NWSA 2013: Aging Studies/Aging Students: The Politics of Age and the Feminist Classroom

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Melanie Cattrell, Western Carolina University
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CFP for the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio, November 7-10, 2013
Abstract deadline: February 15, 2013

In accordance with this year's theme of Negotiating Points of Encounter and subtheme of Practices of Effecting Change, this panel seeks presentations that examine the intersection of Aging Studies and pedagogy. As feminist educators, how do we think about aging in our classroom?

Presentations may include (but are not limited to) the following issues: When we discuss race, gender, class, and sexuality, do we also discuss age as an intersectional point of identity? If so, how? How do we speak about age in Women's/Gender Studies Courses, and what texts do we use during this process? How do we include Aging Studies in our core classes, such English 101 or Biology 101? What role does age play in the way we relate to our students? What impact do students of a "non-traditional" age have in the classroom?

Send 150-250 word abstracts with a title by February 15, 2013, to Melanie Cattrell at macattrell@wcu.edu. Please include your full name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, and email address.