The National Women's Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies. Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 2,000 members worldwide. Our annual conference draws more than 1,500 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.
NWSA’s 2013 conference theme, Negotiating Points of Encounter, takes up the geographies, histories, and political stakes of feminist engagements, confrontations, and struggles—intellectual and institutional, local and global, public and intimate. How are we negotiating these points of encounter as the contours of theories, disciplines, communities, economies, forms of protest, and even national identities shift?