16th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop

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March 24-25, 2023    

Duke University Penn Pavilion and Virtually

In-Person Registration HERE!
Virtual Registration HERE!



Keynote Speakers


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Roderick Ferguson

Professor of Women's, Gender,
Sexuality Studies at Yale University


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LaMonda Horton-Stallings

Professor of African American Studies
at Georgetown University



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Sayak Valencia

Professor of Cultural Studies
at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte


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Co-Keynote Nat Raha

Poet and Independent Activist-Scholar


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Co-Keynote Mijke van der Drift

Tutor (Research), School of Communication,
Royal College of Art, London




For Mijke van der Drift's Pre-Conference Reading see above under Nat Raha.

Roundtable Speakers


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Kimberly Lamm

Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality
and Feminist Studies at Duke University




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Sameena Mulla

Associate Professor of Women's, Gender,
Sexuality Studies at Emory University




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Amber Jamilla Musser

Professor of English, Graduate
Center at the University of New York 




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Julietta Singh

Associate Professor of Women's, Gender,
Sexuality Studies at University of Richmond 



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Robyn Wiegman

Professor in Literature at Duke University

Friday, March 24  ___________________

1-1:50 pm Attendee Check-in

2:00 pm Opening Remarks on the Main Stage

2:30 pm 1st Keynote Speaker 

4:00 pm Break

4:30 pm 2nd Keynote Speaker 

6:00 pm Reception (In-Person) / End of Day 1 (Virtual)

Saturday, March 25  __________________

9:30 am Conference Opens

10:00 am 3rd Keynote Speaker

11:30 am Lunch Break

1:00 pm 4th Keynote Speaker 

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Break-out Seminars

4:45 pm Break

5:00 pm Closing Roundtable on the Main Stage

6:15 pm Closing Remarks

6:30 pm Workshop Ends


The Lodge at Duke Medical Center

2306 Elba Street, Durham NC 27705

Special Rate: $119 + Taxes-Double Occupancy

Telephone Registration:  (919) 286-3111
Feminist Theory Workshop (Group ID: 27623) guest room block.


Online Registration Booking Link:  Feminist Theory Workshop
Note: If you encounter any problems opening the link – hold down the CTRL key while clicking on the link.
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The University Inn

502 Elf Street, Durham NC 27705 | Phone 919-286-4421 | Online Reservations

* Good option and close by except if you need parking.

AC Hotel in Durham

2800 Erwin Road, Durham NC 27705 | Phone 844-631-0595 | Online Reservations


Kasa University Medical Center (apartments) in Durham

704 15th Street, Durham NC 27705| Online Reservations

Duke Co-Sponsors

African & African American Studies Department

Art, Art History & visual Studies Department

Cultural Anthropology

Dance Program

English Department

Franklin Humanities Institute

History Department

International Comparative Studies

Literature Department

Office of the Dean, Trinity College of Arts & Science

Office of the Provost

Philosophy Department

Romance Studies Program

Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Theater Department

Institutional Co-Sponsors

Central European University - Department of Gender Studies, Vienna
East Carolina University- Gender Studies Program
Emory University - Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Harvard University - Program on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
North Carolina State University - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Northwestern University – Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Oberlin College - The Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program 
Ohio State University - Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
SUNY Stony Brook - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Tel Aviv University - Women and Gender Studies Program
University at Buffalo - Gender Institute
University of California, Irvine - Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies
University of Coimbra, Portugal - PhD Feminist Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University of Georgia - Institute for Women’s Studies 
University of Illinois-Chicago - Gender and Women's Studies Program
University of Iowa - Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies 
University of Maryland - The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
University of Miami, Ohio - WGS Program/Global and Intercultural Studies Department
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program 
University of Pennsylvania - Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program and the Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies
University of Salzburg - Center for Gender Studies and Promoting Women
University of Toronto - Women and Gender Studies Institute
University of Vermont - Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
University of Vienna - Gender Studies Program
University of Warwick - Centre for the Study of Women and Gender
University of Washington, Seattle - Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Virginia Tech - Women's and Gender Studies Program, Academy of Transdisciplinary Studies
William & Mary - Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program 
Yale University - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program