Annual WGST Student Conference
2013 Conference Art Poster created by Kelsey Broersma
5th Annual WGST Student Conference 2013
The Women's and Gender Studies program hosted the Fifth Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Student Conference in celebration of Women’s History Month on Friday, March 22, 2013. The primary goal of this conference is to provide a forum for students to present their work in Women’s and Gender Studies. Conference Program
The conference dinner was held on Thursday, March 21, 2013. The keynote speaker was Dr. Inés Talamantez, an expert in Native American and cross-cultural philosophy and religion and a member of the Mescalero Apache tribe. The title of her talk was "Building Reciprocal Feminist Theory: Gathering Indigenous Women's Knowledge in the Americas" in hopes to bring feminists together under issues common to us all.
Certificates and prizes were awarded to the following students:
Award and Prize for Best Art Poster Contest (pictured above):
Kelsey Broersma -Artist Statement:
"I attempted to create an image that I thought was most fitting for Women's and Gender Studies. Issues such as sexual identity and the female image are common discourse of this field. The female form is central to my design, while the funny disguise on her face generates discussion. I wanted the image to appear humorous, even strange but altogether provocative--not in a sensual way but in a way that causes the viewer to ask-- "Who is this woman? What does she represent? Why is she exposed?"
Award and Prize for Best Conference Papers:
Alexandra Bollella for “Bridging the Divide” and Kelsey Lettko for “Identity Formation with the Help of Dance in a Closed Juvenile Institution.”
For more information about the Women's and Gender Studies Student Conference, contact Dr. Jennifer Nelson, Director of WGST at firstname.lastname@example.org