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Annual Conference

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

2017 Annual Conference Schedule

The General Conference will begin on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. with the Welcome and Keynote Address. General conference breakouts will start on Friday, November 17 at 8 a.m. and end on Sunday, November 19 at 1:45 p.m.
  • The conference schedule is now available HERE.
  • To save a personal schedule, please login and click "2017 Conference Schedule" in your member portal and click through to "View the Online Program"

2017 Scheduling Information

NWSA strives to minimize subject matter conflicts, but some overlap in subject matter is inevitable. There are over 500 sessions and only 15 available time slots over the entire general conference. For example, 136 sessions focus on Black Feminisms and therefore inevitably some will be scheduled simultaneously with others on the same topic. Additional scheduling considerations include AV allocations, presenters involved with more than one session, and accessibility accommodations among others.

2017 NWSA Program Committee
Program Co-Chairs
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Premilla Nadasen, Barnard College
Review Chairs
Moya Bailey, Northeastern University
Rose Brewer, University of Minnesota
Mary Hooks, Southerners on New Ground
Lisa Yun Lee, University of Illinois, Chicago
Ntanya Lee, LeftRoots and Ear to the Ground Project
Erica R. Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University
Robyn Spencer, Lehman College
Pre Conference Chairs
Program Administration and Development Chairs
LeeRay Costa, Hollins University
Christa Craven, College of Wooster
Women's Centers Chairs
Nicole Carter, Wright State University
Shareia N. Carter, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Women of Color Leadership Project
Treva Lindsey, The Ohio State University
Cara Hagan, Appalachian State University

Travel Support
NWSA has received a generous gift from an anonymous donor to support travel grants to the NWSA conference. NWSA is working to match the gift to support the presentation of work by emerging scholars in women’s studies. Learn more and give today!