Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, CSW will be running Chemical Entanglements, a research initiative culminating in a symposium on May 4-5, 2017. This interdisciplinary initiative will convene feminist scholars, scientists and community based researchers, artists, documentarians, and policy makers to assess the gendered impacts of environmental toxins on human populations and reproductive justice. Background on the project is available here.

As part of this initiative, CSW is launching a Chemical Entanglements blog. We invite contributions from UCLA students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. We are open to a wide range of formats and topics, including but not limited to:

  • interviews with scholars, activists, and clinicians
  • reports on new research in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences that considers connections between gender and chemical exposure
  • reviews or summaries of relevant resources (books, films, etc.)
  • opinion pieces and essays
  • autobiographical accounts on topics related to feminism, health, science, the environment, etc.
  • reports on historical or contemporary incidents of gendered exposure

If you are interested in contributing to the Chemical Entanglements blog, please complete this form by the deadlines below to indicate your interest:

For publication during Fall 2016:  September 19, 2016

For publication during Winter 2017: December 19, 2016

For publication during Spring 2017: February 27, 2016

CSW is unable to offer compensation for blog posts. Authors/writers who contribute Blog Posts to the Chemical Entanglements Blog agree to provide their work voluntarily.