CFP: Many Floridas: Women Envisioning Change (12/1/05; 4/6/06-4/8/06)

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Many Floridas: Women Envisioning Change
A Conference Hosted by the Florida Consortium for Women's Studies
April 6-8, 2006
Tampa, Florida

The Florida Consortium for Women's Studies is a state-wide coalition of
Women's Studies/Gender Studies Departments, Programs, and Centers
committed to advancing the discipline through feminist teaching,
research, and activism.  The purpose of the Consortium is to share
resources, encourage activism and service learning, produce and
evaluate research and collaborations as scholars, increase student
access to Women's Studies courses across the state, and develop
international resources and connections. Consisting of 15 of Florida's
Women's Studies Programs, Centers, and Institutes at Community Colleges
and Public and Private Universities, the Consortium is housed in USF's
Department of Women's Studies.

Conference Theme:
The theme of the inaugural conference is to demonstrate how Women's
Studies' scholarship, pedagogy, and activism can address the needs of
all women in the State.  Highlighting the problems facing women in the
State, the conference will feature the response of Women's Studies to
Florida's Dishonorable Mention in the 2004 Status of Women in the
States report produced by The Institute for Women's Policy Research
[]. In addition,
the aim is to build a State-wide intellectual community in Women's
Studies. The Conference is open to presenters from around the nation
and the world and papers authored or co-authored by students are also
Keynote Speaker: Economist, Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D. is the director of
the Washington-based Institute for Women's Policy Research, an
independent, non-profit, scientific research organization, which she
founded in 1987 to inform and stimulate debate on issues of critical
importance to women. In 1994, Dr. Hartmann was the recipient of a
MacArthur fellowship award. Commonly referred to as the "genius grant,"
this fellowship was awarded in recognition of her pioneering work in
the field of women and economics. At IWPR Dr. Hartmann has co-authored
several reports, including: The Impact of Social Security Reform on
Women; Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and
Medical Leave; Women's Access to Health Insurance; and Combining Work
and Welfare: An Antipoverty Strategy. She has also authored or
co-authored numerous journal articles on issues such as welfare reform,
pay equity and women's wages. Her
written work is widely published in the United States and abroad. Dr.
Hartmann has also delivered Congressional testimony on a variety of
issues, including comparable worth, family and medical leave, child
care, welfare reform and health care, and is frequently interviewed on
these and other issues by television, radio, and print journalists. She
also lectures widely on public policy, feminist theory, and the
political economy of gender to women's organizations, community, labor
and business groups, and universities.

Submission Guidelines:   
The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2005. All proposals
should be submitted electronically. Proposals should not exceed 500
words per individual paper and must include an abstract that is no
longer than 50 words. For more information on submissions, visit the
Consortium Website. Papers, Panels, Symposia, and Workshops are
especially sought on the following topics:
New Directions in Women's Studies Scholarship Native American women
Student Associations Diversity in Florida
Activism in Florida Health Disparities
Migrant Workers, Immigration, and Alien Status Globalization and
Women's Studies

Submit Proposals to:
Karen Glazebrook
Continuing Education
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
NEC 116
Tampa FL 33620-6758

Should you have any questions or comments about the conference, please
feel free to contact the Conference Coordinator and Program Chair:

Conference Coordinator
Kim Vaz, Ph.D., Chair
Dept. of Women's Studies
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: 813-974-0985

Program Chair
Sharon Kay Masters, Ph.D. Coordinator
Women's Studies Program
Florida Southern College

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