CALL FOR PAPERS
Feminist Pedagogy Conference: Transformations
April 17, 2015
Hosted by the Feminist Studies Group and the Center for the Study of Women and Society
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2015**
The Feminist Pedagogy Conference seeks participants for a day-long conference entitled “Feminist Pedagogy: Transformations.” The conference will be held on April 17, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center, in New York, NY.
The Feminist Pedagogy Conference is a venue for conversation between scholars and activists across the disciplines around the present state of feminist pedagogy and work on gender, both within and beyond the academy. Building on previous work, this is a forum to share pedagogical methods and ideas for teaching in women and gender studies and/or feminist approaches to learning and classroom strategies in various disciplines. Our aim is to address issues of gender and sexuality, in conjunction with race and class, both inside and outside of the academy.
We invite proposals related to the theory and practice of feminist pedagogy in a rapidly transforming university context. For example, proposals might address new forms of pedagogy given the increasing adjunctification of the university, the translation of radical redistributive demands into symbolic gestures of recognition and inclusion, and the increasing reliance upon and exploitation of the affective labor disproportionately performed by marginalized subjects.
We also seek proposals for feminist pedagogical practices that respond to and resist new and old forms of colonial, carceral, racist, or neoliberal feminist thought. How can feminist teachers respond effectively to practices and ideologies of mass incarceration, settler colonialism, homonationalism, pink washing/watching, and the neoliberal rhetoric of personal responsibility and choice that obscures the elimination of the welfare state?
We invite proposals on any of these, or the following topics:
The effect of adjunctification on the practice and theory of feminist pedagogy
Feminist pedagogies of writing, composition, and research methods
Teaching the politics of affective labor
Trans* men and women at gender segregated schools or other institutions
Trans*feminist action and pedagogy
Pedagogies of decentering whiteness, cisgender experiences, or heterosexuality
Anti-racist pedagogies in a “post-racial” age
Decolonizing feminist pedagogy
Teaching global feminisms
Feminist pedagogies for and of the precariat (students, teachers, administrators)
Feminist pedagogy in the era of standardized testing
Technologies of feminist pedagogy
Activism and service-oriented learning
Addressing campus rape culture in the classroom
“Leadership” and feminist pedagogy
Politics of “assessment”
Negative affect and feminist pedagogy
Politics of hope
Feminism in general education
Online/distance learning and feminist pedagogy
Strategies for the feminist classroom
Submissions for panels, roundtables, workshops, and creative and/or multimedia presentations are welcome. Those interested should submit abstracts (250-300) briefly describing their intended presentations. Please also specify what type of submission: paper (approx. 20 minutes), roundtable (larger group of 5-10 minute presentations followed by conversation), or creative. We welcome both individual submissions and pre-formed panels or roundtables. We are actively seeking contributions from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups. With your abstract, please include a brief biography.
Please submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31, 2015.
We’re having an end of semester party/gathering/loose planning meeting with crafting support from our friends 3Text Studio! 6-8pm near room 5409 (look for signs!).
Hope to see you there! If not, have a great summer!!
Please join us next Thursday, 3/27, at 3:30p, as Akemi Nishida, PhD candidate in critical social/personality psychology, CUNY Graduate Center, offers the next talk in the “Critical Diversities” series, “Publish or Perish: A Critique of the Neoliberal Academy From Disabilities Studies.” The talk, in room 9205, will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Refreshments will be provided.
Nishida is also an adjunct lecturer in the disability studies program at CUNY’s School of Professional Studies and a member of both the CUNY Coalition for Students With Disabilities and the national Disability Justice Collective.
Sponsored by the Diversity Projects Development Fund, CUNY, and the Doctoral Students Council, CUNY Graduate Center. Co-sponsored by the Disability Studies Program, CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the Women of Color Network, CUNY Graduate Center.
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/595401633882160
Video of last week’s Eve Dunbar talk, “This (Black) Woman’s Work: Uncovering Professional Inequity in the Archives, Re-Affirming Our Work in the Academy”: http://youtu.be/Ty12tYis53I
Please forward widely. Comrades from across NYC welcome.
For more info on this series, “Critical Diversities and/in the Academy: Thought and Practice,” please visit opencuny.org/criticaldiversities.
Eve Dunbar, associate professor of English and Africana studies and acting dean of the college, Vassar,
launches “Critical Diversities and/in the Academy: Thought and Practice,” a colloquium/speaker series this spring at the CUNY Graduate Center, on Thursday, 3/13. At 4p she’ll meet with students to discuss her
work as a scholar, teacher, and administrator, and at 5:30p she’ll present on her research at a public talk (title forthcoming). Both events will happen in room 8301. (Flyer attached.)
“Critical Diversities and/in the Academy: Thought and Practice,” sponsored by the Diversity Projects Development Fund, University Advisory Council on Diversity, CUNY, and the Doctoral Students Council, CUNY Graduate Center, is directly inspired by various collectives at the Graduate Center and across CUNY working on issues of critical diversity, among them the Mentoring Future Faculty of Color project, the Ad
Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY, the Revolutionary Students Coordinating Committee, and the organizers and supporters of “The War Here and Abroad: CUNY and U.S. Empire” panel discussion.
The series also responds to the notable recent upswing in scholarly attention to issues of critical diversity in higher education, such as last fall’s Critical Ethnic Studies Association conference “Decolonizing Future
Intellectual Legacies and Activist Practices,” last summer’s Georgetown report “Separate and Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege,” and Sara Ahmed’s 2012 book ‘On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life.’ The guiding questions are two-fold: How can we meet the critical need for diversities in higher education, and how does this need impact the work we do as scholars and practitioners/activists?
Dunbar, author of the 2012 book ‘Black Regions of the Imagination: African American Writers Between the Nation and the World’ (Temple University Press), is Vassar’s associate dean of the faculty, currently serving as acting dean of the college. She is also the author of “Dispatches From Academia: Equity in the Archives” (http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/06/dispatch_from_academia_affirmative_
Her appearance is co-sponsored by the PhD program in English, the Africana Studies Group, and the Women of Color Network, CUNY Graduate Center.
For more information on “Critical Diversities and/in the Academy: Thought and Practice,” including
For questions, co-sponsorships, or to RSVP for the colloquium portion of the Dunbar event, please email email@example.com
Due to a scheduling error, FSG’s
International Women’s Day Women’s History Month Screen Printing Event at Gowanus Print Lab has been moved to Monday, March 24. Event time and place are the same, 7-10pm.
T-Shirts will be provided. We are working on getting tote bags! The event is free with RSVP, so RSVP HERE!
As always, there will be food and drinks!! We hope you can make it!
If you would like more information, please email event coordinator, Gwen Shaw, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FSG is pleased to announce a screen printing workshop at the Gowanus Print Lab Monday, March 10 from 7-10pm! RSVP is required–space is limited! FREE with RSVP–details and instructions for participants to come!
Please join FSG and GC Women’s Studies and LGBT Librarian Shawn Smith for a workshop on Feminist Research and Resources here at the GC. RSVPs are appreciated to email@example.com.
See you there!
Download the flyer –>Feminist Studies Group_Resources Workshop Fall 2013
Feminist Studies Group presents
Research Tools and Resources
feat. GC Librarian Shawn Smith
Women’s Studies & LGBT Studies Liaison
Wednesday, October 2, at 4pm
Food and Drinks will be served!
RSVPs appreciated to
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