NWSA 2011 Conference: Registration Now Open

11/10/2011 - 11/13/2011

Feminist Transformations ‚ November 10-13, 2011 Atlanta, GA

Program Co-Chairs:
Bonnie Thornton Dill,
NWSA President 2010-2012
Professor and Chair Department of Women's Studies
Founding Director, Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
University of Maryland

Nikol Alexander-Floyd
Associate Professor, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Co-Founder, Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics Rutgers University

Feminist Transformations will extend the conversations begun in the past two years by the NWSA on "Difficult Dialogues" by exploring how we as feminists and women's studies scholars are transforming the academy-even as it experiences its own transformation-and how it has also transformed us; how we understand and assess the limitations and inroads we have made in transforming our relationship to traditional disciplines; and how we continue the struggle to make social justice a central aim of our scholarship and a core value of this society.

The conference explores a central question: how are we transforming thinking about social change, social movements, knowledge production and agency and how are these shifts transforming our thinking? Moreover in doing so, it seeks to provide a forum for examining how women's studies as a field and feminist theorizing as an analytical approach are being transformed through practices that center the ideas and knowledge generated by intersectionality and transnationalism.

NWSA 2011 identifies several thematic areas in which feminist transformations have been particularly relevant and/or require sustained dialogue:

  • The Politics of Crisis
  • Subverting the "Master's" Tools?
  • Deploying Feminisms
  • Women's Studies without Walls
  • Creative Interventions

Pre-register before September 30, 2011 for the best rates.

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