Conference on Women and Gender 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
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.
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.
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.
The Seton Hall Women and Gender Studies Program welcomes Dr. Rifat Salam as our keynote speaker at this year's Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender. Dr. Salam will give a talk titled, "Negotiating Identity, Navigating Divides, and Building Bridges: South Asian Women in Millenial America." Dr. Salam is Associate Professor of Sociology at CUNY. She is the author of
Negotiating Tradition, Becoming American: Family, Gender, and Autonomy for Second Generation South Asians (2013). Her recent work is about South Asian American Identity amid the shifting politics since September 11th.
Presentation of the annual "Woman of the Year" Award
This university award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, recognizes and honors outstanding leaders at Seton Hall who have made significant contributions to the success of women at the University. In celebration of Women's History Month and the Seton Hall University Women's Conference, we are seeking nominations for the University's 2016 Woman of the Year. Please follow this link to learn more about this prestigious award and to submit a nomination.