Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1:25pm
Miller Learning Center, rm.'s 207, 213, 214, 253

1:25 – 2:20 p.m.  (45-minute Session)

Title:  What to do with a Women’s Studies major          

Location – MLC 214

Dr. Cecilia Herles, Assistant Director, Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Georgia and Kate Refvem, Career Center, University of Georgia

 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  (60-minute Concurrent Sessions)

Title:  Voices of Empowerment: The Blurred Lines of Feminist Theory in Dance, Riot Grrrl, Hip-Hop and Punk

Location – MLC Room 214

Co-chairs: Shayla Robinson, Undergraduate majors, Women’s Studies and Art History and Lauren Bridgers, Undergraduate majors-Women’s Studies and History, University of Georgia

“Bharantanatyam: Empowering Women through Indian Classical Dance ”

-Juhi Varshney, Undergraduate majors-Women’s Studies and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia

“Rap(E) Culture: Misogyny and Hip Hop Today”

- Angela Pyle, Undergraduate major-English Education and Spanish, University of Georgia

“Riot grrrl and Race: A Whitewashed Revolution”

- Chandler Johnston, Undergraduate majors-Women’s Studies, English, and Spanish, University of Georgia

“Transgender Dysphoria Blues: Reinventing Laura Jane Grace”

- Marta Kelleher, Graduate-Musicology, University of Georgia

 

Title:  Feminist Interventions & the Commodification of Kim K and J-Law through Media Images         

Location – MLC Room 213

Chair: Jamie Palmer, Graduate-Sociology, University of Georgia

“Sexy or Sexist? Racy or Racist? Getting to the Bottom of Kim Kardashian’s Attempt to #BreaktheInternet”

- Caroline Moore, Graduate- Journalism and Mass Communication, Undergraduate-Advertising major, University of Georgia

“The Commodification of Jennifer Lawrence: The Othering of Female Celebrities and Blurred Boundaries of Two “Girls on Fire”

- Jess Hennenfent, Graduate-Mass Media Studies, University of Georgia

“Online Clubwomen: Learning to Speak and Be Critical in the Digital Realm”

-Brigitte Herron, Graduate- Adult Education, University of Georgia

 

Title: Breaking the Silence: Sexuality and Sex Work

Location- MLC Room 253

Chair: Kristyl Tift, Graduate-Theatre and Film Studies, University of Georgia

“Exploring Healthcare Experiences Among Bisexual Female College Students”

- Jessica Lowy, Graduate- Counseling and Human Development Services/ College Student Affairs

“Anti-Trafficking without Traffickers: the Hyper-Criminalization of Sex Workers in California”

- Jennifer McGibbon, Graduate- Geography, University of Georgia

“No Shame in Her Game -- The Revealed Sexuality of “Miss Ida B”

-Lola Scott Russell, Graduate- Adult Education, University of Georgia

 

Title:  Literary Perspectives of Women in the Holocaust          

Location – MLC Room 207

Chair: Wanda Wilcox, Affiliate of Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

“Women in the Holocaust- victims and perpetrators”

- Vivian Langer, Graduate-German, University of Georgia

“The End of her Flight - Self-Reflection and Discovering Identity in Ruth Klüger’s Weiter Leben-Eine Jugend”

- Anja Preis, Graduate-German, University of Georgia

 

3:40 – 4:40 p.m.  (60-minute Concurrent Sessions)

 

Title: You’d Better Recognize: Women’s Contributions to Food and Agriculture, Sports, and Music       

Location –MLC Room 214

Chair: Dr. Cecilia Herles, Assistant Director of Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

“Women Farmers’ Limited Access to Agricultural Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa”
- Emily Urban, Graduate-Agricultural and Environmental Education, University of Georgia

“Constructing Li Na: How Nationalism in China influences the Media Representations of the Tennis Elite”
- Qingru Xu, Graduate-Mass Media Studies, University of Georgia

“The Personal and Professional Lives of Women Trombone Players”
-Maureen Horgan, Candidate for Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, UGA, Music Professor, Georgia College                  

 

Title: Critical Feminist Reflections from Personal Narratives                        

Location – MLC Room 253

Session Chair: Stephanie Shelton, Graduate-Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

“The Poor People’s Language My Nainai “Forgot”: Critical Reflections on My Grandmother’s Ethnic Identity and Literacy Development”
- Ying Cui, Graduate-Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

“Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live: Examining the Intersection of Atheism and Feminism in the South”

-Rachel Smith, Undergraduate majors-Comparative Literature and Psychology, minor in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

“Growing up a feminist: How I realized the world would never change unless I decided to change it myself”

- Alexandra Strollo, Undergraduate major-Advertising, minors in Women’s Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Georgia

 

Title: Feminist Scholarship-Activism RIGHT NOW! With Feminist Scholar-Activists

Location-MLC Room 213

Session Chair: Kristyl Tift, Graduate-Theatre and Film Studies, University of Georgia

“The Bluest Eye/Black is Beautiful”

-Cindy Blair, Graduate- Department of Educational Theory & Practice, University of Georgia

“Anti-Racist Activism”

-Jemelleh Coes, Graduate- Department of Educational Theory & Practice, University of Georgia

“So What Do You Do: A Feminist Scholar’s Application of Antiwork Politics”

-Alyssa Leavell, Graduate-English, University of Georgia

“Growing up a girl, reading the world and Krishna Kumar; Traces of becoming a teacher “

-Kajal Sinha, Graduate- Department of Educational Theory & Practice, University of Georgia

“Non-Neutrality In The Everyday”

-Kerri McNair, Undergraduate major-Anthropology, minor in Spanish, University of Georgia

“It’s So Dangerous to Judge a Book by Its Cover”

-Rouhollah Aghasaleh, Graduate- Department of Educational Theory & Practice, University of Georgia

 

Triota, the Women's Studies Honors Society, will be holding an informal meeting immediately after the Women's Studies Student Symposium on March 20th, 2015. 

The gathering is open to symposium presenters, spectators, and current or prospective Triota members.

 

Women’s Studies Student Symposium 2015 Committee:

Stephanie Shelton, Kristyl Tift, Angela Hall, Jamie Palmer, Lauren Bridgers, Shayla Robinson, Cecilia Herles