Conference on Women and Gender Call for Proposals
Deadline: January 31, 2019
The Women and Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that the annual Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The organizers are looking to offer a collection of exciting sessions that reflects the dynamic, productive diversity of perspectives and approaches characterizing the current discussions about women and about gender. We warmly invite presenters exploring any aspect of women and gender from all fields—including the humanities, diplomacy, social sciences, mathematics, and experimental sciences—and all professions, including but not limited to business, law, health care, education, and non-profit administration.
Consistent with the principles and methodology of Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and related fields, papers should be academic in nature, based on foundational concepts including the constructedness of gender, and joining critically in conversation with reliable, scholarly or edited sources. Papers should also be accessible to a general audience of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. We strongly welcome the participation of students, faculty, and staff, with the proviso that graduate and undergraduate panels must have a faculty discussant. We will accept both panels and individual papers.
The deadline for abstracts is January 31, 2019. Please submit your abstract using the form on the right. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the conference organizers, Dr. Vanessa May and Dr. Karen Gevirtz.
Danielle McGuire will be the keynote speaker. McGuire is the author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance–a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. The book has been widely recognized for its groundbreaking discovery of Rosa Parks' work for justice in the case of Recy Taylor, a twenty-four year old mother and sharecropper, who was raped by a group of white men. McGuire reframes the Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Black Power movement, in terms of black women’s protests against sexual violence and harassment. The book has won multiple awards, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lillian Smith Award and has been reviewed in a variety of national publications. Her research has also lent itself to a documentary on the Recy Taylor case.