Conferences & Calls for Papers

04/14/14: “Zero Future: Is the Future Obsolete?” The McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Conference
04/15/14: “Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood in Literature,” hosted by the  /Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement/
05/01/14: Decolonizing Fitness: Women of Color, Feminism, and the Politics of “Fit” Bodies
International Labor and Working-Class History – issue on Histories of Domestic Labor: Resistance and Organization
06/01/14: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research (NORA): Voices in Nordic Gender Research
07/15/14: Transgender Studies Quarterly issue: Trans*Formational Pedagogies
04/01/15:  International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics / Vol. 9, No. 2
01/01/16:  International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics / Vol. 10, No. 2

April 16 – 19, 2014
PCA/ACA 2014 National Conference
Marriot Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
FMI:  Holly M. Kent at or
April 16 – 20, 2014
SPSL Meeting (Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love)
Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA
Meeting of SPSL to be held with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. Papers on any topic related to the philosophy of sex and love are welcome.  Papers should be no more than 3000 words, excluding endnotes and references, so that they can be read or delivered within 20-25 minutes. Submit electronic copies of papers (in .pdf or .doc format) to Patricia Marino at
April 18 – 19, 2014
Interruptions:  Sciences, Feminisms, Knowledges
UC Berkeley, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS), Berkeley, CA
April 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar:  Harry Reis, Professor of Psychology  ~ What Does Psychological Science Say About On-line Dating?:  Perils and Possibilities
The Spring 2014  Season of Faculty Perspectives Webinar Series is presented by The Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Rochester.
April 24-25, 2014
Powerful Partnerships. 20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act and the Path Ahead
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
April 25, 2014
DC Queer Studies Symposium: “Queer Intimacies”
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
April 25 – 27, 2014
Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence:  Young Researchers Conference
Sabanci University, Karokoy Minerva Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
April 26, 2014
Realizing Rights for Women and Girls: Creating a Healthier World
The Arnhold Global Health Institute and Graduate Program in Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with Weill Cornell Medical College and the Associated Medical Schools of New York
Stern Auditorium, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
May 14-16, 2014
Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy & Practice
Rackham, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
May 16-18, 2014
Women in Secularism III. A Center for Inquiry Conference
The Westin, Alexandria, VA
May 22 – 24, 2014
Writing Trans Genres Emergent Literatures and Criticism
University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
May 25 – 27, 2014
Borders Without Boundaries:  Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Feministes Congress 2014
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
June 11 – 14, 2014
Southern Association of Women Historians (SAWH) Tenth Southern Conference on Women’s History ~ Re-membering/Gendering: Southern Women, Historical Tourism, and Public History
College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
June 18 – 20, 2014
National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education Conference, “The Welcome Table: Interfaith Women in Dialogue in Catholic Higher Education”
Seattle University, Seattle, WA
June 19 – 21, 2014
Diverse Lineages of Existentialism: Africana, Feminist, and Continental Philosophy
Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St. Louis, MO
June 22 – 24, 2014
2014 World Congress: Health Care Ethics: Local, Global, Universal
Mexico City, Mexico
June 22 – 27, 2014
NEW Leadership™ Southern California Residential Program / Are Politics in Your Future?
Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Available to undergraduate women enrolled in any Southern California college or university, or to Southern California women attending out-of-state institutions.  There is no cost to participants.
June 24 – 27, 2014
XV International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) Symposium: Philosophy, Knowledge and Feminist Practices
University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
June 26 – 27, 2014
2014 NWSA Curriculum Institute
Cincinnati, OH / Lodging:  Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Institute Faculty:  Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Spelman College)/ AnaLouise Keating (Texas Women’s University) / Catherine Orr (Beloit College)
Institute participants will be selected through a competitive application process.  All accepted participants must be NWSA 2014 individual members and pay a $300 registration fee.  Deadline to apply:  April 23, 2014
July 6 – 11, 2014
Thinking Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
July 9 – 11, 2014
Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
August 10 – 13, 2014
FEMMSS5/CSWIP 2014:  Science, Technology and Gender:  Challenges and Opportunities
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
August 18 – 24, 2014
Theories of Justice and Gender / Yaoundé PhD Seminar
Yaoundé University, Cameroon
The conference is sponsored by the Hoover Chair of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)
September 3 – 5, 2014
Eighth Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education: Building Futures – Equality Challenges in Higher Education: Encouraging Theory and Practise Dialogues
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
September 11 – 13, 2014
1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities:  Identities, Cultures, Societies
Tepekule Convention and Exhibiton Center, Izmir, Turkey
Confirmed keynote speakers include Michael Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, Elijah C. Nealy and Serpil Sancar.
October 10 – 11, 2014
Sixth Conference on Science in Society
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
October 17 – 19, 2014
4th Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues:  EcoFeminism: Cultivating Place and Identity
Seneca Falls, New York
FMI: or Holly Kent at
October 22-24, 2014
“Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood in Literature,” hosted by the /Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement/
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Deadline to submit abstracts: April 15, 2014. Must be a member of MIRC .
October 29 – 30, 2014
Fifth International Conference on the Image
Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
November 5 – 7, 2014
Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research (NORA). First Annual Conference: Voices in Nordic Gender Research
Roskilde University, Denmark
Deadline to submit: June 1, 2014
November 7 – 8, 2014
Aging and Society: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
November 7 – 15, 2014
Zero Future: Is the Future Obsolete? The McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Conference
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
November 13 – 16, 2014
NWSA 2014 Conference ~ Feminist Transgressions
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Keynote Speaker:  bell hooks
November 15 – 19, 2014
American Public Health Association LGBT Caucus
142st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.
November 22 – 25, 2014
Middle East Studies Association 2014 Conference. Panel topic ~ Post-colonialities and Feminisms: The Challenge of Orientalism
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
FMI:  Ariel Sincoff-Yedid at
February 19 – 20, 2015
Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
April 16 – 17, 2015
Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
June 7 – 10, 2015
International Leadership Association ~ Women and Leadership Affinity Group Conference
FMI:  Email Susan Madsen

Other Submission Calls:

Journals, Books, Magazines and
Miscellaneous Publications

Asian Women seeks submissions for recent gender issues such as women and welfare, women’s rights, eco-feminism, health, women and biotechnology, women and history, men’s studies and other relevant themes in gender studies.

Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice seeks submissions on the theme: “Belaboured Introductions: Inspired Reflections on the Introductory Course
in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.”
Deadline to submit: August 15, 2014

Black Women, Gender and Families (BWGF) welcomes research and theoretical submissions in history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, economics, political science, and English that are framed by Black Women’s Studies perspectives and a policy or social analysis.  Interdisciplinary, comparative, and transnational studies of the African Diaspora and other women, families, and communities of color are also encouraged.

The primary mission of BWGF is to analyze, develop, and further Black Women’s Studies paradigms.  It centers the study of Black women and gender within the critical discourses of history, the social sciences, and the humanities.  Second, this journal provides an Africana/Black Studies and Women’s Studies cross-field and interdisciplinary venue for Black womanist and Black feminist theories, methodologies, and analyses.  Third, it more fully integrates gender as an analytic category, and strengthens Black Women’s Studies as a paradigm for studying black women, gender, families, and communities–especially policy-related issues within the broader disciplines of Black Studies and Women’s Studies.  Fourth, this journal provides the space for interdisciplinary, comparative/transnational studies of Global Africa/the African Diaspora and other women, families, and communities of color.

CFP for inclusion in anthology, Black Women’s Internationalism, edited by Tiffany M. Gill and Keisha N. Blain.
Deadline to submit: December 30, 2014

CFP for inclusion in anthology, Decolonizing Fitness: Women of Color, Feminism, and the Politics of  ‘Fit’ Bodies, edited by Dr. Larissa M. Mercado-López.
Deadline to submit: May 1, 2014
FMI:  Email decolonizing

CFP for edited volume on Marilyn Monroe: “Please Don’t Make Me a Joke,” edited by Karina Eileraas
Deadline to submit: May 30, 2014
FMI: Email

Demeter Press Publications seeks submissions for publication.
Click here to view all Demeter Press CFPs

Clues: A Journal of Detection ~ Re-Evaluating Patricia Highsmith. Guest Editor: Fiona Peters (Bath Spa University, UK)
Deadline for proposals: May 1, 2014

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
Volume 10, No. 2: Health and Ecological Destruction: Fracking and Beyond / Deadline to submit: January 1, 2016
Volume 9, No. 2: See How She Runs: Feminists Rethink Fitness / Deadline to submit: April 1, 2015

International Labor and Working-Class History (ILWCH) – Call for Papers for inclusion in special issue on Histories of Domestic Labor: Resistance and Organization.  Guest Editors:  Eileen Boris and Premilla Nadasen.
Deadline to submit:  May 15, 2014
FMI: Click here to view CFP.

Journal of Feminist Scholarship – Call for submissions for a new online, peer-reviewed journal. The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research.

Literary Mama, a new online, literary journal that will feature writings by mothers about the complexities, and many faces of motherhood. Examples of work being sought are fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary criticism, book reviews, and profiles about mother writers.

Rhizomes:  Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge welcomes submissions for a special issue, Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, Blackness and the Discourses of Modernity.
Deadline to submit abstracts: June 1, 2014
Submit to Dalton Anthony Jones::

CFP for Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies. Theme: The War on Boys?
Deadline to submit: May 1, 2014

Transgender Studies Quarterly – Special issue on Trans*Formational Pedagogies. Guest editors for this issue are Francisco Galarte, Susan Marine, and Z Nicolazzo.
Deadline to submit: July 15, 2014
Submit to

Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change – CFP:  inaugural on-line journal issue.

Call for submissions: On-line journal, Women in Judaism:  A Multidisciplinary Journal.