University of Wisconsin–Madison



(updated 6/8/18)




99 Since 19: A birthday party to celebrate Wisconsin & the 19th Amendment
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7 PM to 10 PM, Old Sugar Distillery, 931 East Main Street #8
Wisconsin Women’s Network is joining Team 19 on June 9th at their 99 Since 19 event to celebrate 99 years since our state ratified the 19th Amendment. Learn how women are changing Madison and Dane County through political activism and how you can be involved. For information and to RSVP see the invitation here.
WWN Madison Friendraiser
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 5 PM to 6:30 PM, Eat Street, 316 W Washington #200
The Wisconsin Women’s Network is hosting Friendraisers throughout the state of Wisconsin, to connect and inspire women. Attend our Madison Friendraiser on June 13 from 5:00-6:30 at the Eat Street Offices at 316 West Washington St #800 to network, learn about our Mentorship Program, and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages. Stay tuned to learn more about the Wisconsin Women’s Network hosting events in your community including Eau Claire, La Crosse, Milwaukee and the Fox Valley!
LunArt Festival
Celebrating works created by women: from past to present, from revered to forgotten, from rap to rhapsody!
June 28 ~ 30, 2018, Madison, WI
Tickets now on sale! Visit EVENTS 2018 for more info.
43rd National Women’s Music Festival
July 5-8, 2018
Marriott Madison West Hotel and Conference Center, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton
The National Women’s Music Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives. It’s a jam-packed long weekend where choices for things to do range from workshops, concerts, comedy, theatre presentations, a marketplace, newly released films and videos, a live auction, spirituality series, writer’s series and much, much more! For more information go to
Disability Pride Festival
Saturday July 28, 2018, we will come together at Madison’s sixth Disability Pride Festival to share our talents, skills, arts, energy, and pride in being who we are. Disability Pride Madison builds on a long tradition of disability pride celebrations around the world.  Please visit our website,, and like us on Facebook to continue learning more about us and how you can be involved. Please check back often for updates.
OutReach Pride Parade 2018
Hosted by OutReach LGBT Community Center
Sunday, August 19 at 12 PM – 4 PM, Downtown Madison
Save the date for the OutReach Pride Parade 2018! More details to come—also visit!
The Annual Mildred Fish-Harnack Lecture
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4:00pm, Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
Reception to follow
Judge Navanethem Pillay, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ms. Pillay, a South African national, was the first woman to start a law practice in her home province of Natal in 1967. Over the next few years, she acted as a defense attorney for anti-apartheid activists, exposing torture, and helping establish key rights for prisoners on Robben Island. She also worked as a lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and later was appointed Vice-President of the Council of the University of Durban Westville. In 1995, after the end of apartheid, Ms. Pillay was appointed as acting judge on the South African High Court, and in the same year was elected by the UN General Assembly to be a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where she served a total of eight years, the last four (1999-2003) as President. She played a critical role in the ICTR’s groundbreaking jurisprudence on rape as genocide, as well as on issues of freedom of speech and hate propaganda. In 2003, she was appointed as a judge on the International Criminal Court in the Hague, where she served on the Appeals Chamber until August 2008. She was appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2008 and served until 2014. In South Africa, as a member of the Women’s National Coalition, she contributed to the inclusion of the equality clause in the country’s Constitution that prohibits discrimination on grounds of race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. She co-founded Equality Now, an international women’s rights organization, and has been involved with other organizations working on issues relating to children, detainees, victims of torture and of domestic violence, and a range of economic, social and cultural rights.


(In)Formation League Read!
1st Sunday of the month, 4:00 pm, Gib’s, 1380 Williamson St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
League of Women Voters of Dane County
1st Wednesday of every month, 6:00pm Social Hour, Program at 7:00pm, The Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Main St., Madison
Peace and Justice Book Circle
1st Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Goodman South Madison Library
Sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch.
Madison Area Transgender Association meeting
1st and 3rd Saturdays at 3pm and 2nd and 4th Fridays at 7pm, both times at OutReach LGBT Center, 2701 International Lane. Families and friends are invited to attend. MATA regularly invites those who wish to learn more about our community. We continue to have social events and clothes swaps on a regular basis. Darla Lannert, Trans Health Advocate at Outreach, recently completed a Trans 101 training at the Madison Police training center for police departments in Wisconsin. Doing Trans 101 trainings brings awareness to issues that impact Trans/GNC communities. You can reach Darla at Outreach:
Madison NOW
2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm, WNPJS Movement Hub, 30 W Mifflin #702
Join us for our April meeting with Representative Melissa Agard Sargent! She’ll give a review of legislation impacting women’s rights from this past session and what may be on the horizon for the next session. Following Rep. Sargents’ talk, we’ll discuss current and upcoming actions. Note that this meeting will be in our new shared space at the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice on the Capitol Square! Babies and children are welcome at our meetings. Toys and coloring are available to help entertain mobile babies and toddlers.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Branch
2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30-8:00pm, Barrique’s on Atwood
This month WILPF-Madison met the 1st Wednesday at Barrique’s on Atwood.
Madison Feminism on Tap
Generally meets the last Thursday of the month.
Check for more information.
WWIG Monthly Networking Lunch
3rd Thursday of every month. Noon, Gooseberry at 1 S Pinckney St, Ste 104
Join Wisconsin Women in Government’s Networking Committee every third Thursday for a monthly networking lunch at Gooseberry on the Square. Step out of the office for a fresh, convenient lunch and the chance to meet other talented women in a range of positions in and around government Service.
Madison PFLAG Meeting
3rd Sunday of every month from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court
The first half of the meeting is educational in nature with a speaker and/or short films to facilitate further discussion. The second half is open support group sharing. Sharing is not required but those who choose to speak may do so with the knowledge that anything said will remain completely confidential. For our mutual benefit, we welcome and encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to attend our meetings.
Madison Feminist Book Club
4th Sunday of every month from 2pm, location and books vary. Check here for next book and location.
FTM GenderQueer
4th Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm, OutReach, 2701 International Lane #101
Peer-led, non-professional, social/support group for people who identify as FTM, genderqueer, transsexual men, drag kings, butch, intersex men, and anyone else assigned female at birth who identifies as masculine. Significant others, friends, families, and allies are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings. Diversity in gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, and anything else that makes up a person is welcomed. CONTACT INFO: Email
AAUW, Monona-Madison Branch
4th Tuesday of every month
7:00pm, Monona Community Center, 1101 Nichols Rd
LGBT Books to Prisoners Project
Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm and every other Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Social Justice Center Incubator, 1202 Williamson St, near the Willie St. Co-op
Open mic night (for queer-identified folks and allies)
The 4th Wednesday of every month
7:30pm-9:30pm, Dutch’s Auto Repair (202 Regas Rd.)
Sign up by 7:15 to be assured a spot in the lineup. Additional volunteer performers will be taken if time permits.
**Hosted by members of LGBTQ Narratives**
OutThere: Social group for LGBT youth
1st & 3rd Sundays at OutReach: 800 Williamson St.
OutThere is the young adult social group at OutReach LGBT Community Center. It meets on the first and third Sundays of each month to watch movies, play games, or go to events throughout Madison.
OutThere is a welcoming group with OutReach’s dedication to promoting equality and quality of life for LGBT+ people. Join up! OutThere on Facebook
Each Wednesday – 7pm WORT, 89.9 FM Tune in to locally produced LGBT show “Queery.” – Queery features local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news & information that affecting Madison’s LGBT community in a news magazine format. The first show of every month is music
Each Sunday – 11am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM “Her Turn” – News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women’s Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.
Followed by “Her Infinite Variety” at 11:30am – Featuring Women Artists, Musicians, singers and song writers.
NOTE: Feminist news program “Her Turn” is looking for volunteers to join the collective and help produce weekly, 30 minute broadcasts covering local and global issues, by and about womyn-identified individuals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and Her Turn is always looking for new members. No previous radio experience required! Click here for more information.


Director of Gender and Sexuality Center at the The University of Illinois at Chicago
This position is responsible for the administrative leadership and management of the Gender and Sexuality Center. Oversees the operations of the Center, which includes development and administration of programs and activities that provide faculty, staff and students knowledge of issues related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities. Promotes an inclusive environment that facilitates LGBTQIA+ students’ advancement, growth and development through advocacy, policy development and institutional intervention to support diversity on Campus. Closing date: August 8, 2018. For more information, click here.

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:

Wisconsin Women In Government
2018 Undergraduate Scholarship
Guidelines available here.
Applications Due June 15, 2018
The Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Undergraduate Scholarship program is designed to provide financial support for women who wish to pursue careers in public service, public administration, or governmental affairs. The scholarship is available to current college or university students who likely would have difficulty continuing their education without financial assistance. The purpose of the program is to make post-secondary education more accessible to women by relieving some of the financial burden. Note that students from a wide variety of majors are encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to political science, government, legal studies, criminal justice, public safety, etc. The key is that a student must demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service, public administration or government affairs. The WWIG Undergraduate Scholarship program is funded through an annual fundraising gala in Madison, Wisconsin.
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.
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.


The Women’s Health Research Program Presents: 13th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference
October 1st, 2018 between 1:00pm-5:30pm, McNamara Alumni Center
The Women’s Health Research Conference is a one-day event that features two plenary presentations, panel discussion, and a poster session on women’s health research. It draws 200 to 300 interdisciplinary women’s health researchers, health care providers, students, and community public health professionals for a day of learning, networking and research dissemination. Participants come from all over the Twin Cities metro, rural Minnesota, and neighboring states. Click here for more information.
Call for Abstracts is Open
July 27, 2018—For award consideration
September 7, 2018—Late-breaking posters (if space is available)
We kindly invite Authors to submit proposals to special issue of ‘The Polish Journal of Aesthetics’ – ‘ The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain’ edited by Luz Mar González-Arias (University of Oviedo, Spain), Monika Glosowitz (University of Silesia, Poland) and Miłosz Markiewicz (University of Silesia, Poland)

The pivotal category of affective aesthetics allows for analyses of literary texts and visual art conjoined with an important set of questions about the national, social, familial and sexual dimensions of embodiment. Affects — through artworks — function as forces which enable subjects to move and to be moved and, therefore, have the capacity to transform both individual and collective subjectivities. Physical pain — in all its degrees of intensity — is a constant presence in human life. However, it can be argued that only recently has it started to attract sustained critical attention. Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill (1926) is a precursor of what is now considered a turn to illness: Elaine Scarry, Susan Sontag, Leslie Jamison, Audre Lorde and Johanna Hedva are among the many critics and theorists who have worked on what it means to inhabit a dysfunctional and/or ill body. We might even contend that there is a tendency across cultures and geographies to inscribe the body in pain into the artistic text in order to call for active interaction with the readership/audience. Such interaction would resist a mere aesthetic contemplation of the object of the artwork (namely, the body in pain) and instead inspire empathic and ethical engagements as well as social interventions.
In this special volume of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics we would like to explore—from a multiplicity of perspectives, cultural and historical contexts—the ways in which artistic projects shape distinct affective states of experiencing pain and illness. The concept of pain is here extended beyond physical distress to also embrace illnesses that may not have an associated sensation of bodily discomfort. Far from considering “the body in pain” as a unified category, we start from the idea that each illness, each pathology and each painful body part is the result of individual experience as much as of socially constructed notions of what it means to be in pain or to experience illness. Therefore, the collective and political potential of pain interests us as much as its phenomenology as a personal and individual experience.
We invite articles, essays, artwork and fiction related to, but not limited to, the following topics:
– Aesthetics and Medical Humanities — alliances and/or incompatibilities
– The semiotics of pain
– Ethical responsibilities in representing pain
– Pain as more than lack — beyond negative hermeneutics
– Gendered illnesses, gendered pains
– The racial factors of pain
– Pain and violence against women
– Feminisms and solidarity among vulnerable subjects, ethics of care, affective labour
– The politics of sickness: definition of normality versus deviation
– Chronic, visible and invisible pains
– Narratives of pain and illness
All Authors interested in contributing to this issue of ‘The Polish Journal of Aesthetics’, planned for publication in December 2018, are kindly requested to send full papers by submission page at journal’s website:, by July 15, 2018.
We strongly urge all Authors to read the instructions (‘For Authors’) before the submission.
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics is a philosophical-aesthetic quarterly published periodical issued by Institute of Philosophy of Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. It is addressed to a wide circle of philosophers, aestheticians, theoreticians and historians of art and artistic environment. Scientific interests include general and detailed philosophical-aesthetic issues of different fields of art, problems of theory and art history, artistic issues.
CFP for submissions for our second edition on ‘Bodies’
Cultivate is a postgraduate led feminist journal run by researchers at the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York. Please see below for details and be advised we are also currently looking to recruit peer reviewers. If you have any questions about possible submissions, or about being a peer reviewer, please email us at
Submissions Due: July 31, 2018
Cultivate is an annual, open-access journal based in the University of York at the Centre for Women’s Studies. We are postgraduate-led and interested in the practices, nuances and articulations of feminism. We are based in Europe but open to global submissions of all kinds of studies related to or about feminism. We accept academic essays as well as cultural commentary and creative work. Both academics and non-academics are encouraged to submit material, in all mediums of art and critical thought, including but not limited to essays, photo essays, poetry, videos, podcasts.
In January 2018, the 24th cycle of America’s Next Top Model premiered. The advertising surrounding this particular cycle focused on the ‘diversity’ of the new cast. While a minority of plus-size models have appeared regularly on the show since the tenth cycle, for 2018 audiences were told there would also be no age limit. However, despite the cast being more racially diverse than it has been previously, the majority of the models were predominantly light-skinned. There is no mention in the advertisements or press around this season of disability, only three out of the fourteen models are aged over twenty-five, none are aged over forty-five, none of the models are shorter than 5’7”, and the token ‘plus-size’ model has been replaced with what the industry usually terms an ‘inbetween’ model. Currently, America’s Next Top Model is broadcast in 170 countries. In addition, the related Top Model franchise is international with variations of the show airing in different regions and countries; to date there have been forty-six different local and regional versions, such as Africa’s Next Top Model, Asia’s Next Top Model, and Caribbean’s Next Top Model. While each iteration of the show has traditionally promoted largely unattainable aesthetic feminine standards, the decision to move away from the traditional expectations of the franchise in terms of body standards sits within in the context of the popularisation of a ‘body positivity’ movement in British and most North American media.
The campaigns at the centre of popular ‘body positivity’ (#Fatkini, Dove’s Real Beauty, Love Your Body and #LikeAGirl to name a few) suggest that this movement is invested in ‘normalising’ bodies that do not fit into the traditional standards of western beauty. There are, of course, other popular movements associated with feminism and body positivity that are not as focused on aesthetics, such as Time’s Up, Me Too and Free the Nipple. While these campaigns are not without their own issues, they do represent a popular interest in feminism and body positivity in some western cultures.
The prominence of new campaigns and media suggest there are new focuses on bodies in mainstream culture as well as the continuation of existing conversations such as cultural appropriation, colourism and the politics of religious clothing in a globalised context. There is a long standing connection between feminist scholarship, activism and bodies. While some people have found body related feminism to be a source of empowerment and freedom, there have been conflicts over exclusionary and silencing practices. We are interested in how all these conversations interact with contemporary and historical feminisms and the nuances and complications of both.
We are based in the U.K. and this issue has been inspired by the more recent popularisation of body positivity and conversations around bodies in the media that we consume everyday. Cultivate encourages contributors to not only engage with this topic but critique, differ, and go beyond. In this vein we seek global submissions in all forms of critical thought.
Cultivate is looking for submissions including but limited to the following topics:
Gender and bodies
Media and bodies
Race and bodies
Sexuality and bodies
Bodies and art
Bodies in captivity
Bodies and culture
Class perspectives on bodies
Engendered bodies
Fat bodies
Mental health
Class and bodies
(Dis)abled bodies
Bodies in academia
Bodies and death
Queer bodies
Body modification
Objectification of bodies
Aging bodies
Eating Disorders
Adolescent body
Social media and body
Religion and the body
Bodies as sites of activism
Womanism and the body
Capitalism and neoliberalism and the body
Diaspora and the body

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.


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


Out For Undergrad
Out For Undergrad is a conference for LGBTQ students to learn from the experiences of undergraduates and professionals working in their job fields. Last year, over ten Badgers attended these conferences, and we hope that number keeps growing! You do not need to be “out” to attend (some of the organizers last year were not out to their families and coworkers), so feel free to come as you are! If you are accepted, the conference costs $90 (free if you are unable to afford it), and the conference pays for flights to and from the city, hotel for the weekend, and almost all meals & snacks. Feel free to reach out to Collin McFadden  with additional questions about the events/logistics.
Interested? Check out the website here!
The International Conference on Gender Studies 2018
“Gender studies in Global Perspective”
October 4 – 5, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) is pleased to announce you the International Conference on Gender Studies 2018 which will be held on the October 4 – 5, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference provides you the opportunity to share your thoughts, exchange ideas, listen to renowned keynote speakers, extend your network and jointly explore current and future research directions while enjoying the beauty of Thailand. Researchers are invited to send abstracts for all modes of Oral, Poster and Virtual Presentations. Submit Your Abstract at –
Contact us at:
Gender Studies 2018
#531/18, Kotte Road
Pitakotte, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94 113 312 832
Fax: +94 112 835 571
Pathways to Gender Equality:
Economic Gender Analysis Addressing Current and Future Challenges

November , 2018, Washington, DC
Our objective is to bring together scholars and policy analysts who see gender analysis as central to solving the important economic issues–increasing inequality, global poverty, the increasing deficit of care. The conference seeks proposals for papers, panels of papers, round tables, and posters that: demonstrate the centrality of gender analysis to key contemporary problems in macroeconomics, household, labor, and development economics; contribute to the tools of gender analysis by deploying innovative theoretical frameworks, econometric methods, survey methods, and other data collection; deepen our understanding of the policy implications of this research.
NWSA 2018 Conference
JUST IMAGINE. IMAGINING JUSTICE: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futures
November 8 – 11, 2018, Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia


Transgender Menstruation Study
Do you identify as transgender or gender queer?
Research on the narratives and experiences of transgender people is being conducted within the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. We are seeking participants who identify as transgender, regardless of assigned or transitioned sex characteristics, to discuss menstruation.
Participants will be asked to do a 1-2 hour interview and all interviewees will be given a $20.00 gift card.
Interested participants should email Frankie at to schedule an interview.
*Participants must be 18 or older
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!


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!


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