Feminisms Here and Now: Communicating Alongside | Across | Against is a conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, organized by graduate students of UNC’s Department of Communication and held on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.

Feminisms Here and Now: Communicating Alongside | Across | Against seeks to spark a critical conversation about what feminist praxis may look like in the first half of the 21st century and what role feminism may continue to play in critiquing and intervening in a broad range of social, cultural, and political issues. The conference will highlight cutting edge research from faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. Undergraduate and Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts and panels.

Update (2016/9/13):  A limited number of student travel grants of up to $50 each will be awarded to participants accepted to present papers at the Feminisms Here and Now conference who are traveling to NC from out-of-state (domestic or international). If you would like to be considered for a travel grant, include a statement of request upon registration to the conference. Registration opens on October 1, 2016. Requests must be received by October 31, 2016. Awardees will be notified by November 7, 2016. The brief request should include the participant’s name, academic affiliation, enrollment year, contact information (including surface address, email address, and phone number), a brief statement giving the paper title, an explanation of how the conference fits with the participant’s intellectual interests and/or academic pursuits and why attending the conference is important to the student’s work, and any other information worth consideration.

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