Thursday, January 28, 2010

Women's Research & Resource Center @ Spelman College

January 28, 2010 
in this issue
WRRC's 10th Annual Toni Cade Bambara Conference
Emory Center for Ethics
SCLC WOMEN's Organizational Movement for Equality
The Catharine Stimpson Prize
Southern Education Leadership Initiative
NWSA Call for Proposals
NWSA Faculty Development Workshop
FMS @ Syracuse
The Comparative Women's Studies Program
Our Website
Call For Papers/Presentations
The Toni Cade Bambara Scholars/Writers/Activists Program and Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College invite you to 
"Making Revolution Irresistible:
 The Tradition of Black Women &
Radical Scholar-Activism"
10th Annual Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference
March 26-27, 2010
Women's Research and Resource Center
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Accepting papers, panels and performance pieces that explore dimensions of Black/African Women's lives, scholarship and social change activism across disciplines and topical areas.
             Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2010

Emory Center for Ethics and V-Day Atlanta
Women in War Zones: Sexual Violence in the Congo
Q and A to follow
Meet Documentary Photographer Melanie Blanding and
Representatives from
V-Day Atlanta
Date: Tuesday, Feb 2
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Emory University Center for Ethics
1531 Dickey Drive. Atlanta, GA 30322
Center for Ethics Commons 102
Call 404-727-4954 to RSVP
Co-Sponsor: Initiative on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
S.C.L.C. WOMEN's Organizational Movement for Equality Now Inc. &
The Clark Atlanta University African American and
 Africana Women's Studies Department



Abstracts, not to exceed 500 words, should be submitted related to the following themes in the African-American Family Experience: 

                        Education | Parenting | Health | Economics
For more information, contact:
Clark Atlanta University African American/Africana Women's Studies Department
James Brawley Dr. at Fair St., SW
Room 11
Atlanta, Georgia  30314

Call for Papers: The Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
The submission deadline for the next Catharine Stimpson Prize is fast approaching! We seek the best of feminist scholarship by emerging scholars for this award. Please submit by March 1 or encourage those who are eligible to do so.
The Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship
Submission deadline: March 1, 2010
Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars and is awarded biannually to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs.
Eligibility: Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (less than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Stimpson Prize. Papers may be on any topic that falls within the broad rubric of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship.
For details, see: http://
2010 Southern Education Leadership Initiative
June 9, 2010 - August 4, 2010

social justice
SEF Social Justice and Education Internships
The Southern Education Foundation (SEF),, is reaching out to tomorrow's leaders, through the 2010 Southern Education Leadership Initiative. We are seeking outstanding upperclassmen, graduate and law school students to apply for this wonderful opportunity. 
SEF is now accepting applications through March 19, 2010.
The aims of the Southern Education Leadership Initiative are to: expose the South's best and brightest college students to contemporary strategies mounted by the policy, non-profit, foundation and business sectors to improve education opportunity and quality; provide such students with inspiration, information, and a top quality work experience at leading organizations involved in cutting edge policy and practice efforts to address education problems; develop students' research and leadership skills by providing a forum for independent research and study and for the sharing of knowledge gathered and lessons learned with peers on campus, in the community or the workplace; and Students will be placed in leading policy institutes, non-profit organizations, foundations, and corporations, helping to build awareness of the interdependence of groups and communities, and the need to improve public education for low-income students as a means to enhance the quality of civic life, democratic participation, and economic growth. 
Since 2004, 103 students have been placed at various sites including CARE USA, Georgia Pacific Foundation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, Foundation for the Mid South, Center for Women Policy Studies, Academy for Educational Development, Southern Regional Education Board, Assisi Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Through this effort, SEF is exposing the next generation of leaders to opportunities to use their talents in service to the public interest.
NWSA Call for Proposals
November 11-14, 2010 · Denver, CO

Program Co-Chairs: Beverly Guy-Sheftall, NWSA President and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies, Spelman College and Vivian M. May, Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Syracuse University
Download the Full CFP from the Conference Site

Visit the Discussion Board
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010
About the Theme

In response to wide demand, NWSA 2010 builds on conversations that began in Atlanta at the 2009 conference.  Difficult Dialogues II will explore a range of concepts and issues that remain under theorized and under examined in the field of women's studies. 

Although the problem of omissions, silences, and distortions in women's studies has been analyzed for decades, too often feminist scholarship continues to theorize on the basis of hegemonic frameworks, false universals, and a narrow range of lived experiences.  The legitimate terrain of feminist theory, inquiry, and politics remains contested.

The Difficult Dialogues theme builds on Johnnella Butler's essays (beginning with her 1989 article in the Women's Review of Books) about the contested relationship among and between black studies, ethnic studies, and women's studies in the US academy. Butler pinpointed a reluctance to engage questions of gender and sexuality in black studies and ethnic studies, and a reluctance to engage with questions of race and class in women's studies. 

NWSA 2010 identifies several thematic areas in which ongoing and new difficult dialogues are urgently needed:
Indigenous Feminisms: Theories, Methods, Politics
Complicating the Queer
The Politics of Nations
"Outsider" Feminisms
The Critical and the Creative

NWSA Faculty Development Workshop
Civic Engagement in the Women's and Gender Studies Classroom: Power and Privilege at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Nation
November 2010     Denver, CO

About the Workshop
Hosted by the National Women's Studies Association with generous support from the Teagle Foundation, this workshop is designed to generate critical reflection and discussion among scholars and teachers in Women's and Gender Studies in order to better understand the actual practices and effects of civic engagement and to improve student learning.  For the purposes of this workshop, "civic engagement" is defined as individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern from feminist and intersectional perspectives. Civic engagement can take many forms, from individual voluntarism to organizational social justice work to electoral participation.

Held during the NWSA annual conference in Denver, this workshop is designed to explore civic engagement in light of issues of power and privilege and to apply intersectional analyses of race, class, nation, sexuality, gender, and globalization to teaching about this important topic.  Participants will develop, apply, and assess model civic engagement pedagogies in partnership with the grant's existing working group members and must be committed to applying quantitative evaluation tools in their Spring 2011 courses and reporting those results to NWSA.

Who Should Apply
Full-time faculty in women's studies, ethnic studies, or related fields may apply.  NWSA especially invites applications from women of color faculty and junior faculty interested in developing civic engagement pedagogies based on intersectional analyses.   


FMS @ Syracuse Postdoctoral Fellowships: 2010-2011
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FMS at Syracuse announces two semester long postdoctoral mentoring fellowships for the academic year 2010-2011. FMS at Syracuse is part of the Future of Minority Studies (FMS) national research project (, a mobile think tank designed to facilitate focused and productive discussion across disciplines
on a defined set of questions about the role of identity in the production of knowledges and in the formation of social justice movements.
FMS @ Syracuse is housed in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at
Syracuse University, and focuses specifically on questions related to minoritized
feminist identities and epistemologies in the context of national and transnational
justice and politics. We invite applications from scholars working on intellectual
projects in these areas. A mentoring fellowship entails working for one semester
with an FMS faculty mentor towards a scholarly publication (journal essay, book
chapter, book manuscript, etc.). Other expectations include involvement in the
activities of the WGS department, and presenting one public lecture on the
candidate's area of expertise.
Candidates may apply to work with one of the following Syracuse faculty:
Linda Carty (African American Studies, Sociology, Caribbean Studies)
Margaret Himley (Writing and Rhetoric, LGBT Studies)
Minnie Bruce Pratt (Writing and Rhetoric, Women's and Gender Studies, LGBT
Silvio Torres-Sailliant (English, Latino/Latin American Studies)
Chandra Talpade Mohanty (Women's and Gender Studies)
Stipend: $20,000
Please send in electronic format as attachments the following:
· a letter of application
· a description of the publication project identifying the faculty mentor you wish
  to work with
· a CV
· two letters of reference
Please e-mail your application material, with Subject Heading "FMS @
Syracuse Postdoctoral Fellowships," to
Please specify the semester (Fall 2010 or Spring 2011) you prefer to be in
residence at SU.
Application deadline: March 1, 2010
FMS @ SU is funded through a generous grant from the Office of the Chancellor at
Syracuse University.
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