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2017 NWSA Annual Conference: 40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives

November 16-19, 2017 • Baltimore, Maryland

Read the complete CFP here: www.nwsa.org/cfp

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. 

Deadline for Proposals: February 22, 2017
Note that all proposals must be submitted electronically via www.nwsa.org by 11:59pm EST on February 22, 2017.  Late submissions will not be considered.

Proposals to the general conference must be submitted to one of the seven subthemes:
Solidarities: trans-national and local
Arts and culture: how is social media and visual culture changing how we view, engage and change the world?
Revisiting intersectionality in theory and practice
Engaging, confronting and transcending the state
Sexualities and representations
Movement building and freedom-making
Violence, militarism, empire and trauma, / agency, resistance and resilience

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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!