University of Wisconsin–Madison


Week of November 12, 2018




Reflections Exhibits presents Before Night Falls: Watercolors by Helen Klebesadel
Exhibition: November 9, 2018-January 25, 2019
Reception: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:00-3:00
Gallery at the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 1922 University Ave
Celebrating the rich time before night falls, when the sky becomes a painting, and the trees become lace. Plan to visit the Gallery at the offices of the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, during regular weekday office hours (9:00-4:00) to see these recent watercolors by Helen Klebesadel, (Call 608-263-1692 to confirm open hours.)
Unidentified Exhibition Curated by the WUD Art Committee

Now through Nov 16th, 7am to 10pm, Gallery 1308, Union South
Unidentified is a show curated by the Wisconsin Union Art Committee that highlights the overlooked and under-credited women whose names are lost in the annals of history. This exhibition is not so much a critique on the hardworking individuals who work for the University of Wisconsin’s Digital Collections today. Rather, Unidentified investigates and questions the nature of archiving: who records information, who is recorded, and how are they recorded. The Art Committee presents these photos as an active reflection upon who is saved and documented when archival action is taken and as an invitation ask who is considered important or worthy of remembering.
Are We Delicious: Notorious Damsels
November 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm, Broom Street Theatre, 1119 Willy St., Madison
Tickets available at
Are We Delicious? explores three different versions of a classic narrative: the English Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper, the Slavic Vasilisa the Beautiful, and the Delicious Ensembles’ own Notorious Damsel. Notorious Damsels enables femme voices in this community, utilizing outdated tropes wherein the femme voices are often silenced, and giving a venue to speak to authentic experiences.
Infamous Mothers
Now through November 24, 2018, Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St
Presented by Strollers Theatre
Based on the book Infamous Mothers by Sagashus T. Levingston
Adapted for the stage by Coleman
Directed by Marie Justice
Based on the book Infamous Mothers by Madison’s Sagashus T. Levingston, this play brings to life true stories of incredibly strong women who “went through the belly of hell and brought something good back.” This beautifully told piece weaves powerful theatre by interposing Levingston’s own remarkable story with the stories of six real-life women from her book and four fictional women who represent the struggles and triumphs of all marginalized women.
“I think it’s going to reach people on another level,” Justice says. “More than just reading the book you can now see it in action and these characters can be brought to life. These women’s stories are so absolutely intense. Sagashus’s story is so intense. It will be incredible to have that played out on stage.
Read more of the article!
Infamous Mothers will be performed on the Evjue Stage.
Approximate run-time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
General Admission: $20; Seniors/Students: $15; Strollers Member: $15
Click here for times and ticket information.
LIVING IN LEGAL LIMBO: Migration, Citizenship, and Mexican Mixed-Status Families
Monday, November 12, 2018, 2:00pm –4:00pm, 8417 Sewell Social Science
Almita Miranda, Brown University
Art Exhibit: 5 Madonnas In Exile: A Site-specific Installation On Immigration, Family Separation, and the Power of Women
Monday, November 12, 2018, All day, Hillel Foundation, 611 Langdon St.
Presented by UW alum, professor and artist, Jonatas Chimen. 5 Madonnas in Exile is a multimedia, audience-participatory, and site-specific exhibit that aims to highlight the plight of immigrants and asylum seekers through a symbolic and multidimensional languages. Here, Jônatas draws parallels between his family’s long history of immigration, the role that specific women have played in keeping the family together, and the current global immigration crisis.

Lecture: “5 Madonnas in Exile The Art of Jônatas on Immigration, Family Separation, and the Power of Women”
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:30-1:30pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Jônatas Chimen Dias DaSilva-Benayon, Distinguished Alumni Artist-in-Residence, is a Brazilian-American Symbolist artist, author, and academic.
The installation titled 5 Madonnas in Exile, (or The Refugee Cathedral of the Ascending Bull) highlights the role of women on immigration and family preservation. As a first-generation immigrant and a descendant of Sephardic exiles who suffered forced-conversions and expulsion during the Iberian Inquisitions, Jônatas explains that much of his family’s legacy only survived a 500-year Diaspora due to the bravery of a few women: “They made sure the family did not crumble while in exile, by being relentless spiritual, cultural, and business leaders. They were addressed by the title of Dona. But because they were so selfless and virtuous, I call them Madonnas.” Jônatas’ own history of exile and religious conflict play an important role in his discourse.
In the mothering world, we do more than break the rules
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Noon, Goodman South Madison Library 2222 S. Park St
Sagashus Levingston, author, mother, advocate of women and empowerment
We’re worse than outlaws. We’re infamous. We are teen mothers, women with multiple children by multiple men. We are women who smoked crack, prostituted, stripped, and so on. We are your welfare queens and all the things that polite society shuns. But we’re still mothers.
Sagashus Levingston grew up on the south side of Chicago, and is still very connected to her family and community roots. Currently she is a doctoral student in literature at UW-Madison, and writing her dissertation on literary portrayals of marginalized mothers who have done something extraordinary. She gives us the untold stories of women often looked down upon by society without anyone knowing or acknowledging just how many barriers they have overcome in their fight to give their children the best that they can.
UW–Madison Women & Leadership Coffee and Conversation

November 14, 2018
Lori Reesor, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

February 7, 2019
“Secrets to Financial Happiness for a Lifetime”
Peggy Olive

March 14, 2019
“Acting from Value, Not Fear: Identifying and Acting from the Values That Drive You”
Erin Lavery

April 4, 2019
UW–Madison Police Chief Kristen Roman

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Trans Monologues
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM at the Madison Central Library (3rd floor)
Your voice is needed! Join us to share stories about your lives, experiences, relationships and communities that exist beyond the cis-tem! Now is the time to share your lived experience with your Madison community, and be welcomed and supported! Please don’t be shy! We want people to represent from all walks and intersections of life, especially voices that are often silenced, or rendered invisible. The event is an open mic – not a contest, not a place for “professionals only” to showcase their life’s work. It’s an opportunity to share your own narrative and story with your community, free from judgment or critique. Your work can be serious or silly, poignant or brazen, exasperated, angry, joyful, powerful, anything you want! Now is the time to share your lived experience with your community, and be welcomed and supported. Hope to see you there! Sign up to perform here!
Check out our Facebook page here! Please contact us with any questions at or 608-265-3344.
Femsem: Sociology of Gender brownbag
The Few, the Proud, the Forgotten: The Politics of Healthcare
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12.30-2pm, Room 2435 Social Science
Dr. Wendy M. Christensen, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, William Paterson University
Mothers of service members stand at the intersection of ideas about citizenship, militarism, and maternalism. When their children return from deployment, mothers of service members take on often invisible care work for the mental and physical wounds of war. During deployment many mothers of service members refrain from criticizing the war and the military institutions in order to support the troops. But, when they find that VA healthcare is inadequate in providing care for their child, they criticize the VA and military, and feel empowered to lobby for better care. Through this act of care giving, mothers find new ways to be civically engaged. Their activism redefines care work as a necessary part of active citizenship, instead of a reason to disengage from politics.
Native November: “Two Spirits” Documentary
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:30-7:30PM at the Maisley Media Room at the Red Gym
In honor of Native November, The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center in collaboration with the MSC will be screening the “Two Spirits” documentary.
This film interweaves the story of the tragic murder of Fred Martinez, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture, with a look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into a gender binary and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
Learn more about the documentary here.
Check out the Facebook event for more information and any updates!
10th Annual Innovations in Women’s Health Conference
Friday, November 16, 2018, 9am-5pm, Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr.
The conference is dedicated to bringing you the latest innovations in the field of women’s reproductive and general health. For more information please visit:
Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Forum Lecture Series
Gender Discourse in Indonesian Islam
Friday, November 16, 2018, 12-1:30pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Nina Nurmila, Professor of Gender and Islamic Studies at the State Islamic University (UIN) Bandung, Indonesia, and Commissioner of the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan)
This talk will briefly explain Indonesian context, when and how gender term came to Indonesia. As part of the global world Indonesia has been struggling to achieve gender equality, but the way to achieve it is different among feminist groups. Indonesia feminists can be divided into three groups: secular, Islamist and Muslim feminists. Secular feminists can be either Muslim or non-Muslim who tend to use national and international laws/conventions to achieve gender justice. Muslim feminists tend to use the Qur’an to support their struggle for gender justice. Islamist feminists are group of women who are active in public such as academicians or activists in mass or political organization, but they tend to disagree of being called feminist, even though they enjoy the fruit of feminist struggle. Recently, there has been a dividing issue, the discussion on the Elimination of Sexual Violence Bill, in which Islamist feminists argue against this Bill, while secular and Muslim Feminist argue for this Bill.
Global Hot Spots: Human Trafficking and Slavery in Japan
Friday, November 16, 2018, 1:30-2:30pm, Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium
Shihoko Fujiwara, founder and board member of Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking Victims (Japan)
Hear the latest on global issues from a UW–Madison expert. In this installment of Global Hot Spots, Fujiwara will cover the global trend of human trafficking. Although Japan is supposed to be one of safest countries in the world, it does not fully meet the minimum global standards for the elimination of trafficking, including forced labor, exploitation, and sex trafficking. Lighthouse, a Japanese nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, has helped more than 300 people abused in Japan’s pornography industry.
Film Screening: “The Judge”
IRIS’ 2018 International Film Series
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 6-8 p.m., Location TBA
With unparalleled access to the courts, THE JUDGE presents an unfolding vérité legal drama, with rare insight into both Islamic law and gendered justice. In the process, the film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for women and Shari’a.
What’s Best for Baby: Co-Sleeping and the Politics of Inequality
Monday, November 19, 2018, Noon, 3401 Sterling Hall
Laura Harrison, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato. PhD in Gender Studies from Indiana University. “My research interests focus on race and health disparities, reproductive justice, and how both cultural and structural factors like medical, scientific, and political authority intervene upon women’s health and bodily autonomy.” Her 2016 book from NYU press is titled, Brown Bodies, White Babies: The Politics of Gestational Surrogacy. A current research project examines the racial politics of infant sleep safety campaigns. Laura Harrison is one of the finalists in the “social causes and consequences” search of the Reproductive Equity cluster hire.
Herbal Wellness Workshop ft. Community Pharmacy
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 6-7:30pm, 333 East Campus Mall, Office 4416
Join us as Jennifer Helmer, herbalist of 12 years and staff member at Madison’s own Community Pharmacy, gives us a workshop on herbs to support women’s wellness, and herbs to aid common ailments faced by college students. Now is the time to invest in our health! Healing through herbs is better for the environment and in many cases our bodies as we expose the root causes (and root solutions) of a variety of conditions. People of all identities are welcome! No RSVP or fee required just show up and learn with us.
CC on the Move – B2P Edition
November 26th & 27th, 5:30PM at the Social Justice Center, 1202 Williamson St
Come join the CC for November’s CC on the Move at the LGBT Books to Prisoners. Learn more about the organization and the volunteer.
Meet at the GSCC to travel with a group by public bus at 5:00PM.
Please contact us with any questions at or 608-265-3344.
Femsem: Sociology of Gender brownbag
Thursdays, 12.30-2pm, Room 2435 Social Science
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“Femsem” is the colloquial name for the weekly training seminar at UW-Madison’s Department of Sociology for scholars in the sociology of gender. Though housed in Sociology, we are an interdisciplinary group and welcome the participation of gender scholars from across the campus. Activities at femsem include graduate student and faculty presentations of their current research, workshops on publishing and other aspects of academia, discussions of gender in the academy, and talks by invited speakers from other universities or other departments at UW. In addition to weekly presentations, each semester we generally have two “quasi-potlucks” where we can meet with visiting faculty, share a meal and conversation, and build a strong foundation for feminist scholarship at our university.
Discussion: Whiteness in Queer Spaces
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5:30-7:00PM at the GSCC
Join the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center for a discussion on whiteness in LGBTQ+ spaces. This is an intended for identifying LGBTQ+ folks to address and discuss their role in oppressive whiteness in queer spaces, community, and beyond. All students are welcome. Check out our Facebook page here! Please contact us with any questions at or 608-265-3344.
Cycle Charting Workshop
Wednesday, November 28 6-7pm, 333 East Campus Mall Office 4416
Are you interested in learning about fertility tracking or managing your monthly cycles? Come to the Cycle Charting Workshop, hosted by Ashley Hartman Annis and the CWC! She’ll be going over how to identify cervical mucus and basal body temperature trends, the hormones of the menstrual cycle, and so much more. See you there!
Gender and Women’s Studies Colloquium
“The Crisis of Masculinity and the Rise of Political Repression in Europe and the US”
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 3:45pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
Myra Marx Ferree, Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies
In this talk, I argue that the masculine basis of the social contract theories at the heart of liberalism has become fragile, and gender insecurity among men contributes importantly to contemporary illiberalism. I develop this argument in three parts. First, I define masculine fragility and point to the features of the contemporary social order that would increase the experience of masculine fragility among men. Second, I present a case for understanding gendered power as a continuing feature of all social organization. Following Carol Pateman, I see the organizational basis of “brotherhoods” as the social anchors of masculine power that emerged when familial patriarchy declined. Both feminist claims for inclusion and female collective actions challenge brotherhoods, and encourage the collective mobilization of defensive masculinity. Third, I connect gender anxiety – not only economic or racial anxieties – as a key feature of the support enjoyed by repressive regimes, by examining the links between reproductive injustices, anti-gender politics and more generalized forms of repression in Europe and the US. This vicious circle of antifeminist and anti-liberal mobilizations characterizes much contemporary politics. I argue not only for resistance, but for a remaking of liberal politics on more intersectional and explicitly feminist lines.
An Evening with Mariame Kaba
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:30-9pm, DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
“I’m an organizer, educator and curator. My work focuses on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development.” – Mariame Kaba Kaba is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. She has co-founded multiple organizations and projects, including the Chicago Freedom School, the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women, We Charge Genocide, and the Chicago Community Bond Fund. Kaba has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2017 Ron Sable Award for Activism and the 2015 Women to Celebrate Award for her impact on the Chicago social organizing community. This event is brought to you by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series and the Multicultural Student Center’s Social Justice Program. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. The one-hour lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A. Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning available upon request. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Kate Lewandowski at All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.
Saturday, December 1 | 2:30pm & 7:00pm, Madison Masonic Center Auditorium, 301 Wisconsin Ave. Madison, WI 53703
A Feast for the Senses! For the first time, Li Chiao-Ping Dance will bring an impressive blend of dance and theater—a feast for the senses—to the Madison Masonic Center Auditorium on December 1, 2018. DOLCE STIL NOVO is a multidisciplinary event featuring the work of five acclaimed artists including Li Chiao-Ping, Emily Popp, John Frautschy, Julia McConahay, and Chele Isaac. Together these artists will put women center stage. The female-centeredness of the program, performed by LCPD dancers and guests, signifies a “sweet new style” a reference to Dante’s poetic style ‘dolce stil novo’ in his epic poem The Inferno. Each of these artists will come together to create something non-traditional and outside of their usual realm of work. By juxtaposing dance, fashion, visual art, music, and lighting design, this event will bring a new, vibrant energy to a historical venue. “We have found amazing coincidences and parallels in our research… my hope is that the integrity of each artist will be enhanced through this collaboration,” said choreographer Li Chiao-Ping.
Tickets: $10 General Admission, $5 Students/Seniors
Tickets are for purchase at or at the door. Although this is a large venue, there is no reserved seating available—all seats are first come first serve.
There will be a reception with LCPD and guests immediately following Saturday evening’s performance in the cocktail room next to the auditorium.
White Privilege and Intersectionality Training
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10 am-2 pm
Stay tuned for location and registration
Participants will gain tools for understanding, identifying and calling out white supremacy, and for taking meaningful action to challenge racism and enhance their allyship to people of color. They will additionally gain an understanding of white fragility, including how to recognize it in their day to day lives, how to check it in their own behaviors and combat its dangers.
Watch for more details. Hosted by Madison NOW.

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Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies – Cluster & Cohort Hires at The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact Aili Tripp ( for more information about these positions.

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies – Cohort Hire
The University of Wisconsin – Madison is seeking to hire a faculty member to conduct research and teach courses in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies. We welcome candidates in any discipline and time period within Asian American Studies whose work emphasizes gender and/or sexuality, broadly defined. Candidates with a particular interest in the intersection between Critical Race Studies and LGBTQ Studies, queer theory or Trans Studies are encouraged to apply. The tenure home will be in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies with a joint appointment in the Asian American Studies Program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2019. For more information on how to apply go to Jobs at UW. Applications must be received by November 15, 2018.

Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies – Cluster Hire
The University of Wisconsin Madison is seeking to hire a faculty member to conduct research and teach courses in gender/women’s studies as it relates to the contemporary Middle East and North Africa, with a preference for the Arab Middle East. Preference will be given to applicants with area expertise who conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic. The tenure home will be in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies with joint appointments possible in other units. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2019. For more information on how to apply go to Jobs at UW. Applications must be received by November 15, 2018.
Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies at University of Colorado Boulder
The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Women and Gender Studies invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level for social science candidates working on women and gender in Jewish culture, religion, or politics. Historical period is open. We are interested in candidates from the following fields: anthropology, psychology, economics, political science, geography, and sociology. A PhD in a relevant field is required at the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 19, 2019. The position will be fully rostered in Women and Gender Studies, with teaching split evenly between the two academic units. The successful candidate must have demonstrable strength and interest in teaching courses, including those at an introductory-level, in the areas of both Jewish Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information click here.
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Social Justice and Human Rights (Arizona State University)
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor or a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-eligible Associate Professor of Sociology or Political Science with expertise in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR). The current position is part of emerging Social Justice and Human Rights initiatives at ASU, which include the possible development of a Global Human Rights Center and the potential creation of a Ph.D. program. The School is presently home to very successful campus- based undergraduate and Masters programs in Social Justice and Human Rights. And, now it is pursuing the ability to offer digital immersion graduate programs in this same field. This scholar will be expected to (1) conduct her or his own independent program of research, (2) teach, supervise and mentor B.A. and M.A students in SJHR, and (3) engage in service at the unit, college and university levels. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Social Justice and Human Rights faculty, whose research and teaching is centered around the following themes— Migration and Refugees, Gender in Comparative Context, and International Law.
Applications Due: November 15, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.
More information including application procedure can be found at
Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Justice and Human Rights (Arizona State University)
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with expertise in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) for the Academic Year 2019-2020, with a possibility of a second year based on availability of funds. There is the possibility of a start date as early as Spring 2019. This scholar will be expected to conduct his or her own independent program of research, teach 1 SJHR course per academic year, and mentor B.A. and M.A. students. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Social Justice and Human Rights faculty, whose research and teaching is centered around the following themes—Migration and Refugees, Gender in Comparative Context, and International Law.
Applications Due: November 15, if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.
More information including application procedure can be found at
Spring 2019 Lecturer Position in Gender and Women’s Studies
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at UW-Madison is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to teach GWS 350: Special Topics in Gender and Literature this coming spring. Information about the position, including how to apply, can be found here. Addition information about the Department can be found here. Application must be received by November 23, 2018.
Assistant Professor In Women’s & Gender Studies at Eastern Michigan University
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position: Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Methodology, and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2019. Responsibilities include new course development, teaching Feminist Inquiry (WGST 300) and Feminist Methodology (WGST 540), and enhancing departmental connections with community organizations. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, with opportunities for research support.
For more information click here. Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor Position in Women’s, Gender & Sexualtiy Studies and Critical Race Studies (Northern Illinois University)
Northern Illinois University Center for the Study of Women is thrilled to announce that they are hiring a tenure track joint appointment in Critical Race Studies with a specialization in WGS. The tenure home is open.
Review of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information go to:
Open-rank TT Professor Position in African Gender and Sexuality Studies (UW-Madison)
The Department of African Cultural Studies (ACS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for an open-rank position in gender and sexuality, with a preference for research in southern Africa and/or in Francophone west/central Africa. The ideal candidate will have substantial fieldwork experience, superior knowledge of an African language, and a demonstrable commitment to Africanist scholarship. We welcome candidates who would actively engage in the intellectual life of our department, enhance our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and pursue significant ongoing research and publication. The successful candidate will offer courses in African gender studies, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory African Cultural Studies courses related to the candidate’s cognate discipline(s). The Department of African Cultural Studies is committed to increasing and fostering diversity in the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. The University of Wisconsin is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications Due: December 2, 2018

Job Listings
National Women’s Studies Association
________________________________ has many different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more. Browse the full list of opportunities here:
At the following link students can find our summer research listings:
Or use their advanced search page to narrow your results:

UW-Madison Center for Research on Gender and Women
Click here for descriptions and application info on faculty and student scholarships, awards, and fellowships available through CRGW.
UW-Madison Office of the Provost
Click here for information on awards and grants for faculty and staff.
National Women’s Studies Association
Click here for descriptions and application info on faculty and student awards and prizes available through NWSA. Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards.
American Association of University Women
Click here for descriptions and application information about the various AAUW Fellowships and Grants.
Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
Click here for descriptions and application info. Most are open to graduate students at any university!
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program (WAMS) Webinar Recording
The Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program is a competitive grants program. It supports research and extension projects that engage women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Projects focus on grade levels K-14. Each year, program leadership gives a webinar to inform applicants about program guidelines and NIFA policies to help them prepare their proposals. This is a recording of the most recent WAMS webinar which applicants can use as a reference to better understand WAMS requirements. Full instructions for how to apply to WAMS are available in the RFA.
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Kids Time
The Campus Women’s Center is in need of volunteers for Kid’s Time again this semester. Kid’s Time is a program that pairs student volunteers with student parents to provide free childcare for families once a week. It’s so fun to get to know the kids and the families and it’s a wonderful volunteer opportunity. Please fill out the form below if you are interested. Contact Emily at with any questions! Thank you for your help!
Volunteer at the LGBT Campus Center!
Want to make friends? Get some office experience? Get connected to all of the LGBTQ+ events and groups across campus? Volunteer at the CC! We train students on how to keep the office running. Sign up to help with publicity, keep hours in the space, or run events. We would love to have you!
Fill out the Volunteer Form
Questions? Other thoughts? Email us at or call (608) 265-3344.
LGBTCC is looking for Discussion Group Facilitators!
Do you have facilitation skills? Want to help build community? Join the LGBT CC by facilitating a discussion group for the 2017-2018 academic year! Facilitators are not expected to replace professional counselors, but we would like to have facilitators that are experienced in dialogues surrounding identity. Discussion groups usually meet for two hours in the evening, every other week. There will be a facilitator training before discussion groups begin. Groups have historically included: Fluid Sexualities, Keep On Coming Out, Grad Peer Support, Gender Explorers, Rooted (for QPOC), WorldWide Rainbow, Queer Students of Faith, and Asexual Identities. For more descriptions and information, please see our Discussion Groups page.
Apply to facilitate
Please contact us at or (608) 265-3344 with any questions or to talk more about what facilitation might look like for you!
Women & Gender – International Opportunities
We have many fascinating ways that you can help. We are now accepting applications for 2018. It is smart to apply early. We will likely send a revised list of opportunities in January as our placements are forever changing. In all of these placements, both women and men are needed. Interested? Please read NGOabroad website at and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: These are volunteer opportunities. Both students & experienced professionals needed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Stonewall at 50 and Beyond: Interrogating the Legacy and Memory of the 1969 Riots
June 3–5, 2019, Universities of Paris-Est Créteil and Paris-Dauphine, France
Call for papers
On the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall, this conference aims to shed critical light on this major event and its effects on the development of LGBTQ mobilizations. It seeks to investigate the processes of memorialization, as well as the political legacy and the cultural and activist representations of Stonewall.The program will include presentations from academics and LGBTQ+ activists to enable thoughts and discussions.
Paper submissions in French or English (c. 500 words) with an explicit presentation of the methodology and data, and a brief biographical note (5 lines) should be uploaded by December 1st, 2018, at:
Selected speakers will be notified by January 15th, 2019.
Organizing committee: Catherine Achin (Paris-Dauphine), Emmanuel Beaubatie (IRIS-EHESS, INED), Hugo Bouvard (Paris-Dauphine), Guillaume Marche (Paris-Est Créteil), Lucie Prauthois (Paris-Dauphine), Antoine Servel (Paris-Est Créteil), Damien Trawale (URMIS).
Contact and information:
Embodying Transitions Beings and Becomings
March 6-9, 2019, Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Call for Papers (for full version in Spanish, Portuguese, or English, Kaleidoscope CFP 2019)
Transitions and states of inbetween-ness offer us an opportunity to reconsider the restrictions of binary concepts and the hegemonic discourses that often accompany them. An exploration of these states of change and shifting existences is enriched through a study of literary discourse, linguistic complications, and artistic and cultural representations. These transitory modes encourage our contemplation of their existence and formation. They allow us to consider how they arrived to such a point (if they have indeed arrived at all) and to contemplate the nature of questioning and engaging with the process of naming said becomings. Such states of becoming can be sudden and unexpected or span long periods of time and great contemplation. These acts of transition engage with, interrogate, and create a space to examine established structural notions that have endured linguistic, historical, and cultural representations. What happens within such states of change/fracture/becoming? What value can be found by remaining in the threshold? What is the importance of naming and calling out these transitions? We invite those who are interested to submit their proposals spanning a vast array of themes.
Keynote Speakers:
Georgina Dopico Black, New York University
Jack Halberstam, Columbia University
Jennifer Leeman, George Mason University
Ricardo Vasconcelos, San Diego State University
We welcome panels and individual presentations in English, Portuguese, or Spanish that theorize, critique, or re-contextualize the conference theme from medieval to contemporary times. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length (7-8 typed pages, double-spaced). Proposals containing a 200-250 word abstract, up to 3 keywords and a brief biography that includes institutional/organizational affiliation and contact information may be submitted at The submission are due Friday, December 14th, 2018.
For more information, contact us at or visit
Sexual Modernities
University of Michigan Graduate Conference
March 14-16, 2019, Ann Arbor
Keynote Speakers:
Benjamin Kahan, English, Women’s & Gender Studies Louisiana State University
Heather Love, English; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies University of Pennsylvania
Marcia Ochoa, Feminist Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies University of California, Santa Cruz
Call for Papers
Does modernity have a sexuality? Such is the question posed by Benjamin Kahan and others in a recent print+ cluster of Modernism/modernity. As Kahan notes, the deployment of sexuality and the rise of biopower marked for Michel Foucault the dawning of modernity. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words (along with presentation title, institutional affiliation, phone number, and email address) to by December 15, 2018.
12th annual Queertopia Conference
Saturday, March 2, 2019, Northwestern University
The Northwestern University Queer Pride Graduate Student Association will host its 12th annual Queertopia Conference. Queertopia is an event that offers graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, activists, organizers, artists, and community practitioners the opportunity to build intellectual community and interrogate questions about gender and sexuality through art practice and performance, popular and academic research, and community engagement. We invite submissions by January 4, 2019 of graduate, postgraduate, and practitioner research across disciplines around this year’s theme of LGBTQ+ Media Cultures.
This conference invites scholarship from a wide range of disciplines on the topic of LGBTQ+ media, communication, and technology. Topics we aim to explore include LGBTQ+ representation across media platforms, the role of media in social change, queer technologies, the role of media and communication in health and development, and learning with new media. We ask:
• What is the role of queer media, expansively conceived, in LGBTQ+ activism?
• How might LGBTQ+ media open up new ways of engaging with queer feelings, affects, and embodiments?
• What are the historical and contemporary benefits and paradoxes of visibility and representation across media platforms for LGBTQ+ people?
• How can traditional and emergent social media platforms shape identity development, learning, and community formation among LGBTQ+ individuals?
• How can media and digital communication be used to address social inequities experienced by LGBTQ+ community members across medical, educational, and legal institutions?
• How might queer uses of social media and digital platforms create new ways of thinking about queer spaces, and queer publics?
• What can queer media (especially media made by LGBTQ+ individuals) do for re-contextualizing and reclaiming queer histories and notions of queer personhood?
• How might visual, auditory, or interactive media allow for different ways of thinking about gender and gender expansiveness, especially in relationship to trans and non-binary individuals?
Submission: Please submit an abstract (up to 300 words), a 75-word bio, and contact information for a presenter to by January 4, 2019. The subject line of the email should be ‘QUEERTOPIA 2019 (your name)’. Please specify any audio or visual needs or other requests you may have. You will receive a response confirming receipt of your submission within three days. Panel chairs and discussants will be selected by conference organizers and announced by mid-January.
A note on submissions: Just as Queertopia invites submissions that address a broad range of questions and topics pertaining to LGBTQ+ media cultures, we also welcome submissions that expansively approach the format (talks, panels, etc.) of presented sessions. We therefore ask that prospective presenters describe the format of their sessions in their submissions.
Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Conference
June 30 to July 2, 2019, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Call for proposals
The primary purpose of this conference is therefore to share knowledge and build links between advocates, academics, survivors, experts, and other change-makers from different countries and contexts working on this topic. We would therefore particularly like to receive applications from attendees from outside the US and UK.
Application submission deadline: Please fill out this online form by Sunday, January 6, 2019, midnight British Standard Time/8pm UTC
For further information see or email
Graduate association of French & Italian Students 32nd Symposium
April 5-6, 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary C. Flannery, Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford
Shame is an extremely personal and relatable emotion that highlights fault, difference or blame. It can be internalized as a silent wound or burden, or inflicted on one individual or group by another in a bid for power and dominance. Defined by religion, culture, and by historical and social contexts, shame haunts and divides. Linked to victimhood and trauma, it separates the individual from society, and potentially from the self. Who experiences shame, and why? How does it divide, alienate, silence, or subjugate? Is shame internalized, hidden, and silent, or does it have a voice? Can it be healed, or even named? How is shame represented? In examining the various representations of shame, we encourage submissions from any related field (Modern & Classical Languages and Literature, Anthropology, History, Theater, Comparative literature, Gender and Women’s Studies, Religious Studies , Medieval Studies, etc.). General topics include, but are not limited to:

  • History of emotions
  • Gender & gender identity
  • Trauma theory
  • Race & racism
  • Sex & sexuality
  • Medicine & History of medicine
  • Religion
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Post-colonial & neo-colonial studies
  • Linguistic & foreign language communities
  • Art & Art History
  • Illustration & graphic arts

Papers will be limited to 20 minutes and must be presented in English. Please send abstract of 250 words or less including your name, email address, academic affiliation, and AV requests to Katherine Blackman Terry and Samantha Mattocci at by January 15, 2019.

Call for papers Special Issue Gender and Digital Media
Call for papers to the special issue, which is cross-disciplinary and dedicated to Gender and digital media in Social Science Computer Review.
Papers are due January 15th, 2019
All the information can be also found under the link:
Seeking Proposals to Edit the Journal of Women’s History
The Journal of Women’s History, founded in 1989 as the first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women’s history, invites proposals for a new editorial home for a five-year term beginning June 1, 2020.  Over the course of nearly three decades, the Journal has successfully bridged the divide between “women’s” and “gender” history by foregrounding women as active historical subjects in a multiplicity of places and times. In doing so, it has not just restored women to history, but has demonstrated the manifold ways in which women as gendered actors transform the historical landscape. Admirably, the journal has never advanced a specific feminist agenda, but has consistently aimed to make visible the variety of perspectives, both intellectual and methodological, which feminist historiography has generated over the last thirty years. Both by design and by virtue of the diverse research undertaken by scholars of women, gender and feminism, the journal itself constitutes a living archive of what women’s and gender history has been, as well as a testament to its indispensable place in the historical profession at large. Moreover, it sets the agenda for the plurality of feminist histories yet to be written.
We seek an editorial team that will continue to foster these traditions while also bringing new and innovative ideas to the Journal.  Interested parties should contact the Journal office as soon as possible to request a prospectus that outlines the current organization and funding of the Journal.
Proposals to edit the Journal should include:  1) a statement of editorial policy, including an analysis of the current place of the Journal in the historical profession and a potential agenda for the future; 2) an organizational plan for the editorial and administrative functions of the Journal; 3) a statement of commitment of institutional support; and 4) copies of curriculum vitae for the editor or editors.  Please note that available software for online article submission and review now make it possible to assemble an editorial team from more than one institution.
Proposals are due to Teresa Meade, President, Board of Trustees, Journal of Women’s History, Department of History, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 by March 1, 2019.  The proposal can be sent via hard copy and/or email in a Word file to  If you send only via email, please send a communication in advance so that we will know it is arriving.  You will receive a confirmation via email upon receipt of the full proposal.
Call for Papers – Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID)
We invite you to submit your manuscript for review. We particularly encourage manuscripts that bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice. Previously published Papers in the series can be viewed below. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the GPID Working Papers Series, please contact Dessie Clark, GPID Managing Editor, at If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (517) 353-5040, fax (517) 432-4845, email, or contact us at 206 International Center, 427 N Shaw Ln, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035, USA.
Download the GPID Call for Papers flyer [pdf]
Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media
An established book series edited by Mary Celeste Kearney
The aim of this series is to publish original research in the areas of feminist and queer media studies, with a particular but not exclusive focus on gender and sexuality. In doing so, this series brings to the market cutting-edge critical work that refreshes, reshapes, and redirects scholarship in these related fields while contributing to a better global understanding of how gender and sexual politics operate within historical and current mediascapes.
Affirming the integrated, multiperspectival approach associated with Cultural Studies, the series publishes richly contextualized research that explores gender and sexual politics not only in media texts but also in the practices of media production and consumption. Media are defined broadly in this series, as the books within it expand beyond these fields’ historical focus on film and television to engage with other forms of media, including video games, popular music, and digital media. Books in the series centering on current media culture also explore the complexly transmedial, convergent, and participatory nature of popular culture today. Gender is configured broadly in this series also, and a key contribution is a further complicating of how multiple, intersecting modes of identity impact media representation, as well as the creation, distribution, publicity, and consumption of mediated texts.
We welcome book proposals accompanied by at least one sample chapter.
For more information, please contact Mary Celeste Kearney at

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December 2018 Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium at Somerville College, Oxford, UK
Please take note of the following due dates for the 5, 6 & 7 December 2018 session.
Consult our website for 2019 meeting dates and other information:
Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens. See our websites for additional lodging and travel information. Please direct inquiries to
Consent Culture Conference
Feb 2, 2019 – Feb 3, 2019
Hosted by GSAFE
We are very pleased to announce the opening of the inaugural 2018 Consent Culture Conference on August 9th and 10th! Hosted by GSAFE, Wisconsin’s leading organization working to create justice for LGBTQ+ youth in K-12 schools, and Edgewood College, the Consent Culture Conference strives to generate and engage conversation among business, school, healthcare, non-profit, and community leaders, advocates, and more. Historically, Wisconsin has had a national reputation for pioneering efforts to address and improve public health. GSAFE and Edgewood College are excited to collaborate with statewide partners to deepen this work through this first of its kind event. We aim to advance shared action on conditions that improve health equity, harassment free work places, and community well-being.
Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State
29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
February 22, 2019, Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
Thinking Gender 2019 will focus on gendered regimes of incarceration, and feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. The US justice system is a site of widespread gendered and race-based violence.  The U.S. currently incarcerates nearly a third of all female prisoners in the world, and between 1977 and 2004, the number of women in U.S. prisons increased by an unprecedented 757%. As a 2015 CSW co-sponsored report revealed, women suffering from mental illness in LA County jails are routinely denied treatment, medication, and reproductive hygiene products, and are disproportionately punished with solitary confinement. LGBTQ women are also disproportionately impacted: nearly 40% of incarcerated girls identify as LGBTQ, while nearly one in six transgender Americans, and one in two black transgender people, have been to prison.
Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in partnership with the March of Dimes and the Wisconsin Contraceptive Access Network (WI CAN), invites you to join us at a statewide Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit on March 1, 2019 in Madison.  A Save-the-Date is attached along with a summary paragraph for your newsletters and publications.  Please help us spread the word! Join a diverse group of stakeholders and practitioners to learn about the latest evidence-based strategies in contraceptive care, discuss barriers and how to overcome them, and create partnerships to galvanize statewide efforts to improve equitable access to contraceptive care.  Hands-on skills training will be available for clinicians who wish to learn or strengthen insertion skills with interval IUD placement, immediate post-placental IUD placement, and Nexplanon insertion/removal. A keynote address will be delivered by Anu Manchikanti Gómez, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Welfare and Director of the Sexual Health and Reproductive Equity program at the University of California, Berkeley. For more than 15 years, Dr. Gómez has worked as a health equity researcher with a focus on reproduction and sexuality throughout the life course.
The Wisconsin Contraceptive Care Summit is grounded in the principles of reproductive justice – building a world where everyone has the resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality and reproduction.  SisterSong defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.  We are guided by these principles. The Summit will provide:

  • Capacity building for public health professionals, administrators, health educators, pharmacists, policy makers, researchers, and women’s health advocates
  • Hands-on training in IUD and Nexplanon insertion for clinicians
  • Contraceptive counseling skills development
  • Best practices for contraceptive service provision

Open to everyone with a passion for ensuring the highest quality contraceptive care possible, including health care providers, educators, administrators, advocates, and activists. Continuing education credit will be available.  Please plan to join us at this inspiring and informative event.  Registration and further details will be available at soon.

2019 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
March 9-11, 2019, Arlington, Virginia
This conference brings together hundreds of student activists from around the country to build collective power and share strategies of resistance, grow knowledge about critical domestic and global feminist issues, learn hands-on grassroots organizing tactics, and mobilize for political gain at Congressional Visit Day on Capitol Hill. Join us as we discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive health, rights, and justice, racial justice, intersectionality and identity-based activism, environmental justice, voter engagement and mobilization, LGBTQIA+ rights, campus organizing tactics and methods, political organizing, social media platforms and digital communications, and global women’s rights.
On Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10, we’ll come together for an incredible weekend to talk organizing and issues – and then on Monday March 11, we’re taking a trip to the National Mall for Congressional Visit Day. Learn to make change on campus, in your community, and in your rep’s office with us at NYFLC 2019!
Registration open. For more information go to:
Who Cares?

38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
March 13-15, 2019, Lewis & Clark College
The 38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore the concept of care and the gendered politics embedded within it. Because practices of care are often overlooked, feminized, and rendered invisible, this symposium calls attention to the critical importance of care and the ways it is thought about and performed. How do ideologies and experiences of gender affect our understandings of care? Likewise, how do our notions of care affect our understandings and practices of gender?
Safe Healthy Strong
March 19-21, 2019, UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
Safe Healthy Strong (SHS) is Wisconsin’s only conference dedicated to healthy sexuality and sexuality education. Now in its 8th year, SHS attracts a growing audience of educators, health care professionals and paraprofessionals, community workers, health care department staff and social workers, teachers and students all working toward the shared goal of improving the sexual and reproductive health of people in the communities in which they live and serve.
Transformative Education: Then. When? Now!
4th 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being and 42nd Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
April 11-13, 2019 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Pyle Center, Madison, WI USA
Join us for the 2019 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being. The University of Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and the UW-Madison 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin and the World) are pleased to announce the 4th 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being and 42nd Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference with the theme of Transformative Education: Then. When? Now!

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The NSF funded ADVANCE team at UMass Lowell is still seeking full-time faculty – all genders, races, ethnicities, & disciplines – to participate in an NSF funded study looking at MICROAGGRESSIONS that faculty experience *AND/OR* witness in the academy. Participants will:

  • Complete a 20-minute baseline questionnaire on the first day of participation
  • Complete a 2-4-minute daily survey for 30 consecutive days thereafter at an afternoon/evening time that works for you
  • Be asked to report personal and/or witnessed microaggressions related to your work environment
  • The first 150 participants will receive an Amazon gift card as a token of our appreciation for your time and effort; the amount is based on your level of participation, up to $50.

If you are an academic, please consider participating *and* forwarding to friends and colleagues.
Meets Mondays 1:20 pm – 3:15 pm
Semester: Spring 2018-2019
North Hall 422
Instructor: Professor Aili Mari Tripp
The seminar looks at gender and politics from a comparative perspective. The course looks at key questions and concepts emerging from the literature on gender and politics, which is rapidly expanding, becoming methodologically more diverse, and taking on a wider range of questions. It is impossible to understand contemporary politics without incorporating a gender analysis.
There are few areas of human activity where the gender gap is as large as it is in politics. This course will ask what accounts for this large gap? Why does a relatively poor country like Rwanda have 61% of its legislative seats filled by women while a wealthy country like the United States ranks 104th globally? What role do institutions, culture and structural factors play in such outcomes?
The course also looks at the impact of women’s political participation and representation on women’s rights. We ask under what conditions do countries adopt women’s rights legislation and constitutional reforms? What role does the state and state feminism play in such reforms? Why do authoritarian countries adopt women’s rights? We examine the role of women’s movements, civil society, political parties, United Nations agencies, and other actors in bringing about women’s rights reforms. What do changing understandings of gender itself tell us about politics? These are just a few of the questions raised in this course.
Contact Aili Tripp for more information:
Registration open!
Spring 2019: every Monday, Jan 28-Apr 29, 6:00-8:00pm in the GSCC
QUELP is a thirteen-week spring course for undergraduate and graduate students interested in exploring race, dis/ability, class, and other social dynamics through an LGBTQ+ lens and developing leadership skills that will help you serve your communities. Students have the option of elective participation, 1 academic credit through the Dept. of Gender and Women’s Studies, and/or hours toward the CfLI Leadership Certificate.
What to expect:
As part of QUELP, students can expect to:
* Meet and build connections with other students invested in community organizing
* Develop leadership skills based on UW-Madison’s Leadership Framework
* Create, present, and distribute a zine project for making positive change in your communities
* Leave with a stronger sense of self after exploring your identities through intersectional narratives
For more details and examples, feel free to check out past syllabi and reading lists at
UW-Madison Feminist Scholars Fellowship
Applications are open and due December 1, 2018
The Center for Research on Gender and Women sponsors the annual Feminist Scholars Fellowship competition. The fellowship is designed to provide tenured University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester. The Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar’s home department to cover the applicant’s teaching responsibilities.
Eligibility: Tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison engaged in feminist research. Faculty in the College of Letters & Science are granted a semester’s release from teaching, with Gender and Women’s Studies paying for one course lecturer replacement. Individuals with appointments outside L&S must receive the approval of their Dean to have a full semester’s release from teaching (with one course lecturer replacement paid for by the Center for Research on Gender and Women).
Scholars may reapply after five years of receiving an award, however, scholars who have not previously won the award will be prioritized should the applications be regarded as equally meritorious.
Application: Please send application materials and letters via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at and
For more information go to:
WI Women’s History Research Project
Help Trace the History of WI Women in Local Government
Public input sought! The Women’s Council has launched A Seat at the Political Table, new project to create a historical timeline tracing women’s political firsts as local elected officeholders in communities across Wisconsin. Wisconsin is home to about 2,350 locally elected government bodies – from School Boards to County Boards, from City Mayors to County Clerks. Indeed, the vast number of women holding elected office in Wisconsin are found in local government. The women who first gained a seat at the political table, and brought their voice to the deliberations and decisions of these jurisdictions, are largely lost to our collective history. A Seat at the Political Table extend our existing work on the history of women in state government to include women’s political firsts in local government – but these stories have proven much harder to identify. That’s why we need your help! Any other Wisconsin local women’s “firsts” or political milestones you want to tell us about? We’d love to hear about those too. Submission must include a contact for follow-up. For more information visit us at:
Submit a story or a tip by email to:
Submit to the Campus Women’s Center Blog!
This blog has been created as an extension of the annual CWC publication “Intersections” as way to further give you, the womxn of our community, a voice and as a way to communicate what is happening within the Campus Women’s Center. Our mission statement is this: We are a feminist site of expression. We aim to amplify the voices of everyone in our community, through the intersections of your stories, experiences, your innovation, art; your values, beliefs. We are a collaborative publication. Our content remains untampered and organic -no censorship- working together in order to weave a more holistic view of feminism.
With that said, I invite you to submit your essays, poetry, visual art, music, videos, and thoughts to our blog! Possible topics include but are not limited to General Feminism, Body Positivity, Self-Care, Professionalism, Intersectionality, LGBTQ focused topics, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, Racism and Sexism on campus/in our community, etc. You can also expect to see articles on these topics written by our staff as well as CWC event recaps, podcast episodes, and CWC videos.
You can submit your content by email to You are not limited to the topics listed above, so please feel free to submit any content that you feel would be a good addition to the blog!

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Donation to Gender and Women’s Studies
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Women invite students, alumni, faculty, and friends to make a donation to support our on-going efforts to advance women and gender issues within our teaching and research mission. Please visit the Department and Center websites to learn more about making a donation.
LGBT Books to Prisoners Book Drop
LGBT Books to Prisoners always in need of books. Donated books will help restore the inventory of our library of books to ensure we can continue filling book requests in the future. This local organization sends books to incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals all across the nation. For more info please visit their website. Some of the highest demand subject matters for request are the following:
* LGBTQ materials (especially trans, gay and bi materials, non-fiction and fiction alike)
* Dictionaries (English, preferably softcover)
* Almanacs
* Drawing or art (preferably how-to)
* Books in Spanish for native speakers
* African American, Latino, and Native American history or non-fiction
* Contemporary fiction (especially urban fiction, crime fiction and thrillers)
* Mythology, occult, and alternative spirituality books
* Recent editions of textbooks
If you have any books or textbooks that fit these subject matters we would love for you to donate them to this wonderful cause. We also prefer softcover book donations due to prison restrictions but we will accept hard cover as well. Book donation drop box is located in the Gender & Women Studies department mail room (3328 Sterling Hall). Thank you for taking the time to read about this upcoming event and we hope you can help us support LGBTQ+ community members through your book donations!
GWS Donation Station for Open Seat
The department of Gender and Women’s Studies is happy to announce that we are now a recognized donation station for Open Seat, the food pantry for students on campus. The bin for donations is located in the Gender & Women Studies department mail room (3328 Sterling Hall) and donations can be dropped off at any time when the room is open. Similarly, students are welcome to take food from the bin if needed. The donations remaining in the box will be collected and taken to the main pantry location (Room 4209 in the Student Activity Center) every few weeks. Please circulate this information with your students and note that some suggested donations include: menstrual products, hygiene products, beverages, condiments/sauces, baking products, cereal, oatmeal, granola, etc. Thank you for helping to make our department and our university a more welcoming and accessible place for all students!

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Gender & Women’s Studies Department
Center for Research on Gender & Women
Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium
Office of the Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian
Campus Women’s Center
Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute
4W: Women & Well-being in Wisconsin & the World

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Janet Hyde, Director
Dace Zeps, Administrator
Center for Research on Gender & Women
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3409 Sterling Hall
475 North Charter Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Phone: 608-263-2053
Fax: 608-265-2409

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