GCWG 2021 Conference

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Global Conference on Women and Gender
contact email: 

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 


Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021


We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation


This interdisciplinary conference brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations on gender and politics around the world. While formal politics loom large in 2020, we encourage an expansive understanding of political action and expression, inspired by Carol Hanisch’s essay, “The Personal is Political,” which sees all relationships of power as political and connects women’s experiences, self-expression, and values to their lives as political actors and subjects. 

Topics may include but are not limited to the past and/or present intersection of gender and politics in:


  • Race and Racism
  • Suffrage Expansion
  • Feminism
  • Voting and Candidacy 
  • Organizing and Activism
  • Media Representation 
  • Artistic and Literary Expression 
  • Motherhood and Family Life
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Disability Rights
  • Employment
  • Poverty
  • Education
  • Health
  • Violence
  • Religion
  • Law
  • Business and Management 
  • Leadership
  • Social Media


Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome, including but not limited to art, history, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, psychology, environmental science, medicine, biomedical ethics, economics, political science, gender studies, communication studies and literature. We also invite professionals in nonacademic settings to submit proposals.


Both panel and individual paper proposals are welcome. 

Please submit a 350 to 500-word abstract by October 15th, 2020 at:




Please include with your abstract: your full name and your academic or professional affiliation and rank (graduate student, professor, artist, etc.). Abstracts that greatly exceed the 500-word count may not be considered. We will also include a few competitively selected undergraduate panels in the 2021 conference. All submissions will be peer reviewed and those accepted will be notified no later than October 30th, 2020. 


Paper presentations will ideally be 15-20 minutes in length and can be considered for our annual publication

Please direct inquiries about the conference to gcwg@cnu.edu