[UPDATE] New England Women's Studies Conference

full name / name of organization: 
New England Women's Studies
contact email: 
j1riley@umassd.edu

Due to inquiries from faculty who would like to engage students in this conference, the proposal deadline has been extended to February 20th to accommodate schools just back in session for the spring semester.


Please consider joining us at UMass Dartmouth for the NEWSA conference. Conference fees are low ($50 faculty; $25 students) and includes dinner on April 29th before the keynote event.


New England Women’s Studies Association Conference
UMass Dartmouth, April 29th-30th, 2011


Privilege 2011: Theories and Perspectives Inside/Outside the Classroom


The New England Women’s Studies Association is pleased to announce that Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, will be the keynote speaker at our 2011 conference. The keynote will include the showing of the new documentary film Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible.


NEWSA invites presentations theorizing privilege inside and outside the classroom. Possible topics include:


Sexual privilege -- White privilege -- Heterosexual privilege -- Class privilege --Age privilege


  • How do we think about privilege in the 21st century?
  • How does privilege operate in our world?
  • How do we educate people about different types of privilege?
  • How do different privileges continue to be a barrier in our work?
  • What is our role as educators in dismantling systems of privilege ?
  • How do different systems of privilege intersect and/or mutually reinforce one another?
  • How can we betray our privilege(s)?
  • How do we deal with resistance in the classroom to recognizing privilege?


    We encourage papers that examine issues of privilege in tandem or from an interdisciplinary perspective. The conference also includes an embedded undergraduate student conference for presentations of undergraduate research and experiences in the discipline of Women’s Studies. Like the 2010 conference, we plan to embed undergraduate presentations throughout the program. We encourage proposals from undergraduate students; faculty and undergraduate panels are especially welcome.


    500-word abstracts due by February 20th. Panel submissions welcome.


    Submit electronically as .RTF, .DOC, or PDF attachment to: newsa@umassd.edu

    cfp categories: 
    african-american
    gender_studies_and_sexuality
    general_announcements
    interdisciplinary