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ISU Anderson Center to host ‘Art of Gender in Everyday Life VII’; abstract postmark deadline is Oct. 19

Posted October 9, 2009

A multidisciplinary conference, “The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VII,” will be held at Idaho State University on Friday, Feb. 26. 

A formal call for papers, an announcement of the conference's student paper competition, and a registration form can be found at http://www.isu.edu/andersoncenter, the Anderson Center website. Abstracts must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 19.

In addition to sessions, the conference will include: a keynote, “Sexual Fluidity,” by Lisa Diamond, associate professor, University of Utah Department of Psychology on Friday evening; a Friday lunchtime talk by an ISU faculty member; and a screening of LUNAFEST on Thursday evening, Feb. 25. 

The Conference Committee invites abstracts from university faculty and staff as well as from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. All submissions related to the art of living gendered lives will be considered. This year, given our speakers, organizers are especially interested in submissions that address gender and identity, gender and psychology, gender in the arts (including the presentation of gendered performances, films, etc., as well as academic papers) and in popular culture.

During the annual conference, organizers welcome gender scholars from across the country to Pocatello. The conference is an opportunity for them to present current research on gender issues. Participants from past years have consistently commented on the friendly atmosphere at “The Art of Gender in Everyday Life” conferences, and it is the conference’s principal mission to continue its tradition of creating a collegial, supportive and nurturing environment for the discussion of gender issues from across the disciplines.

For further information, please contact the Anderson Center via phone (208-282-2805) or email gndrctr@isu.edu.

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For the Media: If you would like more information about The Art of Gender in Everyday Life Conference or the Anderson Center, or to set up an interview with Anderson Center staff, please contact Dr. Rebecca Morrow at 282-2805 or gndrctr@isu.edu.