Week of January 14, 2019




Gender and Women’s Studies Colloquium
“Revisioning Gender Regimes and Welfare States Past: the Male Breadwinner Model as Everyday Practice”
January 24, 2019 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Robyn R Rowe, Visiting Assistant Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison

For scholars of gender and social policy, the postwar welfare state is identified with the ideal of a “male-breadwinner model family” (Lewis 1992, 1997; O’Connor et al 1999, Orloff 2009). A gendered and gendering “regime” along these lines is especially apparent in the British social security system of the mid-twentieth century, an institution that assumed and encouraged full-time male labor market participation combined with female home-making and caregiving (Land 1971, Lewis 1992, 1997). Such critical analyses have profoundly influenced the study of welfare, gender, and public policy. They have also become integral to welfare state historiography that ties transformations in politics, governance, gender norms, and labor markets to global structural shifts and the rise of neoliberalism in the late 1970s and 1980s (Jenson 2015, Jessop 2013, Lewis 2001, O’Connor 2013, Orloff 2009; see Wincott 2013 for a critical review).

Yet, much remains unknown about the implementation and institutionalization of policies embodying the male-breadwinner regime. As scholars of governance and public administration understand, key pieces of legislation tell us little about what (or how) a policy means in practice. Drawing on research into official archives, newspapers, and a range of other contemporary sources, this paper uses an interpretive-historical approach to begin to re-examine the male-breadwinner regime through the beliefs and everyday practices of British civil servants and officials. It focuses on the construction of a new national scheme of social assistance that became the primary source of economic support for many single women with and without children. The study reflects on how civil servants debated and sought to make sense of perceived contradictions within and between policies and mutually constitutive gender norms. In doing so it highlights unsettled meanings of constructed categories and subject positions, including masculine identities of bureaucrats themselves, and how they made up complex and shifting hierarchies of gender, class, and race. Finally, it suggests how interpretive research may contribute to a fruitful re-assessment of our scholarly narratives and historiographies that give meaning to social policies past and present.
UW School of Medicine and Public Health 2019 Diversity Summit
“The Impact of the Intersectionality of Gender, Race and Class on Academic Medicine”
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:30-7:30pm, Health Sciences Learning Center
The program will also feature breakout sessions focusing on health care disparities and climate/inclusion. Keynote speaker: Denise V. Rodgers, MD; vice chancellor for interprofessional programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Reception will follow. Registration now open.
Reflections Exhibits presents Before Night Falls: Watercolors by Helen Klebesadel
Exhibition: Now through January 25, 2019
Gallery at the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 1922 University Ave
Celebrating the rich time before night falls, when the sky becomes a painting, and the trees become lace. Plan to visit the Gallery at the offices of the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, during regular weekday office hours (9:00-4:00) to see these recent watercolors by Helen Klebesadel, (Call 608-263-1692 to confirm open hours.)
Register NOW: Intersectionality and White Privilege Training!
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10 am–2 pm, 30 W Mifflin St, 10th Floor
Register to attend. Seats are limited. Lunch provided.
The Madison chapter of the National Organization for Women is hosting an Intersectionality and White Privilege Training on Saturday, February 2, from 10am to 2pm. Attendees will gain:

  • Tools for understanding, identifying and calling out white supremacy.
  • Strategies for taking meaningful action to challenge racism and enhance their allyship to people of color.
  • An understanding of white fragility, including how to recognize it in their day to day lives, how to check it in their own behaviors and combat its dangers.
  • A political analysis of the structural nature of racism and gender oppression, and the ways these oppressions relate to capitalism.

About the Trainer
Davette Baker was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended UW-Whitewater, where she received a BA in Women’s Studies. She also has Masters Degree in Mental Health. Before moving to Madison, she worked to change the criminal justice system in Milwaukee county. As a Queer Black woman, she strives to remember all the identities that makes her whole, and she is excited to finally be in a place where she is supported and is able to uplift all the things that make her who she is. She also loves cats and grilled cheese.
UW–Madison Women & Leadership Coffee and Conversation

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

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

April 4, 2019
UW–Madison Police Chief Kristen Roman

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Gender and Women’s Studies Colloquium
“Rethinking Interdependence: Desiring Messy Dependency”
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 3:45pm, 3401 Sterling Hall
i Nishida, Assistant Professor, Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois-Chicago

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a “Department-like Body” (DLB), an interdisciplinary unit that serves as a tenure home. WGS has full and joint-appointment faculty from humanities and social sciences departments. WGS offers a BA and minor, a graduate certificate, a Master’s degree (MA), and two coordinated graduate degree programs, a WGSMA/MLIS (Master’s of Library Science) and a WGS MA/MSW (Masters of Social Work).
WGS seeks a visiting assistant professor for the 2019-2020 academic year with expertise in Queer and Sexuality Studies. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with some advising responsibilities in the graduate program. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in queer theory and feminist theory.
1. Research or experience to teach queer theory and feminist theory at undergraduate and graduate levels is required.
2. Completion of Ph.D. by start date is required.
3. Demonstrated commitment to Women’s & Gender Studies preferred
4. Expertise in feminist research methods or feminist pedagogy preferred.
5. Teaching experience in feminist theory or queer theory preferred.
This is a continuous recruitment. Please note that the review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019. Applications received after January 14, 2019 may not receive consideration.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether the applicant meets any of the qualifications, the applicant will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
See the complete job listing at https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/28229
Humanitarian Advocacy Consultant – Women Deliver
Time Period: 4 months, project fee, Feb-May 2019
Location: Flexible
Posted: January 2019
Priority Consideration: January 21, 2019
We are recruiting a consultant to draft a white paper that will explore this idea and work with the Senior Manager, Humanitarian Advocacy.
Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment–political and financial –in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all. Women Deliver’s Humanitarian Advocacy program is launching a stream of work to explore the concept of a feminist humanitarian system. A feminist approach to humanitarian aid will seek to redress the imbalances between men and women. It will value and recognize girls and women’s leadership and support the organizations and movements focused on their health and rights. And it will strengthen women’s voices and decision-making power to ensure their meaningful inclusion in the programs and policies that affect their lives.
For more information about this opportunity, go to https://womendeliver.org/humanitarian-advocacy-consultant/

Job Listings
National Women’s Studies Association
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:
At the following link students can find our summer research listings:
Or use their advanced search page to narrow your results:

UW-Madison Center for Research on Gender and Women
Click here for descriptions and application info on faculty and student scholarships, awards, and fellowships available through CRGW.
UW-Madison Office of the Provost
Click here for information on awards and grants for faculty and staff.
National Women’s Studies Association
Click here for descriptions and application info on faculty and student awards and prizes available through NWSA. Current individual membership is a requirement for all applicants for NWSA awards.
American Association of University Women
Click here for descriptions and application information about the various AAUW Fellowships and Grants.
Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)
Click here for descriptions and application info. Most are open to graduate students at any university!
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program (WAMS) Webinar Recording
The Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program is a competitive grants program. It supports research and extension projects that engage women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Projects focus on grade levels K-14. Each year, program leadership gives a webinar to inform applicants about program guidelines and NIFA policies to help them prepare their proposals. This is a recording of the most recent WAMS webinar which applicants can use as a reference to better understand WAMS requirements. Full instructions for how to apply to WAMS are available in the RFA.
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Kids Time
The Campus Women’s Center is in need of volunteers for Kid’s Time again this semester. Kid’s Time is a program that pairs student volunteers with student parents to provide free childcare for families once a week. It’s so fun to get to know the kids and the families and it’s a wonderful volunteer opportunity. Please fill out the form below if you are interested. Contact Emily at cwc.familyresource@gmail.com 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!
Questions? Other thoughts? Email us at lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu 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 lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu 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 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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Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Conference
June 30 to July 2, 2019, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Call for proposals
The primary purpose of this conference is therefore to share knowledge and build links between advocates, academics, survivors, experts, and other change-makers from different countries and contexts working on this topic. We would therefore particularly like to receive applications from attendees from outside the US and UK.
Application submission deadline: Please fill out this online form by Sunday, January 6, 2019, midnight British Standard Time/8pm UTC
For further information see https://facultysexualmisconduct.com or email FacultySexualMisconduct@gmail.com
21st Chicago Ethnography Conference, Northwestern University
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Call for Abstracts – Submissions are due Monday, January 14, 2019.
This conference brings together graduate students in the social sciences who are working on a variety of topics* to present their ethnographic research. We accept papers using ethnographic methods, including but not limited to: field
observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups, etc. Keynote speakers will be Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, University of Southern California, and Elizabeth Bernstein, Barnard College, Columbia University. Please submit abstracts of 500 words max. at https://chicagoethnography.wordpress.com/abstracts/
Graduate association of French & Italian Students 32nd Symposium
April 5-6, 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary C. Flannery, Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford
Shame is an extremely personal and relatable emotion that highlights fault, difference or blame. It can be internalized as a silent wound or burden, or inflicted on one individual or group by another in a bid for power and dominance. Defined by religion, culture, and by historical and social contexts, shame haunts and divides. Linked to victimhood and trauma, it separates the individual from society, and potentially from the self. Who experiences shame, and why? How does it divide, alienate, silence, or subjugate? Is shame internalized, hidden, and silent, or does it have a voice? Can it be healed, or even named? How is shame represented? In examining the various representations of shame, we encourage submissions from any related field (Modern & Classical Languages and Literature, Anthropology, History, Theater, Comparative literature, Gender and Women’s Studies, Religious Studies , Medieval Studies, etc.). General topics include, but are not limited to:
  • History of emotions
  • Gender & gender identity
  • Trauma theory
  • Race & racism
  • Sex & sexuality
  • Medicine & History of medicine
  • Religion
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Post-colonial & neo-colonial studies
  • Linguistic & foreign language communities
  • Art & Art History
  • Illustration & graphic arts

Papers will be limited to 20 minutes and must be presented in English. Please send abstract of 250 words or less including your name, email address, academic affiliation, and AV requests to Katherine Blackman Terry and Samantha Mattocci at gafis2019@gmail.com by January 15, 2019.
Call for papers Special Issue Gender and Digital Media
Call for papers to the special issue, which is cross-disciplinary and dedicated to Gender and digital media in Social Science Computer Review.
Papers are due January 15th, 2019
All the information can be also found under the link:
Futuring Africa
April 11, 2019
African Cultural Studies Students Association, UW-Madison
What do you envision when prompted to imagine “the future” of Africa? Is the future tomorrow, next year or 100 years from now? Across disciplines the continent has been defined through this teleological timeline: pre-contact, the slave trade, colonialism, independence, postcolonialism and now this precarious state of neocolonialism and international development. What happens when we as scholars of Africa refuse this timeline? What new possibilities does this act of refusal create for imagining Africa’s past, present and near future?
A survey conducted by the United Nations shows that by 2050 the African continent will be inhabited by 2.5 billion people. With this massive demographic growth, the continent will be home to the largest market with the youngest population on earth. This trajectory will require drastic political, economic and cultural adjustments by national governments and African societies. How are leaders within the continent framing questions about the future? Should we think rather of futures for Africa, rather than the future? What new research questions can these futures inspire for emerging scholars of Africa?
The African Cultural Studies Students Association (ACSSA) invites papers that critically examine the existing (re)presentations of the African future(s) from various fields. The goal of this conversation is to engage with everyday practices and processes within the continent and beyond, including the Diaspora, through which possible futures are constructed, conveyed, contested and negotiated.
Topics of interest: Diaspora, globalization, memory, nation and statehood, borders, migration and movement, colonial and postcolonial imaginaries, citizenship, language and ideology, education, gender and sexuality, womxn, power, identity constructions, modernity, archives, digital orality, sound, silence, performance, Afropolitanism, Afrofuturism
Guide for authors: Abstracts are due on January 31, 2019. Submit your abstract to acssa.conference@gmail.com.
Early Modern Bodies
Graduate Early Modern Student Society Third Annual Symposium
Friday, April 26, 2019, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Call for Papers – Submission are due Friday, February 1, 2019
Early modern people were urgently concerned with bodies: human bodies, celestial bodies, divine bodies, administrative bodies… Problems of corporeality and cohesion shaped debates on every pressing subject, from salvation to the state. Looking backwards to the era of Erasmus and Elizabeth I, the printing press and the air-pump, the Reformation and the Age of Revolutions, we ask how bodies as a heuristic category can reframe our understanding of a signal moment in global history. How did early modern observers comprehend the raced, sexed, (dis)abled, mechanical, spiritual, sinning, or even transubstantiated body? Why were bodies such potent metaphors for large social groupings, such as the Church, nation, or empire? What bodies of work – literary, scientific, or polemical – propelled transformations in early modern thought? And what about the very word “body,” with its roots in the Latin “corpus” and its implications ofphysicality, boundedness, and volition, has so compelled people across the centuries?
The Graduate Early Modern Student Society (GEMSS) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invites papers exploring these questions to be presented at its third annual symposium. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue among graduate students interested in early modernity however defined. Possible topics include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Area Studies
  • Art and Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Film Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Political Theory
  • Religious Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Theatre and Drama

We welcome submissions by graduate scholars from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the surrounding community, and fellow universities. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide travel funding or accommodations. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes and must be presented in English. Please email abstracts of 250 words or fewer, along with your name, academic department, and a brief biographical statement in PDF format to Alice Coulter Main (amain2@wisc.edu). The submission deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019.
Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
Intersect This!: Poverty and Privilege Through the Lens of Gender and Sexuality
March 8, 2019, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois
Call For Proposals. Proposals due February 1, 2019.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program Steering Committee of Oakton Community College invites proposals for its biennial conference to be held March 8, 2019. This one-day conference will present scholarly and creative work by feminist activists, writers, scientists, visual and performing artists, and scholars that examines the effects of poverty and privilege as they are experienced through intersecting systems of racism, sexism, classism, transphobia, homophobia and other forms of oppression within the current political and cultural climate.
The Conference keynote will be noted LGBTQ+ activist, playwright and slam poet, Staceyann Chin. Jamaican-born Staceyann Chin is best known as a co-writer and original performer in the Tony Award Winning Russel Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, for which she received a 2003 Drama Desk award. She is currently the Poet-in-Residence at The Culture Project. In 2009, Scribner published her memoir The Other Side of Paradise. Her work has also been in Essence, Jane, The New York Times, The South African Times, and many other publications.
The Steering Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations—consisting of research papers, readings, performances, or media presentations—as well as roundtable discussions and poster sessions focused on topics related to the overall conference theme. We are especially interested in submissions that approach the theme using an intersectional feminist analysis.
Full details of the conference, including possible topic areas, and guidelines for submission of proposals, can be found in the attachment to this message. For more information, please contact Lindsey Hewitt, co-coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies, at lhewitt@oakton.edu or 847-376-7044.
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.
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]
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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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/
Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State
29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
February 22, 2019, Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
Thinking Gender 2019 will focus on gendered regimes of incarceration, and feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. The US justice system is a site of widespread gendered and race-based violence.  The U.S. currently incarcerates nearly a third of all female prisoners in the world, and between 1977 and 2004, the number of women in U.S. prisons increased by an unprecedented 757%. As a 2015 CSW co-sponsored report revealed, women suffering from mental illness in LA County jails are routinely denied treatment, medication, and reproductive hygiene products, and are disproportionately punished with solitary confinement. LGBTQ women are also disproportionately impacted: nearly 40% of incarcerated girls identify as LGBTQ, while nearly one in six transgender Americans, and one in two black transgender people, have been to prison. https://csw.ucla.edu/event/thinking-gender-2019-feminists-confronting-the-carceral-state/
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.
12th annual Queertopia Conference

Saturday, March 2, 2019, Northwestern University
The Northwestern University Queer Pride Graduate Student Association will host its 12th annual Queertopia Conference. Queertopia is an event that offers graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, activists, organizers, artists, and community practitioners the opportunity to build intellectual community and interrogate questions about gender and sexuality through art practice and performance, popular and academic research, and community engagement.
2019 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
March 9-11, 2019, Arlington, Virginia
This conference brings together hundreds of student activists from around the country to build collective power and share strategies of resistance, grow knowledge about critical domestic and global feminist issues, learn hands-on grassroots organizing tactics, and mobilize for political gain at Congressional Visit Day on Capitol Hill. Join us as we discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive health, rights, and justice, racial justice, intersectionality and identity-based activism, environmental justice, voter engagement and mobilization, LGBTQIA+ rights, campus organizing tactics and methods, political organizing, social media platforms and digital communications, and global women’s rights.
On Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10, we’ll come together for an incredible weekend to talk organizing and issues – and then on Monday March 11, we’re taking a trip to the National Mall for Congressional Visit Day. Learn to make change on campus, in your community, and in your rep’s office with us at NYFLC 2019!
Registration open. For more information go to: http://feministcampus.org/conference/
Embodying Transitions Beings and Becomings
March 6-9, 2019, Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Transitions and states of inbetween-ness offer us an opportunity to reconsider the restrictions of binary concepts and the hegemonic discourses that often accompany them. An exploration of these states of change and shifting existences is enriched through a study of literary discourse, linguistic complications, and artistic and cultural representations. These transitory modes encourage our contemplation of their existence and formation. They allow us to consider how they arrived to such a point (if they have indeed arrived at all) and to contemplate the nature of questioning and engaging with the process of naming said becomings. Such states of becoming can be sudden and unexpected or span long periods of time and great contemplation. These acts of transition engage with, interrogate, and create a space to examine established structural notions that have endured linguistic, historical, and cultural representations. What happens within such states of change/fracture/becoming? What value can be found by remaining in the threshold? What is the importance of naming and calling out these transitions? We invite those who are interested to submit their proposals spanning a vast array of themes.
Keynote Speakers:

Georgina Dopico Black, New York University
Jack Halberstam, Columbia University
Jennifer Leeman, George Mason University
Ricardo Vasconcelos, San Diego State University
For more information, contact us at kaleidoscope.wisc@gmail.com or visit http://tiny.cc/kscope
2019 Wisconsin Women’s Health Advocacy Summit
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8 AM – 5 PM, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Hosted by Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health
Who Cares?

38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
March 13-15, 2019, Lewis & Clark College
The 38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore the concept of care and the gendered politics embedded within it. Because practices of care are often overlooked, feminized, and rendered invisible, this symposium calls attention to the critical importance of care and the ways it is thought about and performed. How do ideologies and experiences of gender affect our understandings of care? Likewise, how do our notions of care affect our understandings and practices of gender?
Sexual Modernities
University of Michigan Graduate Conference
March 14-16, 2019, Ann Arbor
Keynote Speakers:

Benjamin Kahan, English, Women’s & Gender Studies Louisiana State University
Heather Love, English; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies University of Pennsylvania
Marcia Ochoa, Feminist Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies University of California, Santa Cruz
Does modernity have a sexuality? Such is the question posed by Benjamin Kahan and others in a recent print+ cluster of Modernism/modernity. As Kahan notes, the deployment of sexuality and the rise of biopower marked for Michel Foucault the dawning of modernity.
Safe Healthy Strong
March 19-21, 2019, UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
Safe Healthy Strong (SHS) is Wisconsin’s only conference dedicated to healthy sexuality and sexuality education. Now in its 8th year, SHS attracts a growing audience of educators, health care professionals and paraprofessionals, community workers, health care department staff and social workers, teachers and students all working toward the shared goal of improving the sexual and reproductive health of people in the communities in which they live and serve.
University of Wisconsin – Madison Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Symposium
March 29th -30th, 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keynote speakers: Micha Cárdenas and Candi Brings Plenty
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!
4th Annual BRAVA Thrive Conference: Inspiring Day, Empoweing Life
Friday, May 10, 2019, 8am – 4pm, Madison Concourse Hotel
Join BRAVA Magazine for our fourth annual THRIVE Conference and learn, connect and grow with some of Madison’s best presenters and other like-minded women seeking to thrive in their personal lives and careers. The THRIVE Conference is designed for women in all stages of their careers plus topics for women considering or new to entrepreneurship. With four topic tracks to choose from – EMPOWER, ENRICH, EDUCATE, ENTREPRENEUR – there is a workshop of interest for everyone throughout the day! Get empowered, enriched and educated through the keynote address on work/life balance and valuable workshops, nurture that entrepreneurial idea with tips and tools from the experts, experience an individual “laser” coaching session, network — and leave feeling empowered to live your potential, in work and life.

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Transgender Community Survey
OutReach is collecting information from trans people about their experiences navigating the healthcare field. Participation is voluntary and anonymous, and greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about the survey, please email Ginger Baier at ginger.v.baier@gmail.com or Angie Rehling at angier@lgbtoutreach.org
Click this link to access the survey:
Click HERE for Survey
The NSF funded ADVANCE team at UMass Lowell is still seeking full-time faculty – all genders, races, ethnicities, & disciplines – to participate in an NSF funded study looking at MICROAGGRESSIONS that faculty experience *AND/OR* witness in the academy. Participants will:

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

If you are an academic, please consider participating *and* forwarding to friends and colleagues. https://www.uml.edu/Research/ADVANCE/initiatives/daily-diaries.aspx
Meets Mondays 1:20 pm – 3:15 pm
Semester: Spring 2018-2019
North Hall 422
Instructor: Professor Aili Mari Tripp
The seminar looks at gender and politics from a comparative perspective. The course looks at key questions and concepts emerging from the literature on gender and politics, which is rapidly expanding, becoming methodologically more diverse, and taking on a wider range of questions. It is impossible to understand contemporary politics without incorporating a gender analysis.
There are few areas of human activity where the gender gap is as large as it is in politics. This course will ask what accounts for this large gap? Why does a relatively poor country like Rwanda have 61% of its legislative seats filled by women while a wealthy country like the United States ranks 104th globally? What role do institutions, culture and structural factors play in such outcomes?
The course also looks at the impact of women’s political participation and representation on women’s rights. We ask under what conditions do countries adopt women’s rights legislation and constitutional reforms? What role does the state and state feminism play in such reforms? Why do authoritarian countries adopt women’s rights? We examine the role of women’s movements, civil society, political parties, United Nations agencies, and other actors in bringing about women’s rights reforms. What do changing understandings of gender itself tell us about politics? These are just a few of the questions raised in this course.
Contact Aili Tripp for more information: atripp@wisc.edu
Registration open!
Spring 2019: every Monday, Jan 28-Apr 29, 6:00-8:00pm in the GSCC
QUELP is a thirteen-week spring course for undergraduate and graduate students interested in exploring race, dis/ability, class, and other social dynamics through an LGBTQ+ lens and developing leadership skills that will help you serve your communities. Students have the option of elective participation, 1 academic credit through the Dept. of Gender and Women’s Studies, and/or hours toward the CfLI Leadership Certificate.
What to expect:
As part of QUELP, students can expect to:
* Meet and build connections with other students invested in community organizing
* Develop leadership skills based on UW-Madison’s Leadership Framework
* Create, present, and distribute a zine project for making positive change in your communities
* Leave with a stronger sense of self after exploring your identities through intersectional narratives
For more details and examples, feel free to check out past syllabi and reading lists at http://lgbt.wisc.edu/get-involved/courses
UW-Madison Feminist Scholars Fellowship
Applications are open and due December 1, 2018
The Center for Research on Gender and Women sponsors the annual Feminist Scholars Fellowship competition. The fellowship is designed to provide tenured University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester. The Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar’s home department to cover the applicant’s teaching responsibilities.
Eligibility: Tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison engaged in feminist research. Faculty in the College of Letters & Science are granted a semester’s release from teaching, with Gender and Women’s Studies paying for one course lecturer replacement. Individuals with appointments outside L&S must receive the approval of their Dean to have a full semester’s release from teaching (with one course lecturer replacement paid for by the Center for Research on Gender and Women).
Scholars may reapply after five years of receiving an award, however, scholars who have not previously won the award will be prioritized should the applications be regarded as equally meritorious.
Application: Please send application materials and letters via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at dazeps@wisc.edu and jshyde@wisc.edu.
For more information go to: https://crgw.gws.wisc.edu/scholarships-awards-and-fellowships/feminist-scholars-fellowship/
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
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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Donation to Gender and Women’s Studies
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Center for Research on Gender and Women invite students, alumni, faculty, and friends to make a donation to support our on-going efforts to advance women and gender issues within our teaching and research mission. Please visit the Department and Center websites to learn more about making a donation.
LGBT Books to Prisoners Book Drop
LGBT Books to Prisoners always in need of books. Donated books will help restore the inventory of our library of books to ensure we can continue filling book requests in the future. This local organization sends books to incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals all across the nation. For more info please visit their website. Some of the highest demand subject matters for request are the following:
* LGBTQ materials (especially trans, gay and bi materials, non-fiction and fiction alike)
* Dictionaries (English, preferably softcover)
* Almanacs
* Drawing or art (preferably how-to)
* Books in Spanish for native speakers
* African American, Latino, and Native American history or non-fiction
* Contemporary fiction (especially urban fiction, crime fiction and thrillers)
* Mythology, occult, and alternative spirituality books
* Recent editions of textbooks
If you have any books or textbooks that fit these subject matters we would love for you to donate them to this wonderful cause. We also prefer softcover book donations due to prison restrictions but we will accept hard cover as well. Book donation drop box is located in the Gender & Women Studies department mail room (3328 Sterling Hall). Thank you for taking the time to read about this upcoming event and we hope you can help us support LGBTQ+ community members through your book donations!
GWS Donation Station for Open Seat
The department of Gender and Women’s Studies is happy to announce that we are now a recognized donation station for Open Seat, the food pantry for students on campus. The bin for donations is located in the Gender & Women Studies department mail room (3328 Sterling Hall) and donations can be dropped off at any time when the room is open. Similarly, students are welcome to take food from the bin if needed. The donations remaining in the box will be collected and taken to the main pantry location (Room 4209 in the Student Activity Center) every few weeks. Please circulate this information with your students and note that some suggested donations include: menstrual products, hygiene products, beverages, condiments/sauces, baking products, cereal, oatmeal, granola, etc. Thank you for helping to make our department and our university a more welcoming and accessible place for all students!

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

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