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Chair and Director Meeting


2019 Chair and Director Meeting

Friday, March 8, 2019
Westin Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

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

The NWSA 2019 Chair and Director Meeting will feature these sessions:

General Session 1: Gender Studies Under Fire
In the current national and global climate of cutbacks in WGS funding, political demonization, and attempts at delegitimization, we will discuss strategies for preservation and collaboration. How can leadership in women's, gender and sexuality studies programs withstand attacks and advocate for vital scholarship and activism?
Speakers: Janet Jakobsen, Barnard College
                 Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Loyola University Marymount

General Session 2: Fighting Fire with Fire: Forging an Agenda for Academic Freedom
WGS has been part of the vanguard in the struggle for open discourse in the academy and beyond. Central to NWSA's commitment to academic freedom is the recognition of the work of administrators and staff as feminist educators. We will build models of engagement to ensure that our work can continue to enrich the civic sphere.
Speakers: Karma Chávez, Univeristy of Texas at Austin
                 Robin Hackett, University of New Hampshire
                 Marlo David, Purdue University

Plus two Breakout Sessions/Workshops to expand our discussions.

Register for the 2019 Chair and Director Meeting HERE.

If you prefer to pay by check, please use the Registration Form.

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.
Please contact with any questions.