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27th Annual All-University Conference for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education
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The Women's Studies Program at Texas Tech University proudly announces the 27th Annual All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University, Feb 3 & 4, 2011.

Theme - Innovative Voices: Initiatives, Projects and Practices for Empowerment and Gender Equality

The Conference sessions will be held in the Student Union Building, Upper Level meeting rooms with walk-in registration and the welcome address beginning at 8:30 a.m. The keynote presentation will close out the conference schedule at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Upper Level, Matador Room.


There is not a fee to register for the conference. By completing the registration form you are helping the Women’s Studies Program monitor our attendance, make new connections, and inform us of your interest in our Program.

Registration is now available online. For those unable to utilize this feature you are welcome to register the day of the conference at the information desk on the second floor of the Student Union Bldg. near the elevator.

Note: Proof of attendance will be provided to those needing to attend the conference or a single panel session for course credit. Forms will be located at the information table near the elevators.

Conference Program

voices of feminism performanceFriday, Feb 4 - Conference Event (FREE)
Student Union Building | Upper Level meeting rooms
Canyon Room | Playa Room | Mesa Room
Link to SUB map

Conference Program Schedule with details and room assignments

  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcome Address
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Session I
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Session II
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Session III
    -- Lunch Break (on your own) --
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Session IV
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Session V
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Session VI
    -- Afternoon Break (on your own) --
  • 5:00 p.m. - Performance - Voices of Feminism, Matador RM
  • 5:30 p.m. - Keynote Panel - TBA, Matador Room

    Note: Conference Best Paper Awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m.
    prior to the keynote panel.
Keynote Panel

February 4, Friday | TTU Student Union Bldg. (Matador Room) | 5:00 p.m.
This year's keynote panel will include guest speakers Shelby Knox and Sara Peso White.

Shelby Knox speaker 2011 Shelby Knox is an itinerant feminist organizer traveling across the country speaking, blogging, and promoting thought around how gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation and intersections thereof impact the individual and collective lived experience. Read more about Ms. Knox here..

sara peso white speaker 2011 Sara Peso White, Ph.D. (ABD) currently teaching in the Women's Studies Program and completing the Fine Art Interdisciplinary PhD program at Texas Tech Univeristy. White's research focuses on critical analyses of Native American representation and their respective art histories. She is the recipient of the American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship.


The Program has a limited amount of funding for travel scholarships, or for hotel accommodations.  Likewise, we cannot at this time offer discounts for area hotels. Information about area chain hotels can be found on this link:  Information about visiting the Texas Tech University campus can be found here

Volunteer Needs

Please help make the Women's Studies Conference a huge success by serving as a volunteer. Specific tasks, as well as miscellaneous duties, are offered to provide you an experience of a behind the scenes look at organizing and planning a conference of this nature. Read more...

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Conference Registration and Information Table Monitor
  • Program/Panel Session Monitor
  • Technical Equipment Monitor
  • Greeters/Guides

Contact Tricia Earl (, Women's Studies Coordinator, to volunteer.

gloria steinem reception 2009
2009 Women's Studies Conference


Call for Papers & Panels


Conference Program


Conference Awards
Best Paper

  • Best Paper


Press Links

Link to 2011 Conference

Link to 2010 Conference

Link to 2009 Conference

Link to 2008 Conference


For the full 2011
Conference Program Schedule
with room assignments


TTU Campus Parking link

For visitors without a TTU parking sticker on their vehicle, the "Band" parking lot at the South side of the Music Bldg./Student Union Bldg. is recommended. This lot is a park and pay system.

Enter off of University and Broadway for directions from the traffic kiosk to this area.

Visitors unable to find parking in this area will be directed to the closest available parking upon inquiry at the traffic kiosk.