Skip to main content
Skip to main menu

Slideshow

25th Annual Women’s Studies Student Research Symposium

Miller Learning Center, various rooms (see below)
Student Symposium

“Feminist Research Across the Disciplines”

Friday, February 23, 2018

12:20 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Miller Learning Center (MLC), University of Georgia

12:20pm - 1:10pm, Friday Speaker Series “Alumni Perspectives on What to Do with a Degree in Women’s Studies” featuring Katie Faulkner, Katie Beth Lusk, Samantha Meyer (moderator), and Adreanna Nattiel

Location- MLC 214

 

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

 

Title: Gender and the Environment: Education for Sustainable Development, Ecofeminism and the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan, and Environmental Progressiveness

Location- MLC Room 275

Chair: Christina Hylton, Graduate-Education, University of Georgia

“Gender and Social Equity in Education for Sustainable Development”

- Christina Hylton, Graduate-Education, University of Georgia

 

“Ecofeminism: A Method of Analysis for Current and Future Catastrophe”

-Alexandra Mulliken, Undergraduate major in Biology, minor in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“An Exploration of the Significance of Female Representation on Environmental Policies”

-Julia Ricciardulli, Undergraduate majors in International Affairs and Economics, University of Georgia

----

Title: Expressions of Gender, Politics, Nationalism, and Legal Reform

Location- MLC Room 251

Chair: Dr. Josie Leimbach, Lecturer, Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

“Changes in the Focus on Women in the Kurdish Nationalist Movements: A Comparative Analysis of Iraq and Turkey”

- Mary Craig Lindgren, Undergraduate major in International Affairs, University of Georgia

 

“Family Feud: The Dichotomy of Modernism and Traditionalism in Family Law Reformation. A Case Study of Morocco and Tunisia”

-Dorothy Marie Rau, Undergraduate majors in International Affairs and Arabic, University of Georgia

 

----

Title: Alternative Feminist Futures: Critiques of Identity Politics, Consuming Feminism, and Intersectionality

Location- MLC Room 268

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

“Explicit and Non-Explicit Cis Feminisms and the Effects”

-Ashley Waterfill, Undergraduate major in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Drowning in Watered-Down Feminism”

-Cydney White, Undergraduate major in Advertising, minor in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“A Theoretical Approach to Intersectionality”

-Valerie King, Undergraduate majors in Women’s Studies, Philosophy, and History, University of Georgia

 

----

Title: Beauty & Bodies: Social & Cultural Productions

Location- MLC Room 207

Co-Chairs: Ginger Ko, Graduate- English, University of Georgia and Helen Bradberry, Undergraduate majors in Women’s Studies and Film Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Asian American Bodies: Up for Grabs”

-Eashaa Velamuri, Undergraduate major in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience, minor in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

 “You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are-How female artists work against the contemporary female beauty ideal in their music videos”

-Vivian Langer, Graduate-Comparative Literature, University of Georgia

 

“Abstract for ‘The ABCs of Me’”

-Kristen Gragg, Undergraduate major in English, University of Georgia

 

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

 

Title: Detained, Dehumanized, and Denied: Women’s Experiences with Gender, Criminalization and Vulnerability

Location-MLC Room 275

Chair: Dr. Betina Kaplan, Associate Professor of Spanish, Affiliated Faculty member of the Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Discourses of ‘family’, vulnerability, and criminalized migration: Analysis of the South Texas Family Residential Center”

-Leanne Purdum, Graduate- Geography, University of Georgia

 

“Health Status and Healthcare Access of Incarcerated Women”

-Rhiannon Euhus, Undergraduate majors in Health Promotion and Statistics, University of Georgia

 

“Female Faces of Immigration Detention”

-Meagan Cobb, Undergraduate major in Spanish, University of Georgia       

 

----

Title: Cross Cultural Stories of Resistance: Fighting Oppression through Self-Expression

Location-MLC Room 251

Chair: Chasity James, Graduate-Educational Theory and Practice, University of Georgia

 

 “Twenty Years of Music: How Shakira’s Discography Facilitates the Disruption of Machismo and Marianismo Culture in Latin America”

-Carmen Lopez, Undergraduate majors in Women’s Studies and International Affairs, University of Georgia

 

“Getting back to the B Culture: Learning More about Black Culture through Beekeeping”

-Chasity James, Graduate –Educational Theory and Practice, The University of Georgia

 

----

Title: Comprehensive Analyses of Sexual Violence

Location-MLC Room 268

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

“Why I Can’t Say “Me Too”: Immanence and Rape Culture on College Campuses

-Chloe Schrader, Undergraduate major in Women’s Studies with pre-med intent, University of Georgia

 

“Words Can Never Hurt Me? Towards a Better Vocabulary in Discussions of Sexual Assault and Trauma”

-Rachel Denae Harris, Graduate- Hispanic Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Impact of Early Sex Education on College Sexual Violence Behavior, Knowledge of Consent, and Bystander Behaviors”

-Lauren Amidon, Undergraduate major in English, University of Georgia

 

----

Title: Personal and Political Acts of Violence Against Women: Examinations of Health, Politics, and Marriage

Location- MLC Room 207

Chair: CJ Komp, Graduate-Musicology, University of Georgia

 “The Zika Virus: Sexual Violence and a Changing Climate’s Effect on Gendered Public Health”

-Margaret Clark, Undergraduate majors in International Affairs and Ecology, University of Georgia

 

“Sticks and Stones: How Violence against Women in Politics Impacts Representation”

-Nanma Okeani, Undergraduate majors in International Affairs and Economics, University of Georgia

 

“The Material Conditions of Marriage”

-Riley Findley, Undergraduate majors in Philosophy and Psychology, minor in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

3:35p.m. – 4:25 p.m.  (50-minute Concurrent Sessions)

 

Title: Cross-Cultural Readings of Gender Representation and Roles on Screen

Location- MLC Room 275

Chair: Angela Hall, Graduate-Narrative Media Writing, University of Georgia

“Redefining the Dichotomous Portrayal of Gender Roles in Modern Film”

-Ana M. Mejia, Undergraduate majors in Spanish and World Language Education, University of Georgia

 

----

Title: Gender, Racism, War, and the Right

Location-MLC Room 251

Chair: Dr. Maryann E. Gallagher, Lecturer, International Affairs and Affiliate Faculty member of the Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

“Female Involvement in Racist Organizations”

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

 

“An Examination of Women’s Sociopolitical Standing Post-Intrastate Conflict: A Case Study of Guatemala and Nicaragua”

-Olivia Benecke, Undergraduate major in International Affairs, minor in Spanish, University of Georgia

 

“France’s (Kinder, Gentler) Extremist: Intersectionality and Media Framing of Female Populist Radical Right Leaders”

-Alexandra Snipes, Graduate- Comparative Politics, University of Georgia

 

----

Title: Feminist Analyses of Healthcare: Symptoms of Failures and Possible Solutions for Community Healing

Location-MLC Room 268

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

“Applying a Black Feminist Framework to Explain Black Women’s Health Disparities”

-Tierra Sanford, Undergraduate majors in Women’s Studies and Water and Soil Resources, University of Georgia

 

 “Utilizing Intersectional Feminist Perspectives in Improving HIV/AIDS Treatment in Twenty-First Century Rwanda”
-Heather Street, Undergraduate majors in Cellular Biology and Women’s Studies, University of Georgia                

 

----

Title: From Symbolic Annihilation to Percussive Feminism: Visualizing the Invisible

Location-MLC Room 207

Chair: Dr. Susan Thomas, Professor of Music and Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

“An Ode to Self Care: Black Feminist Leadership Creating Alternative Spaces for Black Women Through Music”

-Alexandra Travis, Undergraduate major in Journalism, University of Georgia

 

“Memetic Language and Culture: Implications in the Mental Health Status of Transgender and Nonbinary People of Color”

-Annie Ho, Undergraduate major in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Afrofeminism in France: Activist Visual Representations of the African Diaspora”

-Johanna Montlouis-Gabriel, Graduate-Romance Languages, University of Georgia

 

 

4:40p.m. – 5:40 p.m.  (60-minute Concurrent Sessions)

 

Title: Women Writing Subversion & Resistance

Location-MLC Room 275

Chair: Gina Abelkop, Graduate- English, University of Georgia

“Constellations of Metaphors in Ruth Klüger’s Holocaust Memoirs

-Stephanie Adam, Graduate- German, University of Georgia

 

“Mary McCarthy’s Feminist Act: Breaking the Gendered Binary between Truth and Lie”

-Margaret Rose Hunt, Undergraduate major in English, Agnes Scott University

 

“La voz feminina de Úrsula, by Maria Firmina dos Reis”

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

 

“Heightening Viscerality in Rejection of Male Desire by Contemporary Italian Women Writers”

-Laura Garrison, Graduate- Romance Languages, University of Georgia

 

----

Title: Envisioning Feminist Futures Through Past- Present-History

Location-MLC Room 251

Chair: Jennifer Whitley, Graduate-Education, University of Georgia

“Performing the Archive in Votes for Women!

-Elise Robinson, Graduate-Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Writing Women of Color Back In-Patsy Mink

-Julia R. Koch, Undergraduate majors in International Affairs and Theatre, minor in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Crystal Eastman: The Last Ten Years”

-Grayce Jones, Undergraduate major in History, Agnes Scott University

 

“Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Establishing Accuracy and Transparency in Georgia’s Family Planning Services”
-Jessica Ma, Undergraduate majors in Women’s Studies and Sociology, University of Georgia

 

 

----

Title: Art as Resistance: From Visual to Performance

Location: MLC Room 268

Chair: Jaleesa Reed, Graduate- Textiles, Merchandising, & Interiors, University of Georgia

“The Poetic and the Narration of Non-Linear History: Construction of My Own Queer, Female-Bodied Identity Through Visual Art”

-Annemarie DiCamillo, Graduate-Painting and Drawing, University of Georgia

 

“SEWW: Women’s Wrestling as Sport, Art, Performance, and Survival Mechanism”

-Kaleena Stasiak, Graduate-Printmaking + Book Arts, University of Georgia

 

“Heavy Set: Sensations of Being”

-Stephanie Sutton, Graduated with MFA in Studio Art, University of Georgia

 

----

Title: The Difference Makers: How Women’s Presence and Leadership Changes Diplomatic and Peace Negotiations

Location-MLC Room 207

Co-Chairs: Chloe Schrader, Undergraduate major in Women’s Studies and Katherine Peterson, Undergraduate majors in Women’s Studies and Sociology, University of Georgia

“Outcomes of Insurgency: Do Women Make a Difference?

-Charlotte Partrick, Undergraduate major in International Affairs, minor in Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

 

“Diplomacy: A Woman’s Game”

-Roma Parikh, Undergraduate major in International Affairs, University of Georgia

 

“Help a Sister Out: The Gendered Difference in Aid Allocation Decision Making”

-Sarah Henning, Undergraduate major in International Affairs, Graduate- Public Administration, 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 23rd, 2018. 

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

 

Women’s Studies Student Symposium 2018 Committee:

Jamie Palmer, Jieun Lee, Josh Bedford, Jennifer Whitley, Ginger Ko, Gina Abelkop, Christina Hylton, CJ Komp, Angela Hall, Chloe Schrader, Skyler Gray, Katie Peterson, Helen Bradberry, Cecilia Herles

Support UGA Women's Studies

The Institute of Women's Studies appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more.

Every dollar contributed to the department has a direct impact on our students and faculty.