Friday, February 24, 2017 - 1:25pm
FREE and open to the public
Miller Learning Center Rooms 207, 250, 251, 267, 268

24th Annual Women’s Studies Student Research Symposium

“Feminist Research Across the Disciplines”

Friday, February 24, 2017

 

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

12:20pm - 1:10pm, Friday Speaker Series “Women in Higher Education in Times of Anxiety: Advising Graduate Students, Research, Lessons Learned or Wished We Had Learned” A Panel Organized by the Gender in Academia FLC with Dr. Betina Kaplan, Dr. Laura Bierema, Dr. Janet Buckworth, Dr. Janet Frick, and Dr. Anne Bothe Marcotte

Location - MLC 214

 

1:25 – 2:15 p.m.  (50-minute Concurrent Sessions)

 

Title: Embodying Otherness in Film and Theatre

Location - MLC Room 251

Chair: Josh Bedford, Graduate - Musicology, University of Georgia

 

“The Sex Which is Neither Ones nor Zeros: Sexual difference, fragile masculinities and AI in recent science fiction”

- Vincent Li, Graduate -Philosophy, University of Georgia

 

“The representation of women in the film “Dona Flor and her Two Husbands”

- Vera Maria Bulla, Graduate - Romance Languages, University of Georgia

 

“The First Lesbian Kiss on Broadway Returns”

- Lukas T. Woodyard, Undergraduate majors -Theatre and English, University of Georgia

 

Title: Feminist Praxis Projects: Proposals for Defining and Addressing Social Justice Issues

Location - MLC Room 268

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

 

“The State of Feminism in US Social Work Education: A scoping review”

-  Helen Taylor Yates and Abha Rai, Graduate - Social Work, University of Georgia

 

“Intersectional Failure: The Effect of Zero-Tolerance Policy on Girls of Color”

-  Chloe Schrader, Undergraduate major - Women’s Studies with Pre-Med intent, University of Georgia

 

“Diaper Need in Athens-Clarke County”

- Katherine Peterson, Undergraduate majors - Women’s Studies and Sociology, University of Georgia

 

Title: Gender in Global Politics: Women Leaders, Machismo, and Terrorism

Location - MLC Room 250

Co Chairs: Emma Wakeman, Undergraduate major - Women’s Studies, University of Georgia and Cecilia Herles, Assistant Director, Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Women as Leaders in the World’s Intelligence Communities”

- Abigail Nash, Undergraduate major - International Affairs, University of Georgia

 

“The Effect of Machismo Gender Construction on the Civil and Political Rights of Homosexuals in Hispanic States”

- Daniel Funke, Undergraduate majors - Journalism and International Affairs, University of Georgia

 

“Terrorism: Understanding the Gender Dimension”

- Peyton Sammons, Undergraduate major - International Affairs, minors in French/German, University of Georgia

 

2:30 – 3:20 p.m.  (50-minute Concurrent Sessions)

 

Title: The Gendered Dimensions of War, Peace, and Justice

Location – MLC Room 267

Co Chairs: Dr. Josie Leimbach, Lecturer, Institute for Women’s Studies, and Jennifer Whitley, Graduate - Education, University of Georgia

 

“Looking Forward: The Role of Women Peacekeepers-Evaluation of the effect of offensive operations on UN peacekeeping demographics”

- Cameron Henderson, Undergraduate majors - International Affairs and Political Science, University of Georgia

 

“The Role of Women on the Supreme Court: For Whose Benefit Do They Cast Their Vote?”

- Emma Cramer, Graduated with undergraduate degree in International Affairs, University of Georgia

 

“Words of War: The Influence of Gender on Speech Acts”

- Kara Joyce, Undergraduate majors - International Affairs and English, University of Georgia

        

 

Title: Gender, Race, and Healthcare: Birth Control, Fertility and the “Genomic Revolution”

Location – MLC Room 251

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

 

“Birth Control and Mental Health: A Feminist Approach”

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

 

“A Feminist Perspective on the Politics of Fertility in Occupied Palestine”

- Suman Barat, Undergraduate majors - Biology and Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Community Engaged Research: Exploring the Importance of Community Involvement in the Wake of the “Genomic Revolution”

- Jaimie Richards, Graduate - Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics, The University of Alabama, Birmingham

 

 

Title: Self-Defining Difference through Music and Literature

Location - MLC Room 207

Chair: Ashleigh McKinzie, Graduate - Department of Sociology, University of Georgia

 

“The Healing Power of a Black Woman’s Voice in Song”

- Linzi Machini, Undergraduate - History and Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Our Love Knows No Boundaries”

- Darius M. Phelps, Lead Teacher, Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center and Graduate - Reading Education, University of Georgia

 

“A Woman in the Works”

- Skylar Lanier, Undergraduate majors - English and Public Relations, University of Georgia

 

3:35 – 4:40 p.m.  (65-minute Concurrent Sessions)

 

Title: Resisting Controlling Images of Gender, Race, and Sexuality

Location - MLC Room 250

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

 

“The B.E.E. Club “Becoming Empowered through Education””
- Akilah Blount, Undergraduate majors - Women’s Studies and Public Relations, University of Georgia
 

“Steps Towards Creating a More Inclusive Sex Positive Society”
- Sydney Harkins, Undergraduate major - Women’s Studies, University of Georgia                

 

“A Fragmented Spectrum: A Lack of Black Female Infertility Narratives”
- Sophia Muriel Flemming- Graduate certificate - Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Challenging Deficit Discourse: Experiences of Black Teenage Pregnancy”

- Taryn Brown, Graduate - Educational Theory and Practice, University of Georgia
 

 

Title: Representation of Gender, Race, and Beauty: From YouTube to Netflix

Location - MLC Room 268

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

 

“Critically Analyzing the Nature of Relationships in Gilmore Girls

- Regan Jolley, Graduated with undergraduate degree in Classical Culture, University of Georgia

      

“Intersectionality Used to Analyze Orange is the New Black, to Explore the Themes of Womanism in Order to Redefine Feminism”
- Elizabeth Vamos, Graduate - Industrial Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia

 

“The Real Beauty: a discourse analyses of bodies in Dove ads in Brazil”

- Lunara David Gonçalves, Graduate - Romance Languages, University of Georgia

 

“Mindless Chatter- Black Balance Productions”

- Taylor Ramble, Undergraduate major - Film Studies, 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 24th, 2017. 

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


Women’s Studies Student Symposium 2017 Committee:

Jamie Palmer, Jieun Lee, Ashleigh McKinzie, Josh Bedford, Jennifer Whitley, Juhi Varshney, Emma Wakeman, Cecilia Herles