2013 WSGO Conference

The Women’s Studies Graduate Organization presents our 12th Annual Graduate Conference.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Saturday, February 16, 8am-6pm, Bank of America Career Services Building, 1st Floor

8:00-8:40                BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION, Lobby Café
8:40-8:45                WELCOMING REMARKS, Lobby Café

Deniz Durmuş, President of WSGO

8:45-9:45                SESSION 1 – Concurrent Panels
                             Speaking Up in Novels, Plays, and Comics (103A)
                             Speaking Up: Presentation and Representation (103B)

10:00-10:45            SESSION 2 – Concurrent Panels

Speaking Up in Higher Education (103A)
Technology: Speaking Up 2.0 (103B)

11:00-11:45            SESSION 3 – Concurrent Panels

Speaking Up Across Nations and Borders (103A)
Speaking Up About Identity, Privilege, and Power (103B)

11:45-12:30            Lunch, Lobby Café

12:30-1:30              KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A Rebellious Reading of History

Latoya Peterson, nationally-renowned blogger and feminist activist

1:30-2:30                SESSION 4 – Concurrent Panels
                             Belonging and Speaking Up (103A)
                             Speaking Up About Bodies at Risk (103B)

2:45-3:30                PERFORMANCE: The Window Sex Project: Responding to sexual harassment                        through dance (Sydnie L. Mosely Dances)

3:30-4:00                Coffee Break, Lobby Café

4:00-6:00                SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE

with Philadelphia-based Sketch Lightly (Ryan Vinson)

6:30         Cocktail Hour at The Deli/Z-Bar, 113 Heister St.

Group will leave together from conference or meet us there


PROGRAM DETAILS

8:45-9:45       SESSION 1 – Concurrent Panels

SPEAKING UP IN NOVELS, PLAYS, AND COMICS (Room 103A)

Moderator: Vanessa Massaro

·         Nadine Swartz, Penn State University, “Moving Beyond Monologues: Early Stages of Coalition Formation in La Nef des sorcières”

·         Marissa R. Schwalm, Binghamton University, “Superheroine/Villain & Icon: Graphic Autobiographies and Women’s Identities”

·         Melissa Cole, SUNY Stony Brook, “A Male Voice in the Feminist Struggle to be Heard: Analyzing the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne”

·         Molly Kat Goldblatt, Binghamton University, “Lucy: A  Novel in Prose Poems”

SPEAKING UP: PRESENTATION AND REPRESENTATION (Room 103B)

Moderator: Krista Quesenberry

·         Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Penn State University, “Examining Asian Women’s Protest Participation: Do Government Positions Held by Women Matter?”

·         Amy Bloom, Penn State University,  “Measured Women: Skirt Length and National Pride”

·         Grace Thompson, Penn State University, “Disguise: Submission or Revolt?”

·         Deniz Durmuş, Penn State University, “Speaking Up in the History of Science and Academia: A Woman Scientist’s (Christine Ladd Franklin) Contributions to Rewriting the History of Science from a Feminist Perspective”

10:00-10:45      SESSION 2 – Concurrent Panels

SPEAKING UP IN HIGHER EDUCATION (Room 103A)

Moderator: Elif Balin

·         Jackie Atkins, Penn State University, “Paying the Rent: Pedagogical Practices for Activism”

·         Catherine Jampel, Penn State University, “Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) as Feminist Pedagogy: Considering Ability/Disability”

·         Caitlin Domagal, Vinika Porwal and Susan R. Rankin, Penn State University, “Exploring the Intersections: How Multiple Identities Affect LGB Student Outcomes?”  

TECHNOLOGY: SPEAKING UP 2.0 (Room 103B)

Moderator: Lauren J. DeCarvalho

·         Liliana Acevedo Callejas, Michelle Acevedo Callejas, and Kazi Priyanka Silmi, Ohio University, “Hollaback: how speaking up against street harassment works”

·         Dana Cuomo, Penn State University, “Stalking and Emotional Security: Shifting the Balance of Power through Surveillance”

·         Katty Alhayek, Ohio University, “Using Information and Communication Technologies to Promote Syrian Refugee Women's Rights: a Case Study on Servile Marriage”

 

11:00-11:45      SESSION 3 – Concurrent Panels

SPEAKING UP ACROSS NATIONS AND BORDERS (Room 103A)

Moderator: Rita Daniels

·         Kathryn R. Falvo, Penn State University, “‘World-Traveling’ and the Possibility of Global Integration”

·         Chris Hayashida-Knight, Penn State University, “Toward a Feminist Nation”

·         Aisling McIntyre, Penn State University, “Sin Vergüenza: Prostitution and Moral Policing at the U.S.-Mexico Border"

SPEAKING UP ABOUT IDENTITY, PRIVILEGE, AND POWER (Room 103B)

Moderator: Desiree Valentine

·         Karla Loya, Penn State University, “Issues of Identity Explained through Diverse Theoretical Lenses: Constructing Personhood (or Who Counts)”

·         Janeetra Johnson, Penn State University, “‘On the Flip Side’: White Privilege in 2011 America”

·         Leslie Christina Sotomayor, Penn State University, “Bridging Feminist Theories with Studio Arts”

11:45-12:30      LUNCH
Featuring Exhibition from Phoenix Savage, Visiting Artist at Penn State

Penn State Career Services Q&A Table (also available during coffee break), Elif Balin, Career Counselor at Penn State

12:30-1:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Room 103A)

A Rebellious Reading of History” by Latoya Peterso



1:30-2:30          SESSION 4 – Concurrent Panels

BELONGING AND SPEAKING UP (Room 103A)

Moderator: Donna King

·         Anna Rachel Terman, Penn State University, “Theoretical and Applied Expansions of Belonging”

·         Aparna Parikh, Penn State University, “At Home in the Gated Community”

·         Sara Erdmann, Binghamton University, “Chinese like You: A White Adoptive Mother’s Desire to Ethnically Identify with Her Chinese Daughter”

·         Vanessa Massaro, Penn State University, “It’s mostly just sitting around and waiting for the first of the month: The everyday spaces and practices of the drug economy in Philadelphia”


SPEAKING UP ABOUT BODIES AT RISK
(Room 103B)
Moderator: Kathryn R. Falvo

·         Heather Shumaker & Lindsey Gingrich, Planned Parenthood, “Speaking up Against Attacks on Women’s Reproductive Rights”

·         Arielle Hesse, Penn State University, “Risk Knowledge: Gender Power and Testimony in the Marcellus Shale”

·    Erin Kimberly Shaw, New York University, “In Sanger’s Shadow: Margaret Sanger, the Illinois Birth Control League, and the Ideological Battle over Birth Control in the 1920s and 1930s”

2:45-3:30 PERFORMANCE (Room 103C)

The Window Sex Project with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

  

3:30-4:00          COFFEE BREAK

4:00-6:00 SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE Room 103C Sketch Lightly with Ryan Vinson


6:30                 COCKTAIL HOUR

The Deli/Z-Bar, 113 Heister St.
Group will leave together from conference or meet us there

With support from the Penn State: Art Education Program; Center for Women Students; College of Communications; Commission for Women; Communication Arts and Sciences; Comparative Literature; Curriculum and Instruction; Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures; Geography; History; Institute for Arts and Humanities; Jewish Studies; Labor Studies and Employment Relations; Political Science; Rock Ethics Institute; Sociology and Crime, Law and Justice; Women’s Studies, Career Services, and the University Park Allocation Committee.

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Penn State WSGO,
Feb 14, 2013, 8:15 AM