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2017 NWSA Annual Conference

40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement For Black Lives
November 16-19, 2017 • Baltimore, Maryland


The National Women's Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation. Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 2,000 members worldwide. Our annual conference regularly draws more than 1,600 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.

The 2017 conference will open on Thursday, November 16, 2017 with two pre-conferences hosted by the Program Administration and Development and the Women’s Centers. These daylong events offer networking and professional development opportunities for women’s and gender studies and women’s center administrators.

The General Conference will begin on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. with the Welcome and Keynote Address. General conference breakouts will start on Friday, November 17 at 8 a.m. and end on Sunday, November 19 at 1:45 p.m.



2017 NWSA Program Committee


Program Co-Chairs
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago
Premilla Nadasen, Barnard College

Review Chairs
Moya Bailey, Northeastern University
Rose Brewer, University of Minnesota
Mary Hooks, Southerners on New Ground
Lisa Yun Lee, University of Illinois, Chicago
Ntanya Lee, LeftRoots and Ear to the Ground Project
Erica R. Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University
Robyn Spencer, Lehman College

Pre Conference Chairs
Program Administration and Development Chairs
LeeRay Costa, Hollins University
Christa Craven, College of Wooster

Women's Centers Chairs
Nicole Carter, Wright State University
Shareia N. Carter, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Women of Color Leadership Project
Treva Lindsey, The Ohio State University
Cara Hagan, Appalachian State University


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