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Calls for Submissions

tiresias: writings in gender and sexuality -- Fall 2013 Issue
tiresias is an interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for research in the study of gender and sexuality. It is interested in formal essays that explore the way these concepts and identities intersect with race, class, and history.
tiresias welcomes academically rigorous, undergraduate level research that speaks to issues regarding past, present, and future directions of gender and sexuality. We accept original research articles and analytical essays. Papers are welcome from all departments, including but not limited to: Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Classics, English, History, Linguistics, the Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Submissions must be contextually appropriate. They should contain thorough introductions and ground the reader in the method, lens, or discipline from which they derive. Each submission must contain a well-articulated thesis that is supported throughout the article with scholarly research. Submissions should qualify all theses, premises, and claims using substantial evidence and cogent arguments. Footnotes must properly cite respective sources. Submissions must follow the author-date system of documentation, with limited footnotes, as outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Articles should not exceed a maximum length of 5,000 words, including references and footnotes. An abstract of no more than 250 words must accompany your submission. Authors should include the following information on a separate title page: name, email address, university, major, and year of graduation.
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Email submissions to: with the subject title as “Submission- Fall 2013-[your name].”

Call for papers for the 5th Annual Brandeis Sex and Sexuality Symposium Undergraduate Research Conference. This day-long conference is put on by one of our amazing undergraduate student organizations at Brandeis, The Sex and Sexuality Symposium. It is an opportunity for undergrads to showcase their research on sex, sexuality, and gender in a day-long conference of student panels. This year, for the first time, they are opening up the call for papers to other undergraduate institutions. The Deadline for Submissions has been extended to March 28th, 2013 at 11:59pm. The conference will be held on April 18th, 2013 at the Brandeis Intercultural Center. Registration is free. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the conference organizer, Halee Brown at

Internships & Jobs & Fellowships

Running Start is currently accepting applications for its exciting political internship program for young women, the Running Start/Walmart Star Fellowship Program. Our selected Fellows intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and participate in political seminars where they learn the nuts and bolts of politics and the importance of running for elected office. Applications for Fall 2013 are due April 1. Please visit for more details.

Thanks to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute the Equality Caucus will have a fulltime Fellow beginning in May. The position would be ideal for a recent graduate (from undergrad or graduate school). It comes with a travel costs to/from DC for the program, a stipend of $28k for the year, and reimbursement costs for health insurance. Feel free to circulate the announcement and application link:

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute hopes that you can help us spread the word among your students about the 2013 HBI Summer Internship. The program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students with an immersive experience in the field of Jewish gender studies. Provided with housing and a stipend, interns come to the Brandeis campus to complete an academic or artistic project of personal interest. In addition to completing their own project, interns assist HBI Research Associates with in-depth research, giving them robust, hands-on experience in the field. As well, weekly outings to research archives and places of Jewish interest, and discussions with Jewish studies and women's studies scholars, expose interns to various methodologies and academic frameworks. Applications are accepted from students attending universities in the U.S. and abroad. The HBI Internship Program will run from Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 2, 2013. The application deadline is Thursday, March 28, 2013. Program information and an application can be found at Please contact HBI Program Manager Debby Olins with any questions:

The Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health is hosted annually by The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute. The Summer Institute is a one-of-a kind opportunity to train in LGBT health research and it provides participating students with foundational training in interdisciplinary theory, knowledge and methods for conducting population research in sexual and gender minority health. The Institute is a 4-week training program open to graduate students and early career scholars that links promising students to training opportunities they need to improve the reach, quality and methodological rigor of their research and to prepare them for careers in LGBT health and population science. There is no cost for tuition and slots are available for free housing. The 2013 Summer Institute will be held July 15-August 9. Applications are due April 15, 2013. For more information please see our website.


Last Updated: 3/18/13