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Now accepting submissions for CGC’s Third Annual Research Conference!

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We invite your participation in the 3rd annual Mason Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict Conference to be held at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.

Critical Intersections: Conflict, Gender, and Power

 April 2-3, 2015

 School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

George Mason University

Arlington, Virginia



Keynote address by Dr. Cynthia Enloe*

Research Professor, Director of International Development, Community, and Environment/Women’s and Gender Studies/Department of Political Science Clark University

*The keynote address is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Student Association for Gender and Conflict.

The Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict is proud to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Cynthia Enloe, a visionary in the field of Feminist International Relations and author of numerous influential books including, Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics (2000), Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women’s Lives (2004), and recently, The Real State of America Atlas: Mapping the Myths and Truths about the United States (2011, with Joni Seager). Special thanks to the Student Association for Gender and Conflict for underwriting the keynote speaker, making the address event to be free and open to all. 

 Conference Details and Submission Instructions

 The conference is located in Arlington, Virginia in the D.C. metro area. This location is on the metro line and allows easy access to attractions in the nation’s capital. An evening event will be coordinated by the CGC to allow conference participants to network and explore D.C.

Proposals may respond to the following thematic questions:


  • How do various relations of power intersect with each other to produce and reproduce conflict and violence?
  • How is violence experienced from the intersection of different aspects of identity (including but not limited to: race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, immigration status, age, ability)?
  • How is the concept of ‘agency’ understood and represented in relation to gender and conflict?
  • How are peace and security framed or understood by women and men in different social and geographic contexts?
  • How do you build an awareness of power into theory, research, and practice?
  • What are the gaps in current analysis of conflict and violence? What are the gaps in current feminist research in these areas?
  • Papers on other themes are also welcome.


Abstracts are welcomed for paper presentations, panels, creative work or other presentation methods that respond to the above questions or relate broadly to recent developments or debates regarding the theme of gender and conflict. Abstracts of no more than 300 words including your name and your institutional affiliation should be submitted to no later than December 1, 2014.


Your proposal should include the following information:

  • Title of the Proposal and/or Panel.
  • A short abstract of each presentation, or description of creative work (300 word maximum).
  • Biographical information of each presenter including organizational or institutional affiliation (100 words maximum).


  • Please note that single paper presentations may last no longer than 20 minutes.
  • Panels should limit themselves to a maximum of 15 minutes per presenter.


Acceptance notifications and further details regarding the conference will be sent by January 10, 2015.



Fees for accepted presenters will be collected to offset the costs associated with the organization and delivery of the conference. The fee schedule is as follows:

Graduate student presenters – $30

Post-doctoral presenters – $100

A limited number of need-based scholarships will be available. Application forms will be available at SCAR.GMU.EDU/GENDER on December 1, 2014.

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