2015 Community of Scholars Symposium

photo of Katie Lennard at panel table
COS fellows present their work in Lane Hall
Event Date: 
October 30, 2015
Event Time: 
9:00am to 4:00pm
2239 Lane Hall
Event Accessibility : 
Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by the loading dock). There are accessible restrooms on the south end of Lane Hall, on each floor of the building. A gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor.
photo of Katie Lennard at panel table
COS fellows present their work in Lane Hall

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”