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Panel Ideas & Sponsorship: SEM 2018 Section on the Status of Women

Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephanie Sturgis
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The Section on the Status of Women (SSW) would like to sponsor panels at the 2018 meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, held in Albuquerque from November 15-18. As always, we are seeking proposals that engage women and music, feminist, queer, and/or gender theory, and gender, sexuality, and music more broadly. Additionally, at our recent meeting in Denver, the members of SSW compiled a list of specific topics of which we would like to encourage more scholarly discussion. In the hopes of inspiring conversation and possibly conference panels, I've included that list below, but please feel free to contact me whether or not your project fits within the topics included.

Please send ideas for panels or individual papers that can be grouped into organized panels to Lillie Gordon (lilliesgordon@gmail.com) by January 31, 2018. Please use the subject heading "SSW Proposal," and include drafts of abstracts. If you are interested in having your paper placed on a panel, please also include a few areas in which your paper might align with others.

Please note that section sponsorship does not guarantee acceptance by the SEM program committee.

Panel ideas from SSW meeting, SEM 2017:

Critical analysis of women and human rights

Feminism and disability

Future directions for feminist music scholarship (4th wave, post-feminism, popular feminism, transnational feminisms, etc.)

Gender bias in teaching evaluations (by senior colleagues doing reviews)

Gender inclusivity

Gender, intersectionality, advocacy

Gender, sexuality, and harassment

Gendered allyship

Gendered exploration of the migrant and refugee experience

Historical perspectives for women ethnomusicologists


Intersectional feminisms and/or black feminisms in music scholarship

LGBTQ rights

Harassment in the field (not only including women-identified panelists)

Queer approaches to community engagement in contemporary contexts

Women and fieldwork

Women in new media (stardom)

Women in the carceral soundscape

Women’s spaces and what makes them so

Women-identified performers

Women’s protest music

Womxn/feminist music festivals

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