REMINDER: Abstracts on Sexual Violence due by 10/27 for CSW conference

I’m writing to remind everyone of the upcoming deadline for proposals for Thinking Gender 2020, Sexual Violence as Structural Violence:  Feminist Visions of Transformative Justice. The deadline for students to submit abstracts is October 27, 2019. For more information and to access the submission form, visit our website at The announcement is also copied below. We would greatly appreciate it if you can forward it to your students and encourage them to apply. Thank you!



UCLA Center for the Study of Women



Thinking Gender 2020

Sexual Violence as Structural Violence: Feminist Visions of Transformative Justice

 30th Annual Thinking Gender Student Research Conference


March 6, 2020

Carnesale Commons, UCLA



Founding Director, Project NIA

Researcher in Residence, Barnard Center for Research on Women






The UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) invites submissions of paper, poster, and roundtable proposals for our 30th Annual Thinking Gender Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Sexual Violence as Structural Violence: Feminist Visions of Transformative Justice, will focus on sexual violence as a function of state and capitalist violence, emphasizing feminist, queer, trans, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions.


We are specifically interested in presentations that center anti-imperialist, anti-racist, Indigenous, intersectional, anti-carceral/abolitionist frameworks for understanding sexual violence. We invite proposals for papers, roundtable presentations, and posters related to studies of sexual violence in the context of empire, settler colonialism, incarceration, immigration detention and deportation, and labor exploitation, among other forms of state and capitalist 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 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM 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.


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 27, 2019. Submissions must be made online via the link on the CSW website. Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the paper panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by February 10, 2020, 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 the CSW website.


Questions? Contact 2020 Thinking Gender Coordinator Bri-Ann Hernandez at