Call for Proposals
|Call for Proposals||DUE February 21|
|Conference Prep Workshop||Fall/Spring|
|Presenters Notified||March 6|
|Registration||Begins March 8, 2020|
|Volunteer Training||April 1 & 2|
|Deadline for Early Registration||April 6|
|Late Registration||April 7-17|
|Pre-conference Event||April 16|
The Women's & Gender Studies and the Conference Program Committee at Texas Tech University proudly announces a call for papers for the Annual Conference on The Advancement of Women, which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University. We invite presentations that explore the manifold meanings of movement and change as connected to, created by, and/or caught up in the presence of women's, gender, and identity issues, in both contemporary and historical frameworks. Interdisciplinary proposals, as well as those from the disciplines and specialty subject areas are welcome.
Proposals from professional schools and administrative offices, as well as those from scholarly areas where women have been historically under-represented, including mathematics, the agricultural and natural sciences, and technology and applied sciences, are welcome.
We invite students, staff and faculty members in the social and behavioral sciences, the visual and performing arts, the communications fields, and the humanities to present their research.We also issue a special invitation to interested parties from other colleges, universities, and affiliated organizations to present, participate, and/or to attend this conference.
Proposals in the form of research findings, group or single-author projects, and works-in-progress
in multiple media are welcome. The following are types of proposals that will be accepted:
- Individual paper proposal are submitted individually and arranged into session by the review committee. In paper sessions, authors present 10-12 minute papers along side two other presenters chosen from other individual submissions by the committee. A question and answer period typically follows after all panelist have presented. A moderator is not provided. (Example: Individual Paper Proposal)
- Complete Panel provide an opportunity for examining specific problems or topics from a variety of perspectives given that they include 3-4 participants. Note: full panels must include at least three presenters with complete contact information and affiliation for ALL panel participants. One participant should be prepared to act as moderator of the panel as one will not be provided. (Example: Complete Panel Proposal)
- You must indicate the type of proposal you are submitting.
- All proposals must include complete contact information for ALL participants. Incomplete panels with fewer than three participants will not be considered for review.
Topic / Research
We invite proposals highlighting feminist research, in progress or completed. This year, we especially welcome feminist research on the following but not limited to:
* gender and media
* regional feminist issues and concerns
* global feminist campaigns
* intersectionality theory and feminist thought
* feminist leadership challenges and opportunities
* higher education and campus climate
* gender and gender identity
* the environment (e.g., ecofeminism, indigenista, urban planning, architecture)
* political activism (e.g., government, war/peace)
* embodiment (e.g., ability, genetics, inscribing)
* cultural constructions of gender
* psychology of sex roles
* social constructs of gender relations
* science and technology
* feminist visual culture (art and art criticism)
Deadline for submissions February 21, 2020
Conference Submission Guideline
Online Submission Now Available!
1. Complete the online form:
(a) Name, affiliation, and contact information (email)
(b) Proposal title
(c) Indicate whether you are a student, faculty member, staff member.
(d) Session type (i.e. individual paper, complete full panel)
2. Please submit an application for only one type of presentation. Individuals may appear in only one capacity at the conference.
3. Abstract: For all proposals, please submit a 250-word (max) abstract using the online option above.
What is an abstract? An Abstract is an abbreviated summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline, and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper's purpose.
Purpose? Abstracts explain to conference attendees the proposal's topic, foci, and/or goals in a clear and succinct manner in the program. Abstracts may be revised or edited for the printed program.
4. Summary / Statement (Condensed for Publication): For all proposals, please submit a brief summary of the abstract. This summary/statement
will be used in the public program to guide participants to your assigned session.
The summary should not differ from your abstract but instead be a condensed version,
focusing on the highlights of your presentation staying under 100 words in length,
preferably 90 word count max.
5. General Conference Review Procedures
All general conference proposals are reviewed anonymously (without author identification). Guidelines for reviewers are developed by the Proposal Review Committee and include:
(a) Topic: Is the topic/question/issue relevant to the field of women's/gender studies?
(b) Frameworks: Is the proposal grounded in relevant feminist/womanist theoretical/conceptual/applied frameworks?
(C) Clarity: Is the proposal well-organized, coherent, and clear?
6. If your presentation will require any visual media, please organize your presentation based on the available equipment:
- PC Laptop Computer
- LCD Projector
*Note: Equipment will be provided for presenters.. Please be aware that in order to
properly accommodate for PowerPoint presentations, participants will be required to
mail a copy of their presentation saved to a non-returnable CD, using US Postal Service,
to the Women's Studies office one week in advance of the conference.
7. Submit your abstract, on or before the DEADLINE online.
Attention Texas Tech University undergraduate and graduate students: Do you have library and/or archival research in gender studies or related fields? Are you planning on submitting a proposal to our Annual Conference? You could be eligible for a scholarship this spring. Find out more about the Sandy River Memorial Endowment and how to apply.