010, 5:17 pm
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Below is a call for papers for a conference in March, 2011 outside of Nashville, TN.  The conference theme is “Global Discourses in Women’s and Gender Studies,” and it is hosted by Middle Tennessee State University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

*Theme*:  Global Discourses in Women’s and Gender Studies
*Location:*  Middle Tennessee State University Campus (30 miles from Nashville)
*Date: * March 24-26, 2011
*Keynote Speaker: * Somaly Mam, Cambodian sex slave trade survivor and anti-human-trafficking activist. Mam was a 2006 CNN Hero and one of /Time Magazine/’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009. For more information, please go to http://www.mtsu.edu/womenstu/conference/speaker.shtml
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Proposal Description:*  We invite proposals for presentations on any topic on women’s and/or gender issues and debates from scholars, activists, non-profit professionals, and graduate students in all scholarly fields and disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, sciences, education, arts, design, business, and sports.

Given our conference theme, Global Discourses in Women’s and Gender Studies, we are very interested in presentations that provide feminist perspectives of the influence of global forces on women’s and/or gendered experience and that examine connections between local/national and global issues related to gendered existence.

We welcome a variety of presentation formats, such as individual paper presentations, panel sessions, round table discussions, performances, short films, and posters. Presentations are limited to 20 minutes, to be followed by questions and discussion. All proposals should meet the following criteria:

* 250-to 500-word description of presentation
* Brief bio
* Equipment request. Please be specific.

Proposals must be submitted by November 1, 2010 (notification by December 1, 2010)
Email proposals to: womenstu@mtsu.edu



CFP–motherhood & mothering
August 12, 2010, 7:42 am
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Below is a call for papers for the International Conference on Motherhood Activism, Advocacy, Agency which will be held in Toronto next May.

250-word abstracts and 50-word bios should be sent to aoreilly@yorku.ca by October 1, 2010

CFP:

Grounded in a long history, in which women activists, writers, and feminists focused much effort on strengthening the social, personal, and political power of mothers, current motherhood research and activism makes maternal empowerment one of the major goals of its work. Contemporary examinations and deployments of women’s power as mothers-and mothers’ power as women-seek to grant women greater authority, resources, and status so that they can adequately care for their children while living full and purposeful lives. The aim of this conference is to explore activism, advocacy, and agency by and on behalf of mothers from a variety of perspectives and in a multitude of contexts.

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Call for Papers–Mothers and the Economy: The Economics of Mothering Conference
July 14, 2010, 12:47 pm
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Here is a CFP for a conference being held October 21-23, 2010, in Toronto, Canada. Abstracts (250 words) and bios (50 words) are due by AUGUST 1st, 2010. Send abstracts to info@motherhoodinitiative.org. Submissions are welcomed from scholars, students, activists, and workers, artists, mothers and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical and comparative work is encouraged. We encourage a variety of types of submissions including academic papers from all disciplines, workshops, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts and other alternative formats.

One must be a member of Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) to present at this conference. Membership will begin May 1, 2010.

 Topics can include (but are not limited to):

the economics of maintaining sustainable family systems; mothering, appropriate technology and economics; mothering and microcredit; mothering and economic activism; mothering and economic activism through the arts; mothering with reduced resources; social and economic supports for mothering; mothering within the neoliberal context; motherwork and valuation of motherwork, mothering and the economics of unpaid labour; mothers-as-providers, mother-led cooperatives; the effects of privatization/commodification on women; mothering and the economics of raising children with disabilities; the economics of maternal mortality rates; the “selling” of mothering and the economics of consumerism;  consumption and the marketing of mothering; the economics of reproductive technologies and surrogacy; structural adjustment policies and mothering; the financial implications for mothers of family law reforms and welfare state developments, the economic impacts of environmental degradation on mothering; quantifications of mothering/caregiving/parenting as a part of the base structure of the economic productivity of society; children as economic assets/burdens; the actual value of domestic/unpaid labour; motherhood and the gender pay gap, mothering and the feminization of poverty; mothering, occupational segregation and the wage gap; the impacts of economic globalization on mothering and kinship networks; the envisioning and articulation of more human-centered economic systems and policies to enhance mothering/caregiving practices; Continue reading



Call For Papers–Colonization, Class and Women
July 7, 2010, 11:35 am
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Interesting conference coming up at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH on Colonization, Class and Women. the CFP is below:

Members of the John Carroll Community kindly invite submissions for our Fall Feminist Conference. Papers (1500 – 2500 words), abstracts (at least 500 words), and any proposals for workshops, panels, or discussions are welcome. Submissions should address colonization and its affects on women of color through feminist theory or interdisciplinary perspectives. As activist members of the John Carroll student body, we are sponsoring this conference as a continued effort to educate our community on topics related to women’s issues and feminist theory.

The spirit of the conference is thoroughly collaborative across ranks and disciplines, especially in terms of faculty- student collaboration. All accepted presentation will be paired with a commentator of a different rank (i.e. faculty papers will be assigned student commentators and vice versa). Papers, abstracts, and proposals may be submitted by individuals of any rank or, in cases where faculty- student collaboration is already established, by student- faculty partners. Faculty members or students interested in being a commentator should refer to the contact information below.

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously; therefore, names and ranks should appear on a cover page in a document separate from the submission. Please email all entries to Anastasia Mitchell at JCUFemCo@gmail.com no later than September 1st, 2010. Decisions will be made by September 20th, 2010.