Global Status of Women and Girls:Women, Social Change and Activism:Then and Now

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Call for Papers
June 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Humanities, Sexuality Studies, Human Rights

Christopher Newport University’s

College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the

Global Status of Women and Girls

to be held at CNU, March 22-24, 2018


We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is:

Women, Social Change and Activism:

Then and Now


This interdisciplinary conference seeks to use the tools of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and other fields to address challenges faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. We invite scholars from all academic disciplines to submit proposals that explore these topics and shed light on women’s efforts to affect social change.

Through the study of the past and present of local and global activism, the conference will engage researchers interested in the artistic, economic, educational, ethical, historical, literary, philosophical, political, psychological, religious, and social dimensions of women’s lives and resistance. 

Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome, including but not limited to art, history, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, psychology, chemistry, environmental science, medicine, biomedical ethics, economics, political science, gender studies, communication studies and literature. We also invite professionals in nonacademic settings to submit proposals.


Please submit a 350 to 500-word abstract on these topics by September 3rd  2017 at:


Please include with your abstract: your full name and your academic or professional affiliation and rank (graduate student, professor, artist, etc.).


All submissions will be peer reviewed, and those accepted will be notified no later than October 3rd, 2017. Paper presentations will ideally be 15-20 minutes in length. Please direct inquiries about the conference to

Contact Info: 

Rocio Gordon

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