Call for Proposals, April 2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-Being, due 11/10/17

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Activists and Artists Join Us!
2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being 
The University of Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium and the UW-Madison 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin and the World) are pleased to announce the
Third 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Well-being and
41th Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
with the theme of
Our Bodies, Our Earth:  Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking
University of Wisconsin-Madison  |   Pyle Center, Madison, WI USA  |  April 12-14, 2018
Due date for submissions: Friday, November 10, 2017
Seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth, Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking from across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women and gender in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism. 

We interpret the theme broadly and will consider proposals focused on topics from self-defined community action, to UN Policy development, to institutional or classroom transformation, and beyond.

We seek responses from traditional disciplines as well as the fields of EcofeminismWomen’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Class Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace Studies, Global Health, and Environmental and/or Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.

Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine the present and  future of well-being and empowerment for women, girls and their families, in Wisconsin and the world.

Plan to join 100+ presenters:  students, faculty, activists, artists, and community members, as we consider how gendered knowledge is created and experienced at the axes of identities, especially with regard to our bodies and the earth’s body.

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for individual papers, posters, pre-constituted panels, pre-constituted roundtables, and creative works that address one or more of the conference themes.

The due date for submissions is 11:59 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday November 10, 2017.

Please submit your proposal here:

We welcome submissions from scholars, activists, artists, and students, including those at the undergraduate level.

Open Call for Participation – Individuals submitting proposals are asked to provide a short abstract and affiliation and contact information for each of the participants. Co-authored papers are acceptable.  Sessions are either 60 minutes or 75 minutes long.

Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to:

  • Helen Klebesadel, Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, 4W Summit co-chair:
  • Dace Zeps, Administrator,  Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, and for the Center for Research on Gender and Women:
See the website for last year’s 4W Summit,  April 2017 4W Summit here:
Thank you!


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This post was authored by Kyle Sanger on 09/14/2017.