Conference Chair’s Workshop


“Stepping into 2021: The Next Chapter of WCWS”

 

Each year as one of the concluding events of the WCWS, and in the spirit of community and inclusivity, the Conference Chair runs a workshop for conference participants’ to reflection on the conference, receive feedback and to offer recommendations for 2021. Participants can share their experiences of attending the conference and express their ideas on areas to be improved in the future.

Moreover, participants will be asked to voice their suggestions for the 2021 conference theme, conference tracks, venue, dates, keynote speakers, partner-featured events, and any other applicable areas. Participants’ ideas will assist TIIKM WCWS Conference Chair, Keynote Speakers, Participants, and Organizers.

 


Date: 30th May 2020

Time: 3.30p.m. – 4.30p.m

Audience: All Conference Participants

Resource Person

Diana-J.-Fox,-PhD

Diana J. Fox, PhD

Professor and Chairperson,
Department of Anthropology,
Journal of International Women’s Studies,
Bridgewater State University,
USA.

Workshop on Scholarly Publications

 

Dissemination of research findings is an essential part of the schoalry research process.  Hence, it is of utmost importance for researchers to seek to publish in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding. This represents an important milestone for researchers.

Through our publication workshop, we intend to disseminate knowledge on writing scholarly papers in Women’s Studies, drawing from feminist global feminist scholarship. Conference participants are welcome to participate in this workshop.


 

Date: 29th May 2020

Time: 12.30p.m – 3.30p.m.

Audience: 30 Participants (First come First serve)

Resource Person

Diana-J.-Fox,-PhD

Diana J. Fox, PhD

Professor and Chairperson,
Department of Anthropology,
Journal of International Women’s Studies,
Bridgewater State University, USA.

Share your story at the WCWS 2020

We are all storytellers: being a storyteller is part of what makes us human, distinguishing us from other living beings. The 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies strives to bring together storytellers from our attendees that help us learn about each other outside of the framework of a formal conference paper.

In the spirit of the ongoing work of global women’s movements, this storytelling session will take place within the Conference. All our attendees, from women activists, men as allies, advocates, academics, leaders, journalists, independent researchers, and NGOs that support women, girls and planetary well-being, have an opportunity to share your story.

The storytelling session of the WCWS 2020 offers you the opportunity to share your story in the following categories and modes of presentation:

The storytelling session of the WCWS 2020 offers you the opportunity to share your story in the following categories and modes of presentation:

Themes:

  • Success Stories—personal and project achievements, joyful accomplishments
  • Stories of Struggles–including setbacks, anger, sadness

Genres:

  • Narratives
  • Documentary films
  • Short fiction films
  • Performance art—poetry, song, short dramas

How to submit your work

  • Send your original work/proposal to secretariat@womenstudies.co on or before 21st January 2020 with your biography.
  • After you submit, please acknowledged receipt via an email within three working days.
  • Submissions must be in English or with English subtitles.
  • All stroytellers will be notified of acceptance with in two weeks.

 

Each storyteller will be given a 30-minute slot in the session including the discussion time.

Registration

Once you notified with the acceptance of your proposal,

The Storytelling session will be held during the conference period. The exact date and the time of the session will be announced with the final conference program one month prior to the conference.

Workshop on Implicit Islamophobia and Unconscious Bias: Breaking Chains, Building Bridges


 

Unconscious or implicit biases are deeply engrained attitudes and judgments that are based on learned stereotypes. These biases are a result of cognitive processes that occur below our conscious awareness and reflect the accumulation of our personal experiences. Islamophobia, or the irrational fear of Muslims, is one such bias, with visible Muslims particularly susceptible to victimization. Although a human tendency, unconscious bias can lead to prejudice, poor decision-making and social injustice against marginalized groups.

In this workshop, participants will engage in a variety of exercises to uncover their own biases. Discussion opportunities will be provided along with strategies to overcome implicit Islamophobia and unconscious bias.

 


 

 

Audience – 30 Conference Participants (First come first serve)

Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, Researcher at the Petroleum Institute UAE

Resource Person

Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi
Researcher at the Petroleum Institute
UAE


 

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, PhD, has degrees in Communications, Education, and Psychology. She has worked as an international educator for over 20 years focusing on language and culture, particularly with Muslim populations. Her articles have appeared in several professional journals including Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Ethnicities and The Journal of International Women’s Studies. She is the author of The Colour of Mehndi, a novel that explores acculturation and mental illness within the Pakistani-American community and the lead editor of Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Narratives on Hijab and Veiling. Mantra: Unity through diversity