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November 9, 2015




Save the date: Trans Visibility Month 2015
Listen to and lift up trans voices during Trans Visibility Month with the LGBT Campus Center! Save the date for a suite of events and programs in November:

MON 11/9
Open Gender Identity Training
5-6:30pm, Red Gym: TITU
register: http://go.wisc.edu/cwm2h0

WED 11/11
Keynote with activist & filmmaker Reina Gossett
7pm, Red Gym: MSC Main Lounge
Reina Gossett's website: http://www.reinagossett.com/

THURS 11/12
Ryan Young on Two Spirit organizing & Indigenous Queer (IQ+)
with Native November
evening; location TBA
Two Spirit Project: http://twospiritproject.tumblr.com/

SAT 11/14
Wisconsin Trans Health Coalition summit
10am-2pm, Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin St.

WED 11/18
Trans Monologues & Gender Spectrum Open Mic
6pm, Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
submissions and info at the event page:

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
8pm, Carroll & Mifflin with the Mad City Sisters
Mad City Sisters: http://www.madcitysisters.com/
All programs are free and open to everyone. The Red Gym and Madison Central Library are ADA accessible. Other accommodations or questions? Contact us at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or 608-265-3344.
Chadbourne Common Read Keynote Presentation on The Glass Castle
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 @ 7:00pm Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
Jeanette Walls, Writer and Journalist
Jeanette Walls is a writer and journalist. Her memoir The Glass Castle details her unconventional, poverty-stricken childhood, and is the subject of this year's Chadbourne Common Read.
The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem)
Some of us have data, others are forgotten about: Gender, race, and ability/disability in education

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12:30 pm, 2435 Social Sciences

Jas Hamilton, MA student in Gender and Women's Studies
Native November 2015
Two Spirit Project Presentation by Ryan Young (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe)
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7 p.m., Yahara River Lounge, Dejope Residence Hall
Two Spirit, Anishinaabe mixed media/photographer/performance artist Ryan Young (Preferred Gender Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs) will be presenting their Two Spirit Project, which promotes visibility of a marginalized group of people that are rarely recognized, represented or discussed. They will talk about the impact of the project and the development of other queer-friendly resources at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Gender and International Policy Research Circle
Will Democracy Survive the Sex Bureaucracy?
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5:30pm, Conrad A. Elvejhem Building (Room L140)
Jeannie Suk, Harvard University Law Professor
We are living in a new sex bureaucracy. The past several decades have witnessed a sea change in the way sex is legally regulated in the United States. We’ve seen a bureaucratic turn: institutions are mandated by the federal government to use bureaucratic tools to formulate and enforce sex policy within the overlapping rubrics of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual and gender violence. To what end is the federal bureaucracy in the business of sex regulation? What are the rationalities, procedures, and structures of the sex bureaucracy? What effects does the sex bureaucracy have on education, universities, the humanities—and on democracy?
Law and Literature in the Public Sphere
Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:00pm, University Club Building (Room 313)
Jeannie Suk, Harvard University Law Professor
Jeannie Suk discuss the regulation of the sexual lives of Americans and its impact on education, the humanities, and on democracy.
Finding Human
, written and directed by local playwright Dan Myers
November 13-28, 2015, Evjue Theatre
Ten years ago, James was sentenced to death for the brutal murder of a priest. He never provided a reason for his actions, and accepted his guilt in silence. This is the story of the last week of this man’s life and the some of the people that share his world. Each of them try to answer the question: Why?
For more information contact info@stageq.com
Wisconsin Women's & Gender Studies Consortium Social
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 6pm – 7pm, Hilton Milwaukee, Juneau Room
The Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium has brought the 14 University System Institutions together to collaborate on furthering feminist education since 1989.  On the occasion of the NWSA coming to Milwaukee in 2015 we take this opportunity to offer faculty, staff, students and activists with connection to the University of Wisconsin System schools and institutions a chance to find each other and reconnect.
Artful Women "Meet the Artists" Reception
November 15, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, University Hospital Clinics Lobby, Madison
All are welcome! Come celebrate the Artful Women and view their inspiring work while you enjoy hors d'oevres and drinks. During the reception the "Best of Show" will be awarded, as well as a number of "Honorable Mentions".
The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem)
Wombs for Rent: Reconceptualizing Surrogacy as Body Work in the US
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:30 pm, 2435 Social Sciences
Anabel Stöckle,
Changing Federal Policy: Money and Labor Markets in the Post Recession Economy
Monday, November 16, 2015, 7-8:30 p.m. Social Science 5206

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve took strong, unprecedented measures to stabilize the economy. Join Chicago Federal Reserve Senior Economist Dr. Ellen Rissman as she discusses the dynamics at the forefront of today's monetary policy decisions, examining how they relate to labor markets. Dr. Ellen Rissman is an economist and senior policy specialist in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where she takes a leading role in crafting the content of the president’s communications with the public. Additionally, she provides Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy support, advising on the implications of government spending for growth and monetary policy. Co-sponsored by Women in Economics and WUD Society and Politics.
Afternoon Conversation Series: EVOC Change: End Violence on Campus
Friday, November 20, 2015, 2:30-4 p.m., Prairie Fire Coffeehouse, Union South
Gender-based violence is a global, public health issue. At UW-Madison, 1 in 4 undergraduate women will experience sexual assault during her time in college. As members of this community, we have the power to change our campus culture and the social norms that allow interpersonal violence to go unchallenged. Join University Health Services violence prevention staff (EVOC) for an Afternoon Conversation about comprehensive prevention efforts and your role as an active bystander. End Violence On Campus is a unit of University Health Services that provides integrated violence prevention and confidential victim advocacy services for UW-Madison students Need something to do to unwind after a busy week? Join us every Friday for a free pastry and a choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at Afternoon Conversation Series (ACS)! ACS is a facilitated weekly experience where you can engage in friendly conversations over different interactive themes presented each week. Come and join us for a relaxing Friday afternoon and make new friends. Refreshments are served on a first-come, first-served basis each week—come early to ensure your treat! This free event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.
Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar – ISS
Genderqueer Individuals’ Conceptualizations of Multiple Identities: A Qualitative Investigation using Identity Maps
Friday, November 20, 2015, 3:30pm, 8411 Sewell Social Sciences
Dorcas Akinniyi, Masters Student, Dept. of Counseling Psychology
Wisconsin Union Exhibitions
"Gender Pains" Art Exhibition by Nathan Fritz
The Wisconsin Union
October 27-December 1, 2015, Gallery 1308, Union South
Artist Statement: "With a traditional background but an open and critical mind, I've a ways wrestled with issues of gender—a tension between what I know and learned. When I compose my artwork, collage and fabric, gendered relics of the past, I look back with bitter sarcasm and nauseated sentimentality."
Gender and Women’s Studies Art Gallery
Wayward Mother:  An Installation by Felice Amato
3401 Sterling Hall, Generally open during business hours.
"Wayward Mother" is a never-ending search for something beautiful and magical in the wreckage and nonsense of life. Amato tests the tangled juncture of mythology and autobiography through re-purposed and re-imagined elements that explore initiation, mothering, gender, homelessness and queerness.


"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
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
Feminism On-Tap
Feminism on Tap is a monthly happy hour rotating hosts and venues and is a collaboration of the Wisconsin Women's Network, Wisconsin NOW, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI, and Zonta Club of Madison.
It's an opportunity for women's rights advocates and other community members to mingle, support each other, develop ideas for collaboration, and discuss local efforts to advance women and girls in Wisconsin. RSVP on our Facebook event page. Be sure to like "Feminism on Tap" on Facebook to learn about upcoming events. See you there!
League of Women Voters of Dane County
1st Wednesday of every month, 6:00pm Social Hour, Program at 7:00pm, The Capitol Lakes Grand Hall*, 333 West Main St., Madison
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
6:00pm, Madison Central Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St
AAUW, Monona-Madison Branch
4th Tuesday of every month
7:00pm, Monona Community Center, 1101 Nichols Rd
Madison PFLAG Meeting
3rd Sunday of every month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court
The first half of the meeting is educational in nature with a speaker and/or short films to facilitate further discussion. The second half is open support group sharing. Sharing is not required but those who choose to speak may do so with the knowledge that anything said will remain completely confidential. For our mutual benefit, we welcome and encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to attend our meetings.
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**
Yoga for EveryBody to benefit WAWH
Sundays. 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Pulse Kettle Bells and Yoga - 6720 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave in Middleton (Behind Prairie Cafe & Bakery)
$10/class - Drop-ins welcome! (Cash or cards)
All proceeds go directly to support the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health
Yoga instructor, Claire Peterson, is hosting a yoga series to benefit the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, a local non-profit that works to ensure all Wisconsin women are able to reach their highest health potential. Start each week by nurturing your own body, mind and soul, while paying it forward to ensure wellness for women across Wisconsin. Please feel free to spread the word and encourage others to join you Sunday nights in Middleton!

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.



Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Geography, University of Connecticut
The successful candidate will have a strong record of research productivity, external funding, effective teaching, and professional service. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research & scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition as through honorific awards.  In the area of teaching, successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development.  Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. We are particularly interested in individuals whose work will capitalize on one or more of the strengths of the Geography or WGSS programs as well as build linkages between these programs and other departments and programs at UConn.  The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, pursue rigorous research programs, and contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching.
Lecturer in Sexuality Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-steam lecturer position in sexuality studies. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2016 with an initial two-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three-year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews. Applicants should submit a dossier by December 1, 2015 at the following link https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTMz. Dossier should include: a letter of application containing a description of academic background and teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching dossier containing sample syllabi and student evaluations. Questions can be directed to the Director of GSWS, Todd Reeser at reeser@pitt.edu.
For more information, see http://gsws.pitt.edu/news/position-available-lecturer-sexuality-studies.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Race and Gender/Sexuality at the University of Florida
The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position shared between the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research (tenure home) and the African American Studies Program. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching in the areas of race and gender and/or race and sexuality. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to African American studies, anthropology, Caribbean studies, criminal justice, diaspora studies, economics, ethnic studies, history, literature and culture, media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban studies, or women’s studies. The candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service mission of both units by maintaining a productive program of scholarship, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching core and high-demand undergraduate and graduate courses, and engaging actively in governance and program building.
Information can be found at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/495031/assistant-professor.


Virginia Horne Henry Grant Competition
The Virginia Horne Henry Fund provides money for an annual competition for a number of activities related to women’s physical education, movement and the female body in culture, including:
Special programs
New course development
Research support
Visiting scholars
Student support
Permanent equipment for recreational sports clubs
Faculty, staff and student organizations at UW-Madison are eligible. Student organizations should have a faculty or staff advisor submit the proposal on the group's behalf. Application Process: Application procedures vary according to the type of funding being requested. Be sure to select the appropriate application form. Click here for more information about applying for these funds!!
For additional questions please contact Ruth Benedict, Committee Chair, at 262-0543, or rbenedict@education.wisc.edu or Veronica Watson, External Relations Office, at 265-3047 or veronica.watson@wisc.edu.
Completed applications must be submitted electronically and received by: February 5, 2016, by 4:30 p.m.
Zeidler Scholarships
For Research Papers in Wisconsin Labor and Working-Class History
For college and university students, the Wisconsin Labor History Society conducts an annual competition to determine the winners of the Zeidler Academic Awards for the best original research papers about Wisconsin labor and working-class history. The awards honor Milwaukee Mayor Frank P. Zeidler, the most recent Socialist to hold that office (1948-1960), for his lifelong efforts toward the advancement of Wisconsin’s citizens. Two cash prizes are offered each year:
One $500 prize for an original, previously unpublished research paper of approximately 4,000-10,000 words produced by an undergraduate student enrolled in any college or university (not restricted to Wisconsin or to four-year programs); and,
One $1,000 prize for an original research paper or article of approximately 8,000-16,000 words produced by a student enrolled in any graduate program (not restricted to Wisconsin), including law and other professional departments.
Complete details regarding the Zeidler Academic Awards will be found in a “Call for Research Papers.”


Feminist Scholars Fellowship
The Center for Research on Gender and Women sponsors an annual competition for the Feminist Scholars Fellowship for 2016-17. The fellowship is designed to provide University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester. The Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar's home department to cover the applicant's teaching responsibilities.
Eligibility: Tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison engaged in feminist research. Faculty in Letters & Sciences are granted a semester's release from teaching, with Gender and Women's Studies paying for one course lecturer replacement. Individuals with appointments outside L&S must receive the approval of their Dean to have a full semester's release from teaching (with one course lecturer replacement paid for by Gender and Women's Studies).
Requirements: The fellow is required to remain in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the semester. The fellow will be expected to make a presentation near the end of the resident semester.
Application guidelines: Applications should include a five-page double-spaced proposal, a curriculum vita, and a letter from their department chair indicating that the department is willing to release the colleague from teaching responsibilities for the semester. Applicants should indicate the semester for which they are requesting the fellowship. Please send application materials and letters via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at dazeps@wisc.edu AND to jshyde@wisc.edu.
Application deadline: December 1.
Criteria for selection: The significance, originality and innovation of the proposal; the potential contribution of the proposed research to feminist scholarship; and the applicant's scholarly record. Applicants should also indicate how they intend to participate in the activities of Gender and Women's Studies and the Center for Research on Gender and Women.
Announcement of Award: January 30.
Additional information: Please call the Center for Research on Gender and Women at 263-2053 or write to: dazeps@wisc.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at Indiana University Bloomington
The CRRES Postdoctoral Scholars Program is a new fellowship program that aims to create a legacy of scholars who will be positioned to address broad issues related to race and ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. These two-year fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by allowing them the opportunity to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. Applications received by November 10, 2015 will receive full consideration.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2016-2017 academic year may apply.  The competition deadline is November 15, 2015.
Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Clayman Institute
The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focuses on the Institute's theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply. While in residence at the Institute, Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research. Applications are accepted starting October 1, 2015 through January 7, 2016.  For more information, please see: http://gender.stanford.edu/postdoctoral-research-fellowships
Wittig Postdoctoral Fellowship in Feminist Biology
Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at The University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Wittig Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Feminist Biology offers the opportunity to combine research in a Fellow’s specific area of interest with teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We seek a highly motivated new or recent PhD in one of the biological sciences or public health or MD, who wants to develop research skills in an area of biology related to gender and teaching skills in feminist approaches to biology. The position is also open to a mid-career or senior scholar, for example on sabbatical. Research can be conducted in any hosting faculty lab at the University; the agreement to host should be specified in the research proposal. Each year the Fellow will also teach one undergraduate course per semester for the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies such as GWS 530, Biology and Gender. GWS will provide mentorship in teaching as well as in feminist theory and methods.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, a CV, a 5-page research proposal, a signed agreement from a hosting lab, and contact information for three references (one of whom is head of the cooperating lab) to: Dace Zeps, dazeps@wisc.edu, with “Postdoctoral application – your name” in the subject line. The deadline for applications for 2016-17 is February 10, 2016.

The Wittig postdoc is administered through the Center for Research on Gender & Women (CRGW). For further information, contact the CRGW administrator, Dace Zeps, dazeps@wisc.edu, or the CRGW Director, Prof. Janet Hyde, jshyde@wisc.edu.


Wisconsin Women's Council Internship
The Wisconsin Women's Council is accepting applications for two spring/summer internship positions. Gain resume experience, author credit on publications and written materials, a written letter of recommendation, and networking opportunities. Optional college credit may be offered through your university. Find more information on the position and how to apply here.



Women’s Leadership Symposium
Our Fall Symposium will be held 7, 8 &9 December 2015 in Oxford, UK
Our Spring Symposium will be held 14, 15 &16 March 2016 in Oxford, UK
We are proud to announce our sixth Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford. This December our symposium will be held at the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College, in Oxford, UK.
Our seventh Women’s Leadership Symposium will be held at the Oxford University Club, 14, 15 & 16 March 2016.
You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of women's studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. If you wish to present a paper you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or as sponsored journal articles.
The Women’s Leadership Symposium is designed as a seminar for presentation of papers and ideas regarding gender equity and fairness in leadership opportunities in the social and economic structures of society.
2016 Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being
39th Annual Wisconsin Women's and Gender Studies Conference
April 15-16, 2016, Pyle Center, UW-Madison
Due Date: November 16, 2015
Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Activists! We invite your participation in the Wellness & Empowerment:  Wisconsin & the World: 2016 Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being as the University of Wisconsin Women's and Gender Studies Consortium partners with the UW-Madison 4W Initiative.
Details at http://www.womensstudiesconsortium.org
26th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
April 7 and 8, 2016, at UCLA Covel Commons
Call for presentations: Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces
Submissions are due: Friday, November 20, 2015
Thinking Gender 2016 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, posters, and—for the first time!—films and interactive media on topics that focus on the awareness of self, representation, and the navigation and negotiation of social and cultural space. We welcome submissions—across all disciplines and historical periods—that engage with the politics of gender, race, sexuality, and space. We also intend to address international and transnational encounters, and colonization and decolonization practices. We invite scholarship engaging the following topics or others related to the conference theme of “Spatial Awareness, Representation & Gendered Spaces”:
For submission guidelines, visit: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/conferences/thinking-gender/thinking-gender-2016 .
2017 Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship
Submissions are due March 1, 2016.
The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs.

Eligibility: Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (fewer than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Stimpson Prize. This includes current graduate students. Papers may be on any topic that falls under the broad rubric of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Submissions must be no longer than 10,000 words (including notes and references) and must conform to the guidelines for Signs contributors (http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/author-guidelines/).

Please share this call with any colleagues, groups, or graduate students who may be interested. This call is available at http://signsjournal.org/cfps or as a PDF at http://signsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2017-Stimpson-Prize-CfP.pdf. Please contact Signs Deputy Editor Andrew Mazzaschi (a.mazzaschi@neu.edu ) with any questions.

Papers can be submitted online at http://signs.edmgr.com. Be sure to indicate submission for consideration for the Catharine Stimpson Prize. The honorarium will be awarded upon publication of the prizewinning article.
Gender Studies in Debate: Pathways, challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives
School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP)
University of Lisbon, 25-27th may 2016

Gender and women studies and feminisms have produced important transformations in our daily life and in our understanding of reality. While the topic of equality of rights is increasingly on the public agenda, there have been advances and retreats and persisting gender inequalities continue to challenge us to look for more solid analyses.
All the info can be found on this link:
Abstracts should be sent until November 30, 2015 to the following email address:
Deadline for notice of acceptance/rejection: January 31, 2016.
The registration fees, in its different modalities, will be available soon.
Eleventh Annual James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in Humanities
April 1-2, 2016, Univeristy of Nebraska, Lincoln’s City Campus
The History Graduate Student Association at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln would like to invite you to the Eleventh Annual James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in Humanities, on April 1-2, 2016 at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln’s City Campus. This year’s conference theme—Many Memories, Many Publics: The Past as Nation-Building—considers how the past as a form of nation-building, remains contested, negotiated, reshaped, and interpreted in art, literature, history, primary and secondary education, and mass media.
The History Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks contributions from advanced undergraduate and graduate students of history, literature, media studies, religion, American Studies, philosophy, museum studies, anthropology, education, and related fields. Papers focusing on new interpretative methods in digital scholarship, primary and secondary education, and museum studies are especially welcome. Submissions are also encouraged to engage with the influence and meaning of region, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality within and among different publics and their pasts.
Our conference will include a keynote address by Dr. Marla Miller from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Dr. Miller’s work explores the intersections between public history, early American history, women's history, and American material culture. A luncheon speaker will continue the conversation on the intersections between memory and the public.
We encourage all interested participants to submit a 250-word abstract and one page C.V. for topics covering historical encounters between communities, cultures, classes, or individuals, from sharing and exchange to conflict and misunderstanding. Send the abstract and one-page C.V. or your questions to: HGSA.Rawley@gmail.com.
Submissions are due December 15, 2015.
18th Annual International Women and Education Symposium
March 20 – March 23, 2016, Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England.
Submission/Abstracts due by December 15, 2015


2015 National Women’s Studies Association Conference
November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI
Register now
The 2015 conference will open on Thursday, November 12, 2015 with two pre-conferences hosted by the Program Administration and Development and the Women’s Centers Standing Committees. These daylong events offer networking and professional development opportunities for women’s and gender studies and women’s center administrators. The General Conference will feature concurrent breakout sessions, receptions, and professional development sessions for graduate students and junior faculty.
Dignity, Resiliency, Solidarity: A Trans*pectrum Social Justice Conference
Friday, November 20, 2015, 9:00am - 6:00pm, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
The Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies (CGSS) at Marquette University, is honored to hold a conference for all Queer, Trans and Gender non-conforming Milwaukee and Midwest community members. We believe we can create the changes we need by using our collective power and voice. The purpose of the conference is to bring together the QTGNC and Ally community to meet one another and learn from the resilience of the community.
Friday, November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. By creating a place where we can share our collective experience, this conference primary objective is to offer tools to navigate obstacles and provide pathways to individual and community empowerment.
This is a FREE conference for all Milwaukee community members, and those around the Midwest.
Keynote and workshops by Milwaukee leaders and community members.
Register here: http://bit.ly/1LjQrV5
Thank you to our co-sponsors: Intercultural Engagement, Mission and Ministry and STITCH Milwaukee.
EMBODY: Safe, Healthy, Strong 2016
March 17-18, 2016, UW-Milwaukee
Safe, Healthy, Strong (SHS 2016) is intended for individuals working to improve the sexual & reproductive health of youth, adults, elders, families and communities in the Midwest. The conference reaches teachers, medical professionals, social workers, health educators, youth workers, public health professionals, church elders, health promoters and community health workers, as well as students beginning their careers.
Details at http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-wisconsin/education/resources-for-professionals/safe-healthy-strong/


CWC Presents: Feminist Book Club!
First book: Feminism is For Everybody by bell hooks
bell hooks has said time and again, “Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.” Interested in learning more about bell hooks and her politics? Come discuss more at the CWC’s Book Club! We’ll be reading Feminism is for Everybody, bell hooks’ invitation to learn about feminism, how to be involved, and how it relates to you today. If you would like more information or are interested in joining, email Ellie at cwc.bookclubintern@gmail.com to hear more and get a link to a FREE PDF of the book! Book club's first meeting will be in November.
EVOC’s Fall Victim Advocacy Services
Fall 2015 Open Access Hours
Mondays 1-4PM and Thursdays 9AM-12PM, 8th Floor UHS (333 E Campus Mall)
Beginning Thursday, September 10th through Thursday, December 17th
Fall 2015 Support Group
Drop-in support group Tuesdays 5:30-7:00PM*New Support Group Time
September 29th- December 16th, 2015 (No group December 8th)
More information about group: http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/assault/support-group.shtml
Men’s Support Group
Outreach and DAIS are sponsoring a community support group for male survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.  For more information, contact men.dv.support@gmail.com
Help LGBT Books to Prisoners restock the bookshelves!
LGBT Books to Prisoners has sent over 2,000 packages of books to incarcerated LGBTQ people in 45 states since the beginning of 2015. That means our shelves have 10,000 fewer books, but the requests for reading materials keep coming in. Help us restock and meet the reading interests of our LGBTQ family in prison. To help, consider donating:
• dictionaries (English, other languages)
• thesauruses
• world almanacs and fact books
• drawing, music, and knitting books (how-to)
• yoga, fitness, and strength-training books
• gay fiction and non-fiction
• bisexual fiction and non-fiction
• trans fiction and non-fiction...
Free Assault-Prevention Rides from YW Transit
The YWCA Madison and United Way of Dane County issued a press release offering their support for the young woman who was assaulted on a Madison bike path, and to remind Dane County residents that they offer free nighttime rides in the Madison area specifically to prevent sexual assaults. To schedule a free ride, residents can call 608-316-6888.

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.


Gender & Women’s Studies
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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