For many generations, feminist, queer, trans, economic, disability and racial justice warriors have been at the forefront of movements for social change through organizing, mobilizing, protesting, boycotting, agitating, sustaining, guiding, collectivizing, re/producing, and challenging issues within society. At this year’s National Women’s Studies Association conference, members from around the world will come together to focus on protest, justice, and transnational organizing. The event will run from Thursday November 14th to Sunday November 17th.
The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation. Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 2,500 members worldwide. Their annual conference regularly draws more than 2,200 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.
On Thursday November 14th at 7:00pm, Professor Moya Bailey of Northeastern’s WGSS program will be a panelist on the plenary session. She, along with other scholar-activists Michelle Tellez (University of Arizona), Lateefah Simon (the Akonadi Foundation), and Noura Erakat (Trans-Arab Research Institute), will address how feminist engagements have animated and informed movements for transformation in local and transnational spaces.
Suzanna Walters (Northeastern’s WGSS Program Director) will also be in attendance, participating in two discussions on Saturday November 16th. From 1:45pm to 3:00pm, Suzanna will be contributing to a discussion on academic publishing in women’s studies journals, calling on her work for Signs Journal. Similarly, from 4:55 to 6:05, Suzanna and Carla Kaplan, a Northeastern WGSS professor, will be discussing The Feminist Public Intellectuals Project, which is an imitative they have spearheaded through Signs Journal. Also in attendance will be Eesha Pandit and Paula Moya (Stanford University).
Finally, Signs Journal’s Andy Mazzaschi will be moderating a discussion on publishing within academic journal in a panel entitled “Publishing Posies, Building Worlds”. The panel will take place on Sunday November 17th from 9:35am to 10:50am and will feature Elizabeth Groeneveld (Old Dominion University), Sharon Lauricella (Ontario Tech), Melina Alice Moore (CUNY Graduate Center), and Michele White (Tulane University).
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