CFP: Religion, Spirituality, and Inequality in Communities of Color A Special issue of Women, Gender, and Families of Color
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Assata Zerai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sandra Weissinger, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Recent public discourse on women’s reproductive rights and abortion, full-time homemakers and working mothers, and LGBTQ partnership and marriage, has highlighted the pervasive role and power of organized religion and spirituality in daily life, as well as related issues of oppression and resistance. For this special issue of Women, Gender, and Families of Color (WGFC), we seek historical and social science manuscripts that explore the intersectionalities of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other socioeconomic categories in U.S. religious and spiritual settings. Topics may address, but are not limited to, the following:
Spheres of social inequality, such as race, class, gender, and sexuality and their reproduction and/or practice in U.S. religious/spiritual organizations or spaces; The use of resources (e.g. human and financial) to impede or promote the reproduction of inequalities; The meaning of relationships, and the practice of religion/spirituality, in these organizations and spaces for women, men, and LGBTQ communities; The practice of social and/or economic privilege among groups in U.S.
religious/spiritual organizations and spaces; U.S. religious/spiritual structures as intransigent sites from which to challenge persisting inequalities; U.S. transnational comparisons on any of the above.
Please visit www.womengenderandfamilies.ku.edu for more information.
Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, April 18-20, UNC Greensboro
Call for Papers/Submissions Deadlines = November 16 and November 30, 2012
SEWSA 2013 invites conversation surrounding Outrage! Discourses,
Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation that have
been and will be transformative in the interdisciplinary study of women,
gender, sexuality, and in framing and exploring social experience. The
conference will foster a vigorous, open and inclusive dialogue about the
need for, and possibility of, different avenues to change and
transformation. Rage, outrage, protest, organizing, diplomacy, and
compromise will be considered as they are manifested in the discourses,
practices, and products of art, scholarship and public service.
For more information and submission:
Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP), a journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), is issuing a Call for Papers on The Future of Women’s Reproductive Health: Evidence, Policy, and Politics.
Inquiries should be sent to issue editors Heather Bullock and/or Joel Nadler at ASAP.Collection.Ed@gmail.com. To insure full editorial consideration, manuscripts should be submitted by February 5, 2013 at:
The Future of Women’s Reproductive Health: Evidence, Policy, and Politics
Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP) is a journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) whose mission is the timely dissemination of socially-relevant psychological and social science scholarship. Consistent with this mission, the editor and editorial board are issuing a Call for Papers on The Future of Women’s Reproductive Health: Evidence, Policy, and Politics.
Recent high profile state and federal policy initiatives related to contraception, family planning, and abortion are fueling concern that women’s reproductive rights are under assault. This collection seeks to bring together diverse perspectives on the status of reproductive rights in the 21st century and examine social psychological, political, and cultural dimensions of reproductive rights and social justice.
Submissions should be short papers of approximately 10-35 double-spaced manuscript pages including references. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Studies of attitudes toward gender roles, reproductive rights, and social policy
* Comparative analyses and international perspectives on reproductive rights
* Case studies of grassroots initiatives and political mobilization related to reproductive justice
* Studies of media, including framing and discourse analyses of reproductive rights
* Intersectional analyses of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination on access to reproductive health services
Inquiries should be sent to issue editors Heather Bullock and/or Joel Nadler at ASAP.Collection.Ed@gmail.com. To insure full editorial consideration, manuscripts should be submitted by February 5, 2013 at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asap.
Yeyo Arts Collective, Call for Artists “Featured Artist Window Display”
Yeyo Arts Collective will be hosting a “Featured Artist” Display for February 2012 and March 2012. Artist will have the opportunity to create a window installation, for view by the public, at Gya Community Art Gallery located at 2700 Locust.
The work will be on display for a one month period. We would like to focus our themes on Black History Month during February. Artists are able to express this topic in any form they so choose including identity, content, artist philosophy, etc. All are welcome to apply.
During the month of March Yeyo Arts Collective would like to focus on the efforts of women. Artists are able to express this topic in any form they so choose including identity, content, artist philosophy, etc. All are welcome to apply.
Our storefront space is 8 ft. by 4ft. The work must include the entirety of the space. To apply send a short proposal and bio of one page. Please include 2-3 sample images of previous work pertaining to the proposal. All proposals are due by January 29th.
Yeyo Arts Collective members will jury proposals, in a group centered process. Artists will be notified of acceptance by Jan 31st. Organizations, groups and collectives are encouraged to apply. Accepted artists must arrange time for installation. Artists will install and de-install work. Please send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: Window
Announcement: New WMST MA Program at Oregon State
Oregon State University is excited to announce that our MA in Women Studies has been approved and will begin Spring term 2012. Application forms will be available online soon for students interested in enrolling in the fall. The deadline to be considered for a graduate teaching assistantship is April 1. We will also have more information about the degree on our website very soon: http://www.oregonstate.edu/cla/women_studies<http://www.oregonstate.edu/cla/women_studies>.
Born in Revolution: History, Gender, and the Power of Conflict – 38th Annual Great Lakes History Conference
The Women’sand Gender Historians of the Midwest (WGHOM) and the History Department at Grand Valley State University invite proposals for The Great Lakes History Conference: “Born in Revolution”: History, Gender, and the Power of Conflict
October 12-13, 2012
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
In her autobiography, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones aptly described the lives of many other individuals and nations over the course of history: “I was born in revolution.” As the world events of spring 2011 unfolded in such diverse locations as the statehouse of Wisconsin and the streets of Egypt, historians tried to make sense of 21st century political, economic, social and religious upheaval in the context of the revolutionary changes of the past. In particular, one question that has arisen and that forms the focus of this conference is the ways in which gender informs, undermines, or bolsters revolutionary struggles. Perhaps she was born in revolution, but Mother Jones also made revolution her lifelong goal through teaching, labor organizing and activism.
This conference will bring together academics, teachers, activists, archivists, students and the public to explore the idea of revolutionary change in history, especially as it concerns the question of gender. Honoring our conference location in Michigan, our 2012 theme highlights through one of our keynotes the role of revolutionaries in Michigan’s history with a screening of a new biographical film about Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit activist and feminist [http://americanrevolutionaryfilm.com/].
We encourage not only the presentation of research by academics, graduate students and undergraduates, but also papers, roundtables and panels from teachers, librarians, archivists, activists, and public historians that speak to the question of gender history and its revolutionary potential. Possible themes might include:
–Revolutions broadly defined (social, political, cultural, economic)
–Documentary projects, oral histories or new available resources relating to revolutions
–Revolution and Gender
–Revolution from below – local activism and gender dynamics
–Specific revolutionary moments, e.g. Arab Spring 2011
The deadline for submission of proposals, consisting of an abstract (500 words or less) and one-page resumé/c.v., is May 1, 2012. For full panels or roundtables, please have one contact person submit the materials for the group. Send proposals via email to the program committee in care of Tammy M. Proctor (email@example.com).
For further information about the conference, please visit http://www.gvsu.edu/history (under the Great Lakes History Conference link) or the Women’s and Gender Historians of the Midwest (WGHOM) at WGHOM.org.