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Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute
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7/6/2014 to 7/11/2014
When: 7/6/2014
Where: The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 
United States

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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.

To see the full CFP, the proposed roundtable themes, the estimated costs, and to apply for the summer institute, please see Applications are due Dec. 15, 2013. Questions can be directed to with the email title Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute.

Institutional 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.

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