Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA) Biennial Conference 2017 – University of Strathclyde, 6th – 8th September

Colleagues, you may be interested to know that the call for proposals for the above, is now open. The conference theme is “Making space for feminism in the neo-liberal academy”.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Race and Education, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Professor of Sociology (Gender, sexuality and education), Australian National University
    Res-Sisters Panel, The Res-Sisters –  a feminist collective of nine early career academics working broadly within the sociology and cultural studies of education and youth.
  • Performance Talk on Feminist Spoken Word Practice by Katie Ailes

Presentation types

They invite four main types of conference presentations: papers, workshops, performance and exhibitions, and posters.

  • Paper presentations report on empirical and/or theoretical research (20 mins +10 mins Q&A)
  • Workshops are activity based and aim to involve participation from the audience. (60 mins)
  • Performance and exhibitions including art exhibitions, installations, music, dancing or acting. The abstract should include the time required and any special requirements for space, equipment or seating arrangements.
  • Posters are limited to a maximum size of a single A0 sheet.


Proposals should be submitted to FWSA2017Conference@gmail.com on a completed submission form  by 3rd March 2017.

Full details are available here: http://fwsablog.org.uk/conferences-and-events/fwsa-biennial-conference-2017/


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