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 1,600 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.
The 2013 conference will open on Thursday, November 7th with two pre-conferences hosted by the Program Administration and Development and the Women’s Centers Standing Committees. These daylong events offer networking and professional development opportunities for women’s and gender studies and women’s center administrators. The pre-conferences are separate events requiring separate registrations and fees.
The General Conference begins on Thursday afternoon and concludes Sunday afternoon; it will feature concurrent breakout sessions, new member events, and professional development sessions for graduate students and junior faculty.
The National Women's Studies Association 2013 annual meeting will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and the Duke Energy Convention Center, from November 7-10, 2013.
About the Theme
NWSA’s 2013 conference theme, Negotiating Points of Encounter, takes up the geographies, histories, and political stakes of various feminist engagements, confrontations, and struggles—intellectual and institutional, local and global, public and intimate. How are we, or should we be, negotiating these points of encounter as the contours of theories, disciplines, communities, economies, forms of protest, and even national identities shift? How are new spaces for thinking and doing otherwise opened up by reassessing loyalties, renegotiating borders, reconceptualizing pasts, and reimagining embodiments? How do such renegotiations demarcate both exclusions and inclusions? What might they tell about new (or old) ways of effecting change? And what justice or injustices do they foster and/or resist?