The Global Conference on Women and Gender - The Global Conference on Women and Gender - Christopher Newport University

The Global Conference on Women and Gender

Education as Freedom & Transformation

March 16 - 17, 2023

This interdisciplinary conference on women and gender brings together participants from all academic fields to engage in wide-ranging conversations about education as a catalyst for freedom and transformation. Contributors are encouraged to consider education in the diversity of its forms, and how “traditional” and/or “alternative” models, both inside and outside of the classroom, intersect with the politics of gender. What are the social, economic and intellectual consequences of denying women and marginalized communities access to education? Alternatively, how may education serve as an act of resistance to systems of oppression throughout the world?

While privileging women and gender, topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Career opportunities
  • Censorship and academic freedom
  • Collaborative education models
  • Education and revolution
  • Education and disability
  • Education within the home
  • Gender and pedagogy
  • Global inequality and access to education
  • History of women's education
  • Justice, equity, diversity and the academy
  • K-12 instruction and curriculum development
  • Knowledge as power
  • Language, linguistics and rhetoric
  • Literacy
  • The literary and artistic canons
  • Media representation and social media
  • Migrations and refugees
  • Oral transmission of knowledge
  • Organizing, activism and protest
  • Parenting and homeschooling
  • Race, racism and education
  • School funding and resources
  • Schools and political campaigns
  • Stereotypes of educated women
  • Suffrage and education
  • Teaching in a pandemic

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Keynote Speaker

Eren Gruwell                Erin Gruwell

Frequently Asked Questions

Presenters Fee
External faculty $200
CNU and NSU faculty $125
Graduate student $125
Undergraduate $65

Attendees Fee
Full conference $125
Daily rate $75

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.
  • All paper submissions for the conference are peer-reviewed by the conference committee.

Occasionally, international guests are caught by surprise when encountering our chilly March temperatures. Newport News averages a high of 55 degrees F (13 degrees C) and a low temperature of 37 degrees F (3 degrees C). Our indoor spaces on campus tend to run a bit cool, so plan accordingly for your comfort.

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