The University of Akron announces its Fourth Biennial
*Graduate Gender Symposium*
*March 30-31, 2012*
*Call For Proposals*
The Graduate Committee for Research on Women/Gender (Grad-CROW) at The
University of Akron, located in northeast Ohio (40 miles south of
Cleveland), is pleased to announce an upcoming symposium showcasing graduate
students’ original research in all fields of women’s and/or gender studies.
Our theme, “Gendered Worlds” is purposively a broad and inclusive one, in
order to provide opportunities for graduate students working on a variety of
topics and within many disciplines to explore women’s lives and/or the
various and often contested meanings of gender, past and present. This
symposium is open to any student enrolled in a graduate program whose work
centers on women and/or gender. While we expect most women’s and gender
studies applicants will be contributing to fields associated with the
Humanities and Social Sciences, we especially want to encourage those
graduates enrolled in MFA and performance art programs to apply and will
work with them to find appropriate ways to present their creative work.
The symposium will kick off at 6 pm on Friday, March 30 with a complimentary
dinner for participants, followed by a full day of presentations and
discussion on Saturday, March 31.
There is no participation fee. Presenters whose proposals are selected
will be treated to two nights (March 30-31) of hotel accommodations at the
historic Quaker Inn in downtown Akron, as well as dinner on Friday night and
breakfast/lunch on Saturday. Presenters coming from out of state may also
apply for a grant to help offset the cost of air travel.
Proposals should be 300 words or less, and should include title of
presentation, presenter’s name, university and department affiliation,
email, phone number, and mailing address. Also please be sure to indicate
whether you intend to apply for our air travel subsidy (if so, a grant
application will be sent to you).
Proposals are due December 31, 2011.
Email proposals to Natalie Hall, Vice-President of Grad-CROW, at
Those selected will be notified via email by February 1, 2012.