Building Global Connections: Envisioning
Women’s Studies and Women’s Issues in an International
The National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education
in conjunction with the Women’s Studies Program at St. John’s
University will be holding its conference at St. John’s Manhattan
Campus on Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, 2008.
Faculty, Administrators, and Students are invited to propose
panels and workshops on any issues related to women in Catholic
higher education. See attached call for papers.
A globalized perspective on women's issues and concerns
demonstrates that what affects women in one part of the world often
impacts women locally as well as reverberates worldwide. Women’s
and Gender Studies programs at colleges and universities can
provide leadership in addressing a variety of emerging from this
convergence, such as the distribution of economic wealth, health
care, education, and entrepreneurial opportunity; the gendered face
of migration and international labor practices; and the central
role of women in the prospects for global economic development and
stewardship. How can we engage and inspire our communities to
integrate diversity and to renew our own research and
administration in order to begin to build these global connections?
How can we, as faculty, students and administrators, help to
connect women globally through active and entrepreneurial
initiatives in their classroom settings, in service and activist
experiences, and in their planning for careers?
- Changing Perspectives through Education and Activism
- Catholic Social Justice and Women’s Issues
- Women’s and Gender Studies programs as sites for learning and
- Tensions between academia and activism
- Global perceptions on women and education
- Pedagogical techniques for women and gender studies and
- Interdisciplinary approaches to women’s studies/ Activist
approaches to women’s studies.
- Studying Women’s Studies Abroad: Studying Women’s Issues in a
- Women’s Studies or Women and Gender Studies: Problems and
Prospects in the Naming of Women’s Programs in Catholic
- Women’s Studies and Global Studies: Integrating Global Studies
and Women’s Studies.
For further information about NAWCHE or the conference go
or contact Dr. Barbara Koziak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Barbara Koziak - St. John’s University, Conference Committee
Chair, Associate Professor of Government and Politics and Director,
Women's Studies Program
- Beverly Fields- St. John’s University, Assistant Dean, Graduate
Division of Arts and Sciences
- Marilyn Martone -St. John’s University, Professor of
- Cathy Lancellotti -St. John’s University, Assistant Director of
Psychological Services and Director, Vietnamese Initiatives
- Veronica Ticas - St. John’s University, SJC Sociology
- Barbara Peltzman- St. John’s University, Associate Professor,
Early Childhood and Adolescent Education
- Sharlene Hesse-Biber - Boston College, Executive Director of
- Emily Barko - Boston College, NAWCHE Program Director
- Erin Balleine - Boston College, Marketing Director