Eleventh Annual Feminist Theory Workshop

The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), which is in its eleventh year, offers a unique opportunity for internationally recognized faculty and young 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.  Small seminars allow for focused participant exchange, roundtables synthesize central debates of the weekend, and provocative keynote lectures all bring those who attend the workshop into collaborative conversations. The FTW has quickly become the premier forum for annual discussions of Feminist Theory in the US.  We have had to close our registration at 250 in the past few years because of space and financial considerations.

The FTW has proven to be a dynamic site of interdisciplinary exploration between academics across fields and disciplines. Our experience shows us that bringing together disparate voices to tackle common questions yields more rigorous dialogue and a greater scope of solutions because of the variety of our experiences and contexts. The diversity of perspectives that FTW offers stays with many participants once they embark on or continue their research because our scholars encounter ideas and perspectives that can change the course of their research.

We see the FTW as an opportunity to build an exceptional community of feminist scholars ---scholars who have a greater understanding of global perspectives and transnational issues.

One of the goals of the FTW is to promote a more diverse dialogue among scholars of feminist theory and to foster a vibrant international community of scholarship. To that end, we bring together internationally recognized keynote speakers and emerging young scholars to engage in lively and focused debate. Institutional co-sponsors are asked to commit funds to cover the cost of attendance for a specific number of their own students and faculty (generally travel and lodging). The workshop itself is free and there is no other obligation.  



Friday, March 24 
1:00pm   Registration Open
2:00pm   Opening Remarks
2:30pm   Keynote
4:00pm   Reception
5:30pm   Keynote
7:30pm   Workshop Ends

Saturday, March 25
9:00am    Tea & Coffee 
10:00an   Keynote
11:30am   Lunch  - box lunch
1:00pm    Keynote
2:30pm   Break
2:45pm   Seminar / Discussion*
4:45pm   Break
5:00pm   Roundtable
6:15pm    Closing Remarks
6:30pm   Workshop Ends

* Seminar 
The seminar is a group discussion that is led by two people. They will provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in various topics that have been addressed during the workshop. This is a discussion session rather than a focused seminar with a specific person.



Christina Crosby

Professor in English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Wesleyan University

Amelia Jones

Professor in Art and Design and Vice-Dean of Critical Studies
USC Roski School of Art and Design

Katherine McKittrick

Professor in Gender Studies and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies
Queen's University

Kathi Weeks

Professor in Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Duke University
March 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Duke University

Event LocationPenn Pavilion, Duke University, West Campus, 107 Union Drive, Durham. NC 27710

Event Parking:  Science Drive Garage, Located at the intersection of Science Drive and 751 or 1-99 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27710

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