Posted by: E | December 2, 2008

NWWSA 2008 Pictures

A few candid photos from the NWWSA 2008 Conference in Spokane, WA.

Posted by: E | December 2, 2008

New Faculty At Oregon State University

A warm welcome to Dr. Patti Duncan, newly hired full time faculty in the Women Studies department at Oregon State University.

Dr. Duncan will be teaching some exciting classes this winter including one on Gender, Race and Empire in Disney Films.

Congratulations and Welcome!


Posted by: E | December 2, 2008

Menstrual Moments

Menstrual Moments

Media Messages About Menstruation

Here is the flyer: menstrualmoments

June 4-6, 2009

Spokane, Washington

This is a multidisciplinary conference for scholars, health care providers, public policy advocates, writers, students, artists, and others interested in women’s health across the lifespan as it relates to the menstrual cycle. Submissions addressing the conference theme are encouraged, but we are interested in all aspects of the menstrual cycle and welcome submissions that involve research, theory, public policy, health care, clinical applications, and art related to physiological, sociocultural, psychological, or cross-cultural aspects of the menstrual cycle; menarche, PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menopause; reproductive health; or women’s health advocacy. We welcome proposals for a variety of formats, such as poster sessions, workshops, exhibits, panels, and presentations.

To submit a proposal, please visit the conference website:

Submissions will be accepted via the website only; no paper submissions will be considered. To receive full consideration for the June 2009 meeting, submit your proposal by January 1, 2009.

For more information about the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, please visit

Posted by: E | December 1, 2008

NWSA 2009 Conference

NWSA 2009 Conference


November 12-15, 2009 Atlanta, GA

Hosted at the Sheraton Hotel
(downtown Atlanta)
165 Courtland Street,
Atlanta, GA 30303

Difficult Dialogues: NWSA 2009 will examine how feminist intellectual, political, and institutional practices cannot be adequately practiced if the politics of gender are conceptualized (overtly or implicitly) as superseding or transcending the politics of race, sexuality, social class, nation, and disability.

Program Co-Chairs:
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, NWSA President and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies, Spelman College;  Vivian M. May, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, Syracuse University

Deadline to submit proposals:
February 15, 2009

Conference Speaker: Angela Y. Davis

Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years she has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. She is a living witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era.

Prof. Davis’ long-standing commitment to prisoners’ rights dates back to her involvement in the campaign to free the Soledad Brothers, which led to her own arrest and imprisonment. Today, she remains an advocate of prison abolition and has developed a powerful critique of racism in the criminal justice system.

Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and she is the author of five books, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography; Women, Race & Class; and the recently published Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. The Angela Y. Davis Reader, a collection of Prof. Davis’ writings that spans nearly three decades, was published in 1998.

Posted by: E | November 2, 2008


Tonia St.Germain, of Eastern Oregon University’s Gender Studies Program has been appointed as one of the Editors of Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies.

The journal can be found here: 

Congratulations Tonia!

Posted by: E | October 10, 2008

NWWSA 2008 in Spokane, WA!

Northwest Women’s Studies Association

Regional Conference



For Women’s Studies Directors, Faculty, Staff, and Students


Saturday, November 8, 2008 — 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Health Sciences Building Rooms 110A & B

310 N. Riverpoint Blvd.


Riverpoint Campus  — Eastern Washington University

& Washington State University, Spokane, Washington


Registration:   $15 for students; $20 for non-students.  Fee includes lunch. 


Registration deadline is November 3, 2008. Print out the registration form here: Registration Form2008.  Send completed form to by October 31 or mail with a check to WSU at address on form.  We encourage faculty and departments to sponsor students’ registration so that they can attend this conference.


Contact Info:

Sally Winkle or Christi Wavada

Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Eastern Washington University

Phone: 509-359-2409 or

Phone: 509-359-2847



 Suggested Hotel Accommodations:


Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St., Spokane, WA 800-733-5466 (1-800-RED LION) or hotel direct at 509-326-5577.

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