IGSA at ND 2019

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The University of Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program is happy to announce its fifth biennial international conference, which will be held in conjunction with the second meeting of the International Girls Studies Association.

University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana, USA


28 February - 2 March, 2019

Extended Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 8 July 2018

*** Please scroll down for the link to submit proposals. ***

Girls Studies has become one of the most dynamic academic fields, encompassing scholars from a vast array of disciplines engaged in a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. This conference aims to bring together scholars and creative practitioners from across the world to explore contemporary and historical experiences and constructions of girlhood and girls’ culture, as well as recent developments within the field.

The Host Committee invites proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, pre-constituted roundtables, and creative works that address one or more of the following topics. Moreover, we are keen to move beyond the traditional conference format and encourage collaborative work and presentations of digital humanities projects as well as creative, visual, and performance-based work. We also welcome proposals from individuals working in collaboration with girls in schools, after-school programs, and community-based organizations.

We welcome submissions from scholars, teachers, activists, artists, and students (both graduate and undergraduate).

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

· Histories of girlhood

· Global girlhood(s)

· Girlhood and intersectionality

· Representations of girlhood

· Intergenerational girlhoods

· Queer and trans girls

· Girls’ cultures

· Girlhood and consumption

· Mediated girlhoods

· Girls and feminism

· Girls and sport

· Girls and education

· Girls and religion

· Girls and STEM 

· Body image

· Girls and subcultures 

· Girls and digital media

· Girls and politics/activism

· Girls and popular culture

· Girls and music

· Girls and literature & theatre

· Girlhood during austerity

· Girls’ sexuality

· Girls’ health

· Neoliberal girlhoods

· Ethnographies of girlhood

· Methodological approaches to Girls’ Studies.


Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to: igsaatnd19@gmail.com.

Updates about the conference schedule, events, travel and lodging, and more will be posted at: https://genderstudies.nd.edu/conferences/.

Conference Organizers: Barbara Green, Mary Celeste Kearney, Sonja Stojanovic, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik, University of Notre Dame.

University of Notre Dame Co-Sponsors: College of Engineering, Department of Africana Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art, Art History, & Design, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of English, Department of Film, Television, & Theatre, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Department of Irish Language and Literature, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, Department of Theology, Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, Gender Studies Program, Graduate School, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Kroc Institute for Peace Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families.



IGSA at ND 2019