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LAMBDA Alliance Weekly Meeting
Join the University of Montana LAMBDA Alliance for their weekly meeting every Tuesday at 7 pm in UC 333. For more information visit umlambda.com.

Planned Parenthood Leaders and Advocates Student Group Weekly Meeting
Planned Parenthood Leaders and Advocates (student group) meets every Wednesday at 5 PM in UC 216.  Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana is looking for folks who are interested in getting involved this fall. For more information please contact Rachel Pauli at rachel.pauli@ppmontana.org

Women's Resource Center weekly meeting
Join the Women’s Resource Center for their weekly meeting every Thursday at 6 pm in UC 216.


Call for papers for the UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference 
The 2015 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville “Navigating Normativities, Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequalities” will be held from April 2-4. The conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We invite a diverse representation of approaches and participants, including faculty, staff, graduate students, community members and undergraduate students.  All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 24. For more information visit https://wgss.unca.edu/queer-studies-conference

Call for Abstracts for the Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University
The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University is soliciting abstracts from scholars who would like to participate in its upcoming symposium, Democracy’s Promise: De-isolating Gendered Experiences. This event will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of gender, democracy, equal access, and social change in the U.S. and around the globe. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015, 9 am - 3 pm in the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas. Scholars from Texas, the United States, and the world are invited to engage in discussing various issues related to the conference theme. For more information visit https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/about/submissions. Submissions are due Monday, Nov. 24. Student participation is encouraged. Limited travel grants, based on demonstrated need, are available on a first come, first serve basis. After the symposium, presenters are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal hosted by the Texas Digital Library. For submission guidelines, to register to be an author or reviewer, visit : https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/about/submissions 

Make Your Move T-shirt Design Contest
The Make Your Move to End Sexual Violence campaign at UM is hosting a design contest – and the winner gets an iPad Mini! The design should incorporate the “Make Your Move!” campaign logo as well as imagery pertaining to bystander intervention and sexual assault prevention at the University of Montana. Only UM students are eligible to enter. Please submit the finished design to SARC (Curry 108) by Sunday, Nov. 30 at 5 pm. For more information and to get the logo file to incorporate into your design, contact SARC by phone at 406-243-4429 or email at sarc.student@mso.umt.edu

International Journal of Gender & Women’s Studies call for papers
International Journal of Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary international journal which publishes articles relating to gender and sex from a feminist perspective covering a wide range of subject areas including the social and natural sciences, the arts, the humanities and popular culture. The journal seeks articles from around the world that examine gender and the social construction of relationships among genders. Interested contributors please contact with the executive editor at editor@aripd.org for information regarding how to submit. The submission deadline is Sunday, Nov. 30. 

Edited Collection “I am not what I once was”: Unbecoming Queer Narratives
This essay collection will focus upon the intersection of personal narrative and conceptions of self-constructed through the lens of queer theory. We are seeking essays which strike a balance between serious engagement with queer theory and personal creative non-fiction. Our goal is to assemble a collection of essays which examine a significant moment in the life of the author or authors which highlights a time of crisis, trauma, and/or transformation that underline the performative and free-form nature of the subjectivities that shape our experience. We encourage innovative and provocative topics and approaches which amplify the nature of the experience under examination. Please send a 300 word proposal to Dr. Paul Walker (pwalker1@murraystate.edu) or Dr. Josh Adair (jadair1@murraystate.edu) by Monday, Dec. 1

UCLA Center for Study of Women Graduate Student Research Conference
The Thinking Gender Conference “Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices”, will take place Thursday, April 23-24, 2015 at UCLA. Submissions will only be accepted from graduate students who are registered at US or international colleges or universities. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit http://www.csw.ucla.edu/news/thinking-gender-2015-call-for-presentations

The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference
The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference, “Gilman and the Archive”, will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The Schlesinger holds a rich collection of Gilman’s papers, including letters and drawings, as well as the entire run of her periodical, The Forerunner. A selection of Gilman-related materials will be on exhibition as part of the conference. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a descendent of the prominent New England Beecher family, was an author, journalist, editor, and lecturer. While she is best known for her story, “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” and her book, Women and Economics, Gilman published more than a dozen books and edited her own periodical. Over the course of her prolific career, she helped to shape the cultural conversation on a range of issues, including feminism, socialism, birth control, eugenics, interior design, and animal rights. Her biography, which involved the infamous “rest cure,” divorce, and suicide, also invites us to consider the available life narratives for public women at the fin-de-siecle. Please submit 250-word abstracts paper or panel proposals to CPGILMAN2015@gmail.com by Monday, Dec. 15. Proposals should include brief author bios. Queries welcome.

Global Discourses in Women's and Gender Studies Conference Call for Proposals
Global Discourses in Women's and Gender Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held Dec. 15 in Tennessee, invites individual or panel proposals for presentations on any topic on women’s and/or gender issues and debates from all scholars, activists, non-profit professionals, and graduate students in scholarly fields and disciplines, including the humanities, sciences, social sciences, etc. For more information contact womenstu@mtsu.edu or visit www.mtsu.edu/womenstu/conference/Welcome2.php.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) Graduate Research Fellowship
NIJ is seeking proposals for funding innovative dissertation research under the NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program that provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited academic institutions that offer research-based doctoral degrees in social and behavioral academic disciplines relevant to NIJ’s mission. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate how the proposed dissertation research will advance criminal justice knowledge, practice and/or policy for criminal justice agencies in the United States. Quantitative, qualitative, primary, and secondary data analysis and mixed-method approach research studies are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to applicants who use the most rigorous research methods applicable to the proposed research topic to maximize the validity and reliability of their findings. Eligible applicants are limited to degree-granting educational institutions in the United States. To be eligible, the institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional institutional accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Under this solicitation, the applicant institution must apply as the sponsoring institution for the doctoral candidate who will be conducting criminal justice-related research in a discipline relevant to NIJ’s mission. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, Dec. 24. For more information visit https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/SL001127.pdf

University of Wyoming Spring 2015 English Conference
The University of Wyoming English Department is pleased to announce its fourth annual interdisciplinary conference, March 27–28, 2015. This year's theme is "The Brain is Wider than the Sky: the relationship between memory and identity," and we are excited to host Dr. Jeffery Means and author Sonja Livingston as our dual keynote speakers.  The conference will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn 2229 Grand Ave, Laramie WY. The University of Wyoming encourages all applicants with compelling research regarding memory and identity. For more information or to submit proposals, please contact UWEnglishGC@gmail.com with "The Brain is Wider Than the Sky CFP" as its subject. Proposal deadline is Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, and conference candidates will receive an invitation of acceptance no later than February 1, 2015.

Call for abstracts for Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing
Call for abstracts for a cross-cultural book project on the fictional depiction of eating disorders in post-1968 women’s writing, Eating Disorders in Contemporary Women’s Writing. This cross-cultural book project seeks to explore the fictional portrayal of these self-destructive yet paradoxically sometimes self-empowering behaviors in recent women’s writing. Proposals for 7000 word essays are welcome on post-1968 French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese women’s writing. Comparative literature essays are also sought. Please send your abstract of 250 words in English, together with a brief biography of 100 words to Petra Bagley at pmbagley@uclan.ac.uk, Kathryn Robson at kathryn.robson@newcastle.ac.uk and Francesca Calamita at fc4j@virginia.edu. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. 

Call for Submissions to the Gendered Culture of Pediatrics
Call for Submissions for Pink and Blue: The Gendered Culture of Pediatrics. Submissions due Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. For more information, contact Aimee.Medeiros@ucsf.edu,  Econis@emory.edu or visit http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=217357http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=217357  

Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State call for abstracts
Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State Issue number 126 (Fall 2016) is looking for abstract submissions. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. For more information, contact rhr@gmail.com, or visit www.radicalhistoryreview.org/call-for-papers/

Call for Submissions to Age, Culture, Humanities
Age, Culture, Humanities promotes cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities. The journal is published annually, in both print and open access digital editions. All manuscripts undergo editorial screening; scholarly articles are selected for publication through a double-blind peer review process.
Issue #1 now available: ageculturehumanities.org. Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest is Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3 is Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. For more information, contact ageculturehumanities@coastal.edu or achsubmissions.org. 

Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Liberal Arts 138A | Missoula, MT 59812

Co-Directors: Elizabeth Hubble & Anya Jabour | 406-243-4100

elizabeth.hubble@umontana.edu | anya.jabour@umontana.edu

Office Contact: Jamie Boschee

406–243–2584 or 243–4100 | jamie.boschee@mso.umt.edu