Where Are We Now? The Evolution of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies,NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

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Sophie Lavin, Women's Caucus Rep, Northeast Modern Language Association
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The 2009 "Guide to Women's Studies" published by Ms. Magazine cites 900 WS programs in the United States as well as programs in more than 40 countries. This roundtable discussion traces historical progressions and contemporary repositionings of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies in the Academy, and examines the changing definitions, scholarship and issues impacting programs. Participants will offer themed presentations on the evolution of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies (70's, 2nd/3rd wave, Africana, feminist, gender, queer, spirituality, ecofeminist, sexuality, gender violence and gender disability, inclusivity issues and tolerance for divergent philosophies), giving special emphasis to historically successful programs, global, innovative and contemporary ones and best practices. 500 word abstracts/CV to Sophie Lavin, NeMLA Women's Caucus Rep, SUNY Stony Brook by 30 September: blavin@optonline.net