Emancipatory Knowledge: Women's and Gender Studies NOW!

Ninth Biennial ACS Women's and Gender Studies Conference
University of Richmond
April 1–2, 2011

The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) and the University of Richmond are pleased to invite you to the ninth biennial ACS Women's and Gender Studies conference titled Emancipatory Knowledge: Women's and Gender Studies NOW!

This theme encourages participants to consider the following questions:

  • How do women's and gender studies programs offer emancipatory ways of education?
  • How do women's and gender studies classrooms bridge theory and practice?
  • How do women's and gender studies programs teach and develop activists for the 21st century?
  • How do feminist and queer theories potentially challenge other curriculum?
  • What possibilities and pitfalls do new feminist media offer?

The conference will be held at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va. It will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011, and conclude by 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.

Speakers

Our theme is inspired by the work of Dr. Patricia Hill Collins—sociologist, feminist scholar, and author of the iconic Black Feminist Thought—who will be our keynote speaker.

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The conference also will feature a plenary session on feminist media led by Courtney Martin, who most recently co-edited Click: When We Became Feminists, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive editor of Feministing.com.


Deadlines

Conference Registration
March 1, 2011

Proposals
Early submissions: November 19, 2010
Regular submissions: January 21, 2011