Research and Artistry Student Symposium
Friday, April 20, 2018, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Altgeld Hall 315

We are currently accepting submissions!

Undergraduate and Graduate students at NIU are invited to participate.

We will accept submissions that address a broad range of topics related to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, including submissions that focus on:

  • the contributions and status of women and LGBTQ+ people;
  • understandings of love and sexuality in relationships;
  • the dynamics of sex roles and gender ideals, past and present;
  • the impact of race, ethnicity, age, social class, sexual orientation, ability, and other factors on women's experiences and the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ (LGBTQ+) people;
  • and other issues related to women, gender and/or sexuality.

We anticipate that each presenter will have approximately 15 minutes to present. We will accept traditional papers, as well as more creative presentations.


Submit proposals in the form of a 300-500 word abstract describing your topic. Abstracts are due by Monday, April 9, 2018. Send abstracts to with "CSWGS Student Symposium" in the subject line. Include your name; email address; year in school; academic major and minor/certificate area of study in your submission.

For more information email us at or call 815-753-1038.

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Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Reavis Hall, Room 103
DeKalb, IL 60115

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