ROWGS Spring 2022 call for proposals




In Collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Consortium

(Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College)

Annual Symposium Thursday, April 21, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Proposals Due: Friday March 25 by 5 pm

Students from the three CPC colleges who have conducted research on women, gender, or sexuality are invited to submit abstracts of their research for participation in the annual Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality by Students (ROWGS) symposium, this year a collaboration with the annual CPC Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference. 

Often, the research presented is from a senior seminar, independent study, or a joint faculty/student initiative; sometimes it is work that a student has pursued in a topics course.  ROWGS/CPC is a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their hard work, and to introduce the campus communities to the wide range of research on women, gender and sexuality being done.

With support from the John F. Rogers Memorial Fund (Dickinson College) and the CPC, we are convening the symposium at 4:30 pm on April 21 in the Stern Great Room on Dickinson’s campus.  Although we hope for an in-person event, a remote option will be available for both presenters and attendees.

Students who have relevant research to present are urged to submit a 500 – 750 word abstract of their work via this Microsoft Form by Friday, March 25th at 5 pm.  As these projects have originated in different disciplines or interdisciplines, the exact format of the submissions will vary, but each should include a synopsis of the research question, the site of analysis, method or approach (including details relevant to your method), and your interpretations and conclusions.

You will also be asked to provide a title, the class and professor for whom (or with whom) you did the research, and a reference list of your key theoretical and primary sources (these details are not included in the word limit). 

Faculty from the three colleges will choose papers based on their quality and to ensure a representative sample across the colleges and across the disciplines.  Students and their faculty supervisors will be notified of the results of the selection process by Friday, April 1st

Kindly contact Professor Megan Yost, Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dickinson, Professor Nathalie Lebon, Chair of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Gettysburg, or Professor Giovanna Faleschini Lerner, Chair of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Franklin & Marshall (u) if you have questions.