TTU Home Women's Studies Home

Women's Studies Program Call for Papers


Gender & Gender Idetntity Colloquium 2010


Texas Tech University - Friday, October 29th, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TTU Student Union Building

(Senate RM, First Floor, South Entrance)


The Women's Studies Program and the Conference Program Committee at Texas Tech University proudly announces a public colloquium, which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University, Friday, October 29th, 2010.

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

* gender and media (literatures, the press, and printing of all kinds)
* regional feminist issues and concerns on the South Plains
* gender and the environment (e.g., ecofeminism, indigenista, urban planning, architecture)
* gender and political activism (e.g., government, war/peace)
* gender in sports
* embodiment (e.g., ability, genetics, inscribing)
* cultural constructions of gender
* psychology of sex roles
* social constructs of gender relations
* gender in science and cyberspace
* gender in art, art criticism, art instruction and learning

Deadline for submissions
Friday, October 15, 2010
Please send submissions to:

Note: include the words "2010-Gender Colloquium Submission" in the subject line for easy identification.

For individual papers and full panels, please submit a 250-word abstract including the proposal title, name, affiliation and contact information for all author(s) in addition to the cover page. See additional guidelines below.

Interdisciplinary proposals, as well as those from the disciplines and specialty subject areas are welcome. We consider 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. 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 Colloquium 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 colloquium. 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. You do not have be affiliated with Texas Tech University to submitt a paper or panel session.

Colloquium 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) How many presenters (include names of all presenters)
(d) Indicate whether you are a student, faculty member, staff member or other.
(e) Session type (i.e. paper or full panel session)

2.) Proposal; 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 and full panels, please submit a 250-word abstract including the proposal title, name, affiliation and contact information for all author(s) in addition to the cover page.

4.) If your full panel or paper presentation will require any visual media, please plan your panel and presentation based on the available equipment:

  • MAC Laptop Computer
  • LCD Projector
  • Screen
Please indicate on your proposal if individual panelists will provide their own laptop computers. Presenters wanting to use their own laptops will need to bring a power supply and hook up for LCD projector connections.

*Note: Equipment will be provided for presenters (see the above list for details). Please be aware that in order to properly accommodate for PowerPoint presentations, participants will be required to e-mail a copy of their presentation to the Women's Studies office one week in advance of the conference.

5.) Email submissions, on or before, midnight October 15th to In the subject line include: "2010-Gender Colloquium Submission" so that your message can be easily identified.

6.) Organizers of panels will be notified of acceptance on or before Wednesday, October 20 and all organizers are responsible for submitting the entire panel PowerPoint presentation (if applicable) by the deadline of Friday, October 22, 2010

Email any questions to: and enter "2010-Gender Colloquium Question" in the subject line


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.

Give information. Ascertain the purpose of the whole document, give an overview or preview of its content.



Location: Senate RM
First Floor, South Entrance

Click here for the registration form

The Women's Studies Program
Administration Building RM 213 | MS 2009
Lubbock, TX. 79409-2009
T (806) 742.4335