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 2nd through 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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