2017 Women & Girls in Georgia Conference
Call for Papers

In civil rights movements, in immigrant youth activism, in the Movement for Black Lives, and in the multi-issue Women’s Marches, women and girls are vital actors in struggles for social change, education and all forms of justice.  The work and successes happening in Georgia are a microcosm of justice struggles across the nation and the world.

This year’s Women and Girls in Georgia conference on Justice and Resistance will explore social movements, social control, social institutions, and grassroots resistance, especially as they involve and are engaged in by women and girls in our diverse, important state. The conference focuses on coalition-building, movements for justice, and feminist strategies to address the pressing challenges of our times.   

The biennial Women and Girls Conference highlights feminist research and connects academics, advocates, activists, and community members from across the state and region in a collaborative and supportive conversation. The conference presents cutting-edge scholarship on its theme and embraces traditional and non-traditional presentations of research and scholarship, including reports from the field, performances, and exhibits. The conference provides opportunities for networking, building bridges, and linking theory and analysis to practice.

We encourage 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, LGBTQIA, etc.).  We particularly welcome knowledge-generating presentations that incorporate community involvement, applied research, knowledge sharing, service learning, and student participation. We seek individual papers, group panels, workshops, and other formats.

Possible topics include:

* Black Lives Matter * Sanctuary * Sovereignty * Coalition Politics * Reproductive Justice * Immigrant Rights * Youth Activism * The Criminal Justice System * Prison Reform & Abolition * Movement Histories * Environmental Justice * Food Security * Economic Justice * Healthcare & Justice * War, Displacement, & Genocide * Novel Approaches to Justice & Resistance * Ending Violence * Solidarity & Allyship * Sexualities * Science, Knowledge, Justice * Education * Grassroots Movements * Intersectional Feminist Praxis * Radical Hope *

We welcome qualitative, quantitative, theoretical, and other varied methodological feminist approaches.

Each proposal submission should include:

1) One-page abstract including the title of the paper(s)

2) Name(s) and affiliation(s) of all presenters

3) Email address(es) of all presenters

4) Information about technology needs or preferences

Please submit proposals via email to WAGGconf@gmail.com with “WAGG 2017 Proposal Submission” in the subject field.  We welcome proposals in English or Spanish.


Deadline for submissions: Monday, April 17, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Monday, April 24, 2017

For more information or questions, contact WAGGconf@gmail.com

Papers and presentations from the conference may 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.

Please submit proposals via email to WAGGconf@gmail.com with “WAGG 2017 Proposal Submission” in the subject field.


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