2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives
November 16-19, 2017 • Baltimore, Maryland

The 2017 Deadline for Submissions was February 22, 2017 at 11:59pm EST

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The National Women's Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation. Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 2,000 members worldwide.  Our annual conference regularly draws more than 1,800 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship. 

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Women’s studies is more popular than ever and other recent headlines—NWSA News Roundup
March 22, 2016

We wanted to share some recent news stories that highlight our field, NWSA members and leaders, and call attention to important trends and issues.

Women’s studies has changed over the years—and it’s more popular than ever

Drew Nelson, a business major at Indiana University, never expected he would pick up a minor in the subject.

“I wasn’t very interested in the subject, to be honest, but once I started doing a lot of the class readings and having discussions with people in the class, I got kind of interested,” Nelson said.
Read the full story here.
A New Era of Student Unrest?

Student activism sporadically reoccurred in the 2000s, when, according to University of Illinois Professor Barbara Ransby, students shape “the conscience of the university” by raising awareness about racial inequality, sexual assault on campus, immigrant rights, homophobia and unequal rights for the LGBTQ community, as well as global issues such as the Palestinian crisis.
Read the full story here.
NWSA President Barbara Ransby Featured
Top 25 Women in Higher Education and Beyond

 A historian, writer and political activist, Ransby’s work focuses on the civil rights movement and feminism.
See all of the women selected here.

A feminist glossary because we didn’t all major in gender studies
Like any "ism," feminism is rich with jargon, which can lead deeply personal conversations to turn unnecessarily dense. And while some terms are entrenched, others are contemporary additions to an evolving lexicon. To help you break through, here are definitions for everything from "feminism" and "misogyny" to "bropropriated" and "feminazi."
Read the full story here.
Saucon Valley would be on the cutting edge with gender studies course
In the introductory class on women’s and gender studies at Lafayette College, students examine how gender shapes their interactions with the world.
Read more about the debate to approve a gender studies elective for high school seniors here

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