Opportunities

Iota Iota Iota (Triota) Women's Studies Honor Society

The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) has officially recognized Iota Iota Iota (Triota) Women's Studies Honor Society as a student group. Triota's goal is to promote interest in women's and gender studies, to promote volunteerism and advocacy, and to honor the academic prowess of Women's and Gender Studies students. The group will being meeting in fall 2015. Interested students should contact Jamie Boschee at jamie.boschee@umontana.edu for more information.  

Montana Gender Alliance Meeting

Join the Montana Gender Alliance Missoula Chapter for a safe and accepting meeting space for individuals of gender diversity, their allies and supportive families every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 6-8 pm. For more information please contact the Montana Gender Alliance at 406-848-1220 or email mgamissoula@genderexpansionproject.org

VISTA Position Increasing Opportunity for Montana Women

The Women’s Foundation of Montana is looking for one passionate and dedicated person to help grow our new PowerHouse Montana Project over the next year as an Americorps VISTA Member. The Women’s Foundation of Montana’s mission is to advance economic independence for Montana women and create a brighter future for our girls.  The PowerHouse Montana Project is an online platform for women across the state to find role models, mentors, and support. To learn more, contact Program Director, Jen Euell, 406-461-7695, jeneuell@mtcf.org.  Deadline to apply is the end of May

Call for Proposals – “Horrible Mothers” (Francophone North America) Edited volume

The volume is intended to expose the stakes of representing failed and/horrible motherhood across Francophone North America. Terms such as failed and horrible can be understood both as embraced or assigned qualities. Contributions from a wide range of disciplines are strongly encouraged, and interdisciplinary analyses are also welcome. Overall, submissions should demonstrate a queer approach in the sense that contributors should take into account the intersection of different sources of oppression. Once a selection of abstracts has been made, a proposal will be put together and submitted to a university press (more info via email). Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief biography to Loic Bourdeau (loic.bourdeau@icloud.com) by Sunday, May 31. 

Call for papers for The Disestablishmentarian: contemporary sociocultural inquiry and experiment

The Disestablishmentarian, an interdisciplinary graduate student journal associated with Concordia University’s department of Sociology and Anthropology, is actively seeking submissions of original work for its first annual edition. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines addressing social and cultural issues. Ideally, research submitted will exemplify our mission by extending beyond limited disciplinary parameters to gain a more comprehensive understanding of complex challenges we face in contemporary society. Projects that include a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome. We will not accept papers which have been published or are currently being considered for publication elsewhere. We encourage graduate students (MA and PhD) to submit their papers to: journal.sagsa@gmail.com by midnight on Sunday, May 31. For submission guidelines please contact journal.sagsa@gmail.com

Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

This conference is being held at Wolfson College, Oxford Saturday, Nov. 7 and funded by the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. This conference will bring together researchers from across a range of disciplines in the humanities to explore the extent and the significance of omissions in women’s life writing and question what silences in the archives can tell us about what it meant to be a woman in the nineteenth century. 300-word proposals for 20-minute long presentations, along with a short biography, should be sent to Lyndsey Jenkins and Alexis Wolf at silenceinthearchives2015@gmail.com by Friday, June 5. For more information visit www.silenceinthearchives.wordpress.com

Making Sense of Beauty: The Beauty Project Call for Submissions

Making Sense of Beauty: The Beauty Project: 5th Global Meeting, to be held Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday Sept. 13 at Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom, calls for presentations. The Making Sense of Beauty conference seeks to explore these questions in an inclusive environment that welcomes participants from all disciplines, professions and vocations. As we come together to engage in a rich interdisciplinary conversation we will wrestle with issues that cross the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday, June 5. Please contact donna.bevan@solent.ac.uk or beauty5@inter-disciplinary.net for submission details. 

Not in Our State Sexual Assault Prevention Summit

The University of Montana is proud to announce the fourth annual Not in Our State Sexual Assault Statewide Summit to be held August 19-21 at the University Center on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, Montana. The summit brings together professionals, leaders and students from around the state to participate in an educational training program following best practices surrounding sexual violence. Montana universities and their surrounding communities are able to learn how to empower survivors of sexual violence and learn how to create a campus climate that is free from oppression. Attendees will learn how to provide a safe, supportive campus and community through education and primary prevention initiatives. The Not in Our State Sexual Assault Summit provides higher education leaders and community professionals an opportunity to participate in an educational training program utilizing best practices surrounding sexual violence prevention and advocacy. Admission for students is free of charge. For more information, to register or to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.umt.edu/vpsa/events/NotInOurStateSexualAssaultSummit/default.php

Lilith: A Feminist History Journal Seeks Submissions

First published in 1984, Lilith is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles and reviews in all areas of women’s, feminist and gender history – not limited to Australia. We are also interested in publishing short historiographical and methodological pieces. Lilith is a valuable forum for both new and established scholars in the field. We particularly encourage submissions from Australian and international postgraduate students and early career researchers. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Sept. 30. For details of our submission guidelines please see our website: http://www.lilithjournal.org.au/

FORMA Call for Papers

A Call For Papers for the twelfth issue of FORMA is addressed to scholars, PhD students or any researcher holding at least a BA who broaches the following subject: “Spaces for Creation: Transatlantic Studies About Thought, Education and Arts in the Feminine Discourse.” We suggest the analysis of the relationship between women and creation during the Middle Ages and Modernity in Europe and Latin America, from a plural and interdisciplinary viewpoint. We welcome submissions of book reviews or academic articles in English, Spanish, Catalan, French or Italian. Deadline for submission is Thursday, Oct. 1. For more information please visit http://www.upf.edu/forma/en/

Queer Loves in the Jewish Tradition (edited volume) seeks admissions

Queer Loves in the Jewish Tradition (edited volume) is looking for articles in early modern and modern periods for an edited volume (ed. Corinne E. Blackmer and Vitaly Chernoivanenko) titled Queer Loves in the Jewish Tradition. Volume already includes articles on David and Jonathan, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, among others.  Please contact and let me know about your specific idea, and timetable for completion.  For more information, contact Corinne E. Blackmer at blackmerc1@southernct.edu