SHU to host Women’s Conference

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Celebrating National Women’s History Month, the Women and Gender Studies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the annual Seton Hall University Conference on Women and Gender 2018. The public is invited to this event on Friday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the university, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Camille Nelson, dean and professor of law at American University, Washington College of Law. Her presentation will focus on the effects of racism, sexism, mental health and policing that remain underexplored today. She is a noted expert on the intersection of critical race theory and cultural studies with particular emphasis on criminal law and procedure, health law, and comparative law.

The conference provides a venue to discuss contemporary and historical issues involving women and gender. Expert presenters reflect the dynamic, productive diversity of perspectives and approaches shaping current conversations about women and about gender.

“The conference provides a place where people can share and encounter critical thinking about issues that shape our experience from the level of everyday life to global affairs. The work done in colleges and universities in fields like women’s studies and gender studies is illuminating and useful for navigating a complicated world, and for taking a leadership position in the fight for social justice — two key components of the Seton Hall mission,” said conference Co-chairwomen Karen Gevirtz and Vanessa May, co-directors of the Women and Gender Studies Program.

More than a dozen workshops will be available over the course of three sessions, providing a broad range of topics including women and the digital humanities; the U.N.’s efforts in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in Bangladesh; gender identity in American and British literature; and the 50th anniversary of women at Seton Hall.

To register for the conference, visit Walk-in registration is also available the day of the event in the Main Lounge of the Bishop Dougherty University Center. For more information, visit