Our organizing group is excited to announce that we are extending the deadline for submissions for the Feminist Geography 2017 conference to February 15, 2017. A rich set of sessions is coming together, speaking to feminism as a set of theoretical engagements, as a framework for activism and teaching, and as a way of working within and outside of academic institutions. We have sessions on pedagogy, on navigating academic life as a scholar of color, on the university as a global site, on territory and the body, sites involving collaboration and art, and many others. Now is your chance to organize a session or to participate in one that is already organized.

Please feel free to use to social media sites to organize calls for papers.To submit an abstract or proposed session or event, please email us:femgeogconference@gmail.com

See our original call for papers below:

You are enthusiastically invited to participate in the second Feminist Geography Conference, May 18-20, 2017, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This conference follows on the 2014 Feminist Geography conference in Omaha, Nebraska, which asked “Who we are, what we do, and how we do it?” We hope to build, extend, and question the borders of feminist geography. In that spirit, our conference is organized around the Insides and Outsides of Feminism. We hope to collectively inquire:

  • How does feminist theory travel in geography?
  • What borders does feminism cross, break down, or reinforce?
  • How do we define feminism in geography?
  • Can we push the boundaries of feminism without it losing its core commitments?
  • Who claims feminism and to what ends?
  • How do theory, politics, and activism shape the spaces of feminism?

In the spirit of the previous conference and feminist scholarship, we are especially interested in proposals for papers, sessions, and panels that bridge academic and activist work, generate interaction, or create new collaborations. These can take the form of:

  • Paper sessions or individual papers
  • Alternative media presentations (film, performance, dance)
  • Sessions to collaborate on new or existing projects
  • Active workshops or problem-solving sessions (map-a-thons, hack-a-thons)
  • Strategy or professional development workshops (especially for negotiating academic life as a graduate student, early career scholar, or person of color; negotiating university politics as a feminist; mentoring feminist students; decolonizing the academy)
  • You are welcome and encouraged to collaborate with or invite folks from non-academic or alt-academic spaces, activists, artists, and others.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and caring conference atmosphere. We welcome children and would be happy to help you find a caretaker for your children or a nursing-friendly space. If you have any concerns about how recent laws in North Carolina might affect your conference experience, we are happy to answer any of your questions. As a department we are strongly opposed to HB2, and have issued a statement here.

For more details and guidelines, and to register for the conference, please visit our website: http://www.feministgeography.org

To submit an abstract or proposed session or event, please email us: femgeogconference@gmail.com. Please let us know whether you would like to be placed in a paper session, media presentation, do a workshop or organize an alternative activity. Also make us aware of any special audio/visual needs or requirements for alternative spaces.

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