Global Conference on Women and Gender 2022: Community, Care, and Crisis (Deadline for Abstracts Extended!)

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Call for Papers
March 17, 2022
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies, American History / Studies, European History / Studies, Government and Public Service

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held March 17-19, 2022

Our theme is:

Community, Care, and Crisis

This interdisciplinary conference brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging, critical conversations about how communities are developed, fostered, and destroyed in the small- and large-scale; who is most entitled to care and who must/can give it; how crisis affects both communities as a whole and the individuals within them; and how all of these questions are shaped by the ways gender is constructed, legislated, resisted, and performed. Contributors are encouraged to have an expansive understanding of the conference theme as participants discuss the past, present, and future of community, care, and crisis throughout the world.

Topics may include but are not limited to the ways community, care, and crisis intersect with:

  • Race and Racism
  • Feminism
  • Organizing, Activism, and Protest
  • Media Representation and Social Media
  • Artistic and Literary Expression
  • Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Family Life
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Disability
  • Employment and Poverty
  • Violence
  • Religion
  • Law
  • Business, Management, and Leadership
  • Language and Linguistics and Rhetoric
  • Migrations and Refugees
  • Monuments, Commemoration, and Memory
  • Grief
  • Global Inequality
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity (JEDI)
  • Caregiving
  • Education and the Academy
  • Real and Imagined Community Boundaries
  • Community and Contagion
  • COVID-19 and Crisis
  • HIV/AIDS and Health and Bioethics
  • Voting Rights and Expansion
  • Political Candidacy and Elections

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

Both panel and individual paper proposals are welcome.

Please submit a 350 to 500-word abstract by November 1st,  2021 at:

Please include with your abstract: your full name and your academic or professional affiliation and rank (graduate student, professor, artist, etc.). We may be able to offer limited virtual presentation opportunities, and you may indicate your preference when submitting. Abstracts that greatly exceed the 500-word count may not be considered. We will also include a few competitively selected undergraduate panels in the 2022 conference. All submissions will be peer reviewed and those accepted will be notified no later than December 15th

Paper presentations will ideally be 15-20 minutes in length and can be considered for our annual publication

Please direct inquiries about the conference to  

Contact Info: 

Elizabeth Wood, Faculty Organizer

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