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The Personal is Still Political: Challenging Marginalization Through Theory, Analysis & Praxis

Location: The Ray and Maria Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Conference Date: March 31 & April 1, 2017

New deadline: January 17th, 2017

The graduate students from nine universities of the Boston-area Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies present a biannual interdisciplinary conference entitled "The Personal is Still Political: Challenging Marginalization Through Theory Analysis & Praxis," to be held at MIT on March 31 & April 1, 2017.

In the late 1960s, the statement “the personal is political” emerged as a central rallying cry for feminist activists. While salient before, it has become all the more urgent in light of the 2016 United States election results. Given this, the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS) is hosting a graduate student conference, The Personal Is Still Political: Challenging Marginalization through Theory, Analysis, & Praxis, to investigate how this slogan has been, can be, or is now being mobilized as a concept for resistance by marginalized groups theoretically, analytically, and practically.

We welcome proposals for papers and/or projects (i.e. paintings, sculptures, film, performances, poetry/literature, songs) from graduate students of all disciplines that explore issues of marginality, repression, and resistance through the lenses of gender and/or sexuality.

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The Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-324-2085