We are proud to have hosted the following keynote addresses: (page under construction; more information forthcoming)
|Year||Keynote speaker||Title of keynote address|
|2013||Stephanie McCurry (University of Pennsylvania)||"The Tale of the Solder's Wife: War, Gender, and Emancipation"|
|2012||Cynthia Enloe (Clarke University)||"The Risks of Not Learning from Iraqi Women's War Experiences"|
|2011||Noel Sturgeon (Washington State University)||"Avatar and Activism: Ecological Indians, Climate Justice and Disabling Militaris."|
|2010||Lori Ginzberg (Pennsylvania State University)||"A Very Radical Proposition: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Meanings of the vote"|
|2009||Linda Greenhouse (Yale Law School)||"What Judges Know (or Don't Know) About Sex Discrimination (or Anything Else)"|
|2008||Susan Aberth (Bard College)||"Frida Kahlo: Mexican Hydra"|
|2007||Afsaneh Najmabadi (Harvard University)||"Feminism, Secularism, and the Challenges of Women's Rights Activism in a Islamic Republic"|
|2006||Bonnie Dow (University of Georgia)||"Screening the second Wave: Images and Activism in 1970s Feminism"|
|2005||Elizabeth L. Hillman (Rutgers University Law School at Camden)||"Guarding Women: Abu Ghraib and Military Sexual Culture"|
|2004||Yopie Prins (University of Michigan)||"Ladies' Greek"|
|2003||Maria DiBattista (Princeton University)||"Fast-talking Dames"|
|2002||Alan Sinfield (The University of Sussex)||"Using Two Noble Kinsmen to read Midsummer Night's Dream against the Grain"|
|2000||Marion Roydhouse (Philadelphia UIniversity)||"A New Zealander Abroad: Unexpected Journeys and Women's History in Unexpected Places"|
|1999 (10th)||Janice Madden (University of Pennsylvania)||"Gender Discrimination in Labor Market: Constructing Evidence in the Classroom and in the Court Room"|
|1998||Mary Crawford (West Chester University)||"Feminist Research: Generations of Change"|
|1997||Madelyn Gutwirth||"My Life in Women's Studies, and Why We Still Need Them"|
|1996||Adele Lindenmeyr, Ryan McDonough|
|1995||Dr. Rachel Hare-Mustin, Kelly Biessel|
|1994||Marie McAllister, Sherry Masters||"The Value of Women's Studies Education"|
|1993||Barbara E. Wall, O. P. (Penn State University)||"Women and Mass Communication"|
|1991||Farrah Griffith (Bryn Mawr College)||"Black Feminist Contributions to Women's Studies"|
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement.
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.