Conference Logistics

Conference Organizers and Contact Information

Conference organizers are:

Miriam Tola (Rutgers Women and Gender Studies), Eric Sarmiento (Rutgers Geography), Sean Tanner (Rutgers Geography), and Max Hantel (Rutgers Women and Gender Studies).

You can contact us with questions at:

Conference Information

Attendance at the keynote and at the workshop is open to the public. Both events are free of charge and registration is not required.

The location for the keynote and the workshop is the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on 162 Ryders Lane, Conference Room 1st Fl, Women’s and Gender Studies department, Douglass Campus.

The event will consist of a series of non-concurrent roundtable discussions, in which each participant will offer a brief (<10) presentation of their work, followed by a discussion facilitated by a senior faculty moderator (See “Conference Program” post for details).


If you will be staying in New Brunswick overnight during the conference, there are two possibilities.

1. Rutgers University Inn on Douglass Campus. The hotel is about a 5-minute walk from the workshop site. It is also right on the Rutgers bus route (the EE) that will take you to the train station in about 15 minutes. The rate for rooms is about $75. The rooms are nice and recently renovated. Here is the link with more information:

2. There are a number of other nice hotels in New Brunwick, some closer to downtown. They include: Heldrich Hotel (10 minutes away from train station) and Hyatt Regency.


Here are a few notes on getting to New Brunswick and to Douglass campus.

The address for the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building is: 162 Ryders Lane, Conference Room 1st Fl, Women’s and Gender Studies department, Douglass Campus, New Brunswick, NJ.

Rutgers maps can be found online here (already set to the Ruth Dill Johnson Crocket Building):

New Brunswick is about a 30 minute drive from Newark Airport. NJ Transit trains leave from Newark to New Brunswick approximately every 25 minutes and the fare is $14.50 each way. New Brunswick is also an hour away from New York Penn Station (via train with NJ Transit Northeast Corridor, the fare is $26 roundtrip) and Port Authority (via bus with Coach USA, the fare is about $18 roundtrip).

From New Brunswick train station you can catch a cab that will drive to Douglass Campus for about $7. You can also catch the EE bus on Somerset Street and get out on the stop on Ryders Lane. The Women’s and Gender Studies department is steps away from the bus stop.

Bus schedules can be found here:

For those that will be using a bicycle, there is a bike rack at the building.

Please let us know your travel and accommodation plans as you arrange them so that we can best assist your travel and stay in any way we can. If you have any questions about New Brunswick, or about the event, don’t hesitate to ask! Please direct questions to or in the comments section of this blog.

Visitor Parking information is found here: The lot on Douglass campus is a 15-minute walk from the building.