29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference
February 22, 2019
Luskin Conference Center, UCLA
Beth Richie, Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alisa Bierria, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
Romarilyn Ralston, Program Coordinator, Project Rebound, California State University Fullerton
Colby Lenz, Organizer, Survived and Punished and California Coalition of Women Prisoners; and PhD Student, American Studies and Ethnicity, USC
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, and roundtable proposals for our 29thAnnual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Feminists Confronting the Carceral State, will focus on the gendered regimes of captivity, state violence, and incarceration, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions.
We are specifically interested in presentations that explore gender differences in and gender as a mediator of incarceration and detention. We invite proposals for papers, roundtable presentations, and posters related to the captivity and subjugation of women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals to state-sanctioned violence. We also welcome research on the criminalization of gender and sexual non-conformity, social institutions and carceral control, and intersectional abolitionist responses—historical and contemporary—to punishment.
Deadline for All Proposal Submissions:
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT
We invite proposal submissions for the following categories:
- Panel Presentations
- Roundtable Sessions
Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit presentation proposals for all Thinking Gender sessions, including the panel, poster, and roundtable presentations.
Registered undergraduate students from any institution are eligible to submit proposals for poster presentations only.
Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website.
To participate in Thinking Gender, successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $50, the entirety of which will go towards covering conference costs.
The deadline for all submission proposals is October 28, 2018. Submissions must be made online. Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the paper panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by January 28, 2019, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator.
For full details, including proposal length requirements, additional specifications, and a link to the online submission system, visit the website.
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