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!
Media Messages About Menstruation
Here is the flyer: menstrualmoments
June 4-6, 2009
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: http://www.menstruationresearch.org/2009conference
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 http://www.menstruationresearch.org.
NWSA 2009 Conference
November 12-15, 2009 Atlanta, GA
Hosted at the Sheraton Hotel
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.
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.
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: http://wagadu.org/Volume%205/ContentVol5.htm
Northwest Women’s Studies Association
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Sally Winkle or Christi Wavada
Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Eastern Washington University
Phone: 509-359-2409 or
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.