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Penn State University Women's Studies Graduate Organization Call for Papers

The Pennsylvania State University Women’s Studies Graduate Organization announces

the Annual WSGO Conference

April 5, 2014

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania


The Future of Women’s Studies and Women’s Studies of the Future


Call for Papers


The conference will focus on the past, present, and future directions of Women’s Studies in an interdisciplinary and transnational context, highlighting the contributions that academics and activists have made in understanding the intersectionality of injustice and in establishing bridges across disciplines. The conference provides an opportunity to accentuate emerging scholarship in a various fields. The conference also serves as a venue to re-evaluate the current state of Women’s studies and explore the future role of the field in feminist training, methodology, and epistemology. We invite submissions addressing some of, but not limited to, the following themes, both theoretically and empirically:


- feminist pedagogy and indoctrination

- feminism, capitalism, and academia

- marginalization and exclusion in access to feminist education

- feminist methodology across disciplines

- Women’s Studies in a global/transnational/postcolonial context

- gender and sexuality in classroom and workplace

- activism in and beyond classroom

- body, reproduction, and politics

- feminism and pop culture

- feminism and social media and technology

- feminist responsibilities and eco-feminism

We welcome proposals in the form of individual presentations, panels, roundtables, art and performances, and workshops. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Any inquiries should be addressed to wsgo.officers@gmail.com Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014.  We will, however, confirm acceptance of submissions before the deadline if we receive abstracts early. Early submission is therefore recommended.

Stay tuned for more information about the keynotes and pre-conference workshops!