Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference

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Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, Cal State Los Angeles
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10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Lauren Berlant, Professor of English, University of Chicago

The Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities (CSGS) at California State University, Los Angeles invites paper proposals for our annual student research conference to be held on May 13, 2014. This is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference inclusive of graduate and undergraduate work in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences that addresses issues of gender and sexuality. We welcome papers from students of literature, history, political science, ethnic studies, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, women's and gender studies, queer theory, criminology, psychology, law, business, biology, art history, communications, and the performing arts. We are particularly interested in work that takes an interdisciplinary approach and in work that considers gender and sexuality's intersections with matters of race, ethnicity, disability, nation, class, and religion.

Students whose papers are accepted will later be invited to submit full-length versions of their work to be considered for publication in CSGS's new online journal, GenderSexions.

Note: We have small stipends available to support travel for students with outstanding proposals.

Instructions for applying:

Send abstracts of 250 words or less (and please include a title) to Eddy Alcantar, Center Coordinator, at no later than 5PM on Friday, March 14th. Please include at the top of your abstract your name, your contact information (email address), your program of study, the title of your paper, and your institutional affiliation. When you email your proposal, please place in the subject line your first and last name followed by "Paper Proposal"

Example: Chris Smith Paper Proposal

Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly after the deadline. Submitters are encouraged to be explicit about how their work engages issues of gender and sexuality and about how the work constitutes an original intervention in their field(s).

For more information about the conference or about The Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, contact…

Eddy Alcantar, Coordinator, Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities:


Benjamin Bateman, Director, Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities:

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Our conference is supported by The Cross Cultural Centers, The American Communities Program, and the Department of English at Cal State Los Angeles.