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March 23, 2015



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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Lectures Committee, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology and Department of Gender and Women Studies present:


“Gender Equity in Academia”
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, from 12 to 1PM, Education Building, Wisconsin IDEA Room
Is there gender discrimination in academia? Analysis of interviews with 80 female faculty at a large Research One university—the most comprehensive qualitative data set generated to date —suggests both individual and institutional discrimination persists. Female faculty find legal mechanisms and direct political action of limited utility, and increasingly turn to more subtle forms of incremental collective action, revealing an adaptive response to discrimination and a keen sense of the power dynamics within the university.

“A Darkling Plain: Stories of Conflict and Humanity during War"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 12 to 1PM, Brogden Psychology Building, Room 238
How do people maintain their humanity during wars? Despite its importance, this question receives scant scholarly attention, perhaps because war is overwhelming. A Darkling Plain fills an important scholarly void, analyzing wartime stories that reveal much about our capacity to process trauma, heal wounds, reclaim lost spirits, and derive meaning and purpose from the most horrific of personal events.

Kristen Monroe, University of California, Irvine
Kristen Monroe is a political scientist specializing in political psychology and the scientific study of ethics. Her work on altruism and moral choice is presented in three award-winning books: The Heart of Altruism: Perceptions of a Common Humanity (1994), The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice during the Holocaust (2004) and Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice (2012). Monroe's other work explores issues of gender equality within academia, ethics and stem-cell research, the development of empirical political theory, interdisciplinary work in social science, and how people keep their humanity during war. Monroe is the author or co-editor of fifteen books and nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters.
Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium: Spring 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
4th Thursdays, 3:30pm, 3401 Sterling Hall

Susan Friedman
, English and Gender & Women's Studies
Thursday, March 26, 2015
"Religion, Migration, and Feminist Theory: Muslim Feminisms and Women's Diasporic Writing"

Why do feminist theories of intersectionality typically leave out religion? Intersectionality is a fundamental concept of gender and women’s studies, promoting the need for feminist research to consider the dynamic interactions of different systems of oppression and inequality—that is, gender along with race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, national origin(s), dis/ability, age, caste, and so forth. How does intersectionality theory change if religion becomes a prominent category? How do religion and migration impact each other? How might diasporic fictions suggest new directions for feminist theory? Drawn from a book in progress entitled Sisters of Scheherazade: Religion, Migration, and Muslim Women’s Diasporic Writing, Friedman will suggest ways to incorporate religion into intersectionality, using for examples two migration novels: Leila Aboulela’s The Translator and Randa Jarrar’s A Map of Home.

Wheelchair accessible, free, and open to the public. For ASL interpretation or other accommodations, please contact Dace Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu.


LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series
“Zapatista Women: Gender Transformations and Local Alternatives to Globalization"
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Noon, 206 Ingraham Hall
Hilary Klein - Author, activist and feminist thinker
Hilary will talk about women’s participation in the Zapatista movement, a grassroots social movement fighting for political, economic, and social equality for the indigenous population of Chiapas, Mexico — a population which has been marginalized for more than five hundred years and devastated by globalization.

Panel: Mass Movements and Alternatives to Criminal Justice
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:00pm, 4070 Vilas Hall
Hilary Klein - Author, activist and feminist thinker
M. Adams - Young, Gifted and Black
Ananda Mirilli - YWCA Restorative Justice Program

“Women and Water” book reading and presentation of water projects in Chiapas with Outside the Bean
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 pm Chocolaterian Cafe, 2004 Atwood Ave

Author, activist and feminist thinker, Hilary Klein will be in Madison presenting her new book, Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories. Her book offers a unique window into women’s participation in the EZLN – as insurgents, as political leaders, as healers and educators, and as members of economic cooperatives. Compañeras tells the story of these women and documents changes in their lives through the voices of the women who lived them. These stories illustrate that social movements cannot achieve collective liberation without addressing women’s rights, nor can women’s freedom be disentangled from racial, economic, and social justice.
Our Declaration: In Defense of Equality
Danielle S. Allen,
UPS Foundation Professor of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:30pm, Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
Free and open to the public
Danielle S. Allen is a MacArthur Award-winning classicist and political theorist who examines issues of contemporary citizenship and argues for the importance of connecting people across racial, socioeconomic, educational and religious divides. Her recent book, Our Declaration, is an incisive re-reading of the Declaration of Independence that restores equality to its rightful place alongside freedom as a foundational principle of democratic governance.
Low-Income Student Invisibility at UW: Support for Survival
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6PM. CWC Office.
"Low-Income Student Invisibility at UW: Support for Survival" aims to have transparent discussions through resource sharing and dialogue about the experience of low-income students at UW. This workshop aims to empower students by having conversations about the realities and struggles that low-income students face. We will be providing tips for support and solidarity, because all students should feel that they are part of this community, despite their financial struggles.
Folks from all identities are welcome here! ♥
“It Happened Here” screening and panel discussion (view the trailer)
Wednesday, March 25th, 7-9PM, Marquee Theatre, Union South
Spring 2014 Feminist Seminar (FEMSEM)
Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:00pm in Social Sciences 2435
The training seminar for the gender area is colloquially known here as “Femsem.” Activities at femsem include student and faculty presentations of their current research, workshops on publishing and other aspects of academia, discussions of gender in the academy, and talks by invited speakers from other universities or other departments at UW.

Belen Hernando Llorens, PhD Student in Curriculum and Instruction
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Gina Longo, PhD Student in Sociology
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Johanna Quinn, PhD Student in Sociology
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Teachers and Paraprofessionals: Conflict and Compromise in Classrooms and Schools

Lillian Su, Phd Student
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Diluted Exclusivity, Devalorized Lives:
Counterfeit Commodities and Market People in Two
Chinese Markets
CREECA Lecture Series
"Schism and Solidarity: Reclaiming Politics in Putin's Russia"
Jessica Mason
, Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 4-5:30 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall
Drawing on ethnographic research conducted with young radical left, feminist, and LGBT activists in Moscow, this presentation explores how marginalized activists negotiated this inhospitable landscape through a combination of schismogenic conflicts and solidarity-building coalition work.
Birth Panel
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6pm, Sterling 1313
Hosted by the GWS Club
Tehmina Islam, Midwife
Lea Wolf, Doula & Birth Photographer
Adria Cannon, Lactation Consultant
Melissa Mashni, Family Practice Resident
Join us for a discussion about birth with a variety of birth support professionals. They will each share their experiences and then open it up to Q&A!
SPRING 2015 Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS)
At 3:00 pm in Social Sciences 8411
The Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar (ISS) focuses on the scientific exploration of human sexual behavior and sexual identities. This research cluster offers an interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty and researchers interested in sex and sexuality to present their work and participate in an open dialogue about sex research. We welcome all scientific methodologies, from qualitative to quantitative research methods and both theoretical and applied orientations. Our speakers have included researchers from CAIR, faculty and graduate students from sociology, psychology and women’s studies and visiting scholars.

Christine McWilliams, PhD Student, Dept of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, April 10th  – Madison
Characterizing Contraceptive Use in Wisconsin

Friday, April 24th – Madison - TBA

*Unless otherwise noted, all talks scheduled for Madison will be held on the University of Wisconsin, Madison Campus. We will meet in room 8411 of Sewell Social Science Building located at 1180 Observatory Drive.
“The Mask You Live In” screening (view the trailer)
Tuesday, April 14th, 7-9PM, Marquee Theatre, Union South
CREECA Lecture Series
"Help-seeking and Barriers of Domestic Violence Survivors in Kyrgyzstan: A Grounded Theory Study"
Saltanat Childress
, PhD Candidate, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Thursday, April 16, 4:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
This talk explores the experiences of women with gender-based violence in Kyrgyzstan, their coping mechanisms, and barriers to help-seeking, using methods of qualitative research and grounded theory development. Several reports of international organizations have emphasized the scope of domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan, yet no study has attempted to examine the meaning of domestic violence from the perspective of the survivors. To address this gap, this study used a qualitative approach to explore the experiences of women survivors in order to better understand what initiatives could make social services, law enforcement, and public health systems more responsive to their needs. The experiences narrated by the women in this study emphasize the need for concerted multi-sectoral efforts to advance the safety and protection of women in Kyrgyzstan. More broadly, the findings highlight the wider societal issues that must be addressed in Kyrgyzstan to combat the problem of gender-based violence and suggest a number of important areas for future theory, practice, and research.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Friday, April 24th, 2-4PM
Registration & Start point: 1st floor, Red Gym
Contact david.j.zeitlin@gmail.com for more information
Dr. Antonia Abbey campus visit
Thursday, April 30th 6-7:30pm & Friday, May 1st 3-5pm
The Realities of Impaired Capacity: Alcohol’s Role in Sexual Assault on Campus
Please save the date for two opportunities to attend a presentation and Q+A with Dr. Antonia Abbey of Wayne State University. Dr. Abbey is a leading researcher in alcohol-facilitated sexual assault on college campuses and perpetrator psychology. This presentation will review current research examining alcohol consumption as a risk factor for perpetration and victimization, evaluation next steps, and looking forward to actionable strategies for promoting awareness and prevention. Contact evoc@uhs.wisc.edu with questions.
Read Sexual Assault Perpetrators’ Tactics: Associations with their personal characteristics and aspects of the incident


2nd Annual Feminist Faculty Book Party with CAKE
Friday, April 10, 2015, 6:00pm - 7:45pm, A Room of One's Own Bookstore
Join us to celebrate the publication of books by feminist UW faculty and friends:
Jill Casid, Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject
Jenell Johnson, American Lobotomy: A Rhetorical History
Michael Gill, Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency
Caroline Levine, Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierachy, Network
Pernille Ipsen, Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast
Gloria Steinem Dialogue and bell hooks Residency
April, 20-24 2015, St. Norbert College Cassandra Voss Center, De Pere, Wisconsin
The Cassandra Voss Center is thrilled to announce a residency with renowned public intellectual bell hooks at SNC, April 20-24, 2015. The social justice scholar bell hooks will host a number of talks related to her work on theology of love and radical hospitality, engaged pedagogy, community building and racial justice. SNC is the only small liberal arts college honored to have an entire week residency with bell hooks. As part of the residency, the CVC will welcome famed writer and activist Gloria Steinem in conversation with hooks on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Steinem is known internationally as a key historical figure and founder of the women’s movement, honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
For more information, see the Cassandra Voss Center: http://www.snc.edu/cvc & https://www.facebook.com/snc.cvc.


"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
1st Monday of every month, noon, Wisconsin Women’s Network Conference Room
The "Women on Topic" Brown Bag Series offers members and the public a unique opportunity to hear the timely perspective of women leaders from a variety of fields as we assess the status of women and girls in Wisconsin and determine how we can work together to improve women’s lives.
We encourage members to bring friends, coworkers or others who may be interested. Space is limited, so please let us know if you plan to attend by RSVPing on our Facebook event page. Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic or want more information about the series? Call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org.
Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
April 7, 2015 – The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
Feminism On-Tap
1st Wednesday of every month, 5:30pm, various locaitons
Hosted by NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, the next Feminism on Tap will be April 1st at Madison's. Bring along a friend and join the FoT crew for food, drinks, music and lots of lively conversation.
The happy hour rotates in its hosts and venues and is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Women's Network, Wisconsin NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, Zonta Club of Madison, AFSCME Local 60, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI. Like us on Facebook to learn more about next month's event!
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park St
Madison NOW
2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Rainbow Bookstore Co-operative, 426 West Gilman Street, just off State St.
Open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The 4th Wednesday of every month
7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch's Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits.
**Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**

Each Wednesday – 7pm WORT, 89.9 FM Tune in to locally produced LGBT show "Queery." - Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison's LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music

Each Sunday - 11am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Turn” - News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women's Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.

Followed by “Her Infinite Variety” at 11:30am – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.

NOTE: Feminist news program "Her Turn" is looking for volunteers to join the collective and help produce weekly, 30 minute broadcasts covering local and global issues, by and about womyn-identified individuals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and Her Turn is always looking for new members. No previous radio experience required! Click here for more information.




Mary Washburn Willets Award for Excellence in the Social Sciences
This award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. student in the social sciences working in the area of gender/women’s studies. It is named in honor of Mary Washburn Willets (1629-1713), who was a prominent Quaker Minister in Long Island. She gave public testimony, held meetings in her house and remained faithful to her beliefs despite public and private persecution.
Nominations: Faculty may nominate University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students who meet the criteria listed below by writing a brief letter of nomination, enclosing a CV and copy of the student's relevant written work (e.g. class papers, research or dissertation proposals). The Center for Research on Gender and Women administers the program on behalf of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.
Nominations Due: April 1
1) Ph.D. students who have been admitted to candidacy in the social sciences. Preference will be given to those who have completed an Option A or B minor or a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies.
2) Dissertation topic to be relevant to gender/women’s studies in some area of the social sciences (e.g. anthropology, psychology, economics, history, geography, political science, sociology).
Selection: Selection to be made on the basis of excellence in academic work as evident in classwork, papers, etc. This is not intended as a teaching award.
Award: The award of $400 should be use for some aspect of the Ph.D. research, unless you have student loans.
Application: Please send nomination materials via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at crgw@mailplus.wisc.edu.
Hyde Dissertation Research Award for Graduate Students
The Center for Research on Gender and Women offers a competitive award to support social science dissertation research on gender or women’s studies related work. Graduate students may nominate themselves. Students are eligible to reapply.
The Hyde Dissertation Research Award is supported through the generosity of Janet Hyde, who is a Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Hyde has made this award possible through royalties from her book Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women.
Applications Due: April 1
1) Ph.D. students who have been admitted to candidacy. A gender/women's studies Ph.D. minor is not necessary but encouraged.
2) Dissertation topic relevant to gender/women’s studies in an area of social science (e.g., psychology, economics, history, geography, sociology, political science).
Application: Please send application materials via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at crgw@mailplus.wisc.edu.
The application should include:
1) Student’s CV
2) Dissertation proposal, double spaced, 1,500 – 2,000 words
3) One page budget and justification
4) Transcript (unofficial is OK)
5) One faculty letter of recommendation (to be submitted separately by faculty member)
Selection: Selection will be made on the basis of excellence in academic work by a committee appointed by the Research Committee of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.
Award: Maximum award of $1,000 should be used for some aspect of Ph.D research, unless you have student loans.




Qualitative Sociology
Special Issue on Gender and Globalization
In the past decade, pressing social changes have brought issues of gender, sexuality, and globalization to the fore, many of which are just beginning to be studied sociologically. New social movements addressing issues of gender and sexuality are being organized at a global level – including LGBTQ activism, anti-trafficking activism, and domestic worker advocacy – and inciting contentious debates. The Arab Spring and turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa have raised new questions about women’s agency and rights in Muslim societies and struggles over democratization. In some parts of the world, masculinity is going through significant shifts. Revitalized religious movements have gained influence across the globe, sparking renewed debate over gender and sexuality within these traditions.

Yet too often there is disconnection between studies that examine transnational institutions and movements and those that focus on the transnational dimensions of social phenomena in particular places. Additionally, sociologists who focus on different world regions or disciplinary subfields are not always in conversation. Finally, gender and sexuality in the United States are rarely studied with a transnational lens.

This special issue of Qualitative Sociology aims to address these gaps and highlight cutting-edge research on gender and sexuality in diverse global contexts. The goal is to deepen global/transnational sociology with a gendered lens, and help to advance a theoretical agenda for understanding how gender and sexuality are both constitutive of and constituted by contemporary global and transnational social relations.

This special issue seeks papers based on qualitative research on the transnational dimensions of gender and sexuality and/or that contribute to theorizing gender and globalization. Articles on the Global South are especially welcome. Empirical and theoretical issues may include (but are not limited to):

New forms of gendered labor and the global economy
Gender and class in global contexts
Transnational social movements addressing gender and sexuality
Agency in an age of globalization
Civil society
Health and Disease
Intimacy and Relationships
Globalization and Masculinities
Methodological Issues (especially in understanding links between the transnational and local)

Submissions are due April 1, 2015.

Submission Instructions: All papers should be submitted through:
should comply with the journal’s standard editorial guidelines. When submitting an article, please send a note to Rachel Rinaldo and Manisha Desai (addresses below), and cc Rebecca Hanson at beccara606@gmail.com.
Be sure to select the article type "Special Issue: Gender and Globalization" when you submit your paper through Editorial Manager.

Address questions to:

Rachel Rinaldo
University of Virginia

Manisha Desai
University of Connecticut

The California Series in Public Anthropology encourages scholars in a range of disciplines to discuss major public issues in ways that help the broader public understand and address them. Two presidents (Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton) as well as three Nobel Laureates (Amartya Sen, Jody Williams, and Mikhail Gorbachev) have contributed to the Series either through books or forwards. Its list includes such prominent authors as Paul Farmer co-founder of Partners in Health, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard and United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti.

Each year the Series highlights a particular problem in its international call for manuscripts. The focus this year will be on STORIES OF INEQUALITY.

We are particularly interested in authors who convey both the problems engendered by inequality as well as ways for addressing it. Prospective authors might ask themselves:  How can they make their study “come alive” for a range of readers through the narration of powerful stories? They might, for example, focus on the lives of a few, select individuals tracing the problems they face and how they, to the best of their abilities, cope with them. Prospective authors might examine a specific institution and how, in various ways, it perpetuates inequality. Or authors might describe a particular group that seeks to address a facet of the problem. There are no restrictions on how prospective authors address STORIES OF INEQUALITY – only an insistence that the proposed publication draw readers to its themes through the inclusion of powerful stories about real people. The series is directed at the general public as well as college students.

The University of California Press in association with the Center for a Public Anthropology will review proposals for publication independent of whether the manuscripts themselves have been completed. We are open to working with authors as they wind their way through the writing process. The proposals can describe work the author wishes to undertake in the near future or work that is currently underway. The proposals submitted to the competition should be 3-4,000 words long and describe both the overall work as well as a general summary of what is (or will be) in each chapter. We expect the completed, publishable manuscripts to be between 250-300 pages (or 60,000-100,000 words) long excluding footnotes and references. Examples of the types of analyses we are looking for include:

Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil
by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherin Boo
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare by Jason DeParle
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz

We are interested in establishing committed, supportive relationships with authors that insures their books are not only published but are well publicized and recognized both within and beyond the academy. We are committed to insuring the success of winning proposals.


Submissions should be emailed to: bookseries@publicanthropology.org with the relevant material enclosed as attachments. They can also be sent to: Book Series, 707 Kaha Street, Kailua, HI. Questions regarding the competitions should be directed to Dr. Rob Borofsky at: bookseries@publicanthropology.org.

All entries will be judged by the Co-Editors of the California Series in Public Anthropology: Rob Borofsky (Center for a Public Anthropology & Hawaii Pacific University) and Naomi Schneider (University of California Press)


Democracy’s Promise: Deisolating Gendered Experiences
Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas.
After the symposium, presenters are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal hosted by the Texas Digital Library. To register to be an author or reviewer, go to:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
Global Health Symposium 2015:
Advancing Health in an Interconnected World
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:30-9:00 pm, First Floor, Health Sciences Learning Center
Keynote: Dr. Keith Martin, executive director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health
The Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts the 11th annual Global Health Symposium. UW-Madison faculty, staff and students will present information about recent global health activities that impact Wisconsin and the world in a series of oral presentations and a poster session. A networking reception will follow.
To learn more, visit the GHI website or contact Teaona Hasbrouck at thasbrouck@wisc.edu or 608-265-9299.
UW-Madison faculty, staff and students who are interested in showcasing their work in an oral presentation or poster session also are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. For more information, contact Betsy Teigland at teigland@wisc.edu or 608-262-3862.
From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom
29th Annual Conference for Student and Community Activists
April 10-12, 2015, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
75 workshops and trainings on reproductive justice, rights, and health, social and economic justice, and other intersecting issues. Learn, collaborate, get inspired, and build the movement.
Upper Midwest QIPOC Conference
Conference: April 10-12, 2015, U of M Twin Cities Campus
Submit a workshop proposal for the upcoming Upper Midwest Queer Indigenous and People of Color Conference: Accessing Ourselves, the first of its kind in the Upper Midwest! The Workshop Planning Committee wants to hear your thoughts on: community building and solidarity - interpersonal relationships and dialogues - intersecting identities - leadership and professional development - self-care and wellness - academia, philanthropy and the nonprofit industrial complex - class identities - media and the arts.
Learn more at the conference website
Questions, suggestions, or concerns? Email Tricia Poyer at tricia.poyer@gmail.com or call 757-646-1689.
The Eleventh Social Theory Forum
New Perspectives in Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality
With Keynote Address by Patricia Hill Collins
April 17-18, 2015, University of Massachusetts Boston
Intersectional approaches to social research suggest that systems of oppression such as race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality are interconnected and intersect to shape the experiences of individuals. Intersectional research centers on the experiences of persons often historically ignored by policymakers and in academic scholarship. Without their experiences our theories of power and social processes are both incomplete and inaccurate. As a research paradigm intersectionality has its origins in black feminism, third world feminism and queer theory. It has come to shape research in many disciplines including feminist studies, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, public policy, public health, law, psychology, anthropology and sociology.
Women’s Wellness Conference at UW-Platteville
Saturday, April 18, 2015, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
The Women’s Wellness Conference will be used as a tool to educate, uplift, empower, and motivate women of all races, sizes, colors, and ethnicities. In addition to a keynote, the schedule will include a series of breakout sessions throughout the day with topics including but not limited to:
* Sexual assault awareness
* Safe sex
* Being healthy at any size
* LGTBQ health and wellness issues
* Empowerment and confidence building
* Surviving alcohol and other drug abuse,
* Domestic abuse
* Women’s health information and awareness
* Other topics related to women, gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and wellness
Bodies of Knowledge in the Academy: Embodied Knowledges and Academic Freedom
28th Annual University of South Carolina Women’s & Gender Studies Conference
April 23-24, Columbia, SC
As USC’s Women’s & Gender Studies Program celebrates its 40th anniversary on the Columbia campus, we are conscious of the unprecedented attacks on gender and sexuality studies in this region—including legislative attacks on common reading texts at College of Charleston and at USC Upstate, and legislative and institutional attacks on gender and sexuality studies programming at USC Upstate. This seems a perfect time to think about gender studies and embodied knowledges in the academy (and in our region).
We take Bodies of Knowledge as our conference title to honor and acknowledge the important sexuality studies conference founded by Dr. Lisa Johnson at USC Upstate in 2008. Intended to bring a greater knowledge of about sexuality to the region, the conference began, in part, as a response to the 2007 death of Sean Kennedy, victim of an anti-gay assault in Greenville.
2015 UW System Women & Science Program Spring Conference
May 18-19, 2015, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
The Spring Conference provides an opportunity for STEM educators and administrators to come together to share best practices and present recent findings about teaching to a diverse student audience. In such a widespread University system, this event helps to build important connections and collaborations.
Please download the registration form, fill it out and submit it by April 15, 2015.
The International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice
May 28-31, 2015, Indiana University, Bloomington
London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS) is organizing the International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice in collaboration with the School of Education - Indiana University-Bloomington, Centre for Gender in Global Context (GENCEN) - Michigan State University and Department of Law - Gediz University.
This event aims to engage in discussions and debates concerning gender related issues within educational settings. The ICGE will explore the consequences and reflections of hierarchical structure in organizational settings, resistance of society towards gender issues, politics and gender inequality, laws enacted on gender issues, and cultural norms and values that cause intersections based on gender.
The event is open to academics, researchers, Post graduate students, NGO representatives, government officials and practitioners.
Attending to Early Modern Women: It's About Time
June 18-20, 2015 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth conference, “It’s About Time,” will focus on time and its passing, allowing us to archive our achievements, reflect on the humanities in the world today, and shape future directions in scholarship and teaching. It will address such questions as: Can we trace gendered and embodied temporalities? How did time structure early modern lives, and the textual and material commemorations of those lives? In what ways do categories of difference condition understandings of time? How do contemporary and early modern conceptions of time inform our work as scholars and teachers?
2015 AAUW National Convention
June 18–21, 2015, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Registration Is Now Open. Don’t wait! Best-value rates expire January 15.
Feminist Theory and Music 13: Feminism and Black Critical Praxis in an Age of Scarcity
August 5-9, 2015

Pyle Center, UW-Madison
6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of Culture, Brain, & Behavior
October 23-24, 2015, UCLA
This conference occurs at a critical juncture in sex/gender research in neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related disciplines. New theories are utilizing a conception of the brain as dynamic, plastic, and adaptable, and of sex/gender brain and behavioral differences as subject to the influence of a broad range of biological, cultural, and social or environmental factors. In organizing this conference, our aim is to bring the neuro- and social sciences together to consider three cross-cutting questions on sex/gender: why now? what’s fixed/changing/changeable? what’s at stake?

KEYNOTE: Anne Fausto-Sterling, Brown University
Recent Discoveries and Opportunities for Improved Understanding of Sex-Biasing Biological Factors * Art Arnold, UCLA
A Life History Theory Perspective on Neural, Hormonal, and Genetic Correlates of Variation in Human Paternal Behavior * James Rilling, Emory University
An Evolutionary Perspective on Sexual Orientation, Same-Sex Attraction, and Affiliation * Daniel Fessler, UCLA
Social Neuroendocrinology and Gender/Sex: Asking Hormonal Questions with Social Construction and Evolution in their Answers * Sari van Anders, University of Michigan
Where Does Sexual Orientation Reside? * Lisa Diamond, University of Utah
Technology and Globalization: Emergent Intersections of Culture, Brain, and Behavior * Tom Boellstorff, UC Irvine
Early Androgen Exposure and Human Gender Development: Outcomes and Mechanisms * Melissa Hines, University of Cambridge
Male Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and Emergent Masculinities in the Arab World * Marcia Inhorn, Yale University
Naturalizing Male Violence and Sexuality * Matthew Gutmann, Brown University

Register Now – Our previous conferences sold out before the end of early registration!
EARLY Registration ENDS on June 30, 2015
• Afterwards, LATE registration, with higher registration fees.
All others (Current Students/ University of California Faculty/ International Customers/ Conference Scholarships) must register by MAIL/FAX/IN PERSON to UCLA Central Ticket Office windows
Seating is very limited. Please note that our conferences in 2010 and 2012 sold out before the end of early registration. Don’t miss out. Register Now to secure your seat at our 2015 conference.
2015 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI


Wisconsin Women Making History!
Yesterday, in celebration of International Women's Day, the Women's Studies Consortium proudly announced the launch of the Wisconsin Women Making History website! For the past three years, they've worked with partners to create a site that celebrates the legacy of Wisconsin women leaders, innovators and scholars. It is now available to the public. Visit http://www.womeninwisconsin.org to see their stories and check back regularly as we add more women to the site.
October 23-24, 2015, GWS turns 40!
In 2015 Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison turns 40 and we here at GWS would like to take this opportunity to pause and reflect on our history, our present, and our future. We have much to celebrate and much to think through for the years to come, and we hope you will join us to share this exciting moment.
On Friday October 23, 2015, we will have a reception and opening words in our own space in Sterling Hall, and Saturday October 24, 2015, we will have a full day of academic program followed by plated dinner and dancing at the nearby Pyle Center.
Watch for formal invitation coming in January.

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Women invite students, alumni, faculty, and friends to make a donation to support our on-going efforts to advance women and gender issues within our teaching and research mission.

Please visit the Department and Center websites to learn more about making a donation.


Janet Hyde, Director
Center for Research on Gender & Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3409 Sterling Hall, 475 North Charter Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Phone: 608-263-2053
Fax: 608-265-2409
Email: jshyde@wisc.edu

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