Global Status of Women and Girls Conference - Christopher Newport University
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Global Status of Women and Girls


This year's conference theme is Intersectionality: Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

This interdisciplinary conference uses tools of the arts, humanities, social sciences and other fields to address challenges faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. Our 2019 conference theme marks the 30th anniversary of Kimberlé Crenshaw’s use of the term “intersectionality” as well as the 400th anniversary of the first Africans arriving in Hampton, Virginia, and the Jamestown Colony in 1619.

Given the close proximity to Jamestown and Hampton, this year’s conference will especially highlight the ways in which gender intersects race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and other identity markers in complex ways. To this end, we welcome proposals that use an intersectional approach to understand these subjects, as well as the interconnectedness of systems of oppression, power and privilege.

Please contact us at ahconf@cnu.edu if you have any questions.

Registration

Registration Fees

Affiliation Fee
Professional/faculty/independent scholar or artist $200
Graduate student/CNU faculty/NSU faculty/attendee $125
Undergraduate Student $65

Registration fee typically includes an opening reception, dinner, breakfast and one additional RSVP lunch option. The fee also includes shuttle transportation to and from the conference hotel.

The deadline for registration is December 15, 2018.

The deadline to receive a refund for the conference fee is January 15, 2019. We will not be able to issue a refund after that date.

Events

Sophia Nelson - Keynote Speaker

Award-winning author, journalist, politico, attorney, and media commentator

Dr. Colita Fairfax

Professor at Norfolk State University and Co-Chair of the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission

Dr. Sabrina Karim

Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University
Co-author of Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping: Women, Peace, and Security in Post-Conflict Countries

Accommodations and Travel

Travel Information

Nearby airports

  • Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport (PHF): 10-15 minutes
  • Norfolk International Airport (ORF) – 30-45 minutes
  • Richmond International Airport (RIC) – approximately 1 hour

Train Station
Amtrak – Newport News

Bus Station
Greyhound – Hampton, Virginia

Driving Directions

Accommodations

Conference Hotel
Courtyard Marriott
530 St. Johns Road
Newport News, Virginia 23602

A special rate for conference attendees is pending approval (please check our website in the fall for rates).

There will be a free shuttle service provided for travel between the conference location and the hotel. No other local accommodations will offer transportation.

Visas

If you have been selected to present at the conference and you need an acceptance letter for your visa application, please email the following information to ahconf@cnu.edu.

Last name
First name
Date of birth
Country
Passport number
Full home address
Title of your presentation

We will send you a formal letter for your application, but we cannot assure that you will receive a visa. Unfortunately, it is out of our control.

FAQ

We often publish a selection of top papers from the conference and will provide further details to conference participants.

  • All individual presentations should be limited to 20 minutes in order to leave time for questions from the audience.
  • We will not accept papers in absentia.
  • Closer to the conference date, we will email all participants asking for A/V requirements. All of our conference rooms have A/V setups.

In order to participate in this conference, individuals or their sponsoring institution/organization must fund their own travel and lodging expenses. We are unable to provide financial assistance.

The registration fee typically includes an opening reception, dinner, breakfast and one additional RSVP lunch option. The fee also includes shuttle transportation to and from the conference hotel.

We will send you a formal letter for your application, but we cannot assure that you will receive a visa. Unfortunately, it is out of our control.

Previous Conferences

2016 - Inaugural Conference
Keynote speaker: Sheryl WuDunn

2017 - Understanding, Defining and Preventing Violence
Keynote speaker: Rosemary Trible

2018 - Women, Social Change and Activism: Then and Now
Keynote speaker: Yeonmi Park

2018 Agenda

Publications

The Global Status of Women and Girls: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Communicating Gender)

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Selected Papers from the Conference on Global Status of Women and Girls: Understanding, Defining, and Preventing Violence

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