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September 28, 2015



UW-Madison Gender and Women’s Studies turns 40!
October 23-24, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015, Mia Mingus, Disability Justice Advocate, will deliver our keynote address followed by a reception in our own space on the 3rd floor of Sterling Hall.
Saturday, October 24, 2015, we will have a full day of academic program followed by plated dinner and dancing at the nearby Pyle Center.
For more on the program and how to register, go to: http://www.genderandwomensstudies.org
All events are wheelchair accessible. Mia Mingus’s keynote will feature American Sign Language interpretation and Real-Time Captioning.  Saturday plenaries will feature Real Time Captioning. To request additional American Sign Language Interpretation or any other accessibility needs, please contact Dace A. Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu or 608-263-2053 by October 5th.

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.


Rapture, Blister, Burn
by Gina Gionfriddo, Directed by Sara Beth Hahner
Now – October 3, 2015, Bartell Theatre, Evjue State, 113 E Mifflin
In this award-winning new comedy, Catherine is a rockstar academic feminist and Gwen is a brilliant wife and homemaker; they reunite years after their grad school days, unfulfilled in polar-opposite ways. Throw in a mouthy babysitter, a lazy dean of students, and a meddling mom who hands out wisdom in a martini glass, and the comedy of gender politics is complete!
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin 9th Annual Purple Ribbon Walk
Monday, September 28, 2015, 11:55 am - 1:00 pm, Meet at the base of the Capitol steps on State St
Join End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin as they gather at this annual event to publicly remember the women, men and children killed in domestic violence homicides last year. For more information contact Mary Jo Elert @ 608-237-3448 or mjelert@endabusewi.org.
Women in Math at Wisconsin Brown Bag
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, noon, 903 Van Vleck Hall
Dressing the Lady Cyclist
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30-7:30 pm, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
When safety bicycles first became available in the 1890s, women happily participated in the resulting cycling craze. Finding something appropriate to wear that was functional, modest, and fashionable, however, proved difficult. Leslie Bellais, Curator of Social History at the Wisconsin Historical Society, will show in a PowerPoint presentation the obstacles women had to overcome and a variety of possible solutions offered in the early days of lady cyclists. Coffee and cookies will be provided. There is a suggested donation of $3 but it would be waived for interested students.
Women Inspiring Change
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Madison Concourse Hotel
Join the Arthritis Foundation and female leaders to celebrate the incredible impact of women in Dane County.
The J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture
Structural Inequalities and Poverty: Organizing for Economic Rights in India
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 4 p.m., AT&T Room, Pyle Center
Renana Jhabvala, SEWA, India
Structural inequalities are one of the main reasons why widespread and deep poverty continues to exist despite continuous economic growth in India. This talk is about the structural economic injustices faced by the poorest working women and the experiences of Self Employed Women’s Association, a movement of 2 million women who have organized themselves for economic rights and in the process are changing economic and social structures.
Cis Feminisms Workshop
Wednesday, September 30th. 5:30PM, CWC Office
Support your sisters, not just cis-ters! Spaces that are feminist can often be notorious for trans exclusionary practices. Come learn how to be in solidarity with the transfeminine community through conversation and practice.
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/768990613229532
Rooted LGBTQ Students of Color Discussion Group
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5-7:30 p.m., Multicultural Student Center, Red Gym
This event is intended for self-identified LGBTQ+ People of Color. Join together in community for food, support and good conversation.
FemSem, The Sociology of Gender Brownbag
Governing Difference in Global Sport: Women in the Olympic and Paralympic Movements
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 12:30 pm, 2435 Social Sciences
Madeleine Pape, PhD Student in Sociology
‘The Personal is Political':
The Documentary in India as mirrored in the films made by women film makers
Thursday, October 1, 2015, Noon, 206 Ingraham Hall
Naach (The Dance) Film Screening & Q&A
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Saba Dewan, Documentary Filmmaker
Saba Dewan will explore the evolution of the documentary genre in India as mirrored in the films made by women practitioners over the past three decades. She will also attempt to place the shifts in concerns and exploration with form witnessed in the documentary within the wider changing political, social and cultural context in India.

Art + Scholarship Borghesi-Mellon Workshop presents:
The Return of Chicken Woman: Linda Mary Montano Flies Home
Thursday, October 1st – Friday, October 2nd

Workshop:  Thursday, October 1st, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
RSVP required; email art.scholarship.mellon@gmail.com to RSVP
12:00-1:00:  A one-hour exploration of methods to empty out nightly news mind and appreciate an alternative consciousness. Wear loose clothing, and dress in all one color if you wish or come as a chicken. Bring something to lie down on.
1:00-2:00:  Walk & bawkkk with Chicken Woman to the Agriculture Department. Maybe we will see the chickens.

Artist Talk:  Thursday, October 1st, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (227 State Street) Lecture Hall
Featuring Ron Kean, Poultry Specialist
In 1969, for my MFA, I showed 9 chickens in 3 large chicken wire sculpture-cages on the roof of the new Humanities Building. For my show I also rode around Madison with chicken sounds coming from my car loudspeaker and installed chicken sounds on my phone’s answering machine. Why chickens: because I spent more time with them on campus than I did in "school" while I was a grad student at UW-Madison. Bawkkkkkkkk, bawkkkkkkkk.

Durational Performance:  Friday, October 2nd, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Curatorial Lab, Art History Department, Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave, North Entrance, 1st Floor
Come and visit with Chicken Woman. Ask any question about your art or life.  Receive a chicken drawing.

Please come dressed like a chicken or dress in one chakra/rainbow color to all events if you wish.
All events are free and open to the public.
Visit artandscholarship.wordpress.com for more information.

This programming is presented by the Art + Scholarship Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshop 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.
Co-sponsored by Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and UW-Madison Art Department, Art History Department, Center for Visual Cultures, DesignLab, English Department, and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies.

Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. Attempting to dissolve the boundaries between art and life, Montano continues to actively explore her art/life through shared experience, role adoption, and intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. Her artwork is starkly autobiographical and often concerned with personal and spiritual transformation. Montano’s influence is wide ranging, and she has been featured at museums including The New Museum in New York, MOCA San Francisco and the ICA in London. She is also the author of the books Letters From Linda M. Montano (Routledge, 2005) and Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties (University of California Press, 2000), and the subject of the book Linda Mary Montano: You Too Are a Performance Artist (SITE Santa Fe, 2013). See more at www.lindamontano.com.
OutReach 23rd Annual Awards Banquet
Friday, October 2, 2015, 5-9pm, Monona Terrace
Join OutReach as they celebrate the 2015 Award Winners:
LGBTQ Advocate of the Year: Z! Haukness
Organization of the Year: LGBT Campus Center
Harry Straetz Memorial Volunteer of the Year: Julie Wood
Ally of the Year: Reverend Everett Mitchell
Courage Award: Richard Fluechtling
Board of Directors Special Recognition Award: Dave Eick
UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Reception
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Pyle Center Alumni Lounge
You are invited to join the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer in honoring the 2015 UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color at the annual celebratory reception.

Nominated by their peers and selected by a broad-based campus-wide committee, this year's awardees were selected for their outstanding academic achievement and/or contributions to the life of the university, the Greater Madison community and beyond. They include:

Earlise Ward, Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Faculty, Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, School of Medicine & Public Health
Heather Johnson, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine & Public Health
Esmeralda Rodriguez, PhD Candidate, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, School of Education
Emilie Songolo, Senior Academic Librarian at Memorial Library
Lori Kido Lopez, Assistant Professor of Media & Cultural Studies, Department of Communication Arts, College of Letters & Science
M. Adams, Co-Executive Director of Freedom, Inc.
Joselyn Diaz-Valdes, Senior Advisor, Office of Student Financial Aid.

Please register to join us in congratulating them at: http://go.wisc.edu/3xq1e4
The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards were established in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of women of color on campus.

The selection committee also has nominated Professor Ward and Professor Johnson for the UW System 20th Annual Awards to Outstanding Women of Color in Education. The UW System awards reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 9, on the UW-Madison campus and will correspond with the Board of Regents meeting.
FemSem, The Sociology of Gender Brownbag
How Women Perceive Loss
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:30 pm, 2435 Social Sciences
Sarah Forzley, PhD Student, French and Italian

Women & Leadership Series: Coffee & Conversation
Join the UW-Madison women Deans for coffee and conversation about women and leadership. In this one-hour meeting you will have the opportunity to network with other UW-Madison women and enjoy coffee, light refreshments and conversation with one of the female Deans on campus.
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 8:00-10:00 a.m., Union South



"Women on Topic" Brown Bag
1st Monday of every month, noon, Wisconsin Women’s Network Conference Room
“Take Back the Bike Path:” A Call to Action with Dayna Long
Monday, October 5, 2015, at 12:00pm - 1:00pm, DreamBank
In response to a brutal attack of a woman walking on a downtown Madison bike path, Dayna Long organized a "Take Back the Bike Path" Facebook Event and galvanized almost 3,000 people to join her. At our October Brown Bag, Dayna will reflect on the event and lead a discussion to talk about how our communities can respond to eliminate rape culture. Organizations working to stop violence against women will join the discussion and connect attendees to opportunities to continue the momentum and fight for the right of everyone to live free from the threat of violence.

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**

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.



Faculty Position in Gender-Based Violence and Quantitative Analysis at the University of Delaware
Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Delaware is hiring a position in Gender-Based Violence and Quantitative Analysis.  It is at the advanced assistant or the associate professor level. The closing date for receipt of materials is October 1, 2015.
The description of the position can be found here: http://apply.interfolio.com/30693
Associate Director at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University
The Associate Director (AD) leads the Institute’s strategic focus, operations, and academic and community relations. The AD manages the Institute team and reports to the Executive Director as a member of the Executive Committee that includes members from the Institute and the Center. The AD works with the Faculty Director to set the annual thematic focus and guide the research agenda.
BIRCWH Scholar Position at UW-Madison
The UW Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholars Program is accepting applications for a position to start as early as November 1, 2015.   The actual start date is negotiable depending on the specifics of a candidate’s current appointment.
Applications are due by 12:00 PM on October 5, 2015.  The RFA and application materials are linked.  Please forward this information to eligible applicants who may be interested in pursuing a scientific career in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's health or sex differences research.
For more information regarding the BIRCWH Program, please visit the BIRCWH website or contact BIRCWH Program Manager Terry Little, at 262-6454 or tlittle@uwhealth.org.
Faculty Position in Women, Gender, and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota
The Humphrey School seeks to hire an advanced Associate or Full Professor whose research, scholarship, academic leadership and service focus broadly on Women, Gender and Public Policy. This is a nine month, 100% time tenured faculty position. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 19, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Please submit applications to job opening 304032 online to: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html
Assistant or Associate Professor in Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Indiana University Bloomington
The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University Bloomington has received authorization for a staged cluster hire for two tenure track positions in Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The first hire will have a starting date in August 2016, and be at either the assistant or associate professor level. The second search will also be at the assistant or associate level and will take place in 2016-2017, as the College budget permits. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2016.  We seek an intersectional, interdisciplinary scholar with specializations in critical race theory, histories and cultures of U. S. women of color, transnational feminisms, and/or queer theory. See the full ad and application process at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5874
Application review begins November 02, 2015.
Consulting opportunity with Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank
Social scientists and ethnographers: Announcing exciting opportunities to work with the Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank. We're hiring three researchers to lead qualitative research projects based in Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Expected time for each project is about three months, with at least one month in the field, starting very soon (Ghana) and early in 2016 (Cote d'Ivoire and DRC). All levels of experience welcome, and grad students are encouraged to apply. These assignments may be useful for a dissertation project, for CV-building, for field experience, and for networking. We encourage future collaboration on policy reports and academic papers for qualified candidates. I am happy to answer any questions here or at: mpoulin@worldbank.org
Ghana: project on women entrepreneurs and intra-household money management
Cote d'Ivoire (must be fluent in French): project investigating women's control over income and redistribution within kin networks
DRC (must be fluent in French): project on the prevention of gender-based violence


Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) Grants
Professional Development Grants are available.  The due date for applications is October 15, 2015.
Grant Details


Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, feminist technology design, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2015.
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Bio-Humanities 2016-2018
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments commencing Fall 2016.
Tbe IPRH–Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in Bio-Humanities will spend their two-year terms in residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will participate in all activities of the Bio-Humanities research group, as led by the IPRH–Mellon Faculty Fellow in Bio-Humanities, Professor Samantha Frost. The Fellows will participate in a seminar aimed at developing methodologies for bio-humanities research; they will have the opportunity to audit courses in the life sciences at Illinois during the term of their fellowship; and they will work with the research group to develop several bio-humanities undergraduate courses. Each fellow will be required to teach one of the courses developed in the second year of the fellowship term. This search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, including the humanities-inflected social sciences, whose research and teaching interests lie in the area of Bio-Humanities.
Online applications must be complete and submitted, including all letters of support uploaded, by midnight on November 6, 2015, after which the application portal closes. The application system can be found at https://my.atlas.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=935.
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.
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.


Rape Crisis Center
Rape Crisis Center needs compassionate, committed Helpline Counselors to staff our 24-hour confidential helpine (251-RAPE).  Women fluent in Spanish are especially needed. Training starts October 6th.
You can make a difference in a sexual assault survivor’s recovery.
Online applications available at http://www.danecountyrcc.org.
For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 608-251-5126 ext. 23 or at volunteers@danecountyrcc.org.
Get Involved with Kid's Time!
Kid's Time is a program that pairs volunteers with student parents to provide a few hours of childcare per week. Questions? Email Nicole at cwc.familyresource@gmail.com.
If you are looking to volunteer with the CWC, love working with children, and want to have a meaningful impact on the campus community, this may be the perfect opportunity for you! Please fill out this link by September 24th:
If you are a student parent and live on campus or on a bus line, and are looking for a few extra hours of babysitting help per week and a greater involvement in the campus community, this is a program for you! Please fill out this link by Sept 24th:
Girls Empowered
Girls Empowered is a mentorship program that pairs UW female-identified students with middle school girls to foster positive relationships and introduce middle schoolers to feminist topics. Interested in volunteering? Email Nicole at cwc.familyresource@gmail.com


Women’s Leadership Symposium
December 7, 8 & 9 2015, Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College in Oxford, UK
The Symposium will be held at Somerville College a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. 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.
Papers presented at the meeting will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.
The Symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to cover a broad reach of women’s leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination. See our website for suggestions on topics
For more information, please see our website
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.


Re:Gender's 2015 Annual Summit
Through a Gender Lens: Precarity, Sexual Violence and the U.S. South
September 29-30, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia
We invite researchers, policy thinkers and practitioners to explore what it means to use an intersectional gender lens, especially when working on issues related to precarity and sexual violence. The Summit will highlight projects and initiatives on these topics to facilitate increased collaboration between regional and national work.
Need a scholarship to attend Re:Gender's Annual Summit? A limited number of scholarships are available to cover registration costs for the 2015 Annual Summit. If you would like to attend but need a scholarship, please register for the event here, and email your resume and a short explanation of your need to: info@regender.org
Note: The scholarship only covers the cost of registration, and you will be responsible for your travel and accommodation costs.
Wisconsin Queer People of Color Conference
October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Registration is free
The Wisconsin Queer People of Color Conference (WQPOCC) is a space for queer communities of color and allies, particularly students, to come together to engage in meaningful dialogues focused on the intersections of identities of queer people of color (QPOC).
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in educational workshops, presentations, and caucuses that will provide them with tools to navigate societal and institutional barriers that queer people of color encounter on campus and in larger communities. We will explore the complexity and critical necessity of coalition building through intersectional and social justice lenses.
Annual Diversity Forum
November 3-4, 2015, UW-Madison
Two full days of programming, including Marc Lamont Hill, an academic, journalist, author, activist, and television personality and other speakers, as well as the documentary "Dream Big Dreams" about Civil Rights pioneer and UW-Madison Law School alumna Vel Phillips in the Marquee Theatre, as well as too-good-too-miss breakout sessions and opportunities for networking. Diversity Forum 2015 will take place this year in Union South.
Register now at http://go.wisc.edu/t3rqh7
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.
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/


Winter Break Session
Wisconsin AHEC is pleased to announce a new Winter 2016 Wisconsin Express session focused on women’s health for health professions students at any Wisconsin college or university. Please share widely. A PDFs of the publicity flyer is also attached to print and post in your department. The application is available through the following link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6mVBC1nFdJEPfW5 (Due – October 12)
The selection process is competitive and we look forward to receiving a strong group of applications. Thank you for your help in sharing this announcement with bright and motivated candidates.
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 4:30-6:00PM
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

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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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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