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Week of October 15, 2018

CONTENT:

TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS
OPPORTUNITIES
CALLS FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS
CONFERENCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS
GIVING AND OTHER LINKS

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TALKS AND OTHER EVENTS

The Everyday Feminist: Doing the Dishes Exhibition by Melissa Dorn and Kate E. Schaffer
Daily | October 1-26, 2018, 10am-8pm, Main Gallery, Memorial Union
The artist writes; “What does it mean to be a feminist every day? In The Everyday Feminist , Melissa Dorn and Kate E. Schaffer explore how feminism intersects with democracy, social justice, midwesterness, and womanhood in American culture by employing interactive installation and everyday objects to cultivate relationships, build awareness, and create change.”
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“A Clash of Civilizations? East-West Migrations, Islamophobia, and the Cosmopolitanism of Mohja Kahf and Marjane Satrapi”
Monday, October 15, 2018, 12-1 p.m., 206 Ingraham Hall
Susan Friedman, Hilldale Professor of the Humanities and Virginia Woolf Professor of English and Women’s Studies at UW-Madison
In the face of rising Islamophobia, how have diasporic women writers of Muslim background negotiated their migrant experience? The talk will explore the different responses of diasporic women writers of Muslim backgrounds as they recast East/West binaries in the context of religion and cosmopolitan ideals. It will feature a comparative reading of Mohja Kahf, a Syrian-American novelist and critic, and Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian living in Paris working in both graphic and cinematic forms
A Part of the Middle East Studies Lecture Series
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“For whom, and under what conditions, is self-compassion protective? A school-based study of the intersection of stigma among racially diverse sexual- and gender-minority youth”
Monday, October 15, 2018, 12-1 p.m., 1335 Health Sciences Learning Center
Abra Vigna, PhD, Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Group, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Part of the Population Health Sciences Monday Seminar Series
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Space, Place and Gender in Ferzan Ozpetek’s Gay Cinema
Monday, October 15, 2018, 4-5:30pm, French House, 633 N Frances Street
Ryan Calabretta Sajer is an Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
https://frit.wisc.edu/
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Brown Bag Talk: Questioning Queer Theory
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm, 711 Van Hise Hall
Please join us for a brown bag discussion with Dr. Ryan Calabrett-Sajder, Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Arkansas. We will discuss the place of Queer Theory in today’s academia! This talk is open to the public. Funding provided by The Lectures Committee of UW-Madison. Special thanks to the Departments of: French and Italian, Comparative Literature, Communication Arts and Gender and Women’s Studies for their support of this event.
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Women in Prison – Breaking the Chains
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 11:30am–1:30pm, Bethel Lutheran, 312 Wisconsin Ave
Melissa Ludin, President of EXPO (Ex-incarcerated People Organizing) and Sarah Ferber, Associate Director of EXPO will present on Women in Prison from a personal and advocacy point of veiw. This is a Fundraising Luncheon for MOSES, an inter-faith organization that advocates for policy change in the criminal justice system. Please join us and learn more about the increasing number of women in prison, the racial disparities, and the gender specific issues they face.
MOSES Fundraiser Lunch Tickets
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Register now for upcoming UW–Madison Women & Leadership Events

Book Discussion

October 17, 2018
“The Death and Life of the Great Lakes”
Dean Kate VandenBosch

Join others who support women’s advancement. At these no-cost events, you will have the opportunity to network with other UW–Madison employees and enjoy coffee, light refreshments, and topical conversation. No formal leadership position is required to attend.

8:00–8:30 a.m. Check-in, Coffee, and Networking
9:30–10:00 a.m. Networking
8:30–9:30 a.m. Program

The book discussion will be held from 12:00–1:00. Feel free to bring your lunch to the discussion.

Coffee and Conversation

November 14, 2018
“Mentoring”
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
“Leadership”
UW–Madison Police Chief Kristen Roman

Want More Information?
Register to attend https://go.wisc.edu/1cfb76
Check out our Facebook page for updates on each individual event @LearningAndTalentDevelopment
Reach out to the Event Coordinators conferences@ohr.wisc.edu
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Women in Leadership
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4:30–6pm, 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall
This event features an interview with Jane R. Plitt, author of Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream. Jane will be interviewed by Linda Ahlers, the former President of Marshall Fields and SoHE alumni.
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Challenging a Violent Culture
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7pm–8pm, PAVE UW-Madison, 333 E Campus Mall, Ste 3147
Reanae McNeal is an award-winning international inspirational speaker, lecturer, performing artist, acclaimed vocalist, oral HERstorian, visual artist, storyteller, performing art poet, cultural activist, and a minister.
This lecture explores the violence against women and people of color. It will go into the oppressive mechanisms in the society that make the violence against these groups possible and acceptable.
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Love Your Body Day with Katherine Phelps
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 8pm–9:30pm, 1131 Humanities Building
Join NOW UW and Professor Katherine Phelps for a discussion about Love Your Body Day. Professor Phelps focuses on body politics and will be talking to us about the social construct of a body. There will be a presentation and time for questions and a discussion.
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Sociology of Gender brownbag (Femsem)
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:30 pm, Social Sciences 2435
Shreenita Ghosh, School of Mass Communication and Journalism
Digital feminist activism is a new iteration of feminist activism which uses the internet and the various new tools and tactics it has to offer to spread awareness, unify people, disseminate information, and mobilize constituents. Feminist hashtags have become immensely popular in the recent years where the community-driven tagging system has been utilized by millions of users to aggregate, track and organize content around a single topic through the use of a hash (#) symbol followed by a keyword. However, like many social movements working to reorganize the structures of inequality and threatening the status quo of society, these too have faced dissonance, resistance, and backlash. While initially unequivocally deemed a major success, a wave of backlash hit these movements claiming lack of intersectionality, executive ability and warning their possible role in danger of driving the sexes apart.
I situate backlash as a communicative phenomenon rather than a movement by a social group. Backlash can be through other hashtag content, replies and retweets to current hashtags as well as by traditional media. For my dissertation work, I aim to study the backlash discourse surrounding the #metoo hashtag activism campaign. As a first step of study, I examine the #metoo campaign tweets to understand the online content, the arguments and emotions portrayed through the same. I would like to inspect the patterns of external events, media coverage and overall discourse that initiate different communicative responses of people.
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OutReach’s 26th Annual Awards Banquet
Friday, October 19, 2018, 5–9pm, Monona Terrace
Tickets may be purchased online until 11:59pm – Monday, October 15th, 2018.
OutReach’s annual awards banquet includes a cocktail hour, dinner, and program. The program features Micheal Bruno as emcee, speeches by US Rep Pocan and Human Rights Campaign’s Davette Baker. Performance by Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus.
www.outreachmadisonlgbt.org
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Name & Gender Change Clinic
Hosted by Trans Law Help Wisconsin
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1pm–3pm, GHC SW Capitol Clinic, 675 W Washington Ave
Trans Law Help Wisconsin is a legal aid clinic staffed by volunteer attorneys. We provide assistance to the transgender community by helping individuals obtain corrected identity documents (birth certificates, driver’s licenses, passports, etc.) reflecting their authentic name and gender. At the clinic, participants will receive necessary information about the process for obtaining a name and a gender marker change as well as hands-on assistance with completing the required forms.
*PLEASE NOTE* This is not a drop-in clinic. You must be present at the beginning of the clinic in order to receive assistance from our volunteer attorneys. We begin promptly at 1 pm!
Two important things to know when you’re arriving to the clinic:
1) Be sure to put in the address of the clinic (675 West Washington) rather than searching for “GHC Capitol clinic” in Google Maps. There are TWO locations that will come up under this search, and although the other location is only a block away, it is the INCORRECT location.
2) When you arrive, you will see someone monitoring traffic into and out of the parking lot. Apparently the Boy Scouts use that parking lot once a year for a sports-related event, and October 20th happens to be that day. We have been assured that you will simply need to state, “I am here for the GHC clinic” in order to get past this person. We will monitor this situation closely until 1:15 pm that day.
If you run into any trouble, please call (608) 471-9415 and we will help you get to the clinic. See you then!
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The Value of a Third Space with Sagashus T. Levingston
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2–4pm, First Unitarian Society of Madison, 900 University Bay Dr
I am encountering woman after woman whispering or openly telling stories about their experiences with sexual violence. And while it would be inaccurate to say that this was the case with every woman, more women in this project are survivors than not, from childhood to womanhood. And the question is this: In what spaces are we addressing this? Through what policies? And what are we doing to address the violations that we have only come to talk about or quietly understand in in the middle of the night?
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Inclusive Teaching Workshop
Monday, October 22, 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm, Union South (TITU)
Registration link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cupp75NByAjG5OB
As student demographics and backgrounds become more diverse, how do you make your content, activities, language you use, and classroom logistics inclusive for all students? As students interact with each-other more often with active learning, how do you respond to “hot moments” or “difficult discussions” in the classroom? Incidents of race and racism, privilege and power regularly impact undergraduates on our campuses. Without training, knowing how to address these inequities effectively can be uncomfortable and challenging.
This workshop is designed to build your confidence in using inclusive teaching strategies. Participants will: (1) explore the perspectives of underrepresented and minoritized students on our campuses, (2) analyze their own and student identity and the impact that identity has on the learning environment, (3) discuss a framework for addressing hot moments and difficult discussions in the classroom, (4) practice what to say during these hot moments or difficult discussions, and (5) examine a range of inclusive teaching approaches to use in the classroom and beyond. An emphasis in the session is on “saying the words”, deconstructing conversations and receiving feedback.
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Gender and Women’s Studies Colloquium
“Preparing for a Career in International Development as a Gender Specialist”
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:00 pm, Nicholas Hall, Reception to follow
Dr. Patricia Morris, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University
In this talk, Dr. Morris will provide advice on how students who are interested in a career as a gender specialist in international relief and development work should prepare.  She will begin her talk with a comparison of how the field and recruitment for the field has changed in the past 25 years.  She will also review the seven things any aspiring gender specialist should focus on to enter and grow their career.  The talk will conclude with a question and answer period with Dr. Morris. Wheelchair accessible, free, and open to the public. For ASL interpretation or other accessibility requests, please contact dazeps@wisc.edu by October 12th. Co-sponsored by the  4W Initiative, International Studies, and Sociology.
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Doula Care as Justice Technology
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:30-1:30pm, 8411 Sewell Social Sciences
Annie Menzel, Assistant Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies
Since the early 1970s, alternative birth advocates have tended to oppose themselves to mainstream obstetrics in terms of technology: in the influential formulation of anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd, the standard hospital model is “high tech/low touch,” while alternative birth is “low tech/high touch.” The emergence of the doula, a birth assistant who typically offers labor positioning, massage, and emotional support, has recently garnered attention for reducing rates of cesearean and other interventions. Doula care thus at first glance might seem to embody and even extend the opposition between tech and touch. In this talk, I call this binary into question by highlighting a growing movement of doulas of color who are achieving equitable birth outcomes in the face of medical and societal racism. Among other things, these doulas insist on access to empowered birth for communities of color and queer and trans people, and refuse both obstetrical overmedicalization and the fetishized notion of “natural” birth that has animated an overwhelmingly white midwifery and home birth movement. Drawing on recent accounts of feminist and Black radical deployments of technoscience, I argue that this mode of doula care itself functions as a crucial technology in the service of reproductive health and justice.
https://sts.wisc.edu/event/brown-bag-11/
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Trans/forming Allyship: Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9 AM – 4:30 PM, UW Credit Union Community Room, 3500 University Ave
Hosted by Think Again Training, Purchase Tickets
Want to learn more about how to support transgender community members? Trans/forming Allyship is a unique opportunity to dive deep, zoom wide, and practice concrete ways to make a difference right now – while connecting with likeminded people who are working on the same issues. In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma, violence and barriers to participation. Many service providers and community leaders have good intentions about trans inclusion and, with a deeper understanding and expanded toolbox, they can build on those intentions to create truly trans-inclusive practices and policies. This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to more effectively support trans people in their professional and community contexts. For those who want to take the work even further, a Trans/forming Allyship Part 2 is scheduled for January 25, 2019. This first training is a prerequisite, so sign up now! This training is offered with the generous support of the UW Credit Union. This training has been approved for 6 CE credits by NASW-WI.
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Beyond Binaries: Queering Notions of Gender and Sexuality in Academia
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:30pm
Dr. sj miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Susan Marine, Merrimack College
Dr. Z Nicolazzo, University of Arizona
Dr. Jon Wargo, Boston College
How do we reimagine education that sustains LGBTQIA+ and gender nonconforming students in the U.S.? In this webinar, education scholars will discuss their work and ideas for a more inclusive research, teaching, and activism in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals. We will engage in a conversation about language, equity, learning resources, and the conduct of research on sex and gender.
Instructions to join webinar:
1. Download and install Zoom (the webinar platform) at https://zoom.us/download
2. Find and open the Zoom program in your computer
3. Copy and paste the meeting link in your browser: https://zoom.us/j/413384413
4. Zoom will open into webinar
Contact us! {email} divggrads@gmail.com {blog} aeradivg.wordpress.com
Follow the conversation! @AERADivG {Twitter} #divgchat
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‘Runes to Release the Child From the Mother’: Healing and Obstetrics in Medieval Northern Europe
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 12-1pm,
Professor Verena Hoefig is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the fall of 2018. Professor Hoefig’s research concentrates on literature and material culture in medieval Northern Europe, including themes of nationalism, collective memory, and identity. More recently she has focused on the material and textual artifacts of childbirth. Part of the mandate of European Studies is to co-sponsor talks displaying emerging approaches in European research on the humanities. Hoefig’s work will address this mandate by examining medieval attitudes of gender and women’s medicine. Her discussion will be relevant to faculty, students, and the public who are interested in medieval Northern Europe, mythology, and medicine, and what they can tell us about gender and motherhood.
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Infamous Mothers
November 8 – 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 Madison365.com 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.

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RECURRING LOCAL MEETINGS

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OPPORTUNITIES

Assistant Professor in Sexuality Studies at Univ of Mass Boston
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the MS Program in Transnational Cultural and Community Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning September 1, 2019. http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/496026/assistant-professor
We are especially interested in a candidate keen to contribute to program development of the relatively new graduate program of TCCS and undergraduate minor of Sexuality Studies. This would be a joint appointment, with the tenure home in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; teaching and service responsibilities would be equally shared across both units and supported through a Memorandum of Understanding. We are seeking candidates who specialize in queer/sexuality studies and critical ethnic studies. We particularly welcome candidates with research areas that include—but are not limited to—sexuality studies and critical race theory, settler colonialism and indigenous studies, imperialisms, and postcolonial studies.
To apply: upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests/experiences, one writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and contact information for three letters of recommendation.
Please direct questions to the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee: Elora Chowdhury WGSS at Elora.chowdhury@umb.edu or Karen Suyemoto TCCS at Karen.suyemoto@umb.edu.
Initial review of applications will begin October 30 and continue until the position is filled.
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Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University invites applicants for a lecturer to support teaching areas in, but not limited to: queer theory, LGBTQ+ Studies, critical race feminisms, and/or transnational feminisms. The successful applicant will instruct a variety of courses related to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies based on the needs of the program, and possibly one or more undergraduate or graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. This position may teach face-to-face or online sections of courses as needed. The Women’s and Gender Studies Program (https://womensstudies.las.iastate.edu/) is centered on teaching, research, and outreach to the university campus, local community, and broader areas of society. The newly revised curriculum includes three areas of emphasis; 1) Communication and Cultural Representations, 2) Identities and Sexualities, and 3) Leadership and Social Justice. Candidates should hold a PhD in Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, or related field at the time of hire and have demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, teaching statement and evaluations, and the names and contact information for three references to http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/36260. Review of Applications will begin November 5, 2018 until filled. Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution. Contact information: Dr. Ann Oberhauser, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies, at annober@iastate.edu or #515-294-9283
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Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies – Cluster & Cohort Hires at The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact Aili Tripp (atripp@wisc.edu) 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.
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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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12112
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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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11958
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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:
http://employment.niu.edu/postings/37915
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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
http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499460/professor-of-gender-sexuality-in-african-cultural-studies

Job Listings
UW-Madison
HigherEdJobs
National Women’s Studies Association
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PathwaysToScience.org 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:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=Postdocs_Postdoc+%26+Early+Career&submit=y&all=all
At the following link students can find our summer research listings:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?descriptorhub=SummerResearch_Summer%20Research%20Opportunity
Or use their advanced search page to narrow your results:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv
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Grants/Awards/Scholarships

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.
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UW-Madison Office of the Provost
Click here for information on awards and grants for faculty and staff.
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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.
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American Association of University Women
Click here for descriptions and application information about the various AAUW Fellowships and Grants.
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Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
Click here for descriptions and application info. Most are open to graduate students at any university!
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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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Volunteer

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 cwc.familyresource@gmail.com with any questions! Thank you for your help!
SIGN UP HERE:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HTdGRyjpCvjlhaB3JGmFHPNI0RaHfULI2iGVLmGqfwo/viewform?edit_requested=true
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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 lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or call (608) 265-3344.
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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 lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu or (608) 265-3344 with any questions or to talk more about what facilitation might look like for you!
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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 http://www.ngoabroad.com/ and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com. These are volunteer opportunities. Both students & experienced professionals needed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS

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.

  • Abstract submission – 10 November
  • Early registration – 1 October
  • Regular registration – 12 November

Attendees may participate as observers, panel members and presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of Women’s, Gender and Justice issues.

  • Consult our website for 2019 meeting dates and other information:  https://www.oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com/
  • We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
  • Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten-minute question session.
  • Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.

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 owls@oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com
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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State
29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
February 22, 2019, Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
All Proposal Submissions are due: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, and roundtable proposals for our 29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Feminists Confronting the Carceral State, will focus on the gendered regimes of captivity, state violence, and incarceration, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. We are specifically interested in presentations that explore gender differences in and gender as a mediator of incarceration and detention. We invite proposals for papers, roundtable presentations, and posters related to the captivity and subjugation of women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals to state-sanctioned violence. We also welcome research on the criminalization of gender and sexual non-conformity, social institutions and carceral control, and intersectional abolitionist responses—historical and contemporary—to punishment. Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG19-CFP.
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Who Cares?
38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
Lewis & Clark College
March 13-15, 2019
Call for Proposals
We invite submissions for panel discussions, individual papers, interactive workshops, and artistic productions, especially those focused on the gendered politics and practices of care.
https://college.lclark.edu/departments/gender_studies/symposium/call_for_proposals/
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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
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Due date for submissions: Thursday, November 1, 2018
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! We welcome submissions from scholars, activists, artists, and students, community and campus groups, including those at the undergraduate level. This is an Open Call for Participation – Individuals submitting proposals are asked to provide a short abstract and affiliation and contact information for each of the participants. Co-authored papers are acceptable. Sessions are 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 75 minutes long, and will usually be shared. Click here for more information, including how to submit your proposal. Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to:
Stephanie Rytilahti, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, 4W Summit co-chair: srrytilahti@wisc.edu
Dace Zeps, Administrator, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and for the Center for Research on Gender and Women: dazeps@wisc.edu
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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:
https://academic.macewan.ca/bouliannes/files/2018/07/CfP_SSCR-special-issue_Gender-and-digital-media-July30.pdf
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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 meadet@union.edu.  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.
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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 papers@msu.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (517) 353-5040, fax (517) 432-4845, email papers@msu.edu, 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]
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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 mckearney@nd.edu.

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CONFERENCES

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!
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Pathways to Gender Equality:
Economic Gender Analysis Addressing Current and Future Challenges
Hosted by IWPR and the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics of the Department of Economics at American University
November 2 and 3, 2018, Washington, DC
Space is limited – register today to secure your spot.
The conference will bring together scholars, policy analysts, advocates and lawmakers with opportunities to exchange and collaborate through panels, roundtable sessions and poster exhibitions 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.
The conference is hosted by the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) of the Department of Economics at American University and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), funded with the generous support of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).
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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
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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. https://www.gsafewi.org/events/consent-culture-conference/
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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State
29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
February 22, 2019, Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
All Proposal Submissions are due: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, and roundtable proposals for our 29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Feminists Confronting the Carceral State, will focus on the gendered regimes of captivity, state violence, and incarceration, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. We are specifically interested in presentations that explore gender differences in and gender as a mediator of incarceration and detention. We invite proposals for papers, roundtable presentations, and posters related to the captivity and subjugation of women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals to state-sanctioned violence. We also welcome research on the criminalization of gender and sexual non-conformity, social institutions and carceral control, and intersectional abolitionist responses—historical and contemporary—to punishment. Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG19-CFP.
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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 http://obgyn.wisc.edu/events/WI-ContraceptiveCareSummit.aspx soon.
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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! We welcome submissions from scholars, activists, artists, and students, community and campus groups, including those at the undergraduate level. This is an Open Call for Participation – Individuals submitting proposals are asked to provide a short abstract and affiliation and contact information for each of the participants. Co-authored papers are acceptable. Sessions are 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 75 minutes long, and will usually be shared. Click here for more information, including how to submit your proposal. Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to:
Stephanie Rytilahti, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, 4W Summit co-chair: srrytilahti@wisc.edu
Dace Zeps, Administrator, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and for the Center for Research on Gender and Women: dazeps@wisc.edu

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

This is the most current issue of the FEMINIST COLLECTIONS: A QUARTERLY OF WOMEN’S STUDIES RESOURCES
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This is the most current issue of FEMINIST PERIODICALS: A CURRENT LISTING OF CONTENTS
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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: www.womenscouncil.wi.gov.
Submit a story or a tip by email to: womenscouncil@wisconsin.gov
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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 cwc.intersections@gmail.com. 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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GIVING

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.
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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!
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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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OTHER LINKS

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

To request an event or announcement be included in future listings, please contact Dace Zeps at dazeps@wisc.edu

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CONTACT US

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
Email: dazeps@wisc.edu

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