Seton Hall University
Women's Conference 2015

Conference on Women and Gender 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Women and Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that the annual Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender will be held March 27, 2014, 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. 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 both 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.

Keynote Speaker

Deborah Gray WhiteOur keynote speaker will be Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author of a foundational and widely-read book on enslaved women, Ar'n't I A Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South. She has also written a highly-esteemed book on African-American women's organizations, Too Heavy a Load: African-American Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994, edited an oral history of black women scholars, and authored several broad narratives of African-American history. She is currently at work on a book entitled, 'Can't We All Just Get Along': The Cultural Awakenings of the 1990s, which examines the mass marches and gatherings of the 1990s, including the Million Man March and the Million Woman March.

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

Submit a Proposal

The deadline for abstracts is February 1, 2015. Abstracts should include your name, affiliation, and a one-paragraph description of your presentation. If you wish to submit a complete panel, please provide an abstract describing the subject of the panel with a list of the panelists, their affiliations, and the titles of their papers.

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