INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS ON INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE WORK
The 15th Annual Women’s Studies Conference is dedicated to the women of Asian and Pacific descent. Asian and Pacific women live across vast geopolitical zones. In our Fifteenth Annual Conference, we hope to explore the complex relationships between Indigenous and diasporic populations. Where is “Asia,” and where is “the Pacific”? What do postcolonial, transnational and feminist theories offer these conversations about Asian and Pacific identities and locations? What are the gaps in these theories? How else can we examine Asian and Pacific women’s histories and practices of crossing borders of nations, cultures, race, gender, and class? The Conference Committee invites academics, feminists and activists from all disciplines, institutions and organizations to submit proposals for “Asian & Pacific Women: Indigenous and Diasporic.”
Proposal Format: Faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community activists from all disciplines and fields are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, complete sessions, panels, or round tables. Poster sessions, performance pieces, video recordings, and other creative works are also encouraged. For individual papers, please submit a one-page abstract. For complete panels, submit a one-page abstract for each presentation plus an overview on the relationship among individual components. For the poster sessions and art work, submit a one-page overview. All proposals must include speaker’s/speakers’ name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information (address, email, & telephone number). Please also indicate preference for Friday afternoon, Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon; all attempts will be made to honor schedule requests.
Panels: Each 75 minute session usually includes three presenters and a session moderator, but individual presenters may request an entire session for a more substantial paper or presentation. Presenters are encouraged, though not required, to form their own panels. The conference committee will group individual proposals into panels and assign a moderator. Please indicate in your contact information if you are willing to serve as a moderator.
Posters, Art Displays, and Slide Presentations: A poster presentation consists of an exhibit of materials that report research activities or informational resources in visual & summary form. An art display consists of a depiction of feminist concerns in an artistic medium. Both types of presentations provide a unique platform that facilitates personal discussion of work with interested colleagues & allows meeting attendees to browse through highlights of current research. Please indicate in your proposal your anticipated needs in terms of space, etc.
Women’s Studies Conference Committee
Women’s Studies Program, EN B 229
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
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