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Women’s and Gender Studies is now accepting proposals for “Intersections,” our annual undergraduate research conference in which students from a variety of disciplines present original research papers on themes of gender, race, class, sexuality, dis/ability, and/or ethnicity.

Now in its ninth year, “Intersections” has had participants from Anthropology, Child Development, Communications Studies, Economics, English, French, History, Mathematics, Medicine Health and Society, Neuroscience, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Fundamentally trans-institutional and collaborative, “Intersections” advances the professional development of budding scholars and provides faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students with an unparalleled opportunity to come together to explore the intersections of the social roles and classifications that shape people’s everyday lives.

Students will present on a panel of three undergraduates for 10 minutes each. The panels will be chaired by a graduate student who will introduce the presenters and moderate the discussion that follows.

This year’s conference will be Thursday, April 13th from 10am-4pm.

Undergraduate submissions are due Wednesday, March 22nd at 5pm.

Submission guidelines:

In order to be considered to participate, students must submit the title and an abstract (250 words max) for their proposed presentation electronically to Barbara Kaeser ( with the email subject line “Intersections 2017 Submission.”

Please contact WGS Associate Director Melanie Adley with any questions or concerns (