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February 8, 2016

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TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS
OPPORTUNITIES
CALLS FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING AND OTHER LINKS


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.


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TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS

Reel to Real Movie Night: Paris is Burning
Black History Month 2016
Monday, February 08, 2016, 7 p.m., Marquee Theater, Union South
All Queer People of Color and their allies are welcome! Shot in the late 1980s, this film examines how a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers build sustenance, creativity, and family while exploring ballroom culture. A thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. In collaboration with LGBT Campus Center Crossroads Initiative and WUD Film Committee.
http://www.facebook.com/PathwaysAA
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Women’s Health Coalition Kick-off meeting
Wednesday February 10th, 7:15pm-8:15pm, Room: TBD
Are you interested in women’s health? Want to gain leadership experience? Come check out our student organization at the kick-off meeting. FREE FOOD provided!! We will be posting room location on our Facebook page: Women’s Health Coalition UW-Madison
Any questions contact us on Facebook or at: whc@rso.wisc.edu
ALL WELCOME:)
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Clothing the Gender Gap
Photographic Exhibition by Natalie Kirk
Through February 12, 2016, Gallery 7, 7th Floor Gallery Room 7240, Humanities
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“Little Mothers" and "Robust Babies:"
Motherhood, Breastfeeding, and Childrearing Literature in 20th Century Brazil
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 4pm, 313 University Club (432 E. Campus Mall)
Victoria Langland, Associate Professor of History and Portuguese, University of Michigan
Langland's talk examines guidance on breastfeeding directed at women through childrearing books and popular magazines in early to mid-20th century Brazil. As other scholars have demonstrated, state officials and medical professionals in this period directed extensive maternal and infant health programs at poor and working-class women, including efforts to encourage breastfeeding. Through very different means, middle- and upper-class women also received strong messages about the importance of breastfeeding as a maternal duty. By examining both sets of discourses together we can begin to understand popular understandings and practices about maternity, women's bodies, and infant nutrition, and their transformations over time. This talk is part of a larger study that looks at changing ideas about breastfeeding and the meanings of national public health more broadly that help explain Brazil's rise as a world leader in human breast milk banking.
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The Disability Studies/Disability Activism Borghesi-Mellon Workshop and the English 100 Program are pleased to announce events for...

Dr. Tara Wood

Workshop for Instructors
“Access-centered Pedagogy: Navigating ‘Advantage,’ Standards, and Instructor-Ethos”
Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:00-1:15 pm, Helen C White 6172
In this workshop, participants will be invited to examine their syllabi and/or assignments as access rhetorics and to discuss the barriers, conflicts, and possibilities they communicate to students. Additionally, the workshop will involve engagement with access scenarios, pulled from Professor Wood’s own qualitative research.

Public Lecture
“Listening to Students with Disabilities: Cultivating a Campus of Responsive Agents”
Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:30-5:00 pm, Helen C White 6191
Although students with disabilities are gaining entrance into institutions of higher education at an increasing rate, entrance and access aren’t always synonymous. Students with disabilities face considerable barriers to access in classrooms and campus spaces, and one of the predominant barriers is faculty perception of disability. How can we change perception? Stories change perception, hearing new experiences that test one’s current view of the way the world operates. We need to listen to the stories that disabled students have to tell. We need to provide spaces for them to emerge, and we need to allow those stories to challenge and change us. ASL interpretation and CART services will be provided.

Dr. Tara Wood is an Assistant Professor of English at Rockford University where she teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, and body studies. Her research focuses on writing pedagogy, disability studies, and rhetorics of disclosure. Dr. Wood has published in journals such as Composition Studies, Open Words: Access and English Studies, and Kairos, and is also the co-author of the WPA-CompPile Bibliography in Disability Studies. Since 2014, she has served as Chair of the Standing Group for Disability Studies within CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication). She is currently working on a book project that analyzes the accessibility and accommodation experiences of students with disabilities in college writing classrooms.
This program is a part of the Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from Nancy and David Borghesi and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program is co-sponsored by the English 100 Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Voices of Change Spring Film Series

Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee, Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment, Sex Out Loud, and University Health Services are pleased to present a Spring film series to address sexual violence and healthy sexuality.
For A Good Time, Call: Sun. 2/14, 6pm
My Masculinity Helps + workshop: Wed. 2/17, 7pm
Out In The Night: Wed. 2/24, 7pm
The Mask You Live In: Wed. 3/2, 7pm
All films in the Marquee Theatre @ Union South. Check wudfilm.com for more information
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Gendered Racial Dynamics at Home and at School: Comparing Black Adolescents Enrolled Versus Waitlisted for an Urban-to-Suburban Bussing Program
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, the Wisconsin Idea Room (Education Building)
Simone Ipsa-Landa, Assistant Professor at the School of Education and Social Policy and (by courtesy) Sociology at Northwestern University
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11th Annual Style & Grace: #BlackWomenMatter
The Intersection of Race and Gender
Sunday, February 21, 2016, 6-8 p.m., Varsity Hall, Union South
Join the lovely ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for an evening full of art, speakers, and dinner. The focus of this year’s event will be the intersection of race and gender.
http://www.facebook.com/PathwaysAA
Free and open to the public
For more information contact: 263-2698, karla.foster@wisc.edu
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FemSem: Sociology of Gender Brownbag
February 25, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, 2435 Social Sciences
Miriam Barcus, Sociology PhD Student
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Gender & Women’s Studies Colloquium: Spring 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
Trapped in the Wrong Lie Detector: Articulating Transgender in the Security Age
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 3:30 p.m., 3401 Sterling Hall
Finn Enke, Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, and LGBTQ Studies at UW-Madison
What do lie detectors, TSA body scanners, and the Kardashian empire have in common? And what does any of this have to do with the past, present, and future of feminism?
In this talk, Finn Enke puts their graphic novel, With Finn and Wing: Growing Up in a Nuclear Age (in progress), in conversation with transfeminist, queer and disability studies to consider rhetorical agency and the meaning of gender in situations of high (in)security. Enke illuminates children’s efforts to articulate trans-being prior to the vocabulary of transgender alongside more recent efforts to exclude trans bodies from school bathrooms. The purpose is to work the very places where disciplining grammars and diagnostic apparatuses appear most powerful. Taking to heart Georgina Kleege’s suggestion that we learn to see “at an angle,” and even “see with different parts of the body,” Enke offers a trans-poetic articulation of non-binary being.
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“Anti-Domestic Violence Laws & Chinese Feminist/Queer Activism”
Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Lubar Commons, 7200 Law School
Media strategies have been widely used in Chinese feminist and queer activists’ attempts to advocate for legal change. This exchange between a feminist activist (Lu) and a queer scholar (Prof. Cao), both based in China, will provide meaningful insight on Chinese movement and legal reform through the lens of gender and sexuality by highlighting the legislative process for Anti-Domestic Violence Laws. By bringing grassroots organizing into the legal framework, the presenters invite the audience to think beyond “law on the books” and to engage with rich discourses on legality construction and coalition building. This panel is also interdisciplinary, addressing legal studies, political sociology, and legal rhetoric in the context of China, enriching our understandings of the complex and contested relationship among state, gender, and sexuality.
Lu Pin is the Program Manager of Media Monitor for Women Network and chief editor of Feminist Voices. She has been working for women’s rights and promoting gender equality more than 20 years. She used to be a journalist reporting women’s rights issue and volunteer of women’s organizations focusing on media and gender equality, violence against women, gender and development etc.  In 2009 she established Feminist Voices, an alternative media agency to raise awareness and develop advocacy for anti-discrimination and violence against women, as well as to support young feminist activism around all China.
Cao Jin is the Director of Fudan University’s Center for International Publishing Studies.  She was visiting scholar at Yale University, Harvard-Yenching Institute, & is currently a Fulbright and BBRG Scholar at U.C. Berkeley in 2015and Harvard-Yenching Institute Scholar in 2016.  She specializes in critical communication theory, the political economy of communication, and gender studies.  Her major publications include Media and Gender Studies:  Theories and Cases (in Chinese), and Critical Studies in Communication & Society, co-edited with Vincent Mosco & Leslie R. Shade (in English).
Our speakers will also hold office hours (2:30-4:30pm) after this panel. Please contact Di Wang (dwang224@wisc.edu) if you want to make an appointment.
Sponsors include: East Asian Legal Studies Center, Femsem, Department of Communication Arts, Wisconsin China Initiative, and Center for Research on Gender & Women
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Interdisciplinary Sexuality Seminar
A Longitudinal Daily Diary Analysis of Condom Breakage during Vaginal Sex or Anal Sex among Adolescent Females
Friday, February 26, 2016, 3:30-5:00pm, Sewell Social Sciences Building, room 3470
Sarah Selby, Data Analyst, UW Health

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RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

Feminism on Tap
Join us for Feminism on Tap in Madison! These monthly events are hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, Wisconsin National Organization for Women, Zonta Club of Madison and the Wisconsin Women's Network.
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Jane Addams Book Club
1st Tuesday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm, This month at the Downtown Madison Library
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
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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
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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood (NOTE Location change)
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FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach-Gateway Mall 600 Williamson St
Peer-led, non-professional, social/support group for people who identify as FTM, genderqueer, transsexual men, drag kings, butch, intersex men, and anyone else assigned female at birth who identifies as masculine. Significant others, friends, families, and allies are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings. Diversity in gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, and anything else that makes up a person is welcomed. CONTACT INFO: Email MadisonFTM-owner@yahoogroups.com
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AAUW, Monona-Madison Branch
4th Tuesday of every month
7:00pm, Monona Community Center, 1101 Nichols Rd
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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.
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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.
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QUEERSPEAK
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**
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Safer Space - Zumba Fitness
A dance/exercise class for the LGBTQIA community. While recognizing that no space can ever be truly "safe", this dance class at Plan B is meant to provide an inclusive exercise environment. The class aims to create space to get a fun and no stress workout. No experience necessary. Wear exercise shoes and comfie clothes, and turn up on the door ready to have a good time! Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm, Plan B, 924 Willy Street, Madison. $5. Questions to saferspacezumba@gmail.com, and "like" us on Facebook safer space - Zumba fitness.
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OutThere: Social group for LGBT youth
1st & 3rd Sundays at OutReach: 800 Williamson St.
OutThere is the young adult social group at OutReach LGBT Community Center. It meets on the first and third Sundays of each month to watch movies, play games, or go to events throughout Madison.
OutThere is a welcoming group with OutReach's dedication to promoting equality and quality of life for LGBT+ people. Join up! OutThere on Facebook

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ON THE RADIO
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.

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OPPORTUNITIES

POSITIONS

Two Adjunct Assistant Professor Positions at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women
The Center for the Study of Women in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences in conjunction with UCLA’s Gender Studies Department and the Institute of Society and Genetics invites highly qualified applicants for two non-tenure track Adjunct Assistant Professor openings for the 2016-17 Academic Year (renewable for a second year at the discretion of the Center for the Study of Women).
Recruitment period open through February 28th, 2016.
For the announcement, see: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01878
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Visiting Lecturer at Wellesley College
The Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Wellesley College is hiring a Visiting Lecturer for the 2016-2017 academic year. We seek applicants (Ph.D. or ABD) qualified to teach 4 courses that broadly address gender, sexuality, African American studies, and health. Optimally the Visiting Lecturer will teach one course in sexuality studies; a second addressing gender and African American Studies; a third regarding some aspect of health and/or health care; and a fourth currently unspecified topic related to the applicant’s expertise. Preference will be given to applicants who bring a transnational or international focus to at least some of their teaching. Applicants that are qualified to teach some but not all of the specified courses are encouraged to describe, in their cover letter, alternate courses that they would propose to teach.
Wellesley College offers a competitive part-time salary with benefits that include health insurance, conference travel funds, and eligibility for faculty research grants. Interested applicants should email the following materials (as pdf attachments) in a single application packet to Elizabeth Tiro (etiro@wellesley.edu) as soon as possible: a cover letter that speaks to the applicants’ qualifications and proposed courses, a C.V., syllabi of related courses already taught, and a list of three academic references with their contact information. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

GRANTS/AWARDS

Incubator Grants for Interdisciplinary Research in Regional and International Studies
The Institute for Regional and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announces a competition for incubator grants for faculty and certain academic staff members to develop international research projects that bring together two or more distinct research traditions or approaches and focus on a place or places outside the United States. Projects may be in any field or fields. Applicants must demonstrate that place-based, contextual knowledge of the region or regions on which the project will focus is essential to achieving research objectives. For the announcement, see: http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/incubator.htm
The application deadline is Monday, February 8, 2016.
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Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences
The Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences was established to encourage undergraduate women at UW-Madison to pursue careers in the natural sciences or medicine.
Applications due: March 15
Eligibility: Any UW-Madison undergraduate woman student enrolled in the Gender and Women's Studies major or certificate program AND in a major or certificate program in science or health is eligible to apply.
Application: Please submit application material via Scholarships@UW-Madison.
The application should include:
1. A letter of application describing career goals and what makes you an appropriate candidate (make sure to provide contact information for the summer if it is different)
2. A resume
3. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
Award: The one-year award will provide a stipend of $1,000, which will be awarded at the end of the Spring semester to be used during the following academic year.
In the tradition of Ruth Bleier's perspective and work, the scholarship winner will also be able to reserve a place in Women's Studies 103 (Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease) and in additional Gender and Women's Studies science courses (such as 431, 530, 531, 533).
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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
Eligibility:
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 submit application material via Scholarships@UW-Madison.
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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
Eligibility:
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 submit application material via Scholarships@UW-Madison.
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.
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Call for Papers for Cheryl Allyn Miller Award
Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) has established an award for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s working in the area of women and paid work: employment and self-employment, informal market work, illegal work. The award is supported by a bequest from the family of the late Cheryl Allyn Miller, a sociologist and feminist who studied women and paid work.
The purpose of the award is to recognize a sociology graduate student or a recent doctorate whose research or activism constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work. This contribution may take the form of scholarly or policy research or activism. It may be completed work or work in progress, but should not be a proposal for future work, and should be sufficiently close to completion that the applicant can concisely describe and contextualize the contribution to the field.
The award is $500, and will be presented at the Banquet at the August SWS meeting (held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the ASA). In addition to the $500 award, air travel to the meeting and a ticket to the banquet will be paid by SWS.
Guidelines For Application
Deadline for submission is April 1, 2016.
Applicants must be graduate students or have received their Ph.D. in 2014 or 2015. Applicants must belong to SWS, and may join at the same time they apply for the award.
Submissions must include a 2-3 page curriculum vitae, a cover page with the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information, an abstract and paper of article length (no more than 30 double-spaced pages, including bibliography) in a style suitable for submission to a scholarly journal. The abstract/cover page should include applicant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and, for applicants with their Ph.D., the date the Ph.D. was completed. Applicants must submit materials on their own behalf. Please do not include any nominating letters.
Please email Amy Leisenring (amy.leisenring@sjsu.edu) with applications or questions.
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Third Annual Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award. Established in 2013 through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the organization's first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, who passed away at the age of 94 in April 2013.
The Award advances Mariam's work to support high-level scholarship. Annually, a first-generation college graduate is awarded $8,500 to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship, another area of keen interest for Mariam. The Award is open to any first-generation graduate student pursuing a PhD (must be ABD by August 2016) at an accredited university in the U.S.
The application are due May 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Eastern). All application elements (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) must be transmitted by the deadline for applications to be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS! Click here for more information and how to apply.

FELLOWSHIPS

Penn DCC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-17 on Gender/Sex/Race
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2016-2017 Academic Year
Application are due February 15, 2016
The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for a one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline whose research is pertinent to the Program’s 2016-2017 theme, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race.”
Although the privileges and protections provided by the state are never entirely secure, there are those whose gender, sexual, and racial positioning give them an especially precarious hold on both the legal and symbolic rights of citizenship. In its 2016-17 theme year, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race,” Penn DCC examines the struggles of vulnerable groups to gain or maintain their status as full citizens, recognizing at the same time that the edge they inhabit can be a cutting edge.  In the U.S., women and men of color confront police violence, high rates of incarceration, and attempts to roll back voting rights, while women of all backgrounds contend with the persistence of sexual violence, labor exploitation, and family disintegration. And while 2015 saw great strides in LGBTQ rights with the achievement of marriage equality and growing public awareness of trans women and men, there is ongoing resistance to these developments. Globally, anti-gay legislation and violence, state repression, ethnic conflict, and human trafficking for sex and forced labor have all affected the meaning, status and enactment of citizenship, as well as the strategies individuals and communities have publicly mobilized for the recognition of their personhood.
The DCC program welcomes applicants engaged in empirical or normative scholarship, focused comparatively or on particular nations, regions, or communities that explores these questions and seeks to assess the complex impact of the radically evolving media landscape on democratic politics, as well as on the closely related issues of citizenship and constitutional government.
The Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism program is an interdisciplinary initiative, funded by the Mellon Foundation, which includes a faculty seminar series and annual conference on themes chosen by the Program’s Faculty Advisory Council; a graduate workshop series; and undergraduate research grants. The DCC Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to participate in the faculty seminar series, teach an Undergraduate Seminar on a related topic, and join monthly meetings to discuss the progress of undergraduates receiving research grants. The Fellow also has the opportunity to pursue the Fellow’s research and study and participate generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. Stipend is $53,800, plus health insurance.
Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (i.e., May 2011 or later).
Applications should be made through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/33359
For more information on the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, see the DCC Program website, http://www.sas.upenn.edu/dcc/ or contact DCC Administrator Matthew Roth at dcc-penn@sas.upenn.edu.
The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award
The Institute for Regional and International Studies at UW-Madison is offering a Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award for Summer 2016.
Complete details on the award can be found at:
http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/summer-grad-award.htm
The purpose of these $3,000 awards is to support graduate students at the UW-Madison planning to conduct a minimum of 6 weeks of summer fieldwork outside of the United States. Any continuing graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may apply for these awards.
The deadline to submit completed applications is February 22, 2016. Questions about the IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award should be directed to Mark Lilleleht by email at fellowships@iris.wisc.edu or phone at 608.265.6070.
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Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship Announcement
The Scott Kloeck-Jenson (SKJ) Fellowship is now accepting applications from graduate students for Summer 2016 awards. Two different types of awards are given annually:
- International Internship Fellowships to support graduate students interested in undertaking practitioner internships abroad
- International Pre-Dissertation Travel Fellowships to support overseas travel to potential field research sites for doctoral students planning to conduct preliminary dissertation field research
The program is open to graduate students of any nationality enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and whose work includes a social justice component. Award amounts vary year to year and depending on destination but the average 2015 SKJ award was approximately $3,700.
Students enrolled in terminal master's degree programs are not eligible for either SKJ award. The deadline to submit applications is February 22, 2016. Complete details on the application requirements are available online at: http://global.wisc.edu/skj/apply.htm
For a full overview of the fellowship, its mission, and history, see http://global.wisc.edu/skj/
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Public Humanities Fellowship
http://humanities.wisc.edu/public-humanities/graduate-fellows/call-for-applications/
Deadline: February 29, 2016
In 2016-17, the Center for the Humanities will place six graduate fellows in academic or full-year staff positions at established cultural institutions in Madison where they will have the opportunity to use their experience and expertise to develop new programs and expand existing ones.
Underground Food Collective (9-months, begins August 29, 2016)
Great World Texts in Wisconsin (12-months, begins July 1, 2016)
Public Humanities Exchange-Undergraduate (12-months, begins July 1, 2016)
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (9-months, begins August 29, 2016)
UW Health (9-months, begins August 29, 2016)
The Race to Equity Project (9-months, begins August 29, 2016)
Fellows typically will hold a 50% appointment (20 hours/week); they will receive a salary, award stipend, benefits, and tuition remission as well as shared office space at the Center for the Humanities.
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Public Humanities Exchange program (HEX)
http://humanities.wisc.edu/public-humanities/exchange-program/about-hex/
Deadline: May 23, 2016
In 2005, the Center for the Humanities began supporting a select number of graduate student projects, convened outside the boundaries of academia. Each one features a collaboration with a community partner. Now known as the Public Humanities Exchange, the program goes beyond volunteerism and the pure research model, to offer graduate students and partners the chance to form mutually rewarding relationships with surprising outcomes. Partners are as diverse as the community itself, including Oakhill Correctional Institute, Veterans for Peace, Madison’s public high schools, Madison Public Library, the Aids Network, community gardens, hospitals, nursing homes, and many more.


INTERNSHIPS

2016-2017 Research Associate at The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center
Call for Applications
Applications Due February 15, 2016
For further information, contact the Center at fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu or visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc/applying_to_the_center. Applicants should complete an online application that includes a project proposal (up to three pages in length), curriculum vitae and contact information for two professional references. Project proposals should include 1) a statement about the contribution to and significance of the project or dissertation for women and gender studies, 2) a detailed description of the project or dissertation and timeline, 3) how a stay in the Five Colleges will advance the project or dissertation Travel, housing and living expenses are the responsibility of Associates in this unpaid residency. It is important that Associates remain in residence for the duration; beyond this requirement for the facilitation of community, Associates define the scope of their research program for the semester or year. The Center’s Director will help identify conversation partners and resources as requested.
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Visiting Scholar Program: Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women
The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women invites applications for two Visiting Scholars from candidates in all the disciplines. The aim of the program is to enable the scholars to conduct independent research related to gender and sexuality while in residence at the University of Pennsylvania.
Preference will be given to candidates with a distinguished research profile and research foci related to the Center’s year-long programming in partnership with the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism: Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/ Race. Candidates must have Ph.D. or its equivalent in hand at beginning of affiliations.
Applicants should send an application packet saved in a single PDF document to esacove@sas.upenn.edu with “Visiting Scholar Application” in the subject line. The application packet must include a Research Plan (up to 1,500 words in length) including how the residency at Penn will advance the project, curriculum vitae, and contact information for two recommenders. Up to one published writing sample may be included in the application. The preferred length and specific dates of residency are also required. Residency may range from 3 months to one academic year. Please be advised that we are unable to sponsor visa applications at this time. Scholars must be in residence throughout the requested timeframe of the appointment. Applications are due by February 28, 2016 with decisions expected by end of April.
Travel, housing and living expenses are the responsibility of the Visiting Scholar in this unpaid residence. Scholars will be provided with shared office space in the Center, Penn email account, and library privileges. Scholars are encouraged to participate in Center programming, including Citizenship on the Edge. The Center will help to identify opportunities to connect with GSWS scholars across the Penn campus, as well as to present work-in-progress to the GSWS community.
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St Joseph Worker Year of Service Program
Women ages 21-30 who have a heart for justice, a sense of humor and perspective, an open mind, a flexible spirit and an eagerness for a year of growth with all its rewards are invited to apply for the St Joseph Worker Program, an intentional year of service. Be part of a passionate and energetic cohort of young women exploring Spirituality, Justice, Community with Simplicity and Leadership in the Program that runs 11 months, from August through June. Volunteers are matched with a non-profit placement site where they serve full-time (36 hours per work week). Weekly Spirituality and Community nights, retreats, social justice opportunities, and other personal development activities help make the year a truly transformative experience. St. Joseph Workers (SJWs) form a small intentional community among themselves living in their own house and are committed to personal and social transformation. Find more information and application details at www.stjosephworkers.org. Or contact Bridgette Kelly, Program Coordinator at bkelly@csjstpaul.org Applications now accepted on a rolling basis through priority deadline on March 15th.
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Visiting Scholars Program
The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces the sixth annual Visiting Scholar Program for the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 academic terms. A stipend of up to $1,000 will be awarded to one or two recipient scholars to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M. Up to $1,000 of travel reimbursement will also be provided to the recipients.
The award is available to three types of scholars:
1) Scholars with academic appointments
2) Graduate students pursuing an MA, MFA or PhD
3) Independent scholars with an established research agenda.
The LA&M is seeking projects that may enhance the institution’s mission to disseminate information to the public about the history of the leather / fetish / BDSM community and its culture.  Toward that end, we are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.
Timeline:
Friday, April 1st, 2016 applications received via email.
Friday, April 29th, 2016 notification of award.
Research to be conducted between September 2016 and April 2017. (33% of stipend and 100% of travel reimbursement paid at this time.)
A 300 to 500 word summary of the research visit and preliminary findings, able to be published by the LA&M, to be received by the LA&M between one and three months following visit. (33% of stipend paid at this time)
A list of publication and presentation opportunities for which work will be submitted, to be received by the LA&M not less than three months following the visit. Final stipend payment to be made upon acceptance of publication or presentation and receipt of a manuscript to be published or paper to be presented. (33% of stipend paid at this time.)
Applications:
Note that applications will be reviewed by individuals who may not be in your field of study.  The LA&M Visiting Scholar selection committee is composed of interdisciplinary scholars, activists, and museum and archival staff. The best applications are those crafted with polished, dynamic prose that is free of jargon. A complete application package will include:
1. A current vita. Include name, mailing address, phone number, email address and institutional affiliation (if applicable).
2. Project title and one paragraph abstract
3. A 1,500 to 2,000 word descriptive narrative of the project
- What is the subject of the research?
- What is the scope of the project?
- What sources do you plan to use?
- What is the anticipated product of your research?
- What contribution to current historic or cultural research will this project make?
4. A separate page to address the following questions:
- How well will the result of your project be suited for publication in peer reviewed scholarly journals?
- If this is part of a larger project, how much work have you completed to this point? What additional research will follow your visit to the LA&M?
- How many days of onsite research at the LA&M do you anticipate will be needed for your project? This is for planning purposes only, and will not be used to judge applications.
- How did you hear about the Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum?
5. One signed letter of reference required. Letters can be submitted by email or mail.
A digital copy of the application packet should be emailed to Rick Storer, LA&M Executive Director at: rick@leatherarchives.org
If the signed letter of reference will be emailed, it should be emailed (from the referrer) to Rick Storer, LA&M Executive Director at: rick@leatherarchives.org
If a signed letter of reference will be mailed, it should be delivered to:
Leather Archives & Museum
Visiting Scholar Program
6418 N Greenview Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
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Paid Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs -- NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads
http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


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CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS

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.
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Operating Identity
September 30—October 1, 2016
A symposium hosted by the graduate students of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh
Call for Submissions:
Identity studies, an interdisciplinary constellation within the humanities, involves methods of inquiry constructed around subjectivity, positionality, humanness, and modes of identification within artistic practices, symbolic orders, material exchange markets, and epistemological structures. To call identity operational is to acknowledge the agency of representations and signifiers of identity in such spheres. This symposium invites papers and panels that critically consider the construction of identities and identifiers within art history, literature, philosophy, film, and social thought, or the trafficking of identity studies as a method or orientation within the humanities. We envision this symposium to be organized around productive and in-depth conversations, clustered according to common stakes in questions of identity and its historical “operation” within regimes of representation. Presentation topic may include, but are not limited to:
queerness
performance
appropriation
intersectionality
indigeneity
race
the body
subjectivity and idiosyncrasy
hybridity and dynamism
commensurability and coevality
society and collectivity
spatial and place-based identity
nationalism
passing and visibility
biography and narrative
marginality
transforming, transitioning, modifying, and refusing
othering and illness
To propose a 20-minute presentation, please send an abstract of up to 300 words and a CV to haaidentitysymposium@gmail.com by midnight, March 18, 2016. To propose a pre-constituted panel, please submit a 300-word description of the panel, 200—300-word abstracts for each participant’s individual paper, and CVs. Invitations to participate will issued mid-April.

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CONFERENCES

BRAVA thrive conference: Inspiring Day. Empowered Life.
Saturday, February 13, 2016, Madison Concourse Hotel
All-new in 2016! No need to travel to Oprah or Arianna Huffington events – BRAVA is bringing you an amazing day of personal enrichment right here in Madison!
Keynote speakers Mary Burke and Shilagh Mirgain will deliver empowering messages that you won't want to miss. Choose additional workshops for this day-long event that will help you learn, stretch and grow.
Visit www.THRIVEwithBRAVA.com to learn more!
Register by January 31 for early bird pricing. Register Now
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WI LGBTQ Leadership Conference
February 19-21, 2016, Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee. The theme of the 2016 conference is "Building Community, Advancing the Movement." Join established and emerging leaders, activists, advocates and allies from throughout Wisconsin for a weekend of learning, networking and building leadership skills.
Information about breakout sessions is now available, with more to come. Click here to read more about the conference and reserve your hotel room by January 27 for guaranteed group rates!
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“Gender Across…”
8th Annual Gender Studies Conference at Southwestern University
February 19-21, 2016
The Associated Colleges of the South and Southwestern University
For more information, please visit the conference website http://www.southwestern.edu/offices/dean/gender/
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Save the date: LGBTQ Leadership Institute
Friday, March 11-Sunday, March 13, Wisconsin Dells: Camp Wawbeek
Are you ready for building community and harnessing your power for social change? Ready to work from an intersectional lens and connect with students from other campuses? Mark your calendar LGBTQ Leadership Institute! Keep an eye out for details on how to sign up to attend, to be trained as a small group facilitator, or to be part of the planning process. We want your voice!
Leadership Institute page
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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/
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RespectCon 2016
April 1 & 2, 2016, Emory University Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
RespectCon aims to end violence on college and university campuses. Established in 2012, the conference regularly draws more than a hundred attendees from across the country to Emory University in Atlanta, GA. It is the only annual meeting dedicated to addressing sexual violence through social justice informed approaches and collaboration. If you have any additional questions or are interested in becoming involved with RespectCon, please contact Drew Rizzo, Assistant Director for the Respect Program, at drew.rizzo@emory.edu or 404-727-6842.
http://studenthealth.emory.edu/hp/respect_program/respectcon_2016/index.html
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THINKING GENDER 2016
Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces
26th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
April 7 - 8, 2016, at UCLA Covel Commons
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”
http://www.csw.ucla.edu/conferences/thinking-gender/thinking-gender-2016.
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Abstraction
Graduate Conference
March 11-12, 2016 UC Irvine Comparative Literature
http://abstractionconference.blogspot.com
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Crystal Queer

Graduate Conference
April 1-2, 2016 Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington
Clarity and understanding, sight and knowledge, are so intimately linked in contemporary discourse that we rarely find ourselves interrogating why this connection is made, how this invisible link works to produce crucial notions of what knowledge is, and who comes to know it.
We welcomed proposals from a variety of disciplines across the humanities including, but not limited to: Literary Studies, Translation Studies, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Disability Studies, Cultural Studies, History and Historiography, Philosophy, Critical Race Studies, and Critical Ethnic Studies.
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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
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.
http://womenstudies.wisc.edu/WSC/annualconf.htm
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Gender Studies in Debate: Pathways, challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP)
University of Lisbon, May 25-27, 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:
http://cieg.iscsp.ulisboa.pt/noticias/item/197-abertura-do-call-for-papers-congresso-internacional-de-estudos-de-genero

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UHS EVOC Open Access Hours
UHS EVOC Open Access hours are held on Mondays from 1-4pm and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Drop-in to receive quick, compassionate information about options and rights for survivors and support people. See their website for more information: Victim Advocacy and Survivor Services
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Spring 2016 Drop-In Support Group
The Spring 2016 drop-in empowerment support group meets Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm starting January 28 through May 5 at the Red Gym. There is no group scheduled on March 24. Click here for more information.
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MyStoryOutLoud Campaign
Submissions: open now!
MyStoryOutLoud is a storytelling campaign meant to give LGBTQ+ youth of color a voice in sharing their stories and experiences with being young LGBTQ+ people of color. The purpose is to make sure that you are heard, lower stigma, and increase visibility of young people of color in LGBTQ+ communities. Anonymous submissions accepted too! Interested in participating? Check the link below to the survey for collecting stories for the launch and for anyone to sign up to participate in the campaign.
#MyStoryOutLoud participation form
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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.
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Auditions!
StageQ, Inc. and Michael Bruno are excited to announce AUDITIONS for Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA to be presented at The Bartell Theatre opening July 22, 2016.
Synopsis: Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men. Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women.
Auditions will be held MONDAY & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 & 23, 2016, at 6:30pm, at the Bartell Theatre, located at 113 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI.
Those who wish to audition will read from the script. NO PREPARED MONOLOGUES.
For more info contact Michael Bruno at president@stageq.com.
Perusal scripts with character breakdowns available at www.dramatists.com.

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GIVING
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.

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OTHER LINKS

Gender & Women’s Studies
Women’s Studies Consortium
Campus Women’s Center
LGBT Campus Center

To request an event or announcement be included in future listings, please contact Dace Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu

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CONTACT US

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