The National Women's Studies Association 2012 annual meeting will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center and the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California, from November 8-11, 2012. The event opens with two pre-conferences for women’s studies program and women’s center directors. It features more than 400 paper and poster sessions on the latest feminist scholarship, an exhibit hall, plus keynote and plenary sessions.
NWSA’s 2012 conference theme is Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future. It will examine the ways feminist scholarship is transgressing such boundaries as public/private; gender conformity and sexuality; nationalism; disability, race, ethnicity, class and culture. It encourages us to explore our vision of 21st century feminism.
The National Women's Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation. Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 2,000 members worldwide. Our annual conference regularly draws more than 1,500 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.