Thinking Transnational Feminisms is a collaborative five-day summer
institute organized by and for feminist scholars who are engaging the
transnational as a process, a critique, a paradigm, and/or a
characteristic of social movement in their scholarship to make sense of
these multiple, sometimes contradictory, approaches and concepts. We
invite graduate students, emerging, and established scholars to join us
in exploring and sharpening our understanding of where the field of
"transnational feminisms” is and where it is going by sharing and
critiquing each others’ work in progress. We especially invite non-U.S.
based scholars to participate in this institute to contribute to the
work of decentering U.S. academic practices in thinking through
transnational feminist knowledge production and engagements.
The institute will feature two types of sessions:
1. Paper workshops that help authors refine their research and
writing and advance our collective understanding of transnational
feminism. We envision limiting these sessions to 24 authors to
facilitate in depth engagement among all institute participants.
2. Roundtables that tackle "big” issues in transnational feminism.
sponsors collaborating in organizing and supporting this conference
include Arizona State University Women and Gender Studies, The Ohio
State University Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Department of Women Gender and
Sexuality Studies, and Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies.