Elizabeth Cady Stanton Conference

Every spring, the Gender and Women's Studies program organizes the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Conference to highlight and celebrate the incisive work produced by students from all across campus during the previous year. It panels where both undergraduate and graduate students present their work, as well as a keynote address from an invited scholar. This year, in honor of its 25th anniversary, GWS is joining forces with the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium to expand the conference and open it to undergraduate and graduate students from area schools.

The 25th Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton and 2nd Annual
Greater Philadelphia Women’s Stud
ies Consortium
Student Research Conference

Keynote Address:

CJ Pascoe, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon

“Bullied: Youth, Gender and Homophobia”

Author of Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School

1 pm, Connelly Cinema

This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your work, discuss your interests with students and faculty from the area, and see the broad range of intellectual disciplines that Gender and Women’s Studies encompasses!

Submission Guidelines

  • Essays should be formatted in Word, using 12 pt. Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins, and page numbers.
  • Outside sources in a bibliography or reference section are strongly encouraged.
  • Include a cover sheet with the following information: student’s name, major and year of graduation, mailing and email addresses, phone number, and the name of the course and professor for which the paper was written (if any).
  • Marks of identification, except for the work’s title, should not appear anywhere else in the paper.

ECS Call for Papers

GPWSC Call for Papers

Villanova students, please email the paper as a Word document to
ecs.villanova @gmail.com

GPWSC students, please email the paper as a Word document to


                                                  DEADLINE: February 14, 2014.

The conference is free and open to the public. Students and faculty from all area schools are welcome to attend the panel sessions and the keynote address.

All papers by Villanova students and by students from other area universities and colleges will be presented at the conference on April 4th.

Questions? Email us: ecs.villanova@gmail.com or call 610-519-3815

Call for Papers

image of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an american social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement.

Eligibility for Submission

To be eligible for submission:

A paper must engage gender theories; a paper written about women or men, or a man or a woman, is not sufficient.

For example, a paper might use a lens which distinguishes actions and reactions caused by gender prejudice, critically discuss the ways that gender functions in some aspect of society, or analyze a text using other elements from feminist theory.

With the exception of those written by first year students, students are encouraged to include outside sources in a bibliography or reference section.