UPDATED: Pandemic Adjustment

NOW Friday, April 8, 2022 


10th Annual Capital District Feminist Studies Consortium Conference 

To create an opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among  those in the greater Capital District interested in feminist and gender studies  

This event is open to all in the greater Capital District interested in feminist and  gender studies (broadly conceived)  

Date: Friday, April 8th (new date)
Time: 9am-5pm
Where: In-person hosted by Siena College

All attendees must be vaccinated.  Please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination record for verification at the door.  Visitors need to enter campus by the main gate and check in with public safety.

Capitalizing on a robust and accomplished concentration of scholars, teachers, and students in  and around the Capital District who are interested in feminist and gender studies (broadly  conceived), this consortium seeks to create opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue and  collaboration.  It  is the aspiration of the organizers of the consortium that a wide variety of disciplines  contemplated by feminist and gender studies scholars will be represented.    


All attendees should park in lot H (behind Foy Hall)

A parking pass will be sent to all registered attendees via email the week of the conference

The pass should be printed and displayed on your vehicles dash.

Registration includes lunch

Register by March 31st

Date: Friday,  April 8th
Time: 9am-5pm
Where:  Siena College

Submit an Abstract

If you would like to present at the conference

Submission Deadline: Tuesday November 23rd
Submissions will receive a response by:
December 10th


While we encourage those who have presented at CDFS conferences in the past to submit an  abstract, priority in the review of abstracts will be given to those who have not presented  recently.


Faculty members and graduate students seeking to make a formal presentation of scholarship are invited to submit an abstract no longer than 500 words. Chosen participants should prepare a 15 minute presentation to allow time for Q&A for all presenters at the end of the paper presentations.


Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are invited to submit an abstract of 300- 500 words for an afternoon poster session associated with the event.  

Thank you to Our Sponsors

  • Spirit of '68
  • Thea Bowman Center for Women
  • Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
  • Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs

Laurie Naranch

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations Director, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies