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Women in the Academy is a one day, regional conference hosted by Baylor University. This year's conference theme is Holistic Leadership: Surviving in a Fragmented World. Attendees are given opportunities to learn and engage in activities to further their understanding about women in higher education. The conference is centered on graduate students, but faculty and administrators are welcome to attend. Both males and females are encouraged to attend! Suggested attire is business casual.


Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Alanna Martinez.

Saturday, March 22, 9:30am-3:30pm

Baylor University, Cashion Building, 5th floor (Click here for directions)

2014 Agenda

Hotel Accommodations

Comfort Suites Baylor North is offering a special discount to our out-of-town attendees who would like to spend Friday and/or Saturday evening in Waco. Please mention Women in the Academy when you call to secure the group rate of $89/night. 254-799-7272

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hilaire Kallendorf
Hilaire Kallendrof

Hilaire Kallendorf is Director of Graduate Studies, as well as a Professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA and an American Council of Learned Societies/Andrew W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow. She was awarded a Howard Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship from Brown University and, in 2006, the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. Her research and teaching deal with many aspects of religious experience, especially as belief relates to literature and culture. She is the author of two books, Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England and Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2003) and Conscience on Stage: The Comedia as Casuistry in Early Modern Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2007). She has also published over a dozen articles on such topics as self-exorcism, piety and pornography, ghosts, Ta'no religious ceremonies, and Christian humanism in the Renaissance.

Objectives for the Women in the Academy Conference
  • To engage a variety of participants in intellectual discussion about women in higher education
  • For graduate students, faculty, and staff at Baylor University and other institutions in Baylor's region to connect and network
  • To learn about issues surrounding women in higher education and how to approach them
  • To provide opportunities to learn more about successful women in higher education and benefit by learning from their struggles and triumphs