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2016 NWSA Annual Conference: Decoloniality

November 10-13, 2016 • Montréal, Québec

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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 1,600 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship. 
The 2016 conference will open on Thursday, November 10, 2016 with two pre-conferences hosted by the Program Administration and Development and the Women’s Centers.  These daylong events offer networking and professional development opportunities for women’s and gender studies and women’s center administrators.
The General Conference will begin on Thursday, November 10 at 1 p.m. and end on Sunday, November 13 at 3:15 p.m. The preliminary schedule will be posted on June 15, 2016.
2016 NWSA Program Committee
Program Co-Chairs
Vivian M. May, Syracuse University
Adela C. Licona, University of Arizona
Review Chairs
Karma Chávez, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Laura G. Gutiérrez, The University of Texas at Austin
Karen Leong, Arizona State University
Amanda Lock Swarr, University of Washington
Nana Osei-Kofi, Oregon State University
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 
Ellen Collier, Eastern Michigan University

Women of Color Leadership Project
Roksana Badruddoja, Manhattan College
LaToya E. Eaves, Middle Tennessee 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!