Call for Proposals

Conference: THURSDAY, OCT. 6 – SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016

Workshop and paper/panel proposals are invited for a unique interdisciplinary conference on FEMINIST SCHOLAR ACTIVISM. This will be the CAPSTONE event of the 15-year project, New View Campaign to Challenge the Medicalization of Sex ( It will focus on the impact and meaning of the New View Campaign as well as related topics in social science, bioethics, humanities, sexology, and feminist activism.

We invite workshops (interactive learning experiences) as well as papers and panel discussions. Sample topics include:

  • Feminist activism history, theory, stories
  • How to get started in activism and how to sustain involvement
  • Women’s Health Movement history, impact, dilemmas
  • Rhetorical Strategies in Medicalization
  • Archiving Scholar Activism
  • How to write an op-ed article
  • The New View in Pedagogy, Clinical Practice, Research, & in Text and Reference Books
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • New View and Gender Theory
  • How the New View intersects with other struggles for social justice
  • International Perspectives on the New View
  • Chasing Normal
  • How to edit Wikipedia
  • What I learned at the FDA
  • Pleasure, Danger and the New View

Sessions at the conference are 90 minutes long, and the organizers will combine topics and formats as appropriate.


  • Once your submission is prepared, email it to
  • Only one proposal per person, please
  • Every submission must include:
        1. Name
        2. Mailing address
        3. Professional or organizational identification
        4. Email
        5. Phone
        6. Title of proposal
        7. Type of proposal (Workshop, Individual presentation, Panel, Other)
        8. A 250-300 word abstract for the review committee
          • If you are submitting a panel, include all names, addresses, emails, phones, titles and an abstract for each presentation
        9. A 50 word brief take for the program
  • You may be contacted for clarification or modification of your proposal
  • To keep expenses low for this grassroots event, all conference attendees (including organizers and presenters) will pay their own registration, travel and housing. Students working at the conference can register at a reduced fee. There are no scholarships or grants available.
  • All those submitting proposals will be notified whether they have been accepted for the program by June 15, 2016
  • Registration closes September 21; Earlybird rate ends June 1.