Conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls: Intersectionality: Understanding Women's Lives and Resistance

Country: USA

City: Newport News

Abstr. due: 01.10.2018

Dates: 21.03.19 — 23.03.19

Area Of Sciences: Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: ahconf@cnu.edu.

Organizers: College of Arts & Humanities, Christopher Newport University

 

This year's conference theme is Intersectionality: Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

This interdisciplinary conference uses tools of the arts, humanities, social sciences and other fields to address challenges faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. Our 2019 conference theme marks the 30th anniversary of Kimberlé Crenshaw’s use of the term “intersectionality” as well as the 400th anniversary of the first Africans arriving in Hampton, Virginia, and the Jamestown Colony in 1619.

Given the close proximity to Jamestown and Hampton, this year’s conference will especially highlight the ways in which gender intersects race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and other identity markers in complex ways. To this end, we welcome proposals that use an intersectional approach to understand these subjects, as well as the interconnectedness of systems of oppression, power and privilege.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the past and/or present role of intersectionality in:

    Social movements
    Women’s writing and narratives
    Artistic representations of women (e.g., film, literature, music)
    Motherhood and family life
    Sexuality and gender identity
    Reproductive rights
    Politics
    Social media
    Employment
    Poverty
    Education
    Health
    Violence
    Religion
    Law

Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome, including but not limited to:

    Art
    History
    Philosophy
    Religious studies
    Sociology
    Psychology
    Environmental science
    Medicine
    Biomedical ethics
    Economics
    Political science
    Gender studies
    Communication studies
    Literature

We also invite professionals in nonacademic settings to submit proposals.

Both panel and individual paper proposals are welcome. Please submit a 350-500 word abstract by October 1, 2018.

Along with your abstract, please include your full name and your academic or professional affiliation and rank (e.g., graduate student, professor, artist). Abstracts that greatly exceed the 500-word count may not be considered.

We will also include a few competitively selected undergraduate panels in the 2019 conference. All submissions will be peer reviewed and those accepted will be notified no later than October 15, 2018.

Conference Web-Site: http://cnu.edu/gswg/