Women’s Studies

Women's Studies Conference - Call for Proposals

Gendered Perspectives:
Recent Scholarship on Culture and Social Justice
October 19-21, 2012
Xavier University of Louisiana


Xavier University of Louisiana'Äôs Women'Äôs Studies Program introduces students to a comprehensive body of knowledge that critically analyzes the gendering process from a multidisciplinary perspective.¬† Faculty members of the program come from many disciplines.¬† Since 2008, the program offers a minor and hosts experiences that focus on feminist perspectives and engagements for the student body, campus and community-at-large.

The Program will host its first three-day conference.¬† The first two days offer opportunities for scholarly presentations on all aspects of Women'Äôs and Gender studies.¬† Proposals are being sought that illuminate gender via themes drawn from the arts, humanities, languages, and the social and health sciences.¬† Scholars, students, public intellectuals, artists, activists, professionals, and advocates are invited to submit proposals on any topic of relevance to the discipline.¬†

The third day of the conference, Sunday, October 21, 2012 will be dedicated to scholarship on Black women in New Orleans and Louisiana in general.¬† There is a serious lack of research on Black women'Äôs lives in this region and this conference seeks to bring together researchers and scholars in a dynamic exchange of ideas. We seek papers and panels dealing with the social sciences, humanities, art, health and medical issues, reflecting all aspects of Black women'Äôs lives, including but not limited to: cultural, creative, transformative, historical, sociological, psychological, religious, etc.

The conference will consist of plenary sessions, panel and paper breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, creative performances, exhibitions, tables for information exchange, and meet-the-author opportunities.  The registration cost is $50.00*. 


Deadline for Submissions
June 1, 2012

To register CLICK HERE.

*You must register for the conference in order for your submission materials to be considered for inclusion.

Please provide the following according to your submission type:

  • Paper Session (250 word abstract)
  • Panel Session (250 word abstract of theme; 100 word abstract for each presenter)
  • Roundtable Discussion/Creative Performance (250 word abstract)


Submit Proposals to Dr. Kimberly J. Chandler (xulasobw@gmail.com )

Women’s Studies