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Graduate Program

2015 Graduate Research Conference

Between Identities and Environments

Keynote Speaker: Jin Haritaworn, Professor of Gender, Race, and Environment at York University

The 22nd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies International Graduate Conference will be held at the University of Rochester on March 19th & 20th, 2015 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 19

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Opening Reception

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Keynote Address      

Jin Haritaworn, Professor of Gender, Race, and Environment, York University – “Queer Regenerations: Transitioning Bodies in Transitioning Environments”

Friday, March 20

10:15 am – 10:30 amOpening Remarks

Nora Rubel, Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Panel One: Mapping Identities

Moderator: Grace Seiberling, Associate Professor of Art & Art History

Orvis Starkweather (University of Toronto) – Pilgrimage as Health Care: Access to Healing and Images of Female Mobility in the Fifteenth Century

Lifang Wang (Syracuse University) – Rural Chinese Female University Students Navigating Urban-Rural Inequalities and Gender Across the Border of Rural Homes and Urban Academies in China

Nicole Greer Golda (University of Michigan) – Suspects of Moral Turpitude: Migrant Woman's Experiences of Border in the Twentieth Century United States

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Panel Two: Framing Bodies

Moderator: Jennifer Creech, Assistant Professor of German

Sarah Fuchs Sampson (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester) – Mechanical Reproduction and the Modern Prima Donna: Jeanne Hatto's 1900 Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre Performance

Shawna Carroll (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Universityof Toronto) – The Queer Body as a Space and in the Space of the Ontario English Secondary Classroom

Joel Neville Anderson (University of Rochester) – Home Birth, World Cinema: Kawase Naomi's Experimental Personal Documentaries

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm Panel Three: Sex and Sexualities

Moderator: Deborah Modrak, Professor of Philosophy

Tiffany Pollock (York University) – Feeling Cuba: MediatingSexualities and Intimacies in Cuban Salsa Dance Tourism

Satoko Itani (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto) – Negotiating Japanese Gender and Sexual Norms Through the Discourses of Sporting Female Masculinity and Trans-normativity

Jessica Martin (York University) – The Changing Landscape of Online Pornography: Translocal Networks and Transcultural Practices

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm Film Presentation and Discussion

Moderator: Elena Bellina, Assistant Professor of Italian, Eastman School of Music

Jamie Coull (Curtin University of Technology) and Cara Snyder (University of Maryland) – “Agorafaux-pas! Creative Responses to the Faux Queen Moment”

5:45 pm – Closing Remarks