At the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Washburn University will host an academic conference focused on the past and present of suffrage around the globe. The conference will feature presentations from undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, legal scholars and professionals, and independent scholars. Sarah Deer, professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas and 2014 MacArthur fellow, will provide the keynote address in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union. The topic is "Native Women and Suffrage: A Story of Sovereignty." All presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit


  • 8 a.m. - Registration
  • 9 a.m. - Panels begin
  • 4 p.m. - Keynote
  • 5:30 p.m. - Dismiss



  • Occurred Friday, March 27th, 2020 — all day


Memorial Union/Stauffer Commons

Topeka, KS 66621
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