National Women’s Studies Association Conference

2011 Call for Proposals

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NWSA 2011 CFP Now Available:
February 15 Submission Deadline

Feminist Transformations • November 10-13, 2011 · Atlanta, GA

Program Co-Chairs: Bonnie Thornton Dill,
NWSA President 2010-2012
Professor and Chair Department of Women’s Studies
Founding Director, Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
University of Maryland

Nikol Alexander-Floyd
Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Co-Founder, Association
for the Study of Black Women in Politics Rutgers University

Feminist Transformations will extend the conversations begun in the past two years
by the NWSA on “Difficult Dialogues” by exploring how we as feminists and women’s
studies scholars are transforming the academy-even as it experiences its own transformation-and
how it has also transformed us; how we understand and assess the limitations and
 inroads we have made in transforming our relationship to traditional disciplines;
and how we continue the struggle to make social justice a central aim of our scholarship
and a core value of this society.

The conference explores a central question: how are we transforming thinking about
social change, social movements, knowledge production and agency and how are these
shifts transforming our thinking?   Moreover in doing so, it seeks to provide a
forum for examining how women’s studies as a field and feminist theorizing as an
 analytical approach are being transformed through practices that center the ideas
and knowledge generated by intersectionality and transnationalism.

NWSA 2011 identifies several thematic areas in which feminist transformations have
been particularly relevant and/or require sustained dialogue:

* The Politics of Crisis
* Subverting the “Master’s” Tools?
* Deploying Feminisms
* Women’s Studies without Walls
* Creative Interventions
Visit the conference site for full details and to download the CFP

New Program Feature: Nominations Invited

Authors Meet Critics Sessions

Nomination Deadline for Author Meets Critics Sessions: March 18, 2011
This year we will introduce a new set of featured sessions into the program:  Authors
Meet Critics sessions will be designed to bring authors of recent books, deemed
to be important contributions to the field of women’s studies, together with discussants
chosen to provide a variety of viewpoints. Two or three such sessions will be included
in the program and NWSA members are invited to nominate books published between
2009 and 2011. 

Both single authored books and edited collections that are the result
of collaborative engagement among the contributors will be considered. Only NWSA
members may submit nominations; self-nominations and nominations by presses will
not be accepted.  Members of the 2011 program committee will review the nominations
and make selection decisions.

Author Meets Critics Sessions proposals must be submitted via the conference website
 and include:

* Name and affiliation of book author(s)
* Rationale for inclusion in the 2011 program, and
* Suggestions for critics and session organizer, including background and rationale for inclusion for each person

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