Gender Research Conference

George Mason University
Women & Gender Studies Annual Conference


Politics of Gender & Justice:
The Intersection of Identity & Discipline



Friday, November 16, 2018 
George Mason University  Merten Hall



This one-day conference, hosted by the Women and Gender Studies Program at George Mason University, brings together scholars, students (both graduate and undergraduate), policymakers, artists, and activists to wrestle with ideas and strategies to move forward toward a just world in theory and practice. 


We welcome proposals for poster sessions, individual presentations, roundtable discussions, and panel submissions. We also welcome submissions for art installations and slam poetry workshops. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and community proposals are encouraged to apply. We welcome submissions from other disciplines as long as there is an element of Women & Gender Studies in the work. Proposals should include name, affiliation, e-mail address, title, a 250-word abstract, and a 1-2 page CV. Please send all materials by email to by May 10, 2018. Please put "Submission for Conference 2018” in the subject line of your message. Acceptance notifications will be sent via email no later than May 31st, 2018. 


Potential topics include but are not limited to:
• Representation of identities in media
• Immigration and gender Issues
• Experiences of just politics and communities
• Cultural and artistic interventions
• Crafting just policies, from the local to global
• Methods of change: peaceful protest, disruption, violence
• Issues involving intersectional identities


The conference is open to the public. There is no fee for all presenters and attendees, but an RSVP is required by November 9th, 2018 to guarantee a meal. Lunch will be provided the day of the conference.


The resource fair is a great opportunity for campus/community organizations who work in the field of women and gender studies to connect with students, staff and faculty in the field. Please consider being part of our resource fair by hosting an informational table during the conference. If you are interested, please send an email to and a WGST staff member will contact you shortly.



You can download PDF version of the Gender Research Conference submission guidelines here: Call for Proposals




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