WOCIA Conference Workshop Proposals

deadline for submissions: 
January 22, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Banning - Northeastern University, WOCIA Conference

2024 WOCIA Call for Workshop Proposals

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 22, 2024

The annual Women of Color in the Academy Conference once again invites proposals for workshop sessions for our upcoming 8th conference. Scheduled to take place on Friday, May 17, 2024, the theme will be “Legacies of Solidarity: Bridging Generations in the New Normal.” Inspired by recent events such as the SCOTUS decisions on Dobbs and eliminating affirmative action considerations in college admissions, we are interested in receiving proposals for workshops that will engage in some way, shape, or form with this year’s theme. In addition, we are also interested in receiving proposals for workshops on:

  • Accessibility for marginalized groups in the Academy 

  • A topic of interest for Teaching/Non-Tenure-track Faculty 

  • Collaboration in the Humanities

  • Personal Branding and Promotion (e.g., online, etc.) 

  • Mentoring

  • Creating/Facilitating intergenerational research teams

  • Building Community 

  • Setting Boundaries 

  • Caregiving for loved ones (children, parents, etc.) and/or childcare issues

The sessions can be individual or co-led with up to 3 people. The sessions will be around 1-hour to 1-hour and 15-minutes in length. Please submit your materials via this Google form by January 22, 2024. 

Google Form: https://forms.gle/WAqdRP8ZPDkKXxHe8

  • Name and email of contact person

  • Names and emails of all presenters

  • Brief CV of all presenters

  • Proposed workshop title

  • 100-word description of proposed workshop session 

  • Indication of whether the format is in-person, hybrid, or virtual only

  • Preferred time slot (morning or afternoon) 

  • (Optional) Any special requests 

Submitters can expect a response by February 29, 2024. Because there are only 10 spots for workshops, we regret that we are unable to accept all submissions.