NWSA 2023

2023 National Women’s Studies AssociationAnnual Conference Call for Proposals[1]Proposal Submissions accepted between 2/15-3/15


We encourage submissions from anyone who wishes to participate in this continuum of resistance, including professors, activists, graduate/undergraduate and high school students, independent scholars, first-time presenters, artists, community healers, women’s and gender studies scholars, historians, and researchers. We invite papers, panels, performances, roundtables, and workshop proposals that build creatively and critically on our theme and sub-themes. We strongly encourage independent scholars, non-academic writers, artists, researchers, and organizers to propose panels and presentations and be included in sessions alongside community college, college, and university-based scholars. We suggest that you see our sub-themes as loose boundaries through which to frame your work. Sub-themes for the 2023 conference 

  1. The Praxis of Transnational Feminist Solidarity
  2. Intergenerational Feminist Struggles
  3. Revisiting, Reclaiming & Re-imagining: Past, Present, Future 
  4. Climate Justice & Feminist Horizons 
  5. Geographies of Violence: Bodies, Borders, Nations
  6. Creativity as Dissidence & Resistance
  7. Abolitionist Feminisms & Politics of Liberation
  8. Special Sub-Theme: Pedagogies of Resistance and Hope: Teaching to Transgress* 

 *For this special sub-theme, we invite scholars and teachers to submit proposals for workshops to come together and share creative ideas, lesson plans, assessments, and pedagogical practices. This is designed to be more workshop than paper presentations and is designed to be both practical and hands-on. The submission deadlines for proposals are as follows: All-Academic will open on February 15, 2023, and remains open until March 15, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST. Conference notification will be sent on or by May 1, 2023, 11:59 pm EST. Acceptances will not be considered official until all session participants have joined NWSA and are registered for the conference.