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    The Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict at GMU has now opened the call for proposals for our annual spring conference, Building Solidarities: Feminist Forms of Resistance & Activism in Global Movements for Justice.

    Abstract deadline: January 10, 2018

    Conference date: April 13, 2018

    We are inviting proposals from graduate students, faculty, practitioners, and artists who are grappling with questions broadly related to feminism and conflict resolution. We are especially interested in papers addressing the following themes:

    * Solidarity, resistance, and feminist coalitional politics

    * Building inclusive feminist movements

    * International, transnational feminisms

    * Art, creativity, imagination and feminist resistance

    * Theorizing power and agency

    Papers on other themes related to feminist methodological, pedagogical, or theoretical innovations on issues related to conflict and violence are also welcome, as are posters, art, and performance pieces. We invite abstracts for paper presentations, panels, creative work or other presentation methods that respond to the above themes or that relate to recent developments or debates regarding gender and conflict.

    Abstracts of no more than 300 words, including your name and your institutional affiliation, should be submitted to no later than January 10, 2018.

    Your proposal should include the following information:

    • Title of the Paper and/or Panel.
    • A short abstract of each presentation or description of creative work (300 word maximum per presentation).
    • Biographical information for each presenter including organizational or institutional affiliation (100 words max).
    • Please note that single paper presentations will be limited to 15 minutes

    Fees for accepted presenters will be collected to offset the costs associated the conference. The fee schedule, which includes breakfast and lunch, is as follows:
    George Mason University Students and Faculty – free;  Non-GMU graduate student presenters – $30
    Professional Presenters (Other institutional faculty, practitioners, post-doctoral presenters) – $100

    For more information, please visit our website:


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