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Seton Hall University

Conference on Women and Gender 2017  


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Friday, March 24, 2017

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 24, 2017, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

View the conference schedule »

Taking its cue from tremendous local, national, and international changes in the past year, this year's conference addresses the theme of "Now-Then-Tomorrow." We seek papers that engage critically with women's and gender issues in the world today, in the distant or recent past, and in possible or probable developments or challenges in the future. The organizers are looking to offer a collection of exciting sessions that reflects the dynamic, productive diversity of perspectives and approaches characterizing the current discussion about these subjects.

The conference's primary goal is consistent with the ideals of a liberal arts institution such as those articulated by Cardinal Newman in The Idea of a University: to provide an interface between the academic and the experiential in order to enrich lived life.

Keynote Speaker

Premilla Nadasen Premilla Nadasen is an associate professor of history at Barnard College, Columbia University, and is the author of several books,including the award-winning Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States on the Welfare Rights Movement, a grass-roots movement of African-American poor women in the 1960s and 1970s, and her new one, Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement on African-American domestic worker rights movements. A longtime scholar-activist, Nadasen works closely with domestic workers' rights organizations, for which she has written policy briefs and served as an expert academic witness. She also writes about household labor, social movements, and women's history for Ms., the Progressive Media Project, and other media outlets.


Register to attend the 2017 Conference on Women and Gender will be available soon.

Register Today!

When registering, please be sure to purchase a lunch ticket in addition to your conference ticket if you will be attending the luncheon. Only participants who have purchased a ticket to attend the lunch will be seated.

Presentation of the annual "Woman of the Year" Award

This university award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, recognizes and honors outstanding leaders at Seton Hall who have made significant contributions to the success of women at the University. In celebration of Women's History Month and the Seton Hall University Women's Conference, we are seeking nominations for the University's 2017 Woman of the Year.  Learn more about this prestigious award and to submit a nomination »

Travel Information

Nestled in the charming village of South Orange, New Jersey, Seton Hall University is easily accessible by car, bus and train. Directions to the University »

Regarding air travel, Newark Liberty Airport is the closest and most convenient airport to campus.

For hotel accommodations, there are a few in the area that offer special rates to Seton Hall families and visitor. View a listing of area hotels »


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the conference organizer, Dr. Karen Gevirtz, or members of the Women and Gender Studies Advisory Board: Dr. Mary Balkun, Dr. King Mott, Dr. Cherubim Quizon, Dr. Judith Stark, and Dr. Peter Savastano.

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