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The Global Status of Women and Girls Conference

March 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

This year’s conference theme is Intersectionality: Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

This interdisciplinary conference uses tools of the arts, humanities, social sciences and other fields to address challenges faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. Our 2019 conference theme marks the 30th anniversary of Kimberlé Crenshaw’s use of the term “intersectionality” as well as the 400th anniversary of the first Africans arriving in Hampton, Virginia, and the Jamestown Colony in 1619.

Given the close proximity to Jamestown and Hampton, this year’s conference will especially highlight the ways in which gender intersects race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and other identity markers in complex ways. To this end, we welcome proposals that use an intersectional approach to understand these subjects, as well as the interconnectedness of systems of oppression, power and privilege. Please note: the deadline for submissions has passed.

Please contact us at ahconf@cnu.edu if you have any questions.


March 21, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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