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UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN announces

THINKING GENDER 2015

25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

Call for presentations: Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices 

How have feminist approaches altered the existing understanding of scientific knowledge and practices? Celebrating the 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Thinking Gender 2015 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and posters on topics that focus on the participation and/or contribution of marginalized individuals or groups who have been historically excluded from knowledge production. We welcome papers and posters—across all disciplines and historical periods—that engage with the concept of the body as a contested site intersecting with gender, race, sexuality, and identity and how it is related to certain agencies in particular contexts. We invite scholarship engaging the following topics or others related to the conference theme of “Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices”:

- The bodies of medicine

- Gender movement in contested spaces

- Construction and representations of bodies in the arts

- Faith and feminism

- Gender in conflict zones

- Technology and power

- Gender, cultures, and environmental crisis

- Consumerism in reproduction and maternal identities

- Gendered networks

- Gender disparities in sciences

- Language, communication, and gender 

- Feminist epistemology

CSW accepts submissions from graduate students who are registered at US or international colleges or universities. Please note that we do not accept submissions from papers presented at previous Thinking Gender conferences. No previously published material is eligible. 

Students proposing individual papers and posters are to submit an abstract (250 words), a CV (2 pages maximum), and a Works Cited (1 page maximum). 

All components are to be submitted to the website at https://uclacsw.submittable.com, according to the submission guidelines. 

For pre-constituted panels, a 250-word description of the panel topic is required, in addition to the materials that must be provided for individual paper submissions. 

Send submissions to: https://uclacsw.submittable.com

Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 15, 2014

Conference will be held April 23 and 24, 2015, at UCLA Covell Commons

Event is free and open to the public. There will be a $50 registration fee for each presenter.

THINKING GENDER COORDINATOR: Chien-Ling Liu is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at UCLA. Her dissertation is on the microbiological studies and public health work by the Pasteur Institutes in China between 1899 and 1950, particularly concerning prophylaxis of smallpox and rabies. She is interested in power dynamics of scientific knowledge production and practices in cross-cultural contexts, relating to the issues of modernity. When not writing her dissertation, she enjoys going to movies and playing badminton. 

INFO: thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu

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