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Justice on Trial- KYGWS Conference

Gatton Student Center

We are excited to announce the 5th KYGWS Conference!  

This year’s theme is “Justice on Trial.” As left-wing politicians and activists across the globe work for human rights and protections, right-wing parties have meanwhile paved the way for conservative laws that harm the bodily autonomy of women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and other marginalized communities. Anti-abortion laws, anti-trans laws, and encroachment on academic freedom are just a few examples of the injustices people are facing at this juncture.

With this landscape in mind, this year’s conference will address the theme of justice, considering issues faced worldwide, such as (but not limited to) human rights, accessibility, inclusivity, and autonomy. 

The call for papers is now open for the conference and we welcome submissions of individual research papers and panel proposals exploring the myriad meanings of justice within and outside of what we may today call the “justice system.”  All submissions must be made by May 1, 2024 at 5pm EST.  Please submit your abstract on the conference's website at this link:

The full conference schedule will be posted here and on the KYGWS conference website once finalized.