Deadline Jan 15 – CALL for PAPERS: Engendering Change: 3rd Annual Graduate Student Gender and Sexualities Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE JAN 15, 2013
The Third Annual Graduate Student Gender and Sexualities Conference
Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th, 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago is proud to announce the third
annual Engendering Change conference. This annual interdisciplinary
graduate student-led conference provides a venue through which graduate
students can share their scholarship on gender and sexualities with one
another and get feedback from faculty based in the Chicago area. This
year’s conference will be held on the University of Illinois at Chicago
campus on Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th, 2013. The
conference is free and open to the public.
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in all academic disciplines
are invited to present their original research related to the study of
gender and sexualities broadly defined. Papers can be based on any aspect
of gender and sexualities, including but not limited to: activism, bodies,
families, feminisms, identities, health and medicine, masculinities and
femininities, media, religion, sexual subcultures, transnationalism, and
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: The conference will start on Thursday, March 14th,
2013 at 5:30PM with a special keynote event at the Jane Addams Hull House.
Graduate student panels, as well as a themed faculty panel, will take
place on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at Student Center East.
CONFERENCE THEME: This year’s conference theme, “Thinking Intersectionally
about Gender and Sexualities,” focuses attention on theorizing and
researching gender and sexualities through an intersectional lens. In
addition to the above noted topics, graduate students are encouraged to
submit papers that bring intersectional theory in conversation with gender
and sexuality studies, reflect on the state and future of
intersectionality in gender and sexualities studies, and consider
innovative methodological strategies for studying these intersections.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: To submit an abstract, please complete the online
submission form available at
The submission form will ask for an extended abstract with a minimum of
350 words as well as keywords.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 15th, 2013. All
presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 1st, 2013.
Participants will be asked to submit their full papers to the conference
committee by March 1st, 2013.
Please circulate this announcement to all those who may be interested!