The Politics of Legitimacy: Designing, Proposing, and Administrating a Collaborative Women's Studies Program; Due March 1, 2012
This CFP is looking for presenters interested in contributing to a workshop for the 3rd Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues, Politics of Leadership and Civil Rights, to be held October 19-21, 2012. Specifically, individuals involved in women's studies program administration and curricula design may be interested in contributing to a workshop on the following topic:
"The Politics of Legitimacy: Designing, Proposing, and Administrating a Collaborative Women's Studies Program"
This session seeks to make transparent the administrative processes involved in legitimizing, designing, and building a Women's Studies program of academic study. Locating collaboration at the center of feminist administrative theory, session attendees will discuss and query the political capital exchanged throughout the administrative infrastructure that exists behind curricular design and implementation in higher education. This session will be useful as preparation for those seeking to design new Women's Studies programs, and it will be useful to those currently navigating the (often) especially tenuous terrain of inter/multi-disciplinary curricula working together to make visible the historically invisible work of women in literature, politics, culture, and society.
Interested contributors should submit a brief proposal to Jessie Blackburn (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1st. Workshop contributors will be notified by March 15th, and the complete workshop proposal will be submitted for review to The Biennial Dialogues conference committee by 3/31/12.
Jessie Blackburn, PhD
Assistant Professor of English & Director of Composition
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Bradford, PA 16701