The deadline for submissions for the National Women’s Studies Association 2017 Conference, “40 years after Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives.” is February 22, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. We invite paper, panel, performance and workshop proposals that build creatively and critically on our theme, and sub-themes. We strongly encourage independent scholars, non-academic writers, artists, researchers and organizers to propose panels and presentations, and to be included in sessions alongside community college, college, and university-based scholars. Review Criteria All conference proposals are peer-reviewed anonymously (without author identification). Guidelines for reviewers are developed by the Proposal Review Committee and include: Topic: Is the topic/question/issue relevant to the field of women’s/gender studies? Relationship to Sub-Theme: Are the topics/questions/issues discussed in the proposal clearly connected to one of the five conference sub-themes? Frameworks: Is the proposal grounded in relevant feminist/womanist theoretical/conceptual/applied frameworks? Clarity: Is the proposal well-organized, coherent, and clear? Subthemes Please note that submitted proposals must address one of the seven themes below to be eligible for inclusion in the program. Sub-themes for the conference include: Solidarities: trans-national and local Arts and culture: how is social media and visual culture changing how we view, engage and change the world? Revisiting intersectionality in theory and practic Engaging, confronting and transcending the state Sexualities and representations Movement building and freedom-making Violence, militarism, empire and trauma, / agency, resistance and resilience Please read the Call for Proposals for full descriptions of each subtheme and proposal requirements.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship or Grant Submission Information !!!

Encourage your women graduate students and scholars to apply for an American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellowship or grant! Deadlines for 2017–18 awards are fast approaching. Share these funding opportunities with your graduate students and scholars as well as the faculty and administrators who advise students.
 Deborah Silva, 2013-14 Career Deevlopment Grantee

Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for at least eight weeks


November 15


Who may apply: Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period


December 15

 Sandhya Sanduja, 2010-11 International Fellow
Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residentsFunding: $18,000–$30,000

December 1



Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine


January 10

 Megan McGee, 2008-09 Selected Professions Fellow

Who may apply: Individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations to fund innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls

Funding: One-year grant, $2,000–$7,000
Two-year grant, $5,000–$10,000

Jan. 15


Help the next generation of women scholars and professionals and build your CV at the same time. Apply by October 31 to serve on one of AAUW’s fellowship and grant selection panels.

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Call For Papers

To Union Students and Faculty

For the eighteenth installment of our residency conference series, we invite proposals for individual or group presentations that critically and/or creatively grapple with questions related to the broad theme of “perspectives.” The following list of potential topics is suggestive rather than exclusive:

  1. New Perspectives on Leadership
  2. Social and Global Perspectives
  3. Standpoint Theory UI&U l Call for Papers l January 2017 3
  4. Re-envisioning Education
  5. Standpoint Theory and Social Movements
  6. Radical Perspectives
  7. Standpoint Theory and Public Policy Impacts
  8. The Art of Shifting Perspectives
  9. Challenging Points of View
  10. Engaging Multiple Perspectives on Social Justice
  11. Reframing Debates Through the Humanities
  12. Positionality

*Invitation and Submissions Guidelines can be found at:



Congratulations Dr. Bates!

Alumnus Dr. Eric Bates (Ph.D. 2014) has been awarded the prestigious and highly competitive Part­ Time Faculty Excellence in Instruction Award for 2016 at Northern Kentucky University, where he teaches in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy. As award recipient, Dr. Bates will receive a Certificate presented in person by NKU President Dr. Geoffrey S. Mearns as well as his choice of a cash award or professional development credit of $1500. Congratulations, Eric!


UC Berkeley – Temporary Instructors

The Interdisciplinary Studies Field major at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of temporary instructors for 2016-2017:

This search is independent of the Instructor position which closed April 11th.  To be considered in the pool (33%-100% time), applicants to the earlier search must reapply to the pool.  

Peter Sahlins
Professor of History
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Field

Division of Undergraduate Studies
UC Berkeley
259 Evans Hall
(510) 664 4315

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Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit: Call for Proposals

Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit: Call for Proposals


The Sexual Freedom Summit features human rights activits, sexuality educators and researchers, professionals from the legal and medical fields, authors, sexual freedom movement leaders and organizational partners all working toward the time when sexual freedom is fully recognized as a fundamental human right


Deadline: February 1, 2016


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