Thinking Gender 2023
33rd Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
“Transforming Research: Feminist Methods for Times of Crisis and Possibility”
Thursday, February 23, 2023 (Virtual) and
Friday, February 24, 2023 (In Person)
Submission deadline: October 23, 2022, at 11:59PM PDT
Call for Abstracts
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women | Barbra Streisand Center invites proposals for our 33rd annual and first hybrid Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference.
This year’s conference theme, “Transforming Research: Feminist Methods for Times of Crisis and Possibility,” seeks to open conversations about feminist methods and research across fields and disciplines.
In lieu of a keynote address, the conference (TG23) will feature two in-person interactive sessions. One session will be co-facilitated by TL Cowan and Jas Rault on Trans-Feminist & Queer collaborative “heavy processing” methods for working with digital materials. The second session will be facilitated by Celine Parreñas Shimizu on “Creativity in the Face of Devastation: Methodologies of Research and Practice Across Inequality.”
Students may present at this conference in one of three ways:
- Virtual workshops for works-in-progress (for graduate students) on 2/23/2023
- In-person presentations of finished projects (for graduate students) on 2/24/2023
- In-person poster presentations (for undergraduate students) on 2/24/2023
We welcome a range of submission formats from graduate students, including scholarly papers, works in hybrid critical/creative genres (e.g., multimedia projects, performance, experimental forms of academic writing), and film/mixed media. While submissions are not limited to these, some media formats that might work particularly well for this year’s call include short films and videos, soundscapes, digital and alternative archives or cartographies, and interactive works. We also invite poster proposals from undergraduate students.