25th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Feminisms, Coalitions, Cultures April 11-12, 2013
Indiana University Bloomington

2013 marks the 25thanniversary of Indiana University’s annual Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference.

The IU Women’s and Gender Studies conference offers students an excellent opportunity to share their research presentations, artwork, performances, and posters that reflect the broad fields of Women’s, Sexuality and Gender Studies with other students across the IU system. Over the past several years, IU Southeast student attendance at this event has risen markedly and students state that the experience was a highlight of their undergraduate career. In 2012, IU Southeast had the most students present from all IU campuses!

The conference invite papers from Indiana University undergraduates working on any topic related to the study of women, gender, or sexuality. But in recognition of this historic milestone, we especially encourage submissions that examine points of encounter by reflecting on the past, engaging with the present, and speculating on the future of feminism across academic and activist spaces. Ultimately, we hope to use this year’s gathering in Bloomington as an opportunity to imagine the plural: feminisms, coalitions, cultures. We also hope to use our annual meeting as an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the project of undertaking feminist work that recognizes differences. With this objective in mind, we ask: Where has feminism been in the last 25 years? Where are feminist projects going in the next quarter century, or beyond? Who do we imagine ourselves to be now, in this moment of retrospective alliance? Thinking broadly, papers topics may include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: embodied and theoretical change unity and collectives transnational feminisms social justice feminist desires, desiring feminism sexuality, the body, and politics power and empowerment temporality and spatiality.

24th Annual Women's & Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference

24th Annual Conference PosterTwenty-five IU Southeast undergraduates attended and presented their research on Friday, April 13th at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN. In addition, Sara Hare, Leigh Viner, Aimee Adam, Kelly Ryan and Meghan Kahn moderated undergraduate panels and chaperoned IU Southeast students at the event.

  • April 12: Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner ,“Young Women’s Activism in the 21st Century”
  • April 13: Research and Creative work presentations in morning and afternoon
  • Keynote: “Getting (and Staying in the Game): Title IX and the Women’s Sports Revolution,” by Deborah Blake, professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh

23rd Annual Women's & Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference

Fourteen IU Southeast students attended the conference on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. In addition, committee members Leigh Viner, Kelly Ryan, and Sara Hare served as moderators of sessions at the conference and chaperoned IU Southeast students.

  • March 31: Evening reception in the IUPUI University Library's Lilly Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the IUPUI International Women's Day celebration at 7:00.
  • April 1: Paper sessions in the morning and afternoon
  • Keynote address by Dr. Obioma Nnaemeka, Chancellor's Professor of French, Women's Studies and Africana Studies

22nd Annual Women's & Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference

22nd Annual Conference PosterThe 2010 IU Undergraduate Conference was held at IU Southeast with many resident faculty serving as moderators and students presenting their work.