Graduate Student Conference

The Spring 2022 conference will be held virtually on February 25th and February 26th.

For more information, see our website or contact

To submit a proposal please visit our Submissions Page

For the past year and a half, what once constituted the regularities and routines of our everyday lives were disrupted. A global pandemic that still rages on, changes of the political regime, ongoing antiblackness and fights for racial justice, debates about immigration produced by and reinforcing xenophobia, the immediate and irreversible threat of climate change, and ongoing threats to the safety and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals are only some of the events that have punctuated the beginning of the 2020s. Rage, antipathy, indifferences, fear, helplessness are only some of the emotions that describe our everyday as divisions continue to grow stronger.

We are at a point where we must decide if our [re]emergence as a society continues to maintain the status quo or shatters it in dramatic and long-lasting ways. Last year, our interdisciplinary colloquium focused on the ways in which feminist scholarship, art, performance, and activism could help us to understand the disruptions that were occurring. This year, our interdisciplinary colloquium asks participants to imagine how feminism can help us to [re]emerge from this period of crisis to reimagine, revise, and revolutionize the present for a more sustainable and equitable future.
We invite students, scholars, artists, performers, poets, activists, practitioners, and all others to submit their ideas to our annual interdisciplinary colloquium. We invite a wide range of submission types (poster, paper, symposium, flash-talk, art, music, film, poetry, etc.) that employ feminist research, methods, and/or praxis to examine what a [re]emergence looks like. Topics can include (but are certainly not limited to): COVID-19, politics and elections, anti-black violence and racial justice, immigration, debates on free speech, climate change, self-care and mental health, legislative reform for historically oppressed groups, and change for groups that have been historically oppressed.