CFP: NWSA Aging and Ageism Caucus

I invite you to submit an individual paper or panel proposal to the Aging and Ageism Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association for presentation at the annual conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec, November 10-13, 2016.  The caucus co-chairs will organize these proposals into panels and submit them to the NWSA for consideration.  Please submit a proposal and forward this email to anyone you know who might be interested in presenting.

The NWSA conference, which annually draws more than 1,500 participants, is the largest gathering of feminist scholars in North America.  The Aging and Ageism Caucus works to ensure that feminist scholars consider age as a vital category of analysis. You must be a member of NWSA to present at the conference.  You can join and find more information here:


We will consider a proposal on any topic related to aging or ageism, but every proposal needs to in some way address one of the conference subthemes: 1) Unsettling Settler Logics; 2) Movement and Migrations; 3) Bodies and Biopolitics; 4) Borders and Be/Longings; 4) World Making and Resistant Imaginaries.  The general theme for the conference is “Decoloniality.”

In addition to these general themes, the Aging and Ageism Caucus has prepared calls for specific panels—details attached.

To propose a paper, please email the following to Corinne Field, by Sunday, February 7, 2016:

·      100 word abstract (with citations if applicable)

·      Title

·      Your full name

·      Institutional affiliation (if applicable)

·      Mailing address

·      Phone number(s)

·      Email address

·      Audiovisual rationale if you require a projector

Please note that the NWSA submission portal only allows for input of 100 word abstracts. In addition, NWSA will allow space to list works cited when submitting the proposals for consideration.  If you would like to include your sources please cite them for submission.  Thank you!

Hope to see you in Montreal,

Corinne Field
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