2016 NWSA Conference: Decoloniality

Read the complete CFP here: http://www.nwsa.org/cfp
Review 2016 Important Dates here: http://www.nwsa.org/Files/2016/2016ImportantDates.pdf

2016 NWSA Keynote Speaker: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.” In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, and she was also nominated for a National Magazine Award for her short story “Treaties” published in Geist 90. In 2012, she won Briarpatch Magazine’s Writing From the Margins prize for short fiction. Leanne is the author of three books; Dancing on Our Turtle’s BackThe Gift Is in the Making and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth FireThis Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.


2016 Chair and Director Meeting
Atlanta, GA
Friday, March 4, 2016 

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016

As an added benefit of institutional membership, this initiative is intended to promote field-building by bringing together program and department chairs and women's center directors for a day-long meeting. Participants will exchange ideas and strategies focused on program and center administration, curriculum development, and pedagogy, among other topics.

Participation requirements:
The fee includes participation in the event and breakfast and lunch the day of the meeting. It does not include travel. NWSA will cover one night's accommodations for those who require it.
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