Category Archives: Gender Studies

Where There is Thunder, There is Lightning: EDI and Change in Libraries

Program Date and Time: Sunday, June 25th from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group is looking for lightning talks on equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives from a broad range of libraries.

The presentation will be on Sunday, June 25th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL and will include the option for video presentations if you can’t attend in person.

Presenters will have 5 minutes to share their successes and failures with initiatives designed to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in your libraries, which means we have time for up to 12 presentations.

To apply for participation, please submit the following:


Brief description for your presentation

Will you be presenting in person or submitting a video

Email to , Use the subject line: Lightning Talk Application

Applications are due by May 15th and participants will be announced by May 31st.

If you have any questions about the event or the process, please contact Martin Garnar at


DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than April 1, 2017.

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.  The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress.  Since 1978, the Congressional Research Grants program has invested more than $1,000,000 to support over 462 projects. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is April 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in May.

The Center has allocated up to $30,000 in 2017 for grants with individual awards capped at $3,500

The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.

The grants program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Grant.

Download the Word document — Congressional Research Grant Application — and complete the required entries. You may send the application as a Word or pdf attachment to an e-mail directed to Frank Mackaman at Please insert the following in the Subject Line:  “CRG Application [insert your surname].” Thank you.

The Congressional Research Grant Application contains the following elements: Applicant Information, Congressional Research Grant Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter (reference Letter not to exceed one page—additional pages will not be forwarded to the judges), and Overhead Waiver Letter.

The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. Applications may be single-spaced. Please use fonts no smaller than 10-point. This total does NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver Letter (one additional page).

All application materials must be received on or before April 1 of the current year. Grants will be announced in May.

Complete information about what kinds of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Grant pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center’s Website: PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY. Frank Mackaman is the program officer –

Cindy Koeppel

The Dirksen Congressional Center

2815 Broadway Rd.

Pekin, IL 61554

P: 309.347.7113


ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

2017 Research Forum Call for Proposals (Posters OR Lightning talks)

The Women & Gender Studies Section will hold its 10th annual Research Forum during our General Membership Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (The schedule is not finalized, this may change.) The forum seeks to provide an opportunity to present newly completed research or work in progress. Both beginning and established researchers are welcome to apply. Participants may receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives.


The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, collection development, and scholarly communications. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.


Applicants chosen to present their work at the forum may choose to do so via EITHER a poster or a lightning talk (5 minutes). Tables for posters will be provided. There will not be any audiovisual equipment for those choosing to do lightning talks, so keep that in mind when choosing your format. If visuals are essential, the poster format would be better.


Presenters at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in related issues and trends in the profession.

The committee will use a blind peer review process. 


Selection criteria:

Significance of the topic. Priority will be given to Women and Gender Studies Section members and/or women and gender studies topics.


Proposal submission instructions:

1. Proposals should include:  

          Title of the proposal

          Proposal narrative (no more than 2 pages, double spaced) 

          Name of applicant(s) 

          Affiliation (s) 

          Applicant Email address(es)

          Are you a member of the Women & Gender Studies Section? 

–      Format: Poster OR Lightning talk


2. Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

3. Proposals should be emailed to: Jennifer Gilley, Chair, Research Committee, WGSS (

4. The chair will notify the applicants by April 28,2017

The Journal of Homosexuality Special issue 25 Years On: The State and Continuing Development of LGBTQ Studies Programs

Dear Colleagues,

I wanted to share with you the CFP for a special issues of The Journal of Homosexuality for which I am a guest co-editor. The upcoming special issue, “25 Years On: The State and Continuing Development of LGBTQ Studies Programs,” will be published in 2018.

To mark the 25th anniversary of a 1993 issue on Gay and Lesbian Studies as an emergent discipline, my co-editors and I proposed an issue intended to explore the ways in which LGBTQ Studies programs have developed, evolved, adapted, and sustained themselves within the academy — and continue to do so.

Please share the CFP with your colleagues and lists, and consider submitting:

Molly Merryman, Ph.D.,
Director of the Center
for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Kent State University

Journal of Working-Class Studies

*JWCS *is an online, open-access, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal
that brings together the work of scholars, writers, artists and activists
who are committed to the study and representation of working-class life. We
aim to publish writing about the global working class – a diverse group of
people whose commonality is their position in classed societies.

The inaugural issue <> features an
introduction by editors Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre; articles by leaders
in the field of working-class studies such as Sherry Lee Linkon, John
Russo, Jack Metzgar, and Michael Zweig; and work from emerging voices whose
scholarship focuses on the many intersections of class. Also included are
reviews of books by Tim Sheard, Michelle Tokarczyk and George Lakey.

We invite submissions that contribute significant knowledge to our
understanding of who the global working class(es) are and have been, as
well as what it means to ‘study’ class, conceptually and as a
socio-economic reality. We especially encourage work that explores how
class intersects with other vectors of identity and experience, including
race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, and citizenship status.  The
journal reviews books that feature working-class people, communities,
culture, history, politics, and/or experience as a crucial component of
their scholarly or artistic vision. We also invite artists to submit short
comics or excerpts of longer works. For further information about
submissions, please visit our “Instructions for Authors
<>” page.

Formed in 2003, the Working-Class Studies Association
<>is an international
organization which promotes the study of working-class people and their
culture. The Working-Class Studies Association is made up of academics,
activists, teachers, writers, poets, journalists, practitioners, students,
artists and a wide range of others interested in developing the field of
working-class studies. The organization holds an annual conference as well
as other events to promote the field (including a variety of awards), and
act as a discussion forum for working-class issues. The organization is
based in North America and has members world-wide.

We hope you will enjoy the new *Journal of Working-Class Studies*!

To contact the founding editors, Sarah Attfield, Liz Giuffre, please email

The *Journal of Working-Class Studies* is published by the Working-Class
Studies Association c/o The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, Collin
College, Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas
75074, USA.

Science, Technology, Race and Gender Two-year Post-Doc

*Opportunity for teaching scholars from historically underrepresented

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Santa Clara University
invites applications for a two-year Inclusive Excellence Post-Doctoral
Fellowship beginning Fall 2017. We seek a scholar working in the area of
Science, Technology, and Society as it intersects with gender and race in
the United States. We are particularly interested in candidates with a
social science background.

The goal of the inclusive excellence post-doctoral fellowship program at
Santa Clara University is *to support the early development of teaching
scholars who are from historically underrepresented groups.*  Applicants
must have a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies or a related field, a strong scholarly
trajectory, and experience teaching undergraduates. We seek balance between
teaching and scholarship and are interested in candidates with a passion
for both.

Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University
blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the
Jesuit educational tradition. We are committed to leaving the world a
better place. We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with
our communities and share an entrepreneurial mindset.  Our goal is to help
shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.  Santa Clara’s
undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to
sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.
Our Women’s and Gender Studies Department offers an undergraduate major and

Application Information:

Application Deadline: December 30, 2016

Department Chair: Linda Garber,

JustFilms Fellowships

Deadline; Friday, Dec. 2, 1016 at  11:59 EST

For more information go to

OPPORTUNITY: The Independent Filmmaker Project and its Made in NY Media Center are seeking talented New York-based visual storytellers and media makers to take part in 12-month JustFilms Fellowships. Ideal candidates will have a unique vision and a deep commitment to addressing inequality in their work. Fellowships are open to creatives working in an array of nonfiction forms: long- and short-form film, episodic content, web-based media projects, social impact gaming, 360 video, virtual reality, and more. We seek storytellers who inspire imagination, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform the conditions that perpetuate injustice and inequality. JustFilms Fellows will receive 12-month memberships at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, full-time incubator workspace at the Media Center, mentorship by industry leaders and IFP staff, and access to classes, networking events, Media Center facilities and more.

These fellowships are made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation JustFilms.

PROJECT TIMEFRAME: January 9th, 2017 – January 9th, 2018 (12 months)

OPEN CALL: November 9th, 2016 – December 2nd, 2016

SHORTLISTED REVIEW: December 6th, 2016 (Shortlisted candidates invited for panel presentation)

REVIEW PANEL: December 12th, 2016 (Interviews and panel presentations)

FINALIST SELECTION: December 14th, 2016

FELLOWSHIP ACCEPTANCE: December 19th, 2106

Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gendered Disruptions in the 2016 Presidential Election and the Ghost of Susan B. Anthony

Call for Book Chapters:


Christine Kray, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rochester
Institute of Technology (

Hinda Mandell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Communication,
Rochester Institute of Technology


Gendered disruptions with historical echoes played prominently into the
volatile 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald
Trump. The campaign featured historic elements from the beginning. It
marked the first time that a woman was nominated to lead a major political
party in the race for president of the United States. With the potential of
Clinton to crack the “highest, hardest glass ceiling,” ritual activity
reached new levels at the Rochester, NY gravesite of Susan B. Anthony, the
nineteenth-century activist who dedicated her life’s work toward women’s
suffrage. Throughout the year, visitors paid tribute and left tokens of
gratitude, and in what has become a new Election Day tradition—propelled by
social media—on the day of the New York State primary in April 2016,
visitors affixed “I Voted” stickers to her tombstone. Plans were laid for
ceremonial gatherings at her gravesite on Election Day and the day after.

Throughout the 2008 primary campaign and again in 2015, Clinton appeared
reticent to position herself as a woman candidate. And yet, events pushed
gender front and center, conjuring up memories of earlier suffragist
struggles. In April 2016, Trump accused Clinton of “playing the woman
card.” In July, when Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination,
she noted that her mother had been born on the very day that Congress
passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which would give women the
right to vote. Then, just weeks before the election, after audio recordings
were released in which Donald Trump boasted of committing sexual assault,
and polls revealed that women were increasingly rejecting Trump’s
candidacy, a #RepealThe19th social media hashtag was created. While Anthony
had not lived to see the 19th Amendment ratified, she and her fellow
suffragists wrote the language that would enfranchise women in 1920. And
suddenly this nineteenth-century figure and the ideals she fought for
became increasingly relevant in an election that saw a woman candidate and
women voters as key players. The website,, features
women who were born before the ratification of the 19th Amendment who
intended to vote for Hillary Clinton. Video “history lessons” and memes
circulated on social media as contributors aimed to teach others about the
historical advances of women, implying that the work remains unfinished.

As an interdisciplinary project, this book invites contributions from
historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political theorists,
journalists, and media and public history scholars to investigate how
public memory of Susan B. Anthony and the 19th Amendment has shaped
narratives of the 2016 presidential election, and the ways in which the
campaign has brought fresh attention to her work and life. This book
project speaks to the ways in which politics are not merely pragmatic, but
are always enveloped in personal and historical imaginations. Through our
electoral engagement, conversations, and voting practices, we reach out to
revered historical figures, engage in practices of deep symbolic
significance, and position ourselves within a grand historical
trajectory. Possible
chapter topics include:

·      Susan B. Anthony’s grave as a place of pilgrimage during the
election season

·      Intersectionality of race and gender—for example, how the
complicated friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass was
invoked in the competition between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

·      The #RepealThe19th social media hashtag

·      Suffragist fashion and Hillary Clinton’s sartorial choices

·      Bad hombres and “locker room talk”: Masculinist discourse and

·      The role of women voters as potentially holding the balance of power
in this election

·      Efforts to disenfranchise women voters who support Clinton

·      Ways in which some women have coalesced around Clinton’s historic

·      Public memory of Susan B. Anthony, feminism and anti-feminism this
election season

·      Women who opposed the 19th Amendment and women supporters of Donald
Trump—Are there similarities in rhetoric, belief, or socio-economic

·      Theorizing of feminism and misogyny in public spaces on the campaign

·      Generations: Are younger women inspired by historical women’s rights

·      History lessons + social media: Positioning Clinton within a century
of women’s rights

·      “Nasty women,” “grab him by the ball-ots,” “pussy grabs back”

·      Would SBA have voted for HRC? A close reading of her writings and

·      Pronouncements from the (pro-life) Susan B. Anthony List about
Clinton’s candidacy

*Call for Chapters:*

We issue this Call for Chapters for a book intended for peer-reviewed
publication. We seek contributions that are appropriate for scholarly
audiences yet also accessible to undergraduate and public readers. If you
would like to participate in this volume, please send us ( a
500-word abstract by January 15, 2017, along with a bio not to exceed 250
words. We also welcome creative contributions, including fiction, poetry,
cartoons, photography and song. Completed chapters (of 5,000 words) would
need to be submitted by April 15, 2017. This book project has strong
interest from a Palgrave Macmillan editor with whom we have worked before. All
scholarship and submissions should be previously unpublished and not
under consideration elsewhere.

YTH Live -deadline Nov. 4

YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that advances youth health and wellness. Each year the brightest minds in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather at YTH Live to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch new collaborations.

Join us from May 7-9, 2017 at Bespoke in San Francisco. Connect with vibrant thinkers, makers, and doers in the YTH Live community, and take what you learn to improve the lives of the youth you serve and support.

>> Register for YTH Live
>> Submit your abstract
>> FAQs about YTH Live
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Are you building a healthier future for youth? Got an innovate app, social media campaign, or other technology that improves the health of young people? Share what you’ve learned with our audience at YTH Live, the youth + tech + health conference. Abstracts are due Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Please visit to learn more.

Urban Library Journal (ULJ)

Call for Papers

Urban Library Journal (ULJ) is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal of research that addresses all aspects of urban libraries and librarianship.

Urban Library Journal invites submissions in broad areas such as public higher education, urban studies, multiculturalism, library and educational services to immigrants, preservation of public higher education, and universal access to World Wide Web resources. We welcome articles that focus on all forms of librarianship in an urban setting, whether that setting is an academic, research, public, school, or special library.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reference and instruction in diverse, multicultural urban settings
  • Radical librarianship, social justice issues, and/or informed agitation
  • Intentional design / “library as space” in an urban setting
  • Physical and/or virtual accessibility issues
  • Open education resources in urban systems
  • Innovative collaboration between academic departments, other branches, or community partnerships
  • More!

Completed manuscript length should fall between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Full author guidelines can be found on the ULJ website:

The submission period is open now and closes on January 1st, 2017.

For more information about ULJ and to see the latest issue: