The Women’s Committee seeks to foster discussions of transnational feminist scholarship with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to social justice. The Women’s Committee carries out advocacy, theory, and praxis through membership recruitment and placement, the selection of co-chairs, program planning, coalition building, and the administration of the Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty.
The Women’s Committee calls for submissions to the seventh annual Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty. Hosted by the American Studies Association, this award honors Anzaldua’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship on women of color and to queer theory. The award includes a lifetime membership in the ASA, a lifetime electronic subscription to American Quarterly, and $500. Applicants must work in American studies or a related field and work as independent scholars and/or as faculty at community colleges or in a contingent capacity (i.e., as part-time or full-time non-ladder-rank or non-tenure-track instructors, adjuncts, or lecturers). Graduate students are ineligible. The winner will be announced at the Women’s Brunch during the annual meeting of the association to be held October 8-11, 2015, Toronto, Canada.
The ASA Women’s Committee proudly announces the 2014 winner of the annual Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty: CONGRATULATIONS, CHE GOSSETT!
Che Gossett is a Black genderqueer independent scholar and activist who works to excavate queer of color AIDS activist and trans archives. They have received a research grant from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for their project on legacies of queer Black solidarity with Palestinian struggle, have been selected as a Martin Duberman visiting scholar with the New York Public Library and recently received the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the City University of New York. (Che Gossett)
The ASA Women’s Committee was intrigued by the thought-provoking quality and activist agenda of this year’s award applications. We are happy to extend an honorable mention to WALIDAH IMARISHA (Portland State University)!
Thank you L.A.!
The ASA Women’s Committee looks forward to welcoming you to its 2014 events:
Speaker: Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
Saturday, November 8, 2014; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Westin Bonaventure, Avalon (L3)
ASA Women’s Committee & Digital Humanities Caucus: Feminist Making I: Building Critical Contexts [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 8:00 am - 9:45 am; Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)]
ASA Women’s Committee & Digital Humanities Caucus: Feminist Making II: Producing Cultural Critique [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)]
ASA Women’s Committee: (En)gendering the Affects of Performance, Productivity, Pleasure and Pain [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry B (L1)]
ASA International Committee & ASA Women’s Committee Talkshop I: Teaching American Studies Transnationally [Friday, Nov. 7, 2014; 2:00pm-3:45pm; Westin Bonaventure, San Bernardino (L1)]
...to our WOMEN’s BRUNCH on Saturday, November 8, 2014; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Westin Bonaventure, Avalon (L3)
...and our keynote speaker GRACE KYUNGWON HONG, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)...
...who will speak on…