Awards, Contests, and CFPs

Upcoming: Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) National Conference.  FWCA is a unique educational and professional opportunity for women of color scholars. With a theme of “Taking it to the Next Level,” the goal of the conference is to connect, empower, and support women as they pursue the next level of their career in the Academy.
It will be at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at March 28-29, 2014.  Keynote speakers include Dr.  Nell Painter, Professor Kimberle Crenshaw, and President Waded Cruzado.
There is also a special graduate student track this year on Preparing for and Succeeding in the Academy.  In addition, Professor Carmen Gonzalez, co-editor of Presumed Incompetent will provide a special faculty workshop.   It should be wonderful conference.
Learn more and register at:


Feminist Transgressions
November 13 – 16, 2014
Puerto Rico Convention Center
San Juan, Puerto Rico
NWSA’s 2014 conference theme, Feminist Transgressions, endeavors to take up the histories, geographies, affective dimensions, and political stakes of various feminist insubordinations in the spaces they occupy: intellectual and institutional, local and global, public and intimate, by choice and under duress. Mobilizing the multivalent concept of transgression helps reframe interrogations and impositions into those locations where we labor, love, defy, resist, protest, play, create, and/or celebrate.
Subthemes: Rethinking the Nations, Trans-ing Feminisms, Technologizing Futures, Creating Justice, Love and Labor

The National Women’s Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation.  Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 2,000 members worldwide.  Our annual conference regularly draws more than 1,600 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.

Complete details are available by downloading the 2014 Call for Proposals.

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