CFP: 4th Annual Gender Matters Conference, Governors State University
GENDER MATTERS: EMBODYING PRAXIS, ENGAGING SOLUTIONS
April 11-12, 2014
University Park, Illinois
Gender Matters is an academic conference highlighting research on gender, women, and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. Conference Planners seek to bring together students, activists, and researchers to discuss the ongoing role of gender in structuring society. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels. This year’s theme, Embodying Praxis, Engaging Solutions, focuses our attention on positive deviance, on exploring what works as we seek solutions and improvements to the challenges faced by our world.
While conference planners invite work on all matters of gender, we are particularly interested in work that explores how our evidence-based practices and outcomes related to gender and/or sexuality are used to effect positive change in behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, policies and procedures.
Potential topics for papers or panels include, but are not limited to: politics of representation; gendered health and medicine; feminist geographies; futurity and queer temporalities; queer intimacy and kinship; health disparities; illness narratives; globalization; postcolonial feminism; new media; gendered, racialized, and sexualized bodies; parenting; social justice; performativity; intersectionality with ethnicity, race, and/or citizenship; sexual subcultures; activism; private/public spheres; transgender rights; queer(ed) historic and historically queer; feminisms; drag performance; masculinities; gender and/or sexuality as studied in any field.
• Keynote Speaker: Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General
• Featured Performance: “Generation SEX,” an ensemble performance by Chicago-based Teatro Luna (additional ticket required).
Submission guidelines and forms can be found at http://www.govst.edu/gendermatters/
Please note: only submissions adhering to state guidelines will be accepted.
For individual papers or posters, please submit a title page with complete author contact information and an abstract of 500 words. For panels, please submit a 500-word rationale and description of the panel, type of panel (papers, roundtable, performance), contact information of all panelists, and 250-word abstracts for each presenter.
Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline extended to 20 December 2013
Acceptance Notification: 15 January 2014
Early Registration Deadline: 3 February 2014 ($25 students; $55 regular)
Registration Deadline: 17 March 2014 ($40 students, $70 regular)
Gender Matters Conference: 11-12 April 2014
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