Feminism and Family Studies Section Update

Abbie E. Goldberg, Ph.D., Section Chair
/ Fall 2018 NCFR Report

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The Feminism and Family Studies Section recently concluded an intense few months reviewing proposals and creating the program for the 2018 NCFR Annual Conference in San Diego. There are so many wonderful sessions to look forward to. In particular, I want to draw your attention to the following:

  • Special Session Workshop: Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth: Queer Theory in Action, with Julie Tilsen, Ph.D. (Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30–9:45 a.m.). This special session is co-organized by the Feminism and Family Studies and Family Therapy sections. Dr. Tilsen is a narrative therapist who works with LGBTQ youth in Minneapolis, and she is the author of Therapeutic Conversations With Queer Youth and Narrative Approaches to Youth Work. This is a not-to-be missed session!
  • Feminism and Family Studies Section Member Meeting and Praxis Roundtables (Friday, Nov. 9, 5:45–7:30 p.m.). We have an exciting business meeting planned, followed by an engaging and diverse set of praxis roundtables. Among the topics to choose from are “Using Your Social Positioning as Scholars to Promote Social Justice Through Public Scholarship” and “Being Brown in America Today: An Interactive Feminist Workshop.”
  • Cutting-edge symposia, including LGBQ Identities in Context: Finding and Implications for Future Research (Thursday, Nov. 8, 1:30–2:45 p.m.), Transgender Youth and Young Adults in Family, Social, and Community Contexts (Thursday, Nov. 8, 3–4:15 p.m.), and Holding Hollywood and Its Viewers Accountable: Time’s Up, Family Scholars! (Friday, Nov. 9, 8:30–9:45 a.m.).

We can’t wait to reconnect with you in San Diego!