[CFP] UCLA Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State

UCLA Center for the Study of Women Presents
Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State 
29th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference

February 22, 2019
Luskin Conference Center, UCLA


Beth Richie, Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago

Alisa Bierria, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside

Romarilyn Ralston, Program Coordinator, Project Rebound, California State University Fullerton

Colby Lenz, Organizer, Survived and Punished and California Coalition of Women Prisoners; and PhD Student, American Studies and Ethnicity, USC

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, and roundtable proposals for our 29thAnnual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Feminists Confronting the Carceral State, will focus on the gendered regimes of captivity, state violence, and incarceration, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions.

We are specifically interested in presentations that explore gender differences in and gender as a mediator of incarceration and detention. We invite proposals for papers, roundtable presentations, and posters related to the captivity and subjugation of women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals to state-sanctioned violence. We also welcome research on the criminalization of gender and sexual non-conformity, social institutions and carceral control, and intersectional abolitionist responses—historical and contemporary—to punishment.

Deadline for All Proposal Submissions: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT

Submission Information

We invite proposal submissions for the following categories:

  • Panel Presentations
  • Posters
  • Roundtable Sessions

Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit presentation proposals for all Thinking Gender sessions, including the panel, poster, and roundtable presentations.

Registered undergraduate students from any institution are eligible to submit proposals for poster presentations only.

Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG19-CFP.

To participate in Thinking Gender, successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $50, the entirety of which will go towards covering conference costs.


The deadline for all submission proposals is October 28, 2018. Submissions must be made online via the link athttp://csw.ucla.edu/TG19-CFP. Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the paper panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by January 28, 2019, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator.

For full details, including proposal length requirements, additional specifications, and a link to the online submission system, visit http://csw.ucla.edu/TG19-CFP.