Call For Papers - 2nd International Conference on Advances in Women's Studies

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Call for Papers Deadline:  March 15, 2015

Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15th March 2015 

Paper Submission Guideline: http://www.womenstudies.info/paper-submission.php 

AWS 2015 is the premier forum for the presentation of new trends, advances and research results in the fields of Women Studies. It will bring together leading academics, scientists and researchers from around the world.

AWS 2015 invites individual or panel proposals for presentations on any topic on women and/or gender issues in all scholarly fields and disciplines, including but not limited to education, arts, design, business, law, humanities, social sciences and sports. We welcome abstracts from broad definitions in local, national, and global contexts. We welcome individual paper presentations, panel sessions, round table discussions, performances, short films and posters.

Intersections of Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality

What is the impact of popular culture on our understanding of sex, sexuality, and sexual identity? How has the meaning of gender, and the experiences of women and men, changed over time and place? This theme is interested of how to historicize contemporary ideas and experiences of femininity and masculinity, or for those who wish to explore the ways in which the categories of gender and sexuality have intersected with those of race, class, ethnicity, region and religion.

Feminist Theory, Politics & Activism

What is to be done in a world where constitutions may protect the rights of women, but the actual material conditions of so many women around the world fall short of equality? How have feminists changed the history of ideas, and to what political end.

Identities & Diversity

How do ideas of gender relate to our understanding of differences between people? This theme is of interest to those who want to focus on theoretical as well as political discourses on difference and diversity.

Women, Culture & Society

What are the boundaries of knowledge concerning women in culture and society? Different approaches to understanding women’s lives, their representations in culture and media, as well as their experiences of ideological formation, socialization and economic opportunities.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Covers gender-based analysis of the global problem of sexual health and examines the cultural, social and economic variables associated with sexual and reproductive health disparities.

Women and Violence

It focuses on dimensions of violence women experience internationally including rape in intimate partnerships, childhood sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, and violence against women under foreign occupation: Sexual and Physical Violence Against Women

Conference Topics

Participants are encouraged to dealing with historical, contemporary and future issues, including topics such as

  • Women & Leadership
  • Women & Gender
  • Women & Media
  • Women & Politics
  • Women & Aging
  • Women & family
  • Women in the Third World
  • Women & Cyber World
  • Women & Globalization
  • Women & Health
  • Women & Education
  • Women & Sports

Sub Topics

  • Advances in gender studies
  • Gender, sex, race and class
  • Gender, power and inequality
  • Feminism, capitalism, and academia
  • Marginalization and exclusion in access to feminist education
  • Feminist methodology across disciplines
  • Women’s Studies in a global/transnational/postcolonial context
  • Gender and sexuality in classroom and workplace
  • Activism in and beyond classroom
  • Body, reproduction, and politics
  • Feminism and pop culture
  • Feminism and social media and technology
  • Feminist responsibilities and eco-feminism
  • Transatlantic approaches to gender and social justice
  • Women and the fight against poverty across frontiers
  • Societal gender norms and individual practices
  • Gender and literature

Send your abstract : abstractws@gmail.com

Location

Paris Conference Hall - International Living Learning Centre - Ryerson University
240 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Canada,

Time

8:45am MST

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