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October 16, 2017

CONTENTS:

TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS
OPPORTUNITIES

CALLS FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING AND OTHER LINKS

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TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS

Celebrate With The LGBT Campus Center!
October is LGBTQ+ History Month!
Welcome to our suite of October events! This year, we're not only celebrating National Coming Out Month and LGBTQ+ History Month, it's ALSO our 25th birthday!! Here's a link to the Facebook event page running all month long, and check below for the latest on all of our upcoming events and programs!

Gallery Retrospective
Oct 9-27
Red Gym: Class of 1973 Gallery

QTPOC Dine & Dialogue
Mon Oct 16, 6:30pm
Red Gym: MSC Lounge
https://msc.wisc.edu/community-building/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1597679296950268

Major! Film Screening
Wednesday, October 18th, 5-7pm
Red Gym: Masley Media Room
https://www.facebook.com/events/298357520643053

Let's Have a Kiki!
Fri Oct 20, 5:30-7:00pm
Red Gym: BCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/357960921308252

Keynote: An Evening with Miss Major Griffin Gracy
Tuesday, October 24th, 7:30-9:00pm
Wisconsin Union Theater
http://go.wisc.edu/91gtpk
www.facebook.com/events/171183413433839

Horror-ible Movie Night
Mon Oct 30, 6-8 pm
LGBT Campus Center
Facebook event coming!

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The Red Gym and Wisconsin Union are wheelchair accessible, and videos will be screened with captions. All events are free. Please contact us for any other accommodations or questions at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or 608-265-3344.
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Iran’s Compulsory Hijab. From politics and religious authority to fashion shows
Monday, October 16, 2017, Noon-1 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Faegheh Shirazi, University of Texas at Austin
In this presentation, I will be looking into the recent history of the hijab in Iran: (1) the hijab and women’s emancipation in Reza Khan’s era of kashf e hejab (compulsory unveiling); (2) the Islamic Revolution and its effect on compulsory hijab; (3) Iranian religious fatwas (decrees) and the hijab; (4) the Islamic Republic and its effort to control hijab fashion designs and fashion shows; and (5) street hijab fashion, underground fashion shows, and the thriving online fashion markets.
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The Reproductive Politics of School Lunch
Monday, October 16, 2017 3:30pm, 212 University Club Building, 432 East Campus Mall
(Refreshment will begin at 3:15 in Room 211.)
Jennifer Gaddis, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison, IRH Resident Fellows
Is caring for children a private or public responsibility? What (or whom) should be cared for collectively? Which activities count as care? How much is care worth and who decides? Why, in this political and environmental moment, is a new economy of care necessary and how can it be achieved? This talk addresses these questions by bringing the voices of frontline cafeteria workers, past and present, into an academic literature saturated with nutritionists, policymakers, and managers who rarely (if ever) come face-to-face with the children whose dietary fates they decide.
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"Upholding America's Promise for All"
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 4:00pm, Room 2260 Law School
Farhana Khera, President and Executive Director, Muslim Advocates, California
The Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture is named after a Milwaukee native who was a UW–Madison student in the 1920's. While living in Germany, Fish-Harnack assisted in the escape of German Jews and political dissidents. She is the only American civilian executed under the personal instruction of Adolf Hitler, for her resistance to the Nazi regime. This lectureship is designed to promote greater understanding of human rights and democracy, and enrich international studies at UW-Madison. The lecture brings to campus a person who contributes to the cause of human rights through academic scholarship and/or active leadership.
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Birthright: A War Story
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7pm – 9pm Barrymore Theatre
Birthright: A War Story is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. The documentary explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to overturn Roe v. Wade and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America. We would be happy to provide you with a link to view the entire film if you so choose.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1605233272849708
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Women and Leadership Series: Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Noon-1 pm, Varsity Hall III,
Union South
As part of the UW-Madison Women & Leadership series, join colleagues at a small group book discussion designed to support leadership learning for UW-Madison women. Facilitated a UW-Madison women Dean. Bring your lunch or pick something up at Union South! This year's book will be the Go Big Read pick: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance A personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest.
Find information on the full 2017-18 Women and Leadership Series and how to register here. Registration required.
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Women on Topic: Bystander Intervention Methods for Domestic and Sexual Violence
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:30pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Speaker: Natalie DeMaioribus, Rape Crisis Center
The Wisconsin Women’s Network presents Women on Topic: Bystander Intervention Methods for Domestic and Sexual Violence. One of the best ways to work towards ending domestic and sexual violence is to create a culture that does not tolerate it, this includes bystanders who are willing to step-in. Using hands-on activities participants will learn concrete tools for situation assessment and how to safely intervene. Additionally, this presentation will examine the various types of domestic and sexual violence and why bystanders tend not to act.
With Halloween just around the corner, come learn how to be an effective bystander and help prevent domestic and sexual violence on campus and in the community.
Natalie DeMaioribus is a community educator and self-defense instructor for the Rape Crisis Center in Madison, WI. Her passion is teaching her students how to be fearless participants in society. She loves hearing about their success in changing their outlook on their safety and the world.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1896076650709541
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Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar
Paid Family Leave for Low-Income Women
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1-2 pm, Online
Register at: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/media/webinars.htm#april2017
Marci Ybarra of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration will provide an overview of current family leave policies and research. She will then discuss how other public welfare programs may function as temporary supports for poor mothers with infant children, and how expanded paid family leave programs could improve the well-being of families with children.
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Christina Sharpe & Cauleen Smith
A Conversation
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:30pm, Helen C. White, room 6191
https://cvc.wisc.edu/programs/sharpe-and-smith
Events are made possible thanks to the Anonymous Fund.
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Love Your Body!
Wisconsin Premiere Screening of Straight/Curve and Indulging Potluck
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30--8:30pm, Goodman Community Center, Bolz B room
149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704
Join us and bring a dish to share for Wisconsin’s premiere the new, body positive film Straight/Curve! This event is part of our Love Your Body Month actions. Straight/Curve examines the industries and obstacles responsible for this body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race and age. Reject society’s unrealistic beauty standards by bringing and indulging in your favorite dish! We’re asking attendees to bring their fave indulgent food to share, whether is be a main course, side or dessert.
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The Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass) Presents
The Mineola Twins: A Comedy in Six Scenes, Four Dreams, and (at least) Six Wigs
By Paula Vogel (see bio below) Directed by Juli Johnson

This socio-political satire barrels through women's experience and the women's movement over more than three decades in post-World War II America, as seen through the lives of identical twins, Myra and Myrna, from Mineola, New York. The play takes place during the Eisenhower Administration; then at the start of the Nixon Administration; and, finally, during the Bush Administration. "Ms Vogel's script is most ingenious…The sisters' opposition, neatly representing the schism between right and left in the United States, is self-destructive, and each subliminally longs for connection with the other…As the nightmare spins itself out, fears of nuclear attack, sexual predation and familial estrangement meld in a way that haunts even as it teases." —The New York Times
Performances: Bartell Theatre, 113 W Mifflin St Evjue Stage
Wednesday, October 18, 8pm -- half price 
Thursday October 19, 8pm -- reduced price 
Friday, October 20, 8pm
Saturday, October 21, 8pm
Sunday October 22, 4pm -- matinee
Thursday, October 26, 8pm -- reduced price 
Friday, October 27, 8pm
Saturday, October 28, 4pm & 8pm (two performances -- matinee & evening)
Tickets: bartelltheatre.org or 608-661-9696
Group Rates: janlevinethal@gmail.com
Paula Vogel (born November 16, 1951) is an American playwright and university professor. She received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive and is the author of 14 other plays. Vogel was chair of the playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama. Vogel's play with music, Indecent, co-created and directed by Rebecca Taichman, is currently on Broadway and marks her Broadway debut. She is married to Brown University professor and author Anne Fausto-Sterling.
The Mineola Twins is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Thanks to the Joan L. and Robert C. Gilkison Family Foundation.
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Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:30 - 2:00 pm, 2435 Sewell Social Sciences
Katrina Quisumbing King
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Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities. Lecture: BLACK. STILL. LIFE
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6 pm, L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Presented in partnership with the Center for the Humanities and the Institute for Research in the Humanities Christina Sharpe is Associate Professor of English at Tufts University and the author of "Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects" and "In the Wake: On Blackness and Being." Her research interests are in black visual culture, black diaspora studies, and feminist epistemologies, with a particular emphasis on black female subjectivity and black women artists. https://cvc.wisc.edu/christina-sharpe/
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Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture: The Politics of Value
Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:30-4:30 pm, 180 Science Hall
Jane Collins, UW Madison, Environmental Sociology & Women's Studies
Why do we measure some things and not others? How do we decide what activities and arrangements are crucial to the health of our economy? This talk provides an overview of Collins’ new book The Politics of Value: Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy. It explores the work of three U.S.-based social movements engaged in “revaluation projects”—efforts to change dominant ideas about how to conceptualize and measure what matters for the economy. It raises questions about the relationship between struggles over economic value and the sustainability of our ways of living.
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Save the Date: October is LGBTQ History Month!
In addition to celebrating the history of the LGBT movement across the nation, this year is also the 25th birthday of the LGBT Campus Center! Don't forget, October is also National Coming Out Month! We'll be celebrating all of this, and more, with our upcoming events listed above!
Keynote: An Evening with Miss Major Griffin Gracy
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:30-9:00pm, Wisconsin Union Theater
Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.
Please join WUD Distinguished Lecture Series, the LGBT Campus Center, and the Multicultural Student Center for An Evening with Miss Major Griffin Gracy on Tuesday, October 24th. The doors to Shannon Hall will open at 7:00pm. The 45-minute lecture is to begin at 7:30pm, followed by a brief Q&A. Sign language interpreters will be provided. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Megan Spletzer at spletzer@wisc.edu
Learn more on the event page here.
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Center for Research on Gender and Women Colloquium Series
“Off the Wall: South Asian Feminist Posters, Grassroots Protest, and Political Participation”
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:45 pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Christine Garlough, Professor of Gender & Women Studies and Folklore
What differentiates an archive from an activist archive? How might activist archives produce feminist interventions? This talk explores the creation of a digital activist archive devoted to understanding the ways feminists in South Asia use poster work, performance, and material art to address social and political exigencies. As part of this work, Professor Christine Garlough and Professor Manisha Shelat (MICA, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad), along with a team of UW-Madison students, have partnered with South Asian activists from organizations like Olakh (led by Nimesha Desai), Sahiyar (led by Trupi Shah), and Jagaran Nepal (led by Sharmila Karki) to gather and house collections through the University of Wisconsin Library system (http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/GenderStudies) and the SAFAA website (http://safaa.womenstudies.wisc.edu/). In this talk, Professor Garlough will examine the creative process by which this research group has worked to protect, translate, catalogue, and publicize the existence of these important materials that unite activism and art. She will explore the ways these materials, as part of the “Wisconsin Idea,” will soon be inspiring new types of art and activism from girls communicating across US, India, Nepal, and Uganda through various forms of social media. Finally, she will provide a feminist rhetorical analysis of new archival material, drawing connections between feminist protest performances in South Asia with those the United States.
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2017 Wisconsin Law Review Symposium
"Public Interest Mobilization and Access to Justice Movements in the New Democratic State"
Friday, October 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room 2260, UW Law School
Organized and chaired by Professor Tonya Brito
CLE Credit for Wisconsin Attorneys pending
Overview: The one-day Symposium will explore the role of public interest law organizations in ensuring a strong democracy and civil society; examine cutting-edge empirical research in the access to justice field; and foster discussion and collaboration amongst academics, advocates, and public interest leaders. The Symposium will be a public event and consist of three panel presentations and a roundtable discussion over lunch.
Visit the Symposium website for details: http://law.wisc.edu/ils/2017lawreview/index.html
Register here: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5p6djNrmAlV7m29
For questions about this event, please contact Michelle Preston
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Visiting Artist Colloquium – Cassils
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5-6:15 p.m., Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Rm L160
Cassils, a gender non-conforming trans masculine visual artist, uses art and performance to express intersectional politics affecting marginalized identities within the LGBTQ+ community. UW-Madison Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquiums Wednesdays at 5pm .
https://www.facebook.com/events/351239718634730/
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LGBT Ally Training with LGBT Campus Center
Friday, November 3, 2017, Noon-3 p.m., 2305 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
The School of Nursing will be hosting a LGBT Ally Training with the LGBT Campus Center
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"Gender Pains" Art Exhibition by Nathan Fritz
Daily | Now - December 1, 2017, 7am to 10pm, Gallery 1308 Union South
Artist Statement: "With a traditional background but an open and critical mind, I've a ways wrestled with issues of gender—a tension between what I know and learned. When I compose my artwork, collage and fabric, gendered relics of the past, I look back with bitter sarcasm and nauseated sentimentality."

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RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

(In)Formation League Read!
1st Sunday of the month, 4:00 pm, Gib's, 1380 Williamson St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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Peace and Justice Book Circle
1st Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Goodman South 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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Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-7:15pm at Madison Central Library Room 201
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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
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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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Madison Feminist Book Club
4th Sunday of every month from 2pm, location and books vary. Check here for next book and location.
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FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach, 2701 International Lane #101
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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LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Social Justice Center Incubator, 1202 Williamson St, near the Willie St. Co-op
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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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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

Assistant Director and Academic Advisor Women's and Gender Studies Program at Illinois State University
The Assistant Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program, under the Direction of the Program Director, provides leadership and actively works to support the academic activities of students in the program. Through programming and curricular outreach activities, both on and off campus, supports the mission of the program, increasing awareness and participants in the program. All application materials must be submitted online at https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu. Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), resume/C.V. and evidence of teaching excellence (teaching evaluations, syllabi). To ensure full consideration, apply by October 16, 2017.
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor at the New College of Florida
New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with scholarly expertise in gender, broadly interpreted to embrace interdisciplinary and disciplinary approaches, to begin August 2018. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be either in their home discipline or joint with Gender Studies, as appropriate. This position is part of the first phase of a three-year College growth plan, with several cluster hires meant to support an interdisciplinary liberal arts approach. 
 
We are open with respect to research and teaching interests. However, the successful candidate’s work must engage with questions of intersectionality and we encourage those with expertise in transnational feminisms, the global south, or diasporic studies to apply. We will consider a variety of methodological approaches, although quantitative expertise would especially complement our existing strengths. We are particularly interested in applicants with PhDs in gender/women’s/feminist/sexuality studies; we also welcome applications from those trained in other interdisciplinary fields, the social sciences, humanities, or natural sciences who have a graduate certificate or significant interdisciplinary training in gender studies. Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.
 
Candidates should be prepared to teach an Introduction to Gender Studies course and additional courses in their areas of expertise. The teaching responsibility is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty from across campus to develop the existing Gender Studies Program. Faculty are also expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research or creative work.
New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty interested in working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+,
underrepresented groups, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment.
 
Applications (submitted online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment) should include: a cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcript, description of teaching philosophy, brief course descriptions for Introduction to Gender Studies and one or two upper-level courses in your area of expertise (~300 words each), a research statement, and a statement regarding your contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment. Please also arrange to have three reference letters (at least one of which should speak to your teaching abilities) sent to: gendersearch@ncf.edu. We will begin reviewing files October 23rd, and continue until the position is filled.  
Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship. www.ncf.edu.
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Assistant Professor of Global Feminism, Bowdoin College
The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program at Bowdoin College announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the field of global feminism broadly defined. We seek a social scientist working at the intersections of gender, race, and social justice whose research is located outside of Europe and the Americas or who incorporates transnational or diasporic approaches to these regions. We especially invite applications from those who can contribute to both gender and sexuality aspects of the curriculum or who can address student interests in either social movements, law, medicine, or science in society. We expect the successful candidate to have prior interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in gender, women’s, and sexuality studies, although we also welcome applications from candidates in traditional disciplines in the social sciences.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4471 to submit 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda and describes your teaching experience and interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 27, 2017.
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Assistant Professor - Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies at University of Florida
Please see full ad pasted below and here: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504747/assistant-professor-center-for-gender-sexualities-and-womens-studies-research This position is housed fully in the Center, where we have an outstanding group of colleagues and students, strong and extensive support across campus, and a beautiful building!We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching and service. Applicants should be trained in and have a research program and teaching experience that centers feminist, women's, gender, and/or sexualities studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, and service takes a feminist intersectional approach to addressing disparities and/or (in)equities related to gender(s), gender identity and expression, sexualities, or women. The candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service mission of the unit by maintaining a productive program of scholarship, pursuing external funding, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching both core required courses and needed electives in the women's studies undergraduate and graduate curricula, and engaging actively in outreach, experiential learning, and the life and success of the Center and the College. More information about the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research can be found at: http://wst.ufl.edu/. Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504747/assistant-professor-center-for-gender-sexualities-and-womens-studies-research. Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of application describing the applicant's research program and experiences and qualifications related to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness. In addition, names and email addresses for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 10, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority; the position will remain open until filled. The start date for this position is August 16, 2018. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Ph.D. required at the time of hiring. Questions may be directed to Dr. Alyssa Zucker, Search Committee Chair: azucker@ufl.edu<mailto:azucker@ufl.edu.
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Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at University of Colorado Boulder
The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks an interdisciplinary scholar whose work centers on issues of race/ethnicity in the United States for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We encourage applications from scholars trained in traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary fields such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latinx/Chicanx Studies, African-American/Africana Studies, Indigenous Studies, Critical Race Studies (including Queer of Color Critique), Diasporic Studies, Immigration Studies, and Borderlands Studies. A PhD, in one of the above or related fields, is required by the time of appointment.  The appointment begins August 20, 2018.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and provide service to the department, campus, and larger professional community.  The candidate should be prepared to develop and teach courses for our undergraduate concentration in race/ethnicity, develop and teach a graduate topics course in race/ethnicity, and teach courses in the WGST undergraduate and graduate core curriculum.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a traditional humanities or social sciences discipline or in an interdisciplinary field such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latinx/Chicanx Studies, African-American/Africana Studies, Indigenous Studies, Critical Race Studies (including Queer of Color Critique), Diasporic Studies, Immigration Studies, and Borderlands Studies.
Applications are accepted electronically at
https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10127&lang=en , job number 10127, and should include a cover letter, a current CV, a list of references, two writing samples, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required of the person to whom the position is offered.
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Women’s/Gender Studies at Illinois State University
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University seek a sociologist or anthropologist for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Appointment begins on August 16, 2018. Research and teaching expertise in sociological or anthropological perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality issues required. We have a strong need for someone to teach the core sequence of classes in the Queer Studies Concentration for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. A conferred Ph.D. in anthropology, sociology, or closely related field and significant coursework in women’s and gender studies by appointment start date. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. This position is security sensitive and subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. To assure full consideration, please complete the online faculty application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three academic references, examples of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to posting number 0709925 at www.jobs.ilstu.edu by January 5, 2018. Application review will begin after the deadline and continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct phone and on-campus interviews starting in early February. Please direct questions to Dr. Alison Bailey, WGS Program director, baileya@ilstu.edu.
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Wittig Postdoctoral Fellowship in Feminist Biology with the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at 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, CV, 5-page research proposal, 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. Applications for 2018-20 are due February 9, 2018.
The Wittig postdoc is administered through the Center for Research on Gender & Women (CRGW) http://www.womenstudies.wisc.edu/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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Job Listings
UW-Madison
HigherEdJobs
National Women’s Studies Association
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PathwaysToScience.org has many different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more. Browse the full list of opportunities here:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=Postdocs_Postdoc+%26+Early+Career&submit=y&all=all
Or use their advanced search page to narrow your results:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv
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Volunteer

Volunteer at the LGBT Campus Center!
Want to make friends? Get some office experience? Get connected to all of the LGBTQ+ events and groups across campus? Volunteer at the CC! We train students on how to keep the office running. Sign up to help with publicity, keep hours in the space, or run events. We would love to have you!
Fill out the Volunteer Form
Questions? Other thoughts? Email us at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or call (608) 265-3344.
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LGBTCC is looking for Discussion Group Facilitators!
Do you have facilitation skills? Want to help build community? Join the LGBT CC by facilitating a discussion group for the 2017-2018 academic year! Facilitators are not expected to replace professional counselors but we would like to have facilitators that are experienced in dialogues surrounding identity. Discussion groups usually meet for two hours in the evening, every other week. There will be a facilitator training before discussion groups begin. Groups have historically included: Fluid Sexualities, Keep On Coming Out, Grad Peer Support, Gender Explorers, Rooted (for QPOC), WorldWide Rainbow, Queer Students of Faith, and Asexual Identities. For more descriptions and information, please see our Discussion Groups page.
Apply to facilitate
Please contact us at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or (608) 265-3344 with any questions or to talk more about what facilitation might look like for you!

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Grants/Awards


Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment Grants
Due to Department Chairs on November 13, 2017
The Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff and students for the 2018 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant competition. This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea: the principle that the knowledge, ideas and solutions generated at the University should benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world. Please see https://provost.wisc.edu/baldwin-wisconsin-idea-endowment/ for detailed pre-proposal guidelines and instructions for budget preparation. Also available on the website are lists of previously funded projects. The Baldwin WI Idea Endowment grants will now be submitted via the web, with an email approval process at the department chair and dean/director levels.
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National Women’s Studies Association
Click here for descriptions and application info on faculty and student awards and prizes available through NWSA. Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards.
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Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
Click here for descriptions and application info. Most are open to graduate students at any university!

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CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS

Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference (MOCC) 2017
November 3-5, 2017, Mankato, MN
Come on over to Minnesota! We are reaching out to you to please share this invitation with your campus community to attend the Minnesota! Out Campus Conference (MOCC) this November 3rd-5th at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. We also highly encourage you to submit a workshop proposal or two! MOCC is a premier opportunity for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas to discuss issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex , asexual, and two spirit persons (LGBTQIA2S+) on college and university campuses and in the greater community. Did you know that the LGBT Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU) is the second oldest center of its kind on a college or university campus? Not only will we celebrate the LGBTC’s 40th year anniversary during MOCC,we will also celebrate Minnesota State University, Mankato’s sesquicentennial anniversary! Check out the attached fliers for keynotes info!
Our theme this year is “Resistance and Persistence: Action in a New Era.” As members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community are used as propaganda to help push agendas that divide or further marginalize our communities, resistance is necessary. Through marches, protests, and other forms of civic engagement, we must persist in ensuring social justice for all.  Using tools within our own spaces and communities, we must recognize ways to support our goals, each other, and our own well-being.
PRESENT AT MOCC:
We WANT your workshop proposals! Workshops must be 60 minutes in length. How you want to present is up to you! PowerPoint not required! Panels are also welcome. Possible topics could be: How Your Campus Can Protect Dreamers; Trauma-Informed Yoga for Healing; Making Protests Accessible Spaces; Coping With Family Members Who Keep Forgetting Your Pronouns; Using Art to Tell Survival Narratives; Finding Space an Ace; Fighting White Supremacy When You Are White; Talking About Policy Brutality; Protecting Yourself Online; Surviving a Doctor’s Visit When You Are Trans or Gender Nonconforming; How To Take A Step Back Without Checking Out; Affirming QPOC of Spaces; Cultural Appropriation of Two Spirit Identity; What Does It Mean If You Don’t Feel Queer Enough; How to Talk to Your Senator On the Phone; Finding Inclusive Worship Spaces; What Happens When Your Classroom Is Not A Safe Space to Come Out; Communicating with Memes. Visit this link to submit your proposal(s):
https://mnoutcampusconference.wordpress.com/workshops/ by Wednesday, October 18 2017.
KEYNOTES:
Saturday Nov 4 Keynote Luncheon: QUEER PRESSURE! Queer Pressure is a DIY collective of queers who seek to promote queer art, concerts, and parties. They’ll share how to push boundaries of homonormativity and create events for and by queer people. Then later that night they will host our dance party from 9PM to 12AM.
Saturday Keynote #2: PIDGEON PAGONIS. Pidgeon is an intersex person, activist and filmmaker recognized by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change in 2015. They will be featuring their documentary “The Son I Never Had.”
Sunday Morning Keynote: JESSICA FLATEQUAL. Jessica Flatequal is a professional lesbian, bow tie aficionado, aspiring crime show re-enactor, social justice advocate, and the Executive Director of South Central Minnesota Pride. She is a Mankato native who is dedicated to educating the region in LGBTQ issues and helping to create a more inclusive community where all people are celebrated and welcomed.
REGISTRATION & OTHER DETAILS:
Visit the conference website for all the details on Registration, Hotels, Entertainment, and more. We even have a post just about where to find coffee. Get ready for heavy social media action on our Facebook page too! Perhaps posting pictures of the swag we will be giving out….. :D Maybe a gif contest? Continental Breakfast will be provided both Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Sunday, we will have snacks for your trips home! Click here to register for the conference and submit proposals: https://mnoutcampusconference.wordpress.com
We are still accepting donations to help cover costs such as provided lunch, program guide printing, keynote honorariums, room rentals, and entertainment charge. We will continue to keep this conference free students! Non-student fee is $30 and scholarships are available. All schools are welcome to participate in the Resource Fair for recruitment. Click to learn about the Resource Fair: https://mnoutcampusconference.wordpress.com/resource-fair/
If you have any accessibility needs at the conference, please let us know! Please share MOCC news with your fellow students, staff, and faculty on your campus! Please share and forward this email and it attachments with folxs you think would be interested in attending MOCC! You are welcome to post any of the attachments! Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mncampusalliance/. Our MOCC Facebook Event Page is https://www.facebook.com/events/1781349768853799.
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Safe Healthy Strong 2018
March 21 - 22, 2018, Milwaukee, WI
RFP is now open! View this email in your browser
We're looking for a few good workshops.
Embody is seeking presenters for Safe Healthy Strong (SHS) 2018. SHS is a regional conference open to all people working to make a difference in the sexual and reproductive health of people in the Midwest and beyond. Now in its 7th year, SHS is attended by paid and unpaid health care professionals, nurses, social workers, certified health education specialists, community leaders, youth workers, health care navigators, caregivers, teachers, students and members of the public.
SHS organizers are seeking workshops that explore best practices in teaching about identity, access to sexual health care and sex education, health communication, sexual health, advocacy, faith and sexuality, and social and reproductive justice. Presenters are invited to attend SHS 2018 at no charge on the day of their presentation. Scholarships are available to help presenters offset the costs of travel and lodging.
Submission are due: November 1, 2017, 11:59 CST
SHS 2018 is hosted by Embody - the Education Programs of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
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Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Research to Practice Conference
Breaking Bias
March 21-23, 2018, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana
Organized by the Krannert School of Management, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, and the Jane Brock Wilson Center at Purdue University, and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with other key sponsors.
The purpose of this conference is to bridge research and evidence-based practice on the creation and sustainment of work, organizational, managerial, and occupational environments to support gender equality, leader excellence and career success in organizations. This conference will bring together scholars from multiple business disciplines and stakeholders from corporations and other employing organizations with a goal of strengthening each individual paper submitted in terms of both theory development and practical implications for leaders and managers. In addition to participating in small group paper presentation and author feedback sessions, attendees will be able to attend plenary research to practice panels featuring leading scholars and senior corporate leaders from companies such as Rolls Royce and Ernst & Young who are working on gender and women’s issues in business, as well as social events.
The abstract are due November 1, 2017 (earlier submissions are strongly encouraged, as space will be limited). Students and faculty from organizational behavior and theory, business, management, human resource management, psychology, sociology, economics, industrial relations, science, engineering, technology, strategy, education, political science, women's studies, public health, communications, and all other disciplines which share a common research interest in gender and the workplace are invited to submit an abstract for consideration HERE.
To view the agenda, click here.
To view the call for paper, click here.
For information on travel and hotels, click here.
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Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions
28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
March 1-2, 2018, UCLA Faculty Center
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and visual arts proposals for our 28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Pre-existing Conditions, will focus on the interactions of health and gender as a play on the current, on-going discussions about gender-focused health and healthcare. Pre-existing Conditions invites conversations about the directions and foci of intersectional and multi-contextual approaches to health and well-being. With our focus on gender and health, Thinking Gender 2018, Pre-existing Conditions, welcomes submissions of graduate student projects on a wide range of health and health-related topics (see the attached call or visit http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP for details).
All Proposal Submissions Are Due: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the paper panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by January 29, 2018, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator.
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4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being
Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking

April 12-14, 2018, Pyle Center, Madison, WI
Proposals are due: Friday, November 10, 2017
Seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking from across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women, gender and voice in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism.
We interpret 'voice, violence and peacemaking' broadly and will consider proposals focused on topics from self-defined community action, to UN Policy development, to institutional or classroom transformation, and beyond.
We seek responses from traditional disciplines as well as the fields of Ecofeminism, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Class Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace Studies, Global Health, and Environmental and/or Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.
Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine the present and  future of well-being and empowerment for women, girls and their families, in Wisconsin and the world.
Plan to join 100+ presenters:  students, faculty, activists, artists, and community members, as we consider how gendered knowledge is created and experienced at the axes of identities.
Proposals from student presenters welcome.
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Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium
December 4-6, 2017 meeting held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK.
Proposals Due: Friday, November 10, 2017
You are welcome to present a paper on an aspect of Women's Studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be 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 and abstract/registration deadlines. Follow us on Twitter @OxfordSymposia3 for updates on keynote speakers and other information.
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2nd Annual University of Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Symposium
Bodies of Resistance”
March 2-3, 2018, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Submissions Due: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
What do we mean when we say “resist?” Is it simply refusal, remaining steadfast in opposition to something that has force behind it? Does resistance indicate the inability to be impacted by something, as one might describe rocks that do not erode? Or, for some bodies, is mere existence in a system in which they were not meant to survive an act of resistance? Dictionaries and technicians would, doubtlessly, come up with a list of definitions, and yet, it seems now especially the term has taken on a slew of meanings that it maneuvers in and out of inconspicuously. The Second Annual University of Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Symposium is interested in tracking what this means and how bodies have historically resisted and continue to do so in a plethora of ways just as diverse as resistance itself. We are seeking graduate papers, social justice projects, creative writing, and art and performance pieces that examine bodies and the way that bodies and people resist. In addition, we are also seeking 1-2 panel(s) of undergraduate research/ creative work/ social justice work relating to the same themes. Of particular interest are the ways that already marginalized bodies have navigated opposition and oppression, be they queer, black and brown, disabled, trans, nonbinary, and any other bodies that have been regulated and harmed by hostile forces.
Themes and Topics Include:
● Race, Disability, and Queerness
● Political and Social Opposition
● Social Activism and Justice
● Counterculturalism
● Intersectionality and Resistance
● Creative Writing as Protest/ Social Justice
● Art and Performance as Protest/ Social Justice
● Gender and Navigating Hostile Climates
● Intersectional Approaches to Reclaiming Identity and History
● Transgression and Punishment
● Representations of Race, Disability, and Queerness in Art, Film, Literature, History and Folklore
● Resistance and Reclamation of Identity in Medicine, Science, and Engineering
● Environmental Resistance
● Resistance in American Contexts, Global Contexts, and/or the Global South
To submit a proposal, please email a 200 word abstract and tentative title in PDF format along with your full name, university, standing in school, and department to gws.conference@gmail.com by Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Please also include any technology needs (PowerPoint, etc) or accessibility needs (wheelchair accessible room, gender-neutral bathrooms, allergen concerns, etc) you may have in this email.
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Feminist Protests
‘Nevertheless, she persisted’: Living in a post-truth world and refusing to be post-feminist.
Cultivateis a new student led feminist journal run by researchers at the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York. Please click here for details of our CFP for submissions for our inaugural edition on ‘Feminist Protests’ and be advised we are also currently looking to recruit peer reviewers (please email us for details).
Please email submissions by Wednesday, November 30, 2017
See our website for further details: www.cultivatefeminism.com
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Southeastern Women's Studies Association 2018
Transformations: Leading Change
March 1-3, 2018, Clemson University
SEWSA 2108 takes place at a unique moment in contemporary history, marked by a resurgence of activism and the need for new theoretical and practical transformations of the cultural, political, and economic landscape.
Call for submissions: http://www.sewsa.net/clemson-general-cfp
Submit to by November 30, 2017: sewsa2018@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/SEWSA2018/
https://twitter.com/SEWSA2018 @SEWSA2018 #SEWSA2018
https://www.instagram.com/sewsa2018/ @sewsa2018


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CONFERENCES

International Conference on Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty:
The Road to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization
October 24-26, 2017, Ouarzazate, Morocco.
Keynote speakers:
Fatima Sadiqi
, Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Dahlerup Drude, Stockholm University, Sweden
miriam cooke, Duke University, USA
Aili Mari Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Women, Gender and Sexuality network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA)
November 2-5, 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The “Women, Gender and Sexuality” network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA) are looking forward to the 42nd annual meeting which is scheduled to take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on November 2-5, 2017. The conference theme is “Changing Social Connections in Time and Space.” You can find more information at http://www.ssha.org.
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Diversity Forum 2017 – Together: Building Cultural Capacity
Nov. 7-8, Union South, Varsity Hall
Register today
Diversity Forum Day 1, Keynote, Breakouts and Town Hall -- http://go.wisc.edu/i2w2pd
Diversity Forum Day 2, Cultural Competency Training Workshops – http://go.wisc.edu/a9van3
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2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE:
Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
November 16-19, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland
The General Conference will begin on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. with the Welcome and Keynote Address. General conference breakouts will start on Friday, November 17 at 8 a.m. and end on Sunday, November 19 at 1:45 p.m.
The conference schedule is now available HERE. To save a personal schedule, please login and click "2017 Conference Schedule" in your member portal and click through to "View the Online Program"
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2-day workshop at Copenhagen Business School
November 20-21, 2017
The workshop brings together issues of (feminist) activism and (scholarly) writing in order to discuss the future of feminism in academia: How can ‘we’ develop a viable research agenda for social change and what are the means of communicating it - to disciplinary communities, activist networks, and society at large? These and other questions will be discussed around four themes: 1) (Post)feminist discourses, 2) Alternative feminist organizing, 3) Affective activism, and 4) Powerful writing. It’s free of charge (there’s even PhD grants available to cover travel/accommodation costs) and paper abstract submission is not a requirement. Instead, send a motivation letter stating your interest in and ambitions for feminist activist scholarship to organisers Sine Nørholm Just (sinenjust@ruc.dk), Sara Louise Muhr (slm@ioa@cbs.dk), and Annette Risberg (ari.msc@cbs.dk) by 1 October.
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International Conference on Future of Women 2018
“A Prospect for Greater Vision”
February 6 - 7, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://futurewomenconference.com
Conference Speakers :
Malalia Joya, Political Activist and Writer, Afghanistan
Anita Singh, Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, Banaras Hindu University, India
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 “Conceiving American Families in the 21st Century:
Reproductive Policies, Practices and Technologies”
Friday, March 2, 2018, Doubletree Hotel, Austin, Texas
Mark your calendars now and join the Council on Contemporary Families for this one-day conference featuring Dr. Mary Ann Mason, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of California-Berkeley and Prof. Carol Joffe, of the University of California, San Francisco, as well as other nationally known speakers on reproductive justice and our own unique format of short talks and lively discussion. All members of CCF are encouraged to attend. Registration will be opening in October, and more details about the program will be coming soon.
Brief description: Technology, medical advances, health policies, and social change have shaped the new frontier of reproductive health care. Those who receive and provide services face new possibilities, as well as uncharted risks. In contemporary US society, the concepts and lived realities of sex, gender, sexuality, parenthood, and family reflect increasingly more complex and inclusive definitions. With technological developments, medical interventions and growing inequality popularizing ideas like "fertility tourism" and "designer babies," the need for research-based dialogue is paramount. At our highly interactive conference, leading scholars and practitioners will come together to address national issues as well as US reproductive health topics in a global context. With attention to access and affordability, as well as ethics and legality, this one-day conference will bring together a diverse group of experts -- from fields such as medicine, law, psychology, sociology, and public policy – to discuss the rapidly growing field of reproductive science and health care.
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Race I Sex I Power
2018 Conference
April 6-7, 2018, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
There is going to be an important conference on race, sexuality, and power in 2018 (it will follow the first one in 2008!). Consider participating, and/or help us distribute this information:
http://www.racesexpower2018.com/
Registration is free!
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4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-Being
Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking

April 12-14, 2018, Pyle Center, Madison, WI
Proposals are due: Friday, November 10, 2017
Seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking from across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women, gender and voice in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism.
We interpret 'voice, violence and peacemaking' broadly and will consider proposals focused on topics from self-defined community action, to UN Policy development, to institutional or classroom transformation, and beyond.
We seek responses from traditional disciplines as well as the fields of Ecofeminism, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Class Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace Studies, Global Health, and Environmental and/or Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.
Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine the present and  future of well-being and empowerment for women, girls and their families, in Wisconsin and the world.
Plan to join 100+ presenters:  students, faculty, activists, artists, and community members, as we consider how gendered knowledge is created and experienced at the axes of identities.
Proposals from student presenters welcome.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The NIH Office for Research on Women’s Health is seeking public comment on their strategic plan. The volume as well as the nature of these comments are seen as a sign of the demand for work in this area. Please take the time to make a comment. A call for increased funding for research on women’s health to provide an evidence base on women’ s health equivalent to that on men’s health would be one place to start. I am sure you all will have far more to say. A very low comment rate would be detrimental to the office and to funding for research on the health of women. Here is the link to info. http://bit.ly/2x2TnSd  #SABV
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Research on women in STEM with leadership experience:
Survey on the experience of women in STEM who also have been leaders: barriers, support, path, etc. Anonymous link to survey: https://uwstout.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ow5AG9cWqsSwUR
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Research on dual-science-career couples:
Survey looking for updates on the work (http://www.physics.wm.edu/dualcareer.html) by McNeil and Sher (1999) on couples who are both scientists. Anonymous link to survey: https://uwstout.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80368sRMJy1Zqkt
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WI Women’s History Research Project
Help Trace the History of WI Women in Local Government
Public input sought! The Women's Council has launched A Seat at the Political Table, new project to create an historical timeline tracing women’s political firsts as local elected officeholders in communities across Wisconsin. Wisconsin is home to about 2,350 locally elected government bodies – from School Boards to County Boards, from City Mayors to County Clerks. Indeed, the vast number of women holding elected office in Wisconsin are found in local government. The women who first gained a seat at the political table, and brought their voice to the deliberations and decisions of these jurisdictions, are largely lost to our collective history. A Seat at the Political Table extend our existing work on the history of women in state government to include women’s political firsts in local government – but these stories have proven much harder to identify. That’s why we need your help! Any other Wisconsin local women’s “firsts” or political milestones you want to tell us about? We’d love to hear about those too. Submission must include a contact for follow-up. For more information visit us at: www.womenscouncil.wi.gov.
Submit a story or a tip by email to: womenscouncil@wisconsin.gov
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This is the most current issue of the FEMINIST COLLECTIONS: A QUARTERLY OF WOMEN'S STUDIES RESOURCES
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This is the most current issue of FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS

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Recurring Drop Ins on Campus

CommuniTea
September 26 – December 19, 7pm, Campus Women’s Center, 4th Floor SAC
CommuniTea is an biweekly informal discussion! We open our office space for folks of all identities to come, have a hot cup of tea, and chat about a current issue or topic. Our second CommuniniTea of the academic year will be next Tuesday, October 10th! Come relax with us as we discuss the impact of social media on women, body image, self perception, and the feminist movement!
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Gender Explorers
This open discussion group is a space for participants who identify across the gender identity/expression and trans spectrums to come together and explore concepts and constructs of gender in their own lives. This group is open to all members of the UW campus community.
Red Gym: LGBTCC
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5
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rooted
rooted is a discussion group intended for those who self-identify as LGBTQ people of color. We hope to provide a space to discuss your experiences with multiple intersecting identities and find support and fellowship with folks who’ve shared similar experiences. Come speak to the barriers you encounter because of your identities and share what you love about yourself and your communities.
Red Gym: Social Justice Resource Center
Wednesdays, 6:00pm
9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13

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Asexual Identities
Are you ace, gray-a, demisexual, aromantic, or questioning? Do you want to explore those terms and identities in a safer environment and meet people who have similar experiences? Asexual Identities is a new open discussion group for exploring what it means and what it can be like to have an asexual identity.
Red Gym: LGBTCC
Thursdays, 5:00-6:45pm
9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/TBD
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Rainbow Recovery
In partnership with Live Free Student Wellness and Recovery, the LGBT CC is holding space for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals to come together and talk about issues related to substance use, sobriety, and recovery-positive spaces. Everyone is welcome!
Live Free space, Student Activity Center
Wednesdays, 6:00pm

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FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month at OutReach, 2701 International Ln #101, Madison, WI 53704
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. The group meets the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm.
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Bi-Versity
1st & 3rd Monday of the month at OutReach, 2701 International Ln #101, Madison, WI 53704
A social support group for those who identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid, queer, or who do not use a label, or feel that they might be otherwise non-monosexual. Also open to friends, family, partners, and allies of bi/pan/etc. people. The group meets the first and third Mondays of the month from 7:00-9:00pm. The group meets at OutReach but also goes out in the community for activities around Madison. Find the group on Facebook!
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LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program
Are you thinking about coming out, but not sure how? Do you want some support navigating LGBTQ+ life? Do you just want to chat with someone about common experiences? Check out our LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program! Sign up as a mentee or get trained as a mentor to be there for other people in your community. Sign up and learn more at our Mentor Program page or email Leigh Wilson at leigh.wilson@wisc.edu.
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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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Drop In Sexual Assault Support Group
Dane County Rape Crisis Center
The group will meet Wednesdays from 5:30PM-7:00PM, September 13-December 13
No group will be held November 22.
Check Lobby Directory for Room, Lowell Center
If you have been affected by sexual assault and would like a confidential space to talk to others with similar experiences, please stop by. Attend one session or as many as you would like. Group is open to self identifying women (over 18 years old). Website
https://thercc.org/get-support/how-we-can-help/healing-counseling
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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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GIVING

Donation to Gender and Women’s Studies
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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LGBT Books to Prisoners Book Drop
LGBT Books to Prisoners always in need of books. Donated books will help restore the inventory of our library of books to ensure we can continue filling book requests in the future. This local organization sends books to incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals all across the nation. For more info please visit their website. Some of the highest demand subject matters for request are the following:
* LGBTQ materials (especially trans, gay and bi materials, non-fiction and fiction alike)
* Dictionaries (English, preferably softcover)
* Almanacs
* Drawing or art (preferably how-to)
* Books in Spanish for native speakers
* African American, Latino, and Native American history or non-fiction
* Contemporary fiction (especially urban fiction, crime fiction and thrillers)
* Mythology, occult, and alternative spirituality books
* Recent editions of textbooks
If you have any books or textbooks that fit these subject matters we would love for you to donate them to this wonderful cause. We also prefer softcover book donations due to prison restrictions but we will accept hard cover as well. Book donation drop box is located in the Gender & Women Studies department main office (3321 Sterling Hall). Thank you for taking the time to read about this upcoming event and we hope you can help us support LGBTQ+ community members through your book donations!
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GWS Donation Station for Open Seat
The department of Gender and Women’s Studies is happy to announce that we are now a recognized donation station for Open Seat, the food pantry for students on campus. The bin for donations is located in the Gender & Women Studies department main office (3321 Sterling Hall) and donations can be dropped off at any time when the room is open. Similarly, students are welcome to take food from the bin if needed. The donations remaining in the box will be collected and taken to the main pantry location (Room 4209 in the Student Activity Center) every few weeks.
Please circulate this information with your students and note that some suggested donations include: menstrual products, hygiene products, beverages, condiments/sauces, baking products, cereal, oatmeal, granola, etc. Thank you for helping to make our department and our university a more welcoming and accessible place for all students!

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OTHER LINKS

Gender & Women’s Studies Department
Center for Research on Gender & Women
Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium
Office of the Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian
Campus Women’s Center
LGBT Campus Center
Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute
4W: Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World

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
Dace Zeps, Administrator
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: dazeps@wisc.edu