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    Invitation to Share Experiences at a Sarah Isom Center Forum on Parenting, Child Care, and University Life

    parenting forumThe Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies invites our UM community in all its diversity - students, faculty, and staff - to share their individual experiences about what it means to balance family life with education and career demands.

    The Center’s aim is to create a space where all voices are heard and respected. From this gathering, we hope to understand more fully how the University of Mississippi can better serve the needs of its parenting population. At a later date, we intend to convene a second forum where we outline potential strategies for long-term change. Thank you for helping us make our campus a more parent-friendly environment.

    For those who cannot attend, we are also collecting stories about these experiences and invite you to submit them to us at isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line Parenting at UM.

    Noon - 1 PM Tuesday, November 17th Faulkner Room, Archives and Special Collections, Williams Library (Note new location).


    16th annual Isom Student Gender Conference ~ “Undoing the Norms,” March 2-4, 2016

    Keynote to be presented by Dr. Brittney Cooper

    Call for paper:2016 ISGC CFP

    The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at The University of Mississippi is pleased to announce its 16th Annual Isom Student Gender Conference in the spring of 2016. The ISGC is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2ndthrough Friday, March 4th on the campus of The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. This Call for Papers invites both undergraduate and graduate student scholars, writers, and activists to participate.

    The 2016 conference theme is Undoing the Norms. This theme invites participants to question the “norms” of their disciplines of study, society, and of their lives. We hope it creates the potential for a variety of interdisciplinary panels and papers. Papers from all disciplines, along with creative writing projects such as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are welcome.  Proposals for roundtable discussions that center on community building, advocacy, and social change both on and off the campus through the arts, social media, and student engagement with broader communities are encouraged.

    We are delighted to welcome Dr. Brittney Cooper, assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, as the keynote speaker for the conference. She is a Black feminist theorist who specializes in the study of Black women’s intellectual history, Hip Hop generation feminism, and race and gender representation in popular culture. She is also a co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective, a popular feminist blog and writes a regular a weekly column on race and gender politics at Salon.com. You can follow her on Twitter: @ProfessorCrunk.


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