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Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium
Is gender relevant to the 21st Century? How do gender difference and power relations influence us? How do transgender and gender identities intersect with other identities?

Women's & Gender Studies announces a public colloquium, Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium, which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University, Friday, October 12, 2018.  Our keynote speaker will be Mark Daniel Snyder, they/them/theirs, Director of Communications, Equality Federation.

Since its inception in 2009, the colloquium has served as a forum where speakers, discussants, presenters, panelist and the general audience can engage in vigorous exchanges centering on gender and gender identity in terms of empowerment and commitment to social justice.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a panel or individual paper, there is still time to submit.  Deadline for submitting your abstract is September 14 See our web site for more details on the submission process; 

There is limited space for papers at the colloquium. All abstracts will be vetted by readers. Selection will be made on the basis of scholarly merit and relevance to the colloquium theme and sub-themes.

For individual papers and full panels, please submit a 250-word abstract including the proposal title, name, affiliation and contact information for all author(s) in addition to the cover page information required.
  • Deadline for submissions -September 14, 2018
  • Notification to presenters -September 21, 2018
  • Draft of full presentation - October 5, 2018
  • Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium -October 12, 2018

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Please use our new submission form online here:

A special thank you to the Office of LGBTQIA for their co-sponsorship of this event.

For questions contact the Women's & Gender Studies office at (806) 742.4335 or email Refer to the Women's & Gender Studies website for updates and the colloquium program.

Patricia Earl


Womens Studies Program