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Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium on Gender and Sexuality

11:00am - 6:00pmZSR Library Auditorium 404


Sustaining Feminisms

On Tuesday, March 18 , 2014, Wake Forest University will host its third annual student research symposium on gender and sexuality, featuring moderated sessions of scholarly and creative presentations by Wake Forest students. This event will showcase the exciting work that our undergraduates and graduate students are doing on gender-related issues across disciplines.

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Symposium Schedule

11:00 – 11:15am Introduction, Dr. Wanda Balzano (WFU Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program)
  Opening Remarks, Dedee Johnston (Director, WFU Office of Sustainability)
11:15am – 12:15pm Session I: Language and Power (Erica Duff, moderator)
  Brandon Hubbard-Heitz, “Polyglot Feminism: A Manual for Liberative Code-Switching”
  Maddie Langr, “Masculinity Studies or Phallocentricism? An Investigation of the Field of Male Studies”
  Shannon Magee, “The Voice of Women in Verse: How Feminism Has Influenced Poetry”
12:15 – 1:15pm Session II: Women’s Spaces (Nina Foster, moderator)
  Lindsey Mullen, “Leitourgaia: A Liturgical Retreat for Women”
  Alisha Giri, “The Manifestation of Gender Differences in Tibetan Buddhism”
  Elizabeth Stalfort, “Amsterdam’s Red Light District, a Potentially Feminist Space”
1:15 – 1:30pm Break
1:30 – 2:30pm Gender Roles, Marriage, and the State (Adam Plant, moderator)
  Lindsey Altvater, “Sustaining Marriage: Toward a More Feminist and Queer Theology”
  Lisa Page, “Redefining Marriage: Bridging the Evangelical/Queer Divide to Form Sustaining and Sustainable Bonds”
  Sarah Fahmy, “The Critique of the Traditional Definitions of Gender and Nation in Satyajit Ray’s Ghare Bahire
2:30 – 3:30pm Women’s Bodies (Molly Bolton, moderator)
  Jessica Place, “The Sanctity of Women’s Lives: A Pro-Choice Christian Theology”
  Leah Moczulski, “Injecting New Life into the Pro-Life Movement: Wendy Davis and the Future of Feminist Campaigning”
  Marlee Stark, “In the Name of the Cure: An Analysis of American Breast Cancer Awareness Culture”
3:30 – 3:45pm Break 
3:45 – 5:00pm Popular Culture and the Politics of Resistance (Kirstyn Scott, moderator) 
  Camry Wilborn, “The Dichotomy between Scandal and Patriarchy”
  Clarielle Marsh, “Baby, It’s Not That Cold Outside: A Critique of an American Holiday Classic’s Unadvertised Misogyny”
  Nathan Bedsole, “Let’s Start a Pussy Riot: Gender as Performance”
  Laure Parkinson, “Feminist Approaches to Sustainable Fashions”
5:00 – 6:00pm Food Ideologies (Nikki Kern, moderator) 
  Crystal Rook, “Gendered Eating: The Redemptive and Oppressive Implication of Food within the Lives of Black Women”
  Lauren Friezo, “’Hunger as Ideology’: For Women, the Ads Don’t Add Up”
  Lové Skylar Lemon, “Do You Count?”
6:00pm Closing Remarks, Dr. Katherine Shaner (WFU School of Divinity)


sponsored by the
Wake Forest University School of Divinity,
Wake Forest University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program,
The Humanities Institute,
Z. Smith Reynolds Library,
and the Wake Forest University Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program