November 21, 2020 UCLA Center for the Study of Women
UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Thinking Gender 2021
Thinking Gender 2021
“Care, Mutual Aid, and Reproductive Labor in a Time of Crisis”
31st Annual Thinking Gender Student Research Conference
April 28-30, 2021
Virtual Conference on Zoom
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021 AT 11:59 PM PDT
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) invites graduate student scholars and artists to submit abstracts or synopses of in-progress scholarly papers, dissertation or thesis chapters, or article drafts, or in-progress film/mixed media works to workshop at our 31st annual and first virtual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference.
This year’s conference theme, “Care, Mutual Aid, and Reproductive Labor in a Time of Crisis,” will focus on feminist, queer, trans, transnational, Indigenous, and intersectional approaches to care, mutual aid, and reproductive labor. We invite submissions related to care, mutual aid, and reproductive labor in the context of, for instance, emotional, affective, and immaterial labor; reproductive justice; health, medicine, and illness; and disability. We also welcome research on a host of other topics, including cultural production and artistic or creative practice; climate crisis, environment, and sustainability; white supremacy and white nationalism, and global food production, distribution, and consumption (for a complete list please see our website).
Deadline for All Proposal Submissions:
Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT
We invite abstracts or synopses of in-progress scholarly papers, dissertation or thesis chapters, or article drafts, or in-progress film/mixed media works. This conference is interdisciplinary, and we encourage submissions from all fields of study.
Please note: because this year’s Thinking Gender will be happening virtually, graduate student panels will be held as closed workshops rather than as public presentations. All participants of a workshop will be asked to read or view each other’s submissions in advance. Participants will then convene in a Zoom session with a moderator who will offer constructive feedback and facilitate discussion around each submission. We envision this restructuring as a way to engage the conference theme of care and mutual aid, not only through submission content, but also through the event’s logistical structure. The workshops will provide opportunities for thoughtful engagement with each participant’s submission under an ethos of generosity in intellectual engagement as a practice of care and mutual support.
Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit applications.
Full details—including proposal length requirements and additional specifications—are available on our website.
The deadline for all submissions is January 10, 2021. Submissions must be made online via the link on the CSW website. Applicants whose submissions are accepted will be notified by February 26, 2021. All participants will be required submit the final version of their work-in-progress by March 26, 2021, for pre-circulation among their co-participants and faculty moderator. Please decide on submission proposals in anticipation of having drafts that can be circulated ready by this date.
For full details, including proposal length requirements, additional specifications, and a link to the online submission system, visit the CSW website.
Questions? Contact CSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.