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Conference on Women and Gender Call for Proposals

Deadline: January 31, 2020

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 13, 2020, 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, 2020.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the conference organizers, Vanessa May, Ph.D. and Colleen Conway, Ph. D.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jerusha Tanner RhodesJerusha Tanner Rhodes, Ph.D. is a Muslima theologian, scholar, and public educator. She is Associate Professor of Islam and Interreligious Engagement and Director of the Islam, Social Justice and Interreligious Engagement Program (ISJIE) at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Her work and writing focus on Islamic feminism, interreligious engagement, religious pluralism, and social justice. Her most recent book, Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology (Oxford University Press, 2018) explores the possibilities of comparative feminist theology.

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