Duke University”s Feminist Theory Workshop International Travel Award – 2014

The Program in Women’ss Studies at Duke University are offering travel awards of up to $1,000 to international PhD or post-doctoral scholars outside the United States to attend the Feminist Theory Workshop, March 21-22, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina. Please print and post the following call for applications (printable here) in your department and forward this e-mail to eligible post-graduate or post-doctoral scholars.

Applicants must be non-US citizens and reside outside the United States. Previous recipients of the FTW International Travel Award are ineligible to apply.

Feminist Theory Workshop:

The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), now in its eighth year, offers a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The ?workshop? approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees. The FTW consists of seminars led by visiting scholars, keynote lectures, and roundtable discussions. This year?s keynote speakers include Karen Barad (Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz); Penelope Deutscher (Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University); Karen Engle (Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin); and Alondra Nelson (Professor of Sociology, Columbia University).

FTW International Travel Award:

The FTW hosts participants from institutions all over the globe, as these diverse voices continue to be crucial to the workshop?s drive to understand feminist theory across both disciplinary and national boundaries. We are offering at least five awards of up to $1,000 to enable the participation of post-graduate and post-doctoral emerging scholars from outside the United States. The awards are to fund the travel expenses of scholars coming from institutions outside the US to attend the workshop. NO payment of any funds will be made to any individual. Women?s Studies will make direct payments for the approved travel expenses. The FTW provides some meals at the conference for participants, and there are NO registration fees to attend. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and additional transportation arrangements.