Illinois State Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium submissions due February 15

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BLOOMINGTON — Undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study are invited to submit papers and detailed descriptions of other types of presentations (e.g. short performance pieces and artist’s talks) for the 24th annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium.

Papers and presentations are welcome on any topic related to the study of women and/or gender and its intersections with race, sexuality, ability, class/caste, and colonization. Students must have a faculty sponsor.

Submissions should include a cover sheet with the following information:

  • Title of paper or presentation
  • Name, address, telephone number, and email address
  • Sponsoring faculty member and, if relevant, the course for which the paper or presentation was developed

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 15. Submissions can be made here.

Qwo-Li Driskill

The 23rd annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium will be from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 22. Keynote speaker Qwo-Li Driskill will give an address at 1:15 p.m. in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center.

Driskill is an associate professor in the School of Language, Culture, and Society: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, where they are also the director of Graduate Studies and Queer Studies, and an affiliate faculty with Ethnic Studies, Public Policy and Social Justice.

Driskill is a co-founder and member of the Indigenous People’s Interest Group for the National Women’s Studies Association, and has been honored several times for their non-fiction and trans and gender-variant literature.

Press release from Illinois State University



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