The Global Conference on Women and Gender
Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities seeks abstracts for the forthcoming Global Conference on Women and Gender.
This year's conference theme is Gender, Politics and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation.
This interdisciplinary conference brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations on gender and politics around the world. While formal politics loom large in 2020, we encourage an expansive understanding of political action and expression, inspired by Carol Hanisch’s essay, “The Personal is Political,” which sees all relationships of power as political and connects women’s experiences, self-expression, and values to their lives as political actors and subjects.
Topics may include but are not limited to the past and/or present intersection of gender and politics in:
- Suffrage expansion
- Voting and candidacy
- Organizing and activism
- Media representation
- Artistic and literary expression
- Motherhood and family life
- Sexuality and gender identity
- Reproductive rights
- Race and racism
- Disability rights
- Business and management
- Social media
Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome, including but not limited to:
- Biomedical ethics
- Communication studies
- Environmental science
- Gender studies
- Political science
- Religious studies