Monday, August 30, 2010

Colonization, Class, and Women

“Colonization, Class and Women”
Hosted by the Feminist Collective of John Carroll University

Friday, November 5, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
John Carroll University
Cleveland, Ohio

Keynote Address:
Dr. Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith is the co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence and the Boarding School Healing Project. She is the author of Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances (Duke University Press) and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (South End Press). She is also the editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex and co-editor of The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology (both South End Press). She currently teaches in Media and Cultural Studies at University of California-Riverside.

Deadline for all submissions: September 1, 2010

Members of the John Carroll Community kindly invite submissions for our Fall Feminist Conference. Papers (1500 – 2500 words), abstracts (at least 500 words), and any proposals for workshops, panels, or discussions are welcome. Submissions should address colonization and its affects on women of color through feminist theory or interdisciplinary perspectives. As activist members of the John Carroll student body, we are sponsoring this conference as a continued effort to educate our community on topics related to women’s issues and feminist theory.

The spirit of the conference is thoroughly collaborative across ranks and disciplines, especially in terms of faculty- student collaboration. All accepted presentations will be paired with a commentator of a different rank (i.e. faculty papers will be assigned student commentators and vice versa). Papers, abstracts, and proposals may be submitted by individuals of any rank or, in cases where faculty- student collaboration is already established, by student- faculty partners. Faculty members or students interested in being a commentator should refer to the contact information below.

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously; therefore, names and ranks should appear on a cover page in a document separate from the submission. Please email all entries to Anastasia Mitchell at no later than September 1st, 2010. Decisions will be made by September 20th, 2010.

A special thank you to our sponsors:
The Mandel Foundation Grant for Conversation and Inclusion
The John Carroll University Program in Applied Ethics
The Don Shula Program in Philosophy

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