School of Communications associate professor Frances Ward-Johnson was a presenter at the National Women's Studies Association's 30th Annual Conference held Nov. 12-15 in Atlanta.
Ward-Johnson presented a paper as part of the panel titled “Transforming Feminist Dialogues: Ten Years of the Journal of International Women’s Studies.” As an editorial board member of the journal, Ward-Johnson joined three other editors as they examined how the Journal of International Women’s Studies has contributed to transnational dialogue by fostering greater understanding of the challenges of gender equality globally. Also, Ward-Johnson presented a content analysis of the book reviews published in the journal during the last decade.
An online, open-access, peer reviewed journal, JIWS provides a forum for scholars, activists and students to explore the relationship between feminist theory and various forms of organizing. The journal seeks both multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives.
Ward-Johnson was named to the journal editorial board in February 2008.
The National Women’s Studies Association held more than 200 paper sessions, 62 roundtable discussions and 33 workshops at this year’s conference, which featured activist/organizer Angela Davis as guest speaker.