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December 5, 2016




Women in the Middle: Resilience Movements
Monday, December 05, 2016, 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM Wisconsin Union South
Join WUD Global Connections as we listen to three highly regarded professors from our own university present about gender equality throughout the globe. This event will be focusing on feminist movements in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. This panel will be followed by an interactive discussion.
Professor Aili Tripp: “Why the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco) Differs from the Middle East in Women’s Rights”
Professor Funda Derin, “Women’s Rights in Turkey: Secular and Conservative Perspectives”
Professor Christine Garlough: "Grassroots feminism movements in India and Human Rights Discourse"
This event is free and open to UW Madison students, staff, faculty, Union Members, and their guests.
Find more info about Global Connections here:
FemSem: Katherine Lin
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Social Sciences 2435
Household Finance Research Seminar Series
Gender & Finance
Madelaine L’esperance
, Ph.D. Candidate in Consumer Science
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:45 p.m., 1199 WI Idea Room, Nancy Nicholas Hall
The Center for Financial Security is pleased to launch a seminar series, which will focus on household finance research topics from a broad array of backgrounds, including consumer science, sociology, economics, public policy and other fields. This weekly series will host outside speakers from the region, graduate students and faculty to present early stage work with the goal of fostering constructive feedback and insights for new work.
Green Dot workshop
Friday, December 9, 2016, 3-4:30 p.m., 4th Floor Hearing Room, 333 East Campus Mall
Green Dot is a unique and innovative approach to bystander intervention to prevent campus violence. Learn how to recognize the behaviors that may constitute sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking and how to effectively intervene. You’ll learn about your unique style and barriers so that you can develop realistic intervention options. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by a Green Dot-certified instructor staff member.
FemSem: Frankie (S. Frank) & Potluck
December 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Social Sciences 2435
Bring a plate to share as we catch up one final time before the holiday break.
Seventeen Global Reasons Our Work on Gender is Critical
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:00pm, Madison Central Library
Dr. Araceli Alonso will be speaking at the United Nations Association Dane County Chapter on "Seventeen Global Reasons Our Work on Gender is Critical." Araceli, a senior lecturer in UW-Madison's Gender & Women's Studies Department, has just been named as the 2016 Global Citizen by the United Nations Association Dane County Chapter for her work developing the Health by Motorbike Project in Kenya, her Health by Any Means Project, her leadership for Social Transformation to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex (STREETS), and her co-directorship of the UNESCO Chair on Gender, Well-being and Culture of Peace at UW-Madison.
Women’s March on Madison
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We will march peacefully in Madison, WI in solidarity with those going to Washington DC. If you are interested in connecting with Wisconsinites heading to the large march in Washington, please head over to this page https://www.facebook.com/events/208275672945652/
This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights is welcome:
– Women & Girls & Femmes & GNC
– Men & Boys
– Families
– People of Color
– Immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees
– LGBTQIA+ Community
– People with Disabilities
– Climate Change Advocates
– ALL religious communities
– Anyone else who wants to come out in support.


Feminism on Tap
These monthly events are hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, Wisconsin National Organization for Women, Zonta Club of Madison and the Wisconsin Women's Network. For more information about Feminism on Tap and upcoming FoT events, like us on Facebook!
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.
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
Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:30--6:30 pm at Winedown, 118 State St, Madison, WI 53703
Do you want to help organize awesome feminist actions in Madison?
Would you like to fight the anti-choice tide sweeping our country?
Are you driven to act against systemic discrimination?
Want to be a kick-ass ally?
Then you definitely need to come to Tuesday's Madison NOW meeting! We're reigniting the Madison chapter and need your voice and skills.
RSVP on Facebook and invite your feminist friends.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach, Note New Location - 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
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, 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
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**
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

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.



The CWC is Hiring
Here are links to our open positions including more information about each:
Publicity Coordinator Application Spring 2017
Family Resources Coordinator
Application Spring 2017
Support Services Coordinator
Application Spring 2017
Newsletter and Digital Media Editor, Section on Race, Gender, and Class
The Race, Gender, and Class section is seeking to hire a Newsletter and Digital Media Editor to oversee production of a newsletter, maintain a website for the section, and manage the section’s social media accounts. Race, Gender, and Class expects to publish the newsletter two times annually (spring and fall) and include essays by the chair and section members, section news, information on new books and articles by section members, and more. The Newsletter and Digital Media Editor will solicit submissions for the newsletter, write news items, and layout the newsletter; thus, they should have excellent organization and time-management skills.
The Newsletter and Digital Media Editor will work closely with the section chair and the Social Media Committee on the production of the newsletter and on developing and implementing plans for the section website and social media presence. Digital Media duties include launching the section’s website, updating the section’s Facebook page, and creating an official Twitter account. The editor will post links to timely content such as news stories, research publications, and blog posts that are relevant to Race, Gender, and Class and are of interest to section members.
We ask for a commitment of two years and offer a stipend of $750 per year. Applicants interested in discussing the position can contact the following section members:
Nancy A. Naples (nancy.naples@uconn.edu), Chair of the Race, Gender, & Class Section
Rachelle Brunn-Bevel (rbrunn@fairfield.edu), Chair of the Social Media Committee
As Newsletter and Digital Media Editor, you will have the opportunity to become more familiar with the section and to play a critical role in cultivating the sense of community so valued in Race, Gender, and Class—one of the largest sections of the American Sociological Association. We look forward to hearing from you.
To apply, please send the following information via email to Rachelle Brunn-Bevel (rbrunn@fairfield.edu) by December 15, 2016:
Name and affiliation of applicant(s) (Note: We envision that the position will be held by a single person [often a graduate student], but we are open to teams of two students, post-docs, or faculty members working on the newsletter. If you prefer to work with a colleague, please submit your application materials as a team.)
Your vision/plan for the newsletter (for example, what interests you about the position, what new content you would like to introduce, etc.)
Any relevant experience, such as past involvement in the section, other editing positions, published work, or experience writing/maintaining blogs, websites, and social media accounts.


Virginia Horne Henry Grant Competition
Grant Application forms
The Virginia Horne Henry Fund provides money for an annual competition for a number of activities related to women’s physical education, movement and the female body in culture, including:
- Special programs
- New course development
- Research support
- Visiting scholars
- Student support
- Permanent equipment for recreational sports clubs 
Detailed Grant Information.
For additional information, please contact Ruth Benedict, Committee Chair, at 262-0543,  or Veronica Watson, External Relations Office, at 265-3047.
Completed applications must be submitted electronically and received by:
February 3, 2017, by 4:30 p.m.
Malkiel Scholars Award Program
The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award Program is now accepting applications through December 15, 2016. This opportunity is for tenure-track faculty who are committed not only to research and teaching but also to building a more inclusive scholarly community. Applicants may not be going up for tenure during the award year (2017–18).
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Malkiel Scholars Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. While Malkiel Scholars may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences, preference will be given to those whose work relates to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education.
Please share this opportunity with colleagues who may be interested in and eligible for the Malkiel Scholars Program. Additional information is available at www.woodrow.org/nwm.
To download a one page brochure click here.
Sex & Gender Section Award Nominations
Consider nominating someone for one of the Sex & Gender Section awards. Review specific information on nominations for the
Distinguished Article Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
Feminist Scholar Activist Award (Deadline: March 1, 2017)
Distinguished Book Award (Deadline: February 1, 2017) at https://asasexandgender.wordpress.com/awards/section-awards.
AAUW Grant Opportunities


Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellow in Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University invites applications in the field of sexuality studies for its two-year Allen-Berenson Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome candidates in the social sciences and humanities whose research contributes to an intersectional and interdisciplinary understanding of gender, race-ethnicity, class and sexuality. Expertise in studies of violence, masculinity, and/or immigration would be especially welcome. The successful candidate will teach one course each semester and participate in the scholarly life of the faculty. We expect candidates can teach students the connections between the most urgent issues confronting the world by employing gender, feminist and other critical theories. In the second year the candidate will give a public lecture.
Candidates are expected to have completed the Ph.D by August 2017. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of your scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation via [https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8409]. To be considered, applications should be submitted by December 15, 2016.
Change Corps Fellowship
Change Corps offers graduating seniors and others a year-long, full-immersion training fellowship in grassroots organizing that helps prepare them for careers in social change. Change Corps couples classroom training with real-world experience, partnering with groups like the National Education Association, Planned Parenthood and Everytown for Gun Safety on their campaigns. It gives recent graduates the opportunity to be part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Salary is $26,000/yr with benefits. Please go to www.changecorps.org to apply and email eli@changecorps.org with any questions.
Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships
Annual Competition for Graduate fellowship
Fellowship Application form
Nominations are now being solicited for the Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. The fellowships were established in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of Patrick Henry in honor of his wife, Virginia Horne Henry, a leader in the field of women’s physical education, including knowledge and appreciation of women’s movement, activity and the female body in culture. The primary purpose of the fund is to support and enhance the area of women’s physical education.
Detailed Fellowship Information.
For additional information, please contact Ruth Benedict, Committee Chair, at 262-0543, or Veronica Watson, External Relations Office, at 265-3047.
Completed applications must be submitted electronically and received by:
February 3, 2017, by 4:30 p.m.



Women & Gender-International Opportunities
Preview for 2017
~7,000 women and girls are trafficked from Nepal into India's sex trade per year. Sex traffickers prey on young women in rural Nepal that want out of poverty. Traffickers promise them a job; instead girls are tricked into prostitution and sexual exploitation in India. Come help in the remote rural villages: teach English and literacy to create another life for these girls. Or work in their legal program teaching women their rights. Grant writers also needed.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS: Uganda & Morocco
In most parts of the world, women are considered property of their husband and have no rights. "Consciousness raising" is just beginning; it is the essential first step so that attitudes then actions/ policies change. Come help teach women their rights so that they can gain power in the home, in the courts and in Parliament.
a. Domestic Violence
~60% of women in Uganda report being beaten. DV homicides are taken for granted. Last year, there was a major push to teach women their rights and how the legal process works. This year, this org has bought land for a shelter. Now they need help with fund raising and grant writing so that they can build the shelter. Or help with actually counseling women who have been beaten. We need you!
b. Islam
If you have read Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book "Infidel", you may realize how women's rights are more nuanced in Muslim culture. Thus to work in Morocco requires more cultural sensitivity and a less dogmatic approach.
When a social worker from Canada asked an audience of 50 men, how many of them beat their wives. 48 hands went up! "Why" "How else would you get them to mind?" You will also see corporeal punishment in schools and homes. Are you comfortable with public speaking? Come teach positive reinforcement and other ways of interacting. It would be especially helpful to have male Gender Studies students who can help shift attitudes and behavior.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Costa Rica - Spanish fluency required
Work in the shelter; do community education; help women become economically independent so they can leave abusive relationships; and/or help develop counseling programs for women, men and kids. If you have background in counseling, help with crisis, individual and group therapy.
For women that have 10 kids, they will tell you that contraception is life changing. African women realize that if they had fewer kids, they would have fewer mouths to feed and be less poor. Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation believes this is one of most important goals in the world for women. Now there is a groundswell in Africa and they are asking for help with this. Come help!
MICRO-FINANCE: Costa Rica & Ecuador
Micro-finance has helped women all over the world lift out of poverty. Spanish and a background in Business, Finance, or Entrepreneurship are helpful in Costa Rica and Ecuador.
This Ugandan director who emphasizes empowering women, is an excellent community organizer, and does a phenomenal job of teaching villages how to assess their needs, their strengths and achieve their goals. This is an great place to get experience in international development.
Ecuador's indigenous people have gained more clout in the last 20 years. Come teach farming or join indigenous women in the fields to help feed their families.
The altiplano of Bolivia is very high and dry. Women forage for hours each day to find firewood for cooking food. Some new technologies have been life changing...by helping women not have to forage endlessly.
While physical abuse/ domestic violence is beginning to be addressed throughout Africa, sexual abuse is still taboo and unaddressed. This program is an exception. Experienced in trauma, sexual abuse, gender based violence, EMDR and/or PTSD? We need you here!
Please read NGOabroad website

Ordinary Space, Extraordinary Living
1st Annual Gender & Women’s Studies Graduate Conference
February 24-25th, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
We are now inviting proposals for presentations at the first annual Gender & Women’s Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Gender & Women’s Studies Graduate Conference is an annual conference run by graduate students, for graduate students. This is your chance to get your feet wet in the world of conferences and network with fellow graduate students, whether it’s your first conference or not! The theme this year is “Ordinary Space, Extraordinary Living.” Do spaces contribute to our understanding of gender in daily life? What shapes an extraordinary life? Is there such a thing as an everyday? How does space contribute to gender? How do we perform gender in extraordinary ways? How does gender contribute to our changed understanding of space over time? How is gender represented and regulated in public spaces, like social media sites? Specific sub-themes this includes could be but are not limited to:

  1. Environmentalism and space
  2. Intellectual and physical sustenance
  3. Social activism and justice
  4. Rhetorics and performances of belonging
  5. Relations and relationships
  6. Intersectionality and space
  7. Gender and colonial spaces
  8. Gender, work and space
  9. Landscape and gender
  10. Gender, migration, and displaced peoples
  11. Gendered representations and space in literature, folklore, and graphic novels
  12. Gender and forbidden spaces
  13. Transgressions of space and gender
  14. Gender and reclaiming space
  15. Gender, ritual and extraordinary space

To submit a proposal, please email a 200 word abstract and tentative title in PDF format along with your full name, standing in school, and department to gws.conference@gmail.com by December 22nd, 2016.
Please also include any technology needs (PowerPoint, etc) or accessibility needs (wheelchair accessible room, allergen concerns, etc) you may have in this email.
Special Issue on "Gender Studies in Developing Societies"
Submissions Due: December 18th, 2016
The Advances in Anthropology (AA, ISSN Online: 2163-9361), a peer-reviewed open-access journal, is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on "Gender Studies in Developing Societies". We would like to invite you to submit or recommend original research papers to this issue through our Paper Submission System.
Aims & Scope (not limited to the following fields)

  1. Gender and culture
  2. Gender and development
  3. Gender and education
  4. Gender and the workplace
  5. Gender and politics
  6. Gender and the environment
  7. Feminist and womanist
  8. Gender equity and masculinity
  9. Gender and health/health policies and rights
  10. Gender, human rights and violence against women
  11. Women, the stem areas and research
  12. Globalization/migration/sex trafficking etc.
  13. Bodies, popular culture and identities
  14. Gender inequality and gender discrimination
  15. Gender, women and sexuality studies

Fourth annual IRWG Feminist Research Seminars
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan is dedicated to fostering and supporting faculty research on women, gender and sexuality. In an effort to provide a hands-on, practical implementation of this mission, we announce the application process for the fourth annual IRWG Feminist Research Seminars.

IRWG Feminist Research Seminars are small, themed residential conferences, proposed and designed by one or two interested applicants, bringing together 10 feminist scholars from around the country to address quandaries in theoretical or empirical research related to gender, women and sexuality. The seminar offers feminist scholars a unique opportunity to work together, uninterrupted, in an intimate and supportive setting. Feminist Research Seminars are also designed to encourage connections for future collaboration among participants.

While formats may vary, depending on the wishes of the organizer(s), a Feminist Research Seminar is not an occasion designed for the conventional presentation of papers or lectures. Instead, the main focus of a seminar should be individual research concerns and quandaries with which participants are grappling. Research concerns may be practical, substantive or more personal.

Faculty from across disciplines and institutions are invited to apply to become organizers; it is they who will determine seminar participants. These seminars are designed to be flexible and crafted to meet the needs of the participants. Successful proposals will be fully funded, including travel, lodging and meals.

A detailed description of the Feminist Research Seminar, including proposal guidelines and previous recipients, is available at irwg.umich.edu/funding/feminist-research-seminar.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is January 15, 2017.

I hope you and your faculty find IRWG’s Feminist Research Seminars an opportunity worth considering. I invite you to share this information with colleagues and affiliated scholars who you think may be interested in applying to be seminar organizers. If you or they have any questions, please feel free to email feministresearchseminar@umich.edu.
Calls For Papers
Looking for a place to publish a review article on gender and/or sexuality? The Gender and Sexuality Section of SOCIOLOGY COMPASS publishes reviews of literature on topics related to gender and sexuality.
I solicit 15 articles per year. In terms of sexualities, I am interested in any and all relevant topics. In terms of gender, I am particularly interested in articles on topics other than work and/or family (which are already well represented in the journal), especially those that reflect global and/or intersectional perspectives and/or focus on masculinities or trans*/genderqueer issues. However, I will consider any sociological topic that focuses on gender and/or sexuality.
To learn more about SOCIOLOGY COMPASS, visit the journal’s website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1751-9020
To submit a proposal, send your title and abstract to Betsy Lucal, Gender and Sexuality Section Editor: blucal@iusb.edu
Interested in serving as a reviewer? I’m always looking for good reviewers! Email me with your areas of interest. blucal@iusb.edu 
Call for Papers: Special issue: Journal of Homosexuality:
The Impact of Same-sex Marriage on LGBT Activism, Politics, and Communities
Guest Editor: Professor Mary Bernstein, Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut
Please submit full papers, including abstract and references in Word form to Mary Bernstein at Mary.Bernstein@uconn.edu by January 10, 2017 along with a separate title page that includes  a word count and your contact information so that the papers can be sent out for peer review.  Submissions before the final deadline are encouraged.  Papers should be double spaced, include references, and be a maximum of 9000 words (including references, abstract, tables, figures). The special issue may be subsequently published as an edited volume, with Routledge Press. Feel free to contact Mary Bernstein in advance with any questions.
Researchers and LGBT activists alike have long debated the wisdom of pursuing marriage as a movement goal, the possible deleterious impact of same-sex marriage on future mobilization, and what the movement should do after marriage is achieved. In this special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality, we move beyond hypothetical debates over what might or should happen to LGBT movements, identities, and communities after the achievement of same-sex marriage, to examine the impact of same-sex marriage on LGBT activism.
I welcome submissions that address, but are not limited to the following questions:
What impact has the achievement of same-sex marriage had on LGBT activism, communities and/or identities?
In what ways have class, race, ethnicity, and/or gender identity influenced or been influenced by marriage equality?
How has the achievement of same-sex marriage influenced the political agenda of LGBT social movement organizations?  In what other ways such as membership or the ability to mobilize or raise funds, has the achievement of same-sex marriage affected LGBT movement organizations?  
How has the achievement of same-sex marriage affected anti-LGBT activism?
How have LGBT people’s sense of identity shifted as a result of same-sex marriage?  
In what ways has the achievement of same-sex marriage influenced LGBT politics, activism and communities outside the U.S.?
How has the legal context changed as a result of marriage equality?
How has the achievement of marriage equality influenced how public understandings of the institutions of marriage and family?
Call for Papers: Women and Inequality in the 21st Century
Editors: Brittany C. Slatton, Texas Southern University & Carla D. Brailey, Texas Southern University
Publisher: Routledge
Women and Inequality in the 21st Century is an interdisciplinary edited volume that will compile a series of original book chapters that address the experiences of contemporary women in the era of a stalled gender revolution. The editors are looking for chapters that will focus on the ways in which women at the intersection of varying social categories—such as race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, and marital status—face unique rewards, punishments, and consequences in a contemporary society that is experiencing a stagnated movement towards gender equality.
Chapters included in this volume will be interdisciplinary and reflect varying fields of inquiry and myriad methodological and theoretical approaches. The editors are especially interested in chapters that examine the contemporary experiences of divorced/married, intersexed, lesbian, dis/abled, Asian American, Latina, and Muslim American women. Potential topics include:

  1. An overview of the various social identities by which women define themselves and the ways in which self-identity shapes how they “perceive and experience the social world.”
  2. An analysis of how self-identification affects the ways in which women do gender
  3. The role of recent legislation on women's reproductive health and access to birth control.
  4. The impact of “Rape Insurance Laws”
  5. Political opposition and defunding of planned parenthood
  6. Women’s experiences of sexual assault at colleges/universities –emphasis on sexual assault at fraternity houses and/or by college athletes.
  7. Intimate partner violence
  8. Women and Politics
  9. Experiences of Hillary Clinton
  10. Analysis of how diverse women maneuver Donald Trump’s misogyny 
  11. Michelle Obama’s experiences in the White House
  12. Women in male dominated positions 
  13. The experiences of pregnant women in the paid labor force.
  14. The hijab in the work place
  15. Women’s libido and the new FDA approved drug flibanserin
  16. How contemporary beauty expectations shape the ways in which women “do” beauty
  17. The role of theology in maintaining gender inequality
  18. The ways in which religion shapes self-identity and how gender is accomplished
  19. How women actively resist labels, stereotypes, and other social constructions  
  20. The use of religion and/or theology to buffer discrimination. 

*This is not an exhaustive list
Chapters must be original
Chapters should range between 4500 and 6000 words
Chapters should be scholarly works written in accessible language 
Times New Roman, 12-font, double-spaced
Submission of full papers must be received by: January 31st 2017 
Before submitting full paper, please send a short biography and a title and abstract to slattonbc@tsu.edu
Please note that all papers will go through a peer review process.

Call for Papers
3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies – WCWS 2017
May 4 - 6, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
"Building Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across Our Differences "
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) along with the Bridgewater State University proudly present The 3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies – WCWS 2017 from 4th – 6th May 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Building Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across Our Differences”. This theme does not imply that we overlook, deny or undermine the important differences that characterize us and shape our lives and interests. However, it does suggest that to build women’s movements that are truly global in character, we must build inclusive coalitions that broaden mutual awareness both by seeking commonalities across our differences and by learning from one another’s unique circumstances. In addition, we must be inclusive of our male and transgender allies, and we hope to encourage scholars, activists, academicians, students, and policymakers to learn from one another recognizing how historical power dynamics across class, ethnicity, race, sexuality, gender and nationality can be bridged. Because the vibrant field of Women’s Studies spans the humanities, social, natural and physical sciences, panels will include papers from across the disciplines.
Please submit the abstracts of your research papers according to the given format on or before February 9, 2017.
Read More
Femislay (femislay.com) is an online platform dedicated to opening up the conversation about the diversity of feminism.
Femislay is looking for individual contributors who are interested in writing pieces about their experience with feminism - this could be a story, a struggle with identity, academic feminism or simply an emotional explanation of why they believe feminism is necessary for our country to move forward. I don't want to take away people's voices or opinions by setting guidelines; rather I want the website to change the conversation people are having about feminism and make it more accessible to people of all genders, races, religions, identities, and ethnicities and demonstrate how each of these impacts feminism.
If you are interested, you can contact Kelsey Hatchitt at femislay@gmail.com or my personal email, kahatchitt@gmail.com.


Safe Healthy Strong 2017

March 22 - 23, 2017, Milwaukee, WI
2017 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being
April 28-29, 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Congressional Commission on the American Museum of Women's History
is honored to announce the submission of its official report to the President, Congress, and the American People.
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
Discussion groups
The LGBT Campus Center hosts bi-weekly, peer-facilitated discussion groups for a variety of identities. Three of those discussion groups kicked off last week, and rooted is ongoing! Check out full descriptions at the end of the newsletter.
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
10/5 | 10/9 | 11/2 | 11/16
Gender Explorers
Tuesdays, 9/27, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
10/11 | 10/25 | 11/8 | 11/22 | 12/6
Fluid Sexualities
Thursdays, 9/29, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC
10/13 | 10/27 | 11/10 | 12/8
Worldwide Rainbow
Fridays, 9/30, 6:00-8:00pm, LGBTCC

10/14 | 10/28 | 11/11 | 12/9
Questions? Contact Tiffany at tiffany.s.lee@wisc.edu or check out our Discussion Groups page for more.
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.
SexWIse Workshops
SexWIse explores sex, sexuality, and hooking up in college. Participants will also identify social norms hooking up that can be helpful or harmful. Finally, the audience will learn about sexual assault, respecting boundaries, and consent. Sexual acts and sexual assault will be discussed. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by trained UHS peer educators, designed for 20-30 first-year/transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis and closed to the press.
violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu. For dates and locations click here.
ListenWIse Workshop
Most college aged victims of sexual assault first turn to their friends and family for help. ListenWIse teaches concrete skills and strategies college students can use to support a friend who has been a victim of sexual assault or dating violence. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by trained UHS peer educators, designed for 20-30 first-year/transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis and closed to the press.
violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu. For dates and locations click here.
YouWIse Workshops
YouWIse is intended for student survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, or childhood sexual abuse. Participants will learn about resources both on and off campus, have time to explore their own ideas, as well learn strengths-based strategies for thriving and surviving at UW-Madison. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by UHS victim advocates, designed for 10-15 first-year/transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis and closed to the press.
https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/prevention/violence-pr... . For dates and locations click here.
DatingWIse Workshops
DatingWIse focuses on dating and healthy relationships in college. Using a mix of self-reflection and group discussion, participants will explore their own ideas about what characteristics they find important in dating relationships and learn to identify red flags of dating violence. Sessions are 90 minutes, facilitated by trained UHS peer educators, designed for 20-30 first-year/transfer students on a first-come, first-serve basis and closed to the press.
violenceprevention@uhs.wisc.edu. For dates and locations click here.

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