Science, Technology, and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities

Conference details are available here.

Submission deadline February 15, 2014

Submissions are invited for joint meeting of the The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) and the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP) to be held at the University of Waterloo, August 10 to 13, 2014.  FEMMSS is a multidisciplinary organization. This conference welcomes submissions from across the disciplines. We invite feminist papers, posters, panels, and workshops related to Science, Technology and Gender.  Conference presentations are eligible for submission for consideration and review in a resulting anthology or special journal issue. Topics can include but need not be limited to:

  1. Challenges to and challenging scientific literacy
  2. Implicit bias and stereotype threat
  3. Creating equitable Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics organizations and institutions
  4. Gender, oppression, and the public understanding of science
  5. Rhetoric, argumentation, and gendered communication
  6. Epistemologies of ignorance
  7. Policy of/for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  8. Intersectionality in practice and study of science and technology
  9. The ethics and politics of science and technology
  10. Science, technology and global justice
  11. Feminist methodologies in the humanities, social and natural sciences
  12. Production of biological “differences”
  13. Feminist scholarship of teaching and learning
  14. Professional development (ex. interdisciplinary communication/ teaching/ research)

Submission instructions

You are permitted one submission, unless you are submitting a poster.  If you are submitting a poster, you can additionally submit an abstract for a paper, panel, or workshop.

If you have questions, please email science.technology.gender@gmail.com.

  • Individual papers and posters:  Please provide a title, 300-word abstract, and 3-10 keywords. At the beginning of the abstract please indicate if your submission is a poster.  There is no need to upload anything, so please tick the box that says, "abstract only."
  • Panels:  Please provide a title, 300-word abstract, and 3-10 keywords for the panel as a whole.  Also, upload a single document that includes the title and 300-word abstract for each paper. Please take care not to identify authors.
  • Workshops:  Please provide a title, 300-word abstract describing the workshop rationale, and 3-10 keywords.  Also, upload a 300-word description of the activities in which your audience will engage. Please take care not to identify authors.

The call for proposal's for FEMMSS and CSWIP have slight differences, they can be found CSWIP 2014 and FEMMSS5 CFP.

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