NWSA Undergraduate Award

Undergraduate Awards to Participate in the
National Women’s Studies Association Conference

November 16-19, 2017

The Department of Women’s Studies will support the participation of 4 undergraduate students in the 2017 National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, November 16-19. The conference will attract women/gender/sexuality studies scholars and students from across the country presenting workshops and panels on a wide range of issues addressing the conference theme, “40 Years After Combahee:  Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives.” The conference begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday with a keynote address by Angela Davis and Alicia Garza and ends at 1:45 pm on Sunday. To view the conference program: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/nwsa/nwsa17/

The award will cover transportation, hotel, conference registration, and food.

Who is eligible to apply:  any University of Maryland College Park undergraduate student in good standing who has completed 12 credits of WMST and/or LGBT courses.

To apply, students should note whether they can attend the full conference or which days of the conference and submit:

  • resume
  • list of LGBT and WMST courses, indicating which are completed and which are current enrollment
  • name and email address of one faculty recommender
  • 250-500 word statement of why you would like to attend the NWSA conference

Applications should be emailed to Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown – barkleyb@umd.edu — no later than 4:00 p.m. Tuesday September 26 (NEW, EXTENDED due date).

To learn more about the National Women’s Studies Association visit http://www.nwsa.org/  This video about the NWSA conference features several UMD women’s studies scholars (Dr. Mel Lewis, WMST PhD 2012; Maariya Bassa, WMST B.A. 2012; Dr. Michelle Rowley, WMST Core Faculty): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K17Jrn0oRT0

For questions about the award, please contact Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown, Director of Undergraduate Studies.