Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thinking Gender 2016



26th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for presentations: Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces

Thinking Gender 2016 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, posters, and—for the first time!—films and interactive media on topics that focus on the awareness of self, representation, and the navigation and negotiation of social and cultural space. We welcome submissions—across all disciplines and historical periods—that engage with the politics  of  gender, race, sexuality, and space. We also intend to address international and transnational encounters, and colonization and decolonization practices. We invite scholarship engaging the following topics or others related to the conference theme of “Spatial Awareness, Representation & Gendered Spaces”:

       Gender representation and state feminism
       Physical culture and the body
       Innovation through gender
       Productive and reproductive labors
       Security and gendered nationalism
       Implicit bias and stereotype threat
       Migration and transnational encounters
       Women, gender, and health
       Women and sustainable development
       Identity formation in memory and memoir
       Controversial and transgressive art
       Socialization and sexuality

CSW accepts submissions from graduate students who are registered at US or international colleges or universities. Please note that we do not accept submissions from papers presented at previous Thinking Gender conferences. Previously published materials are also not eligible. If, however, the material is forthcoming, we will consider approving the submission. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit films even if they have submitted for other events. Undergraduate students are eligible for poster submissions.

All applicants are required to submit an abstract (250 words) and CV (2 pages max). Students proposing individual papers and posters must submit a proposal (5 double-spaced pages max) and a Works Cited (1 page max). Students submitting films and mixed media must submit a film synopsis (2 page max). All components are to be submitted to the website at, according to the submission guidelines. For pre-constituted panels, a 250-word description of the panel topic is required, in addition to the materials required for individual paper submissions. For submission guidelines, visit:

Send submissions to:

Deadline for submissions:  Friday, November 20, 2015
Conference will be held April 7 and 8, 2016, at UCLA Covel Commons
Event is free and open to the public. There will be a $50 registration fee for each presenter. UCLA Center for the Study of Women

1500 Public Affairs Building, Box 957222 • Los Angeles, CA 90095-7222

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