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20th Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies

Fri, March 22, 2013 • Student Activity Center

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The Feeling Body—Feeling the Body

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The Feeling Body—Feeling the Body

20th Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies Conference

March 21-22, 2013

 

The CWGS graduate student run conference offers both undergraduate and graduate students at any recognized university the opportunity to share their research highlighting issues in women's, gender, and/or sexuality studies with the students and faculty affiliates of CWGS, The University of Texas at Austin community, and CWGS community partners.

CWGS’s 2012-2013 annual theme is “The Feeling Body.” Affect is an emerging new direction in feminist theory, generating fascinating conversations around the role of the body and feeling in producing knowledge. How are other disciplines writing about and engaging with affect? How might this new direction shift how we think about the role of the body in academic research? The panelists will examine these topics, exploring the ways in which the body shapes knowledge.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Registration…………………...…………………………………............SAC 3.116, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Concurrent Sessions #1………………………..……...………………...…….……..3:00pm-4:30pm

 

Ambiguous Freedoms and Agency: Racialized Performance and Sexuality, SAC 3.116

Moderator: Dr. Rebecca Rossen, Theater and Dance

  • Tynisha Scott: Imagining Freedom: On the Vestiges of Enslaved Black Women, Pleasure, and Sexuality
  • Michelle Mott: Pain in Pleasure: Reading Racialized and Gendered Representation and Agency in Rihanna’s “S&M”
  • Agathasilvia Oliveira: Commodification and Black women’s bodies in Brazilian Carnaval Parade

 

The Academy and The Body…………………………………...…....………….SAC 3.112

Moderator: Dr. Luis Urrieta, Cultural Studies in Education

  • Alana Varner: The Decolonized Archive
  • Iris Blake: stepping off the spectrum: using the Earth to think about sex(es), sexualit(y)ies, and gender(s)
  • Juan Portillo: “You Better Not Get Pregnant!”: Epistemic violence and the regulation of Chicana students’ integration to higher education
  • Stella Smith: African American Women’s Impact on Higher Education: Seen and Unseen

 

The Changing Body………………………………....…..………………………..SAC 1.118

Moderator: Dr. Rebecca Bigler, Psychology

  • Anima Adjepong: What do you call a white woman with one black eye? Alternate readings of bruises on women rugby players
  • Courtney Rodriguez: Bridging the Gap between Transgender Patients and Medical Professionals
  • Hali Garrett: Psychosocial Stress and the Body
  • Katelyn McKerlie: “If you think you have, then you haven’t”The Female Orgasm: A Socially Constructed, Subjective Experience
  • Katherine Jackson: Hitting Back: An Investigation into the Therapeutic Value of Krav Maga for Survivors of Sexual Assault

 

Concurrent Sessions #2………………………..………………………......…….…..4:45pm-6:15pm

 

INSPIRE: Empowering Texas Women Leaders-Undergraduate Research..SAC 3.116

Moderator: Juan Portillo, Sociology

  • Alexia Rey: The Value of Personal Relationships and Personal Narratives in Academia
  • Bibha Suvedi: Developing Feminist Methods To Study Rape Response/Work in College Campuses
  • Chantal Chang: Contradictions In Research of Undocumented Immigrants and Healthcare
  • Danielle Corley: Texas Women in Politics: How experience and embodiment inform decision-making
  • Lizette Melendez: Exploring Teen Parents’ Educational Lives: Demystifying a “problem” and suggesting educational support
  • Sanjna Zadoo: Critical Views on Power Between Doctor/Patient Relationships in Women’s Health Clinics and Hospitals

 

Sexual Violence and Marginality……..………..………………………............SAC 3.112

Moderator: Pamela Neumann, Sociology

  • Caitlyn Collins: “Some Girls, They Rape So Easy”: Conservative Discourses on Abortion and Rape in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
  • Emily Freeman: Theater and Social Justice:  Making space for LGBTQ bodies and narratives in elementary school
  • Letisha Brown: Through the Looking Glass: Sexual Violence, Body Image and Eating Behaviors in Black Women
  • Melinda Lemke: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: International and U.S. Domestic Policy

 

Film and the Body………………………………………………………...………SAC 1.118

Moderator: Dr. Donna Kornhaber, English

  • Ben Kruger-Robins: Film “Censorship” and Politics of Disease in Todd Haynes’s Horror Trilogy
  • James McMaster: Pearls Over Shanghai: Queer Utopian Nostalgia and Orientalism”
  • Katelyn Wood: “You’re All Going to Hell:” Queer Archives and Resistance in Small Town Gay Bar
  • Maryam Shariati: Gender, Ethnicity, and Language in an Iranian Context

 

Concurrent Sessions #3…………………..…....………………………......…….…..6:30pm-8:00pm

 

Writing and the Traumatized Body……………………………………………SAC 3.116

Moderator: Dr. Pascale Bos, Germanic Studies

  • Luciane de Oliveira Rocha: The Presence in the Absence: Black Women, Trauma, and the Body
  • Mario Castro: The Infinite Woman: Interpreting Patricia Laurent and Santiago’s Way
  • Rebecca Macmillan: Archiving Bodies: Everyday Trauma in the Poetry of Dawn Lundy
  • Victoria Dominguez: Between the Borderlands of Life and Death: A Spiritual and Intellectual Journey Towards Developing Conocimiento

 

Representation, Relationships, and the Body………………………………..SAC 3.112

Moderator: TBA

  • Janine Jones: Mormon Feminism and Embodiment: Navigating Religion and Culture
  • Kate Averett: The Family as Assemblage: Toward a Queer Approach to Family Studies
  • Kristine Kilanski: When women “gain,” men lose?: An analysis of reader responses to news reports on the changing gender compositions of the workforce
  • Shantel Buggs: “Your Momma is Day Glow White”: Questioning the Politics of Racial Identity, Loyalty and Obligation

 

Discourses on Feminist Activism………………………………….…………SAC 1.118

Moderator: Dr. Dana Cloud, Communication Studies

  • Katya Kolesova: Defending Pussy Riot Metonymically: Representations in the U.S. Media of the Trial of a Russian Feminist Performance Collective
  • Lynn Selby: “Imilyasyon” and affective labor in cross-class women’s rights work and organizing in Port-au-Prince, 2008-2010
  • Michael Rennett: Rockin’ Polka Dots, Fancymen and the Son of Romney: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism, and Conservative Politics in Falls New Girl

 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Registration/Breakfast…………….………...…….……………………..Ballroom, 8:00am-8:30am

Concurrent Sessions #4……………………………………………...….…...……...9:00am-10:30am

 

Social Media and the Body……………..……………………………………….SAC 1.106

Moderator: Brandon Andrew Robinson, Sociology

  • Austin Rodenbiker: Cyber Displacement: Embodied Discourse and Practice in Fanficition
  • Claire Shinhea Lee: Where It Gets Sensitive (WIGS): Web series Lauren and Emotional Public Sphere
  • Dominique Batiste: ‘0 Feet Away’: The Queer Cartography of French Gay Men’s Geo-Social Media Use
  • Lauren Weinzimmer: (In)Visible Queerness: Intended Versus Implied Discourse in the It Gets Better Project

 

Performance and the Body………………………………...…………………….SAC 1.118

Moderator: Dr. Lisa Moore, English

  • Chuyun Oh: Queering Korean Drama: Politics of Apoliticization through Romanticization
  • Rae Rozman: Rhyming Dykes and Riot Grrls
  • Stephanye Hunter: Construction and Negotiation of Gender in the Songs of Jewish Men and Women Before and After Migration to Israel

 

Session #5……………………………………………………………...…...…….....10:45am-12:15pm

 

The Pregnant Body……………………………………………………………….SAC 1.106

Moderator: Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa, Sociology

  • Deborah Streahle: Phenomenal Rebirth: Experienced Uncertainty throughout Childbearing
  • Maggie Jo Buchanan: Title IX & State Reform: How to Better Prepare Pregnant and Parenting Teens for Their Futures
  • Miranda DuPont: Against Our Will: The Texas War on Reproductive Autonomy
  • Namita Kohli: Going into labor: A case of (un)making mothers in India’s transnational baby factories

 

LUNCH BREAK (12:30-1:30)

 

Concurrent Sessions #6…………………………….………………...….…...……...1:30pm-3:00pm

 

Television and the Body…………………………………………………………SAC 1.106

Moderator: Dr. Mary Celeste Kearney

  • Alfred Martin: All in the Family? The Gay Black Body in the Black Sitcom
  • Cassandra Stover: Changing Tastes: Rethinking the Gender Dynamics of Daytime Television on ABC’s The Chew
  • Keara Goin: Faux Gender: RuPaul’s DragU, Television Makeover, and a New Drag Performativity of Gender
  • Nicole Murphy: Popular Culture and Poverty

 

Queering Bodies.....................................................................................................SAC 1.118

Moderator: Michael Pascual, Women’s and Gender Studies

  • Ece Saltan: Rethinking Public and Private: The Perception of “Trans” and “Trans” Identities in Istanbul
  • Jennifer Kelly: Negotiating (Im)Mobility: Solidarity Tourism in Occupied Palestine
  • Nicole Arteaga: Reclaiming Femme: Femme Activism and Community Building
  • Patena Key: Flip’s Tensed Muscles: The Physical Side-Effects of Non-Being

 

 KEYNOTE/RECEPTION………………………………...……...……...Ballroom, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Dr. Ann Cvetkovich, Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies

Reception, Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts (Dagar’s Catering)

 

The Feeling Body—Feeling the Body

Keynote speaker

Dr. Ann Cvetkovich

Dr. Ann Cvetkovich is Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (1992), An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (2003), and most recently she published Depression: A Public Feeling (2012). Arguing that feelings can be a valuable and important source of knowledge about the world, she challenges conventional ways of understanding what counts as knowledge by calling into question the mind/body dualism in the Academy. Dr. Cvetkovich’s work takes seriously the role of feelings in producing knowledge, archives and archival practice, and attends to the everyday, ordinary experiences of LGBT lives in a manner that is sensitive and critical.

 

The Feeling Body—Feeling the Body

Was made possible thanks to:

Anthropology

College of Liberal Arts

Comparative Literature

English

Graduate Student Assembly

Sociology

Spanish and Portuguese

Teresa Lozano Long institute of Latin American Studies

CWGS conference planning committee

SAC events and registration staff

Dr. Ann Cvetkovich

And a special thanks to the CWGS staff, especially Pat Heisler and Nancy Ewert


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