Announcing 2017-18 Feminist Research Seminars

Feminist Research Seminar logo with red text
Feminist Research Seminar logo with red text

Established in 2014, IRWG Feminist Research Seminars are small, themed residential conferences bringing together a small group of scholars to address quandaries in theoretical or empirical research related to gender, women and sexuality. Feminist Research Seminars are awarded annually through a national application process, offering small groups of feminist scholars from around the country the opportunity to work together in an intimate and supportive setting in Ann Arbor for several days. Past FRS themes have included: postcolonial feminist science studies, disability and environmental activism, and feminist filmmaking. IRWG Feminist Research Seminars are also designed to encourage connections for future collaboration among participants. 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 Feminist Research Seminars. The next call for proposals will be announced in Fall 2017.

Beyoncé's Lemonade Lexicon: Black Feminism and Spirituality in Theory & Praxis
Organizers: Kinitra D. Brooks (Associate Professor of English, University of Texas San Antonio), and Kameelah L. Martin (Associate Professor of African American Literature, Savannah State University)

Writing Blackness and Gender into American Classical Art Music History
Organizers: Naomi André (Associate Professor, Women's Studies, Department of African and Afroamerican Studies, and the Residential College, University of Michigan), and Tammy Kernodle (Professor, Miami University of Ohio)

Opposition to the Political Participation of Women and Gender Justice Advocates: Building a Feminist Research Agenda
Organizers: Denise Walsh (Associate Professor Politics, Women, Gender, and Sexuality, University of Virginia), and Jennifer M. Piscopo (Assistant Professor of Politics, Occidental College)

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