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WGST Conference

WGST

Art by Veronica Nelson

Students present WGST work in fourth annual conference

This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community. For additional information, contact Dr. Jennifer Nelson.

Keynote speaker 

7 p.m. Thursday, March 29

Performer and filmmaker Kalil Cohen, M.Ed.
Hall of Letters 100

Cohen is the founding director of the TG Film Fest: The Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival, and an assistant programmer for OUTFEST: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

Panel Schedule

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Session I—10-10:50 a.m. Friday, March 30

Conversation with Kalil Cohen
Bulldog/Och Tamale Room

Session II—11-12:20 a.m. Friday, March 30

Devaluing Women's Work: The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality
Women's Center

  • Alex Martin: “Women in the Corporate Boardroom: A Necessary Resource”
  • Caitlin Chisolm: “Exploitation of Women in the Sex Industry”
  • Alyona Kostenkova: “Cost of Gender Discrimination”
  • Mark Bloom: “Women in Politics: A Global Perspective”

Women’s and Gender Studies in Action: Senior Projects
Pride Center

  • Kenya Rodriquez: “Domestic Worker and Employer Relationships”
  • Karla Alanis: “Following the Leader: Female Student Leadership at the U of R”
  • Deidre Nissen: “Mistresses, Slaves and Patriarchal Control in the Antebellum South”
  • Veronica Nelson: “Feminine Color”

Session III—12:30-1:50 p.m. Friday, March 30

Breaking the Magic Spell: Stereotypical Multimedia Women
Women's Center

  • Kristina Minichiello: “Gendered Stereotypes in Grimm Fairy Tales”
  • Francesca Sabatelli: “The Unattainable Image, The Unrealistic Image”
  • Kimberly Veihl: “The Idealized Female Pet in Disney Animation”
  • Cristine Lovato: “Liz Lemon: How to Be a Bossypants”

The Pleasure Principle: History of Sexuality
Pride Center

  • Grace Conaway: “Tommy, Lucille Ball, and a Whole Lot of Explaining”
  • Mika Barrett: “Changing Natures of ‘Normal’: Society's Inconsistent Hegemony of ‘Normal’ Sexual Behavior”
  • Rachel Thomas: “Locked Up and Tied Down: A History, Theory, and Feminist Debate of BDSM”

Roundtable: The Oprah Effect on LGBT Visibility and Social Progress
Bulldog/Och Tamale Room

  • Lauren Feldman, Giulia Zoppolat, A.B. Farrelly, Bridgette Samp and Clare O’Lear

Session IV—2-3:20 p.m. Friday, March 30

Gendered Representations of War
Women's Center

  • Danielle Willis-Thompson: “Victorian Masculinity and its Effects on Views of Shell Shock in World War I as Seen in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway
  • Peter Shipman: “The Deterioration of the Masculine Ideal in Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness
  • Bernadette Magallanes: “Depicting a Duo: Coupling Sexual Deviation and Communism in Cold War Films”
  • Dorothy Catanese: “Pin-Up Girls: Creating Voyeurism for a New Era”

“The Power of ‘Words’”: Religion, Performance, and Sexual Identity
Bulldog/Och Tamale Room

  • Matt Clapp: “Call Me Matt” (Spoken Word)
  • Shannon Canchola: “The Power of Words” (Flute Performance)
  • Michael Gillham: “Issan Dorsey” (Sculpture)
  • Anneka Oishi: “The Catholic Church’s Stance on Homosexuality: The Last Forty Years” (Paper)
  • Rachel Glaser: “Societal Beliefs and Homophobia” (Paper)

“Sexing the Body"
Pride Center

  • Jenny Rubinstein: "The Biology of Gender"
  • Katy Coyne: “Potential Masculinization of Female Offspring Secondary to Excess Androgen Release During Fetal Development”
  • Kayla Zibbell: “Strengthening Choice: A Study of the Variety of Factors at Play in Women’s Decisions About Reproductive Health”

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.
Thurber

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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