Engendering Change 2018: Graduate Gender/Sexualities Conference in Chicago

deadline for submissions: 
January 22, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago

Call for Submissions


Engendering Change:

Eighth Annual Chicago Area Graduate Gender/Sexualities Conference

April 14, 2018

University of Chicago


The University of Chicago, in conjunction with Northwestern University and the University of Illinois-Chicago, is proud to announce the eighth annual Engendering Change graduate student conference.


The conference will take place at the University of Chicago on April 14, 2018. On the evening of April 13, the conference will host an Art Night curated by Chase Joynt and featuring MTL+ collective.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERJasbir K. Puar is Associate Professor of Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University and the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times and The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability.


SUBMISSIONS: The conference is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in any field who are working on research related to the study of gender/genders and sexualities broadly defined.  Submissions may also come from any methodological background. 


To submit, please upload an abstract of no more than 300 words, title, and keywords to: https://engenderingchange2018.wordpress.com.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 5pm (CST) on January 22, 2018.  All presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 5.


Admitted presenters will be expected to submit their full paper by March 16, 2018.  Presentations will be between 12 and 15 minutes, and final papers may be no more than 25 pages double-spaced.


The conference is free and open to the public.  Please direct any questions to: engenderingchangeconference@gmail.com.