Feministas Unidas Inc.

December 2014 Newsletter
 Estimada membresía:
Se nos acaba el 2014 y desde aquí nos queremos despedir de todas y todos, con nuestros mejores deseos para el año entrante.
Ahora es el momento de renovar la membresía a través de E-chapters (contacten a la tesorera, Mayte de Lama, si tienen problemas).
Un recordatorio importantísimo: el panel de Feministas Unidas del MLA necesita nuestro apoyo. Si van a estar por Vancouver, por favor asistan el viernes de 3:30 a 4:45). Inmediatamente después del panel, tendrá lugar la reunión anual de la Coalición. A continuación, les detallo la información.
Estos son los componentes de este comunicado de fin de año:
1. Panel de Feministas Unidas e información sobre la reunión anual.
2. SEWSA Conference: “TRAFFICKING IN GENDER: FEMINIST DIALOGUES ON EMBODIMENT. Fecha límite de abstracts: 9 de enero.
3. Job announcement.
FELIZ 2015!!!!!!!
1. FEMINISTAS UNIDAS PANEL: La mujer y los espacios de la memoria: Cruces y efectos en la producción literaria y cultural
Friday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 18, VCC East
Presiding: Rebecca J. Ulland, Northern Michigan Univ.
1. "Complicitous Housewives Reconstruct Their Memories of the Argentine Dictatorship in Lo que nosotras sabíamos by María Inés Krimer," Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
2. "Reflections of Memory by the Postdictatorship, Postbombing Generation of Jewish Argentine Women Artists," Daniela Goldfine, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
3. "Mujeres que se enfrentan a la memoria," Norma Kaminsky, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Our annual meeting will take place immediately following our panel:
Friday, January 9th 4:45 p.m. Outside 18, VCC East
From there, we can adjourn to a space that will accommodate us.

"The Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University has extended the deadline for general CFP submissions until January 9, 2015. Please also note that this CFP includes below a link for SEWSA conference registration and membership.

The FAU WGSS Center is proud to host SEWSA 2015: “Trafficking in Gender: Feminist Dialogues on Embodiment.” The 2015 Southeastern Women’s Studies Association conference will be held at the Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton on March 26-29, 2015. For more information, visit: http://www.fau.edu/womensstudies/sewsa2015/index.php

We invite paper abstracts and complete panel, workshop, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of gender and embodiment. Submissions can also address feminism in relation to the themes of (im)mobility, trafficking, and movement. Gayle Rubin's landmark essay, "The Traffic in Women: Notes on the 'Political Economy' of Sex," provides a touchstone for SEWSA 2015 conference theme.

Suggested topics/approaches for proposals:

theories of sex and gender and "modes of reproduction"
sexual subcultures and sexual minorities
routes of transnational feminist politics
sex and profit (prostitution, domestic labor, etc.)
body trafficking, displaced and misplaced bodies
various forms of illicit trafficking (organs, cultural objects, drugs)
anti-trafficking movements and activism
kinship systems, gift exchange, the politics of marriage, and the relationship of social systems to political and economic arrangements
engendering health
narratives of activism
pedagogical meditations on teaching gender and embodiment
circulations of cultural production (music, film, literature, visual arts)

The conference topic is inspired by our Center’s current initiative to raise awareness about sex trafficking, particularly in South Florida. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center found that the state of Florida ranked 3rd in the number of phone calls amassed by their human trafficking hotline in 2011. Our keynote speaker, Carrie N. Baker, an Associate Professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College, has published The Women’s Movement Against Sexual Harassment (Cambridge UP, 2004), and her current research is on sex trafficking.

We invite you to submit individual proposals of 250 words in a Word document for this general call for papers and the deadline general conference submissions has been extended to January 9th. (The LGBTQ, People of Color, and Student caucus panels have already selected their presenters.) Submissions should detail requests for specific audiovisual equipment, if needed. We also ask that a proposal for a complete panel, roundtable, or workshop include a short description of the central topic, supplemented by brief abstracts of individual speakers’ contributions. Please e-mail abstracts to: SEWSA2015@fau.edu

All presenters, chairs, and respondents must be members of SEWSA. Please visit the SEWSA 2015 Conference Registration site for information about SEWSA Membership Fees and Conference Registration, as well as to access the payment portal.

Hotel rooms have been set aside at the Wyndham Hotel located at 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Visit this link SEWSA Conference 2015 - Wyndham Boca Raton or call 1-888-404-6880 for reservations and mention the SEWSA group rate, which is for a Single Room ($169/night) and Double Room ($179/night). The room rate includes complimentary continental breakfast, WiFi, self-parking, special discounted rate for a Yoga Class at Yoga Journey. More information about other hotels near the conference site will be forthcoming.

Join a vibrant campus community (West Chester University of PA), 20 miles west of Philadelphia, whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. The Department of Languages and Cultures is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Spanish. Candidate’s field should be in Spanish or Hispanic Studies.

MINIMUM qualifications: Ph.D. in Spanish or Hispanic Studies in hand by August 25, 2015; The successful candidate will teach primarily introductory and intermediate Spanish courses, as well as culture courses in traditional and alternative formats, normally with a 12-credit load per semester. A strong commitment to or experience in Mexican and/or Border Studies, in English and/or in Spanish preferred. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish, and evidence of strong research potential and ability. Finalists must successfully complete on-site interview and a teaching demonstration.
Candidates should submit: letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and writing sample to the online application system at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm
Please send three letters of recommendation to search-spanish@wcupa.edu
with the subject line 11H Spanish search # 15-85
Initial screening of applicants will begin on February 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.
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