Conference on Gendered Rights to the City

*Gendered Rights to the City:*

*Intersections of Identity & Power*

*April 19-20, 2015*

*Feminist Geography Conference*

*University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee*

You are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, and other types of
presentations to this feminist geography conference in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin.  This two-day pre-conference to the Association of American
Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Chicago will host scholars, activists,
students and faculty from around the world to share their research,
pedagogy, activism, and other topics in an informal and stimulating
environment. The conference themes include explorations of gender,
difference, and power relations in contemporary and historical landscapes.

The conference is located in a racially, ethnically, and religiously
diverse city with a rich immigrant and industrial history shaped by labor
activism and socialist politics.  Significant deindustrialization and
suburbanization in Milwaukee have contributed to urban inequality and
racial segregation that have in turn shaped gender identities and women’s
activism in the city.

*Deadline for submission of proposals: January 5, 2015*

*Possible themes for papers and panels:*
   - Community research and activism
   - Intersectionality
   - Unbounding the city: rural-urban connections
   - Professional development & mentoring
   - Gender, power, and difference
   - Gendered health and the city
   - Gender and social justice
   - Feminist pedagogies

*Tentative schedule:*

Sunday, April 19 – Registration, Paper sessions and keynote panel

Monday, April 20 – Papers, panel sessions, and fieldtrip

Tuesday, April 21 - Depart for AAG in Chicago


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