Nazgol Bagheri, a contributor to this upcoming special special issue of the Journal of Cultural Geography, circulated the following announcement on CRIT-GEOG-FORUM. It may be of interest to readers of this blog.
Feminist Geography: Who we are, what we do, and why we do it
May 15-18, 2014 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
This conference provides an opportunity for scholars at all career levels to engage closely with one another about research interests, professional development, and feminist practices (broadly defined) while in an affable, sociable, and supportive environment. We envision this conference as a distinctive forum for sharing our knowledge and developing feminist networks of support and collaboration. Some of the unique features of this conference include:
- Research paper presentations that share research ideas through panels and question-and-answer sessions (rather than stand-alone research presentations)
- Café- and Salón-style sessions for exploring themes and topics in-depth across multiple perspectives
- Professional development workshops on writing, teaching, publishing, the job market, work-life balance and more
- Strategy workshops on surviving the challenges of graduate school and early-career work; addressing mental health issues; surviving as a lone feminist in a geography department; challenges faced by women of color in geography; and more
- Multiple opportunities to socialize, relax, and get to know one another during nutrition breaks, meals, and other activities
To create an inclusive and caring atmosphere, we have opted to offer the conference as a child- and nursing-friendly space. Registration fees – on a sliding scale – will include the opening dinner, breakfasts, snack breaks, and lunches!
A CFP will be circulated in the coming weeks, which will include a variety of participation options. Details with respect to fees and the child-friendly conference policy will follow.
We hope to have a website in operation by the end of the summer that will provide pre-conference networking opportunities for participants and sharing of participation guidelines. We continue to welcome feedback and suggestions for innovative participation formats.
Please contact Pamela Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Falconer Al-Hindi (email@example.com) with questions or suggestions, and watch your email for a Call for Participation soon! Feel free to circulate this announcement widely.