The Seattle University Wismer Center for Gender & Diversity Studies welcomes submissions to an upcoming interdisciplinary conference – INTERSECTIONS OF RACE AND GENDER: (RE) IMAGINING THE FAMILY. The conference will be held at Seattle University from April 12-14, 2007.
Continuing with the theme of our 2005 conference -- (Re) Examining Race and Gender -- this upcoming conference will provide an opportunity for scholars and activists from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds to engage in discussions concerning race, gender, and their intersections. Narrower in scope than the 2005 conference, (Re) Imagining the Family will focus on the roles of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and/or sexual orientation in the context of the family.
While we welcome submissions from family scholars that address any of these identities, we are particularly interested in work that examines intersections of two or more of these identities. We hope to attract a variety of perspectives -- historical as well as contemporary, domestic as well as global, theoretical as well as empirical.
Possible topics include cross-cultural and international adoption; health care disparities by race, gender, and class; welfare reform; same-sex marriage; family law; care of the young, the old, and the disabled; motherhood; fatherhood; social mobility; reproductive technology and rights; immigration; the concept of love as a commodity; queer theory; ethics, spirituality, and religion; third world and global feminism; and representations of the family in art, literature, and the media.
There is no registration fee to participate in the conference, but participants are encouraged to register to assist with organization and conference planning. Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses. Information about hotel accommodation with special university rates will be made available to all participants. For more information, please contact Vanessa Castañeda at firstname.lastname@example.org, (206) 296-2597 or visit http://www.seattleu.edu/wismer
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