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2011 Call for Papers & Panels
Deadline for submissions Friday, January 21, 2011


27th Annual All - University Conference on the
 Advancement of Women in Higher Education

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

Texas Tech University-- February 4th, 2011
TTU Student Union Building

The Women's Studies Program and the Conference Program Committee 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, Friday, February 4, 2011. Registration information will soon be available online.

We invite papers and panel proposals 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 across the Texas Tech University campus, are welcome. We will be happy to consider proposals from the professional schools and the 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. We also 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.

The Program Committee also issues a special invitation to interested parties from other colleges and universities, including Lubbock-area institutions, Angelo State University, and other institutions in the Southwest to present, to participate, and/or to attend this conference. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are all invited to share their work, in the form of research findings, group or single-author projects, and works-in-progress in multiple media in paper, poster or exhibit sessions.

Undergraduate and Graduate students from an accredited College or University submitting a paper are eligible for a best paper award. These papers must be received in full form on or before January 21, 2011 with an abstract for review.

  • We invite papers and panel proposals highlighting feminist research, in progress or completed. Undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate and to attend. This year, we especially welcome feminist research on:

* gender and media
* regional feminist issues and concerns on the South Plains
* 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
Friday, January 21, 2011
Please send submissions to:

Note: include the words "2011-Women's Studies Conference Submission" in the subject line for easy identification.

* For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract including the proposal title, name, affiliation and contact information for all author(s). (Note: A final version of the paper submission should be included in addition to the abstract to be considered for Undergraduate and Graduate best paper review.)

* For panels, please submit a 250-word description of the panel topic in addition to the materials required for individual paper submissions. See additional guidelines below.

Conference Submission Guidelines

In a single electronic document (use Word or PDF format) include the following information:

1.) Cover Page, include in this order:
(a) The proposal title
(b) Name, affiliation, and contact information (address, phone, and email) for all author(s)
(c) Indicate whether you are a student, faculty member, staff member or other.
(d) Session type (i.e. paper or panel session)

2.) Please do not submit an application for both a paper and a panel. Individuals may appear in only one capacity at the conference.

3.) Abstract: For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract including the paper title, author name, affiliation and contact information for all author(s). For panels, please submit a 250-word description of the panel topic in addition to the materials required for individual paper submissions.
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? Give information. Ascertain the purpose of the whole document, give an overview or preview of its content.

4.) If your presentation will require any visual media, please organize your presentation based on the available equipment:

  • PC Laptop Computer

  • LCD Projector

  • Screen

*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.

5.) Email conference submissions, on or before, January 21 to In the subject line include: "2011-Women's Studies Conference Submission" so that your message can be easily identified.

Email any questions to: and enter "2011-Women's Studies Conference Submission Question" in the subject line.