WGST Student Conference

WGST Student Conference photo

The University of Redlands will host the 2013 Women’s and Gender Studies Student Conference from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Orton Center. It is being held in lieu of Women’s History Month with the main goal of giving students an opportunity to present their work in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Dr. Jennifer Nelson, an associate professor and director of Women’s and Gender Studies says this is the only forum at the University of Redlands for undergraduates that allows all students from every department a chance to showcase their work and it shows that women and gender are important to every field.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for people across the University to get a sense of the exciting academic work that students are doing in WGST across the disciplines,” Nelson said.

The public is invited to hear keynote speaker, Ines M. Talamantez present "Building Reciprocal Feminist Theory: Gathering Indigenous Women's Knowledge in the Americas"at 7 p.m. in the Orton Center.

Talamantez is an associate professor of Native American religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and managing editor of "New Scholar: An American Review." Her research involves Native American attitudes toward the environment and Native American female initiation ceremonies.

The conference is open to the public. Admission  to the keynote speaker is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Denise Spencer at

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