UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Gender Across Borders III: Research Transformations extended deadline

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Susannah Bartlow
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Friday & Saturday, April 4-5, 2008
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

New Extended Deadline for Abstracts: January 31, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Layli Phillips, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies
& African American Studies, Georgia State; editor, The Womanist Reader
(Routledge, 2006)

Special Session: “Creating a Space for Women in Science”

Gender Across Borders III invites emerging and established scholars to
share the best of their work on women and gender at this two-day
conference. Panels in major research areas will be held alongside panels
on more focused themes to build an interdisciplinary look at the present
and the future of research on women and gender. We welcome papers on more
general issues, as well as papers on transformation, border-crossing, the
present state and/or future of our research, or another of the specific
panels listed below.

The conference will be headlined by humanities keynote speaker Dr. Layli
Phillips, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and African American
Studies at Georgia State University and editor of The Womanist Reader
(Routledge, 2006); and by our special interdisciplinary session, “Creating
a Space for Women in Science.” Dr. Phillips and our special session
panelists will speak on the transformative possibilities of and for
research on women and gender.

Community and civic engagement
Experimental film
Gender and Pharmacology
Investigations of genre and form
Spirituality in women’s activism
Visual culture and the image
Women and Islam
Women’s histories
Work-life issues
Youth and social movements
Defining history: transformations over time
Women’s history in specific moments or cultures
Historiography and era-making
Violence and Terror
Women breaking the historical mold

Research Areas
African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art
History, Asian Studies, Classics, Cultural studies, Dance (theory or
performance), Diaspora studies, Economics, Education, European Studies,
Feminist theories, Geography, Global Gender Studies/Women’s Studies,
Healing/Trauma studies, History, Law, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Queer/Trans-
Studies, Library Sciences, Literary Studies/Comparative Literature,
Management, Media Study, Music, Popular culture, Psychology, Regional
studies, Religious studies, Sociology, Social Work, Television, Theatre,
Visual Studies, Working-class studies

• Individual papers: Researchers wishing to submit individual papers on
“transformation” or on gender and women may do so at any time.
• Emerging Women Scientists and Engineers: Researchers whose work does
not explicitly discuss gender are welcomed and encouraged to present their
current research in format most appropriate to their work: panel
discussion, power-point presentations and/or poster display.
• “Work Life” Forums: balancing research, community, family, health,
and sanity.

Abstracts, not to exceed 300 words, should be included in the body of an
email sent to sbartlow_at_buffalo.edu. Please indicate whether you are
submitting your paper to a specific panel or general research area (listed
below). Please include a short bio of 200 words with your abstract.

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