Monday, May 20, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia welcomes proposals for its fifth biennial Women and Girls in Georgia Conference, to be held in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

The theme of this year’s conference is Women and the Arts. The conference, which focuses on feminist research concerning women and girls in Georgia, seeks to connect academics, advocates, activists, and community members from across the state. The conference embraces traditional and non-traditional presentations of cutting-edge scholarship, reports from the field, performances, and exhibits and provides opportunities for networking and political strategizing.

The Institute for Women’s Studies encourages submissions that engage the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and other dimensions of identity, and that acknowledge the diversity of women and girls in Georgia (including immigration issues, disabilities, LGBT, etc.).  We particularly welcome presentations that incorporate community involvement, applied research, service learning, and student participation.

We seek individual papers, group panels, workshops, and other formats. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  •     Art as feminist expression
  •     Women in hip hop
  •     Political activism through the arts
  •     Performing identity
  •     Performance Studies
  •     Feminist aesthetics
  •     Spoken Word

We welcome qualitative, quantitative, theoretical, and other varied methodological feminist approaches. Proposals should consist of: a one-page abstract, name(s), and affiliation(s). Please submit proposals and questions via email, to WAGGconf@gmail.com by Monday, May 20, 2013.

Papers and presentations from the conference will be posted on the Women and Girls in Georgia website, http://wagg.uga.edu. For more information on the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia, visit http://iws.uga.edu.

Click here for a .pdf of the Call for Papers