2015 Community of Scholars Symposium
Summer 2015 Community of Scholars fellows present their research.
Welcome/Opening Remarks (8:50-9:00 a.m.)
Panel 1. Materialities (9:00-10:30 a.m.)
Panel Chair: Kriztina Fehervary (Department of Anthropology)
- Katie Lennard (American Culture), “Made in American: Violence, Industry, and the Bodies of the Ku Klux Klan 1902-1940”
- Meghanne Barker (Anthropology), “Living with Dolls: Objects and Animation, Affect, and Aesthetics”
- Monique Bourdage (Communication Studies), “The Playboy Pad: Negotiating Gender and Domestic Space in Postwar Magazines”
Panel 2. Accounting for Gendered Sexuality (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Panel Chair: Alex Stern (Departments of History, American Culture and Obstetrics and Gynecology)
- Jamie Budnick (Sociology), “The New Gay Science: The (Re)Emergence of Biological and Genetic Theories of Sexuality”
- Rita Seabrook (Psychology and Women’s Studies), “Greek Life and Gender Strife: The Relation between Fraternity Culture and Traditional Sexual Scripts, Sexual Violence, and Objectification of Women”
- Emily Youatt (Health Behavior and Health Education), “Coming Out to Your Doctor: Interrogating Sexual Orientation Disclosure in Clinical Encounters”
LUNCH (provided): 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Please register for lunch.
Panel 3. Policing Sexuality (1:00-2:30 p.m.)
Panel Chair: Ruby Tapia (Departments of Women’s Studies and English)
- Cassius Adair (English), “States of Identification: Gender Variance, Racial Rhetoric, and the Politics of the Photo ID”
- Duygu Ula (Comparative Literature), “Ayse Loves Fatma: Representations of Lesbian (in)Visibility from Turkey”
- Cristian Capotescu (History), “Mitigating the Effects and Legacies of Abortion Bans and Economic Austerity: Humanitarian Aid for Romania in the 1980s and 1990s”
Panel 4. Missionaries and Movements (2:30-4:00 p.m.)
Panel Chair: Damani Partridge (Departments of Afro and Afro-American Studies and Anthropology)
- Nevila Pahumi (History), “Of Women, Faith, and Nation: American Protestantism and the Kyrias School for Girls, Albania, 1891-1933”
- Rebecca Mandell (Health Behavior and Health Education), “Exploring Intersectional Approaches between the Environmental Justice and Reproductive Justice Movements"
- Jessica Lowen (Anthropology), “Good Girls, Bad Acts: How Sex-Workers-Turned-Missionaries are Redefining Moral Personhood in Detroit”