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30th Annual Conference on the
 Advancement of Women

Women's Studies on the Edge

Texas Tech University-- April 17th, 18th & 19th, 2014
TTU Student Union Building

The special theme this year is Women’s Studies on the Edge, in which we will explore the present and future of women’s studies programs, especially the challenges faced in red states. 

"The edge is defined as a place of indeterminancy, at once exciting and precarious. Exciting because to be on this edge is to be on the verge of discovering new possibilities for a field that may only seem to be exhausted and new ways to disrupt prevailing arrangements and relationships of power. Precarious because in the quest for an as-yet-unimagined future, there are never any guarantees." - Joan Wallace Scott, Editor, Women's Studies on the Edge, Duke Press, 2008

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Note: Check-in at the registration table, located on the upper level of the SUB near the elevators.

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Thusday | April 17th, 2014

Evening Pre-conference event
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.| Mesa Room
    Inocente (2012) - 2013 Oscar Award Winner, Best Documentary Short Subject
    Film Screening

    In San Diego, a young teenage girl’s eyes stare into a compact mirror. She paints a dramatic black swirl around her eye. She never knows what her day will bring, but she knows at least it will always begin with paint.

    INOCENTE is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.

    INOCENTE is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America, children. Neither sentimental nor sensational, INOCENTE will immerse you in the very real, day-to-day existence of a young girl who is battling a war that we rarely see. The challenges are staggering, but the hope in Inocente’s story proves that the hand she has been dealt does not define her, her dreams do.

Friday | April 18th, 2014

Check In | Late Registration

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Continental Breakfast | Matador Room
    (The registration table is located near the elevators opposite the Matador Room)
Morning Speaker | Robin Milstead
  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. | Matador Room

    "Driving Your Career from the Backseat: A Journey from the Classroom to the Boardroom" by Robin Milstead, Managing Director of Accounting and Financial Services for Wayne Russell Search Consultants

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SUB Upper Level Meeting Rooms as Assigned

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Session I
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Session II

Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

Guest Speaker | Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | Matador Room
    Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall -Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies. She is also adjunct professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies where she teaches graduate courses. Read more...

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SUB Upper Level Meeting Rooms as Assigned

  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Session III
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Session IV
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Session V

Dinner - On Your Own

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • For more details go to: Visit Lubbock
  • You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@Visit_Lubbock)

    Note: Various restaurants can be found across from campus on University Ave.
Evening Performance
  • 7:00 p.m. | Performance / Art / Performance | Matador Room

    + Three Eleanores Dr. Dorothy Chansky, Associate Professor, Theatre, Texas Tech University
    + I Became an Image by Yasaman Moussavi, MFA Candidate, Texas Tech University
    + De Cadence by Hannah Dean, MFA Candidate, Texas Tech University
    + Slip of Memory by Leah Brown, BFA Candidate, Texas Tech University
    + Declaration of Sentiments by Carol Flueckiger, Associate Professor Art, Texas Tech University

Saturday | April 19th, 2014

  • Location: Texas Tech University | Student Union Building (Upper Level)
    Registration Table: Located near the elevators and student services office (west of the Matador Room)
    Program: Detailed Program adobe acrabat PDF - Coming soon!

Check In

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check In & Continental Breakfast | Matador Room, SUB Upper Level
    (The registration table is located near the elevators opposite the Matador Room)
Panel Sessions
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. | TTU Women's Studies Affiliated Faculty Panel | Matador Room

    +Moderator:  Mary Frances Agnello, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Education Curriculum Instruction
    + Collette Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Education
    + Jennifer Rojas-McWhinney, PhD Graduate Student, Human Development & Family Studies
    + Aretha Marbley, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Psychology
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | Regional Women's Studies Directors Panel | Matador Room

    + Dr. Jill Irvine
    , Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma. Read more...
    + Dr. Claire Sahlin, Department Chair and Professor of Women's Studies, Texas Women's University.  Read more...
    + Dr. Sandra Spencer, Ph.D., Program Director, University of North Texas(UNT) Read more...
Closing Plenary - Final Wrap Up (Lunch)
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
  • The Future of Women's Studies | Roundtable Discussion with All Guest and Participants | Matador Room

Registration

Who is registering? Early Registration
(Before April 4)
Late Registration
(After April 4)
Student dollar sign $15 $25
Non-Student dollar sign $25 $35
Volunteer RSVP FREE FREE
Award Recipient (DUE April 15) FREE FREE
* Attending Sessions Only
Student & Non-Student
(no breakfast, no lunch)
FREE FREE

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall

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Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies. She is also adjunct professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies where she teaches graduate courses. Read more...

For more information and details of the sessions download go to the Agenda

Location

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FAQ's

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Registration

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Check-in

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Important dates

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  • February 28 - CFP due
  • March 7 - Presenters Notified
  • April 4- deadline for pre-registration (includes breakfast & lunch ticket)
  • April 5 - April 18 - any late registrations, received after this date as well as on the day of the conference,will not guarantee the continental breakfast and/or luncheon
  • April 2 - Volunteer Training
  • April 3 - Volunteer Training
  • April 17 - Pre-Conference Event TBA
  • April 18-19 - date of conference

TTU Campus Parking

parking icon For visitors without a TTU parking sticker on their vehicle, 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. Read more...

Accomodations

hotel icon The Program, unless otherwise noted, is unable to offer travel scholarships at this time.

- Information about area chain hotels can be found on this link: http://www.visitlubbock.org/

- Information about visiting the Texas Tech University campus can be found here http://www.visit.ttu.edu/

Volunteer Needs

volunteer icon 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

Questions

questionsPlease direct questions about submitting proposals or questions of a general nature to: womens.studies@ttu.edu and enter "2012-Women's Studies Conference Submission Question" in the subject line.

Press Links

Link to 2011 Conference

Link to 2010 Conference

Link to 2009 Conference

Link to 2008 Conference

 What attendees have said about the conference

  • Just wanted to send my hearty and heartfelt congratulations for an EXCELLENT conference! Wow! It was absolutely light years above any previous conference. I really was impressed.  I also thought the Shelby Knox/Gloria Steinem intergenerational interplay was really effective. I heard quite a few people thinking about intergenerational feminism in a deep way. - Anisa M. Zvonkovic, Ph.D.,Professor & Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Texas Tech University (2009)
  • I just wanted to thank you both for the opportunity to present in the conference last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting other presenters and academicians while sharing future research ideas. I even had a chance to meet Gloria Steinem, which made my week :) It was a wonderful learning experience for me and a great opportunity for the University. It truly was the experience of a lifetime. - Erin D. Murphy, Graduate Student & Part-time Instructor, Applied and Professional Studies (2009)

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