Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:25pm
FREE, open to everyone
Miller Learning Center 250, 275, 277, 348

23rd Annual Women’s Studies Student Research Symposium

“Feminist Research Across the Disciplines”

Friday, February 26, 2016

12:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Miller Learning Center (MLC), University of Georgia

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12:20-1:10pm “Making Women: Sex Testing and International Sport in the Twentieth Century” by Jaclyn Nolan, Communication Studies, University of Georgia MLC 248

 

1:20 – 2:20 p.m.  (60-minute Concurrent Sessions)

 

Title: Activism, Motherhood and Workplace Stress: Work-Life Balance for the 21st Century Woman

Location - MLC Room 275

Co-chairs: Kate Templeton and Samantha Meyer, Career Center, University of Georgia

- Panel discussion with Associate Dean of Students, Dr. Jan Barham, Associate Professor of Employment Law and Legal Studies and IWS affiliate faculty member, Dr. Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, representatives from The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center, and Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

 

Title: Where Have All the Women Gone? Examining Gender in Art and Literature

Location- MLC Room 277

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

 

“History Repeats Itself: Man Museums Won’t Show Her Art”

- Kira Hynes, Undergraduate IDS major-Women’s Studies, Art and Creative Writing, University of Georgia

 

“Are Women in Award-Winning Nonfiction Picturebooks?”

- Courtney Shimek, Graduate-Department of Language and Literacy, University of Georgia

 

“Outside of the Box”: Troubling Masculinity through Children’s Literature”

- Stephen Adam Crawley and Heidi Lyn Hadley, Graduate- Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

 

Title: Intersectional Feminist Analysis of Kim K, Gabriela, and Celebrity Twitter

Location- MLC Room 348

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

 

“Kim Kardashian: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis”

- Emma Wakeman, Undergraduate major-Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Telenovela, Gabriela, and the Brazilian female representation in media”

- Rebeca Coelho, Graduate-Romance Languages, University of Georgia

 

“More than Just Bad Blood: Embodied Imagery Context in the Nicki Minaj/Taylor Swift Twitter War”

- Jessica Hennenfent, Graduate- Entertainment and Media Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Feminism in the Digital Sphere”

- Grace Ferzely, Undergraduate major-Entertainment and Media Studies, Minor in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

Title: Notions of Strength and Gender in Literature, Sports and Film

Location- MLC Room 250

Chair: Jennifer Samaritan, Undergraduate majors- Women’s Studies, English, and Religion

 

“Becoming Jasmine: Representations of Women in Three Asian American Texts”

- Sabnam Ghosh, Graduate-Comparative Literature, University of Georgia

 

“Using Poststructuralist Feminist Theory to Analyze Comics and Speculative Fiction with Strong Female Protagonists”

- Margaret A. Robbins, Graduate-Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

 

“How Liberal Feminism Has Helped Women Officiating Professional Sports”

- Stephanie Calhoun, Undergraduate majors- Women’s Studies and Political Science, University of Georgia

 

“Uncovering the Mystery of a Femme Fatale”

- Christina Wilson, Undergraduate major- Cognitive Science, Minor-Statistics, Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

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

 

Title: Mothering and Identities     

Location – MLC Room 275

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

 

“In Search of Mother Earth, Who is She? Thoughts on Place and Identity”

-Christina Hylton, Graduate-Department of Education Theory and Practice, University of Georgia

 

“Mama Can You Carry This”

- Kira Hynes, Undergraduate IDS major-Women’s Studies, Art, and Creative Writing, University of Georgia

 

Title: New Ways of Performing and “Talking”: Discourse on Gender and Race through Music and Art

Location – MLC Room 277

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

 

“Who Gets the Gig? What Social Psychology tells us about how these decisions are made”

- Maureen Horgan, Professor of Music, Georgia College, Candidate for Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Sassy and Brassy: Ladies’ Brass Bands of the 19th Century”

- Jordan Keegan, Graduate-Musicology, University of Georgia

 

“Homogenized”

- Tonia Hughes, Graduate- Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Georgia State University

 

“Silence As Resistant Discourse”

- Jainey Jung Yeon Kim, Graduate- Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Georgia State University

 

 

Title: Unfair Negotiations: The Female Body as Contested Terrain

Location- MLC Room 250

Chair: Heidi Hadley, Graduate-Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

 

“A Life Worth Lived: An Exploration of Barriers and Facilitators to Medication Adherence for HIV+ Women”

-Sabrina T. Cherry, Graduate- Public Health, University of Georgia

 

“Categorizing Race through Quantitative Genetic Studies”

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

 

“Mind Over Uterus: Hysterical Discourse and the Patriarchal Church in Diderot’s The Nun”

-Mary Ann Barfield, Undergraduate major- Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies, Georgia State University

 

“Does the West Know Best? A Closer Look at FGM through a Modern Feminist’s Lens

- Angela Pyle, Undergraduate- Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

Title: Developing a Feminist Library for Students and Teachers: Lessons Learned from Feminist Scholar-Activists Library Project

Location- MLC Room 348

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

Panelists:

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

- Tanja Bilbija, Undergraduate majors-English/English Education, University of Georgia

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

-Lisa LeBlanc, Undergraduate majors- French/French Education, University of Georgia

- Lydia Pearson, Undergraduate majors-German/World Language Education, University of Georgia

- Sophie Sussman, Undergraduate major- Early Childhood Education, University of Georgia

-Mary Yun, Graduate-Early Childhood Education, University of Georgia

 

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

 

Title: Crossroads of Gender, Race, and History      

Location-MLC Room 275

Chair: Jieun Lee, Graduate-Theatre and Film Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Teaching Gender and U.S. Slavery: Gone with the Wind and 12 Years a Slave”
- Leah Richier, Graduate-History, University of Georgia
 

“Gender Politics in The White-Haired Girl”
- Qianru Li, Graduate- Theatre and Film Studies, University of Georgia         

 

“The Influence of French Colonialism on the Role of Women in Algeria”
- Olivia Haas, Undergraduate majors- International Affairs and History, Minor- Spanish, University of Georgia

 

“Negotiating Power, Privilege and Identity as a Puerto Rican Woman Raised in the South”

- Cristina V. de la Luz, graduated with undergraduate majors in Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Georgia
 

 

Title: Expanding Feminist Research, Pedagogy, and Education

Location -MLC Room 250

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

 

“Feminist Perspectives on Two Countries’ Health Education Standards- Scotland and USA”

-Shara Cherniak, Graduate-Education Theory and Practice, University of Georgia

 

“The Examination and Integration of Arts-Based Educational Research and Feminist Methodology”
- Devonna A. Nickeo, Undergraduate majors- Women’s Studies and Psychology, University of Georgia

 

“A Feminist Approach on Liberal Education for Women in Poverty in South Korea”

- Hyungjoo Yoon, Graduate-Adult Education, University of Georgia

 

“Lessons Learned from Marilyn Frye’s Account of Oppression”

- Charlotte Partrick, Undergraduate major-International Affairs, 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 February 26th, 2016.  The gathering is open to symposium presenters, spectators, and current or prospective Triota members.

 

Women’s Studies Student Symposium 2016 Committee:

Jamie Palmer, Kristyl Tift, Angela Hall, Jennifer Samaritan, Jieun Lee, Stephanie Shelton, Cecilia Herles