SEWSA April 18-20, 2013

SEWSA 2013 is over.  This site will be kept up as an archived record.  We will attempt to post notes, videos and audio of keynotes and events when possible.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is proud to present Outrage!: Discourses, Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation, the 2013 conference of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association.  The conference will be held on UNCG’s campus, April 18, 19, and 20, 2013. We look forward to welcoming you to Greensboro.

The conference topic was chosen in the wake of Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street and anticipating dialogue regarding interrelationships among women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and social change.  Interest in the topic has been fueled anew by activism around the May 2012 passage of Amendment One to North Carolina’s Constitution (banning same-sex marriages and civil unions); the June 2012 silencing of two Michigan Congresswomen, one for using the word “vagina” in floor debates about an abortion bill; and the news that in Ciudad Juárez more women have been killed in 2012 than in any other year of the “femicide era”. We understand the ideas of outrage, protest, and social transformation quite broadly and encourage you to as well.

We hope you will look carefully at our general call for papers and submission requirements, as well as the caucus CFPs and invite you to submit a proposal.  Caucus submissions are due by November 16th and general submissions will be accepted through November 30th, 2012.  We are especially excited about our keynotes, whose perspectives will help us think —and act— across the arts, academic scholarship, and activism.

With best wishes–

Gwen Hunnicutt, Associate Professor, Sociology and Director of Graduate Study, Women’s and Gender Studies

Carisa Showden, Associate Professor, Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies