Milwaukee Gender Conference

"Gender & Sexuality: Identity Borderlands"

Call for Papers

“Gender and Sexuality: Identity Borderlands”

Alliance of History Graduate Students Conference on the History of Gender and Sexuality

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

February 20-21st, 2015

Abstract due December 15th


Conference theme explained: The Alliance of History Graduate Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is pleased to announce their annual inter-disciplinary conference, with this year’s theme highlighting gender and sexuality. “Identity borderlands” is a phrase meant to bring to mind intersectionality—the borderlands where gender and sexuality cross paths with race, class, culture, and a host of other identities. This conference hopes to examine, critique, and advance the historical meanings of gender, sexuality and identity within an intersectional context/framework. We are particularly interested in receiving papers from a spectrum of disciplines and a broad range of genres that help illuminate these themes.

Topics: We welcome all submissions related to the history of gender and sexuality broadly conceived from any academic discipline, national context, or period. Possible topics include, but are not limited to; Labor; US History; Health and Wellbeing; Feminism; Activism; Law; Media Studies; Immigration; LGBT History; Queer Theory; Art; Marriage Equality; Transgender Rights and Issues; Crime; and Literature.

Format: The conference will be comprised of a series of moderated panel discussions centered on themes developed from relationships between the submitted abstracts. Presenters will be allowed several minutes to talk about their paper in any manner they deem appropriate, after which the moderator and other group participants will interact with the author to discuss, critique, and make suggestions for further development.

Submissions: Send a 300 word abstract, CV, and questions to: Presenters will be charged a $20 registration fee, and free breakfast and lunch will be provided to presenters on the day of the conference.