Undergraduate Research Conference

Thursday, February 15, 2018
9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Humanities Center

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Undergraduate Conference for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies


Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Humanities Center, Conference Room D, Rush Rhees Library

Join us to celebrate Susan B. Anthony's Birthday during our annual Undergraduate Research Conference! The schedule is full of fantastic student research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

Our 2018 keynote speaker is is Margarita Simon Guillory, Assistant Professor of Religion at the department of Religion and Classics. Guillory will discuss her recently published book Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches: More Than Conjurers. Drawing on archival material and ethnographic fieldwork with African American Spiritual Churches in the USA, this book examines how their spiritual and social work can shed light on the interplay between corporate activism and individual spirituality. 

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Coffee and bagels and opening remarks

Rhea Shinde
"The Political and Feminist Implications of the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act in NY State"

Daria Lynch
"Taking Down the Wall of Silence: Second Language Acquisition of Turkish Women in Germany"

Erin O'Malley
“The Asian American LGBT Movement: Expressions of Feminism”

Teddy Scheuerman
"'I am a boy, I don't want to be a girl!': Gender Performance & Transgenderism in Wilhelm Meister's Years of Apprenticeship"

Lisa Kim
"Barriers to Health Care for Asian American Women Suffering from Domestic Violence"

Kelly Gibson and Madalyne Savich
"Androgyny and Privilege"

Lunch and SBA birthday cake!

Carolina Manent, Ryan Daley, Kalila Shapiro, Skye Dole
"Realistic Immersive Digital Experience: Virtual Reality as a Tool to Combat Bender-Based Harassment"

Malgarita Hernandez & Nahomi Pineda
"Machismo in the Latino Community"

Keynote talk with Margarita Simon Guillory, Assistant Professor of Religion, on her recently published book "Spiritual and Social Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches: More Than Conjurers"