Seton Hall University
Women's Conference 2015

Conference on Women and Gender 2016

Call for Papers
Deadline: December 15, 2015

The Women and Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that the annual Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please note the date change.

Please note the change of date. Formerly held in March, the conference is moving this year to February.

This year’s conference is not organized around any one theme. Rather, the organizers are looking to offer a collection of exciting sessions that reflects the dynamic, productive diversity of perspectives and approaches characterizing the current discussion about women and gender. We warmly invite presenters exploring any topic addressing women and gender from all fields—including the humanities, social sciences, law, business, or experimental sciences—and all professions, such as business, law, medicine, and non-profit administration.

The conference’s primary goal is consistent with the ideals of a liberal arts institution such as those articulated by Cardinal Newman in The Idea of a University: to provide an interface between the academic and the experiential in order to enrich lived life. Consequently, papers should be academic in nature and grounded in scholarship. They should also be accessible to a general audience of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. We welcome the participation of students, faculty, and staff, with the proviso that graduate and undergraduate panels must have a faculty discussant. We will accept both panels and individual papers.

The deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2015.

Please contact the conference organizers, Dr. Vanessa May ( and Dr. Karen Gevirtz ( with any questions or for further information.

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