The Graduate Committee for Research on Women/Gender (Grad-CROW) at The University of Akron is pleased to announce an upcoming symposium showcasing graduate students’ original research in all fields of women’s and/or gender studies. Our theme, “Gendered Worlds” is purposively a broad and inclusive one, in order to provide opportunities for graduate students working on a variety of topics and within many disciplines to explore women’s lives and/or the various and often contested meanings of gender, past and present.
This symposium is open to any student enrolled in a graduate program whose work centers on women and/or gender. While we expect most women’s and gender studies applicants will be contributing to fields associated with the Humanities and Social Sciences, we especially want to encourage those graduates enrolled in MFA and performance art programs to apply and will work with them to find appropriate ways to present their creative work.
The symposium will kick off at 6 pm on Friday, March 30 with a complimentary dinner for participants, followed by a full day of presentations and discussion on Saturday, March 31.
There is no participation fee. Presenters whose proposals are selected will be treated to two nights (March 30-31) of hotel accommodations at the historic Quaker Inn in downtown Akron, as well as dinner on Friday night and breakfast/lunch on Saturday. Presenters coming from out of state may also apply for a grant to help offset the cost of air travel.
Proposals should be 300 words or less, and should include title of presentation, presenter’s name, university and department affiliation, email, phone number, and mailing address. Also please be sure to indicate whether you intend to apply for our air travel subsidy (if so, a grant application will be sent to you).
Proposals are due December 31, 2011.
Email proposals to Natalie Hall, Vice-President of Grad-CROW, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those selected will be notified via email by February 1, 2012.
The University of Akron
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