Sessions

(See the agenda page» for an at a glance view of the whole weekend)

Friday  |  Saturday

Friday Oct 17, 2014

8am-4pm: Conference registration

8:30-9am: Welcome

9-10am: Session 1 (concurrent sessions)

Session 1A
Monthly Subscription to Constructed Sexuality: A Content Analysis of Lifestyle Magazines
Bethany Kozicki, Recent Graduate in Psychology
Kathleen Nybroten, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Session 1B
Living from the Zero Point: How To Be Who You Already Are
Julie Tallard Johnson, Instructor, therapist, author, and concept manager for writers & organizations, UW Extension

Session 1C
Social Media as Feminist Activism
Jessica Steinhart, undergraduate student, Political Science, and Women’s Studies Consortium Social Media Assistant, UW-Madison
Heather Ault, Artist and Founder, 4000 Years for Choice

Session 1D
Ecofeminism Evolutions: A Changing Dialogue About Women in Sustainable Agriculture
Angie Carter and Ahna Kruzic, Graduate students in sustainable agriculture and sociology
Ashley Hand, Graduate student in sustainable agriculture and forestry, Iowa State University

Session 1E
International LGBT Agency
Svetlana Gertner, Professor, Moscow State University of Culture and Arts
Yuri Kitov, Lecturer, Comparative Ethnic Studies, UW-Milwaukee, and Professor, Moscow State University of Culture and Arts
Mohamed Kamara, Public Relations Coordinator, Kiwanis International Freetown, Sierra Leone

Session 1F
Teaching Matters

Kathy Tomlinson, Professor of Mathematics, UW-River Falls
Ashley Retzlaff, Early Education Teacher, Ripon College

Session 1G (and 2G, 10:15-11:15am)
‘American Courtesans', a documentary
These 2 sessions presentation will include the showing of a 90-minute documentary followed by a presentation by the film's producer.
Kristien DiAngelo, documentary producer, Centex Productions

Session 1H
Campus Women's Centers Roundtable
Tamara Berg, Director, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Winona State University, others TBA

10-10:15am: Break

10:15-11:15: Session 2 (concurrent sessions)

Session 2A
The Art of Agency: Engaging Community
Susan Knight, Independent Artist, Nebraska
Cade Bursell, Associate Professor, Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University

Session 2B
Women's and LGBTQ Advocacy and Incarceration
Alice Pauser, Co-founder/President of The Demeter Foundation, Inc
Chaplain Regina, CEO/Founder, Returning into Mainstream Ministries

Session 2C
Masculinity and Social Strata
Jade Avelis, Graduate Student, Sociology, University of Notre Dame
Michael Krug, Undergraduate Student, Women’s and Gender Studies, Winona State University
Moderator: Todd Savage, Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies, UW-River Falls

Session 2D
Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing: Threshold Concepts in Women's and Gender Studies
Author, Holly Hassel, English and Women's Studies, UW-Colleges
Christie Launius, Chair of Women's and Gender Studies, UW-Oshkosh

Session 2E
Global Strategies: Poverty, Gender, and Agriculture
Linda Bouifrou, Director of Slums Actions NGO, Delhi, Project Manager Women’s Issues Network, and Graduate Student, Urban Geography and Gender Studies, University of Paris-Diderot
Courtney Gallaher, Assistant Professor of Geography and Women's Studies, Northern Illinois University

Session 2F
Knowledge in Transition: Gender, Climate Change, and Inter-species Relationship
Brigitte Baptiste, Director, Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute, Bogotá, Colombia
Colin Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

Session 2G (and 1G, 9-10am)
‘American Courtesans', a documentary
This 2 sessions presentation will include the showing of a 90-minute documentary followed by a presentation by the film's producer.
Kristien DiAngelo, documentary producer, Centex Productions

Session 2H
TransFeminist Critiques of Deep Green Resistance
Cordelia Eddy, Graduate Student, Women’s Studies, UW-Milwaukee
E. Ornelas, MA Gender and Women’s Studies, UW-Madison, and T. Kestrel, RadTrans Artist & Activist

Session 2I
Social Justice Organization Roundtable
Katie Ryan of Turningpoint, other presenters TBA

11:30-1:30pm: PB Poorman Awards Luncheon and Plenary Session 1

Plenary 1: Digital Activism: Using Networks to Build Inclusive Community
Lisa Hager, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies, UW-Waukesha
Dorothy Kim, assistant professor of English, Vassar College
Sean Michael Morris, editor of Hybrid Pedagogy, a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology
Jesse Stommel, Assistant Professor and affiliate of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, UW-Madison
R L Widmann, instructor, English department courses at University of Pennsylvania and University of Colorado, Boulder

1:45-3p: Session 3 (concurrent sessions)

Session 3A
Motherhood and Agency
Amber Tucker, Graduate Student, Administrative Leadership, UW-Milwaukee
Glenda Jones, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Associate Professor of English and Philosophy, UW-Stout
Dorothy De Boer, Professor of Sociology and Social Work, UW-Stevens Point

Session 3B
Technology, Feminist Analysis, and Agency
Erica Southworth, Graduate Student, Urban Education, UW-Milwaukee
Erin Heisler, Graduate Student, English, University of Saint Thomas

Session 3C
Flying Through the Intersection: Building a Holistic, Inclusive, and Intersectional Feminism
Natasha Thomas-Jackson, Executive Director of RAISE IT UP! Youth Arts & Awareness
Laura Gillespie MacIntyre, Sociologist and Lecturer, University of Michigan-Flint

Session 3D
Somos Latinas History Project: Retrofitting History with Community Based Research/Oral History
Andrea-Teresa "Tess" Arenas, Faculty Affiliate, Chican@ Latin@ Studies, UW-Madison, Student presenters TBA

Session 3E
Difficult Conversations: Providing the Tools to Support Leaders
Deirdre Dalsing, University Counseling Services
Rea Kirk, Professor, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Session 3F
Gender Crisis: Relevance and Recruitment for Surviving and Thriving Gender Programs
Karlyn Crowley, Professor, English/Women's and Gender Studies, Director of Cassandra Voss Center, and Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, Assistant Director, Cassandra Voss Center, St. Norbert College

Session 3G
Helping Transgender Students Succeed at School and at Home
Todd A. Savage, PhD, NCSP, Associate Professor, Psychology, UW-River Falls and NASP president-elect
Leslie Lagerstrom, author, Transparenthood™ blog, regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and speaker for PFLAG and for Welcoming Schools, a nationwide initiative by the Human Rights Campaign to foster safe classroom environments

Session 3H (1:45-3:20pm)
Film: The Barefoot Artist
Lily Yeh, filmmaker

Session 3I
Creative Fiction as Cultural Activism
Connie Claire Szarke, Author, Delicate Armor and A Stone for Amer
Bridget Birdsall, Independent Author and Writing Instructor, Madison, WI

3-3:15pm: Break and refreshments

3:15-4:15pm: Session 4 (concurrent poster sessions)

Women's Empowerment and Urban Flooding in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Katie Zaman, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, UW-Madison
Jasmia Hamilton, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, UW-Madison

Overlooking Ethics by Omission: Zines' Potential to Establish Sex and Gender Equity in Library Collections
M. Elise Lundgren, Undergraduate Student, Library Resources, UW-Stevens Point

Beyond Checkboxes: Understanding non-binary and other experiences of gender
Autumn Bradley, Undergraduate Student, Psychology, UW-Oshkosh

Art, Accessibility & Sustainability: A Personal Meditation
Carley Ratly, Independent artist, Wisconsin

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-Identified School Psychologists: A Qualitative Study of their Professional Experiences
Beth Sowden, Undergraduate Student, Psychology; and Todd A. Savage, PhD, NCSP, Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Professional Development Methods and Resources Used by School Psychologists When Working with LGBTQ Youth
Carson McEvoy, Undergraduate Student, Psychology; and Todd A. Savage, PhD, NCSP, Assistant Professor, School of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace Online Purchasing
Aubrey Winkie, Undergraduate Student, Gender and Women's Studies, Global Health, UW-Madison

Comfort Women — Drafted by the Japanese Military
Minji Lee, Undergraduate Student, Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Colleges

Many Cultures One Family: the Santa Fe Indian School
Robert Bell, Adjunct Faculty, American Indian Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

The Design of Domesticity in the American Dream House: Post World War Two House Plans as an Expression of Advertised Gender Roles
Wendy Guerra, Undergraduate Student, History and Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Transnational Resilience Exchange: Alto Cayma, Peru and Edgewood Sustainability Leadership
Kelty Carew, Graduate Student, Sustainability Leadership, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

Wisconsin Women Making History and Real to Reel
Lynne Blinkenberg, Project co-leader and Director of Community Engagement/Distinguished Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Public Television, and Leigh Schmidt, Assistant Outreach, Wisconsin Public Television
Helen Klebesadel, Director, University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies Consortium

Author book signing

4:30-6pm: Conference Keynote

Creating Sustainable Society
Lily Yeh

6-8pm: Dinner on your own

8pm: Poetry Slam with Kate Wirsing

Saturday Oct 18, 2014

8am-4pm: Conference registration

8:30-9:45am: Session 5 (concurrent sessions)

Session 5A
Students Talk Back to Popular Culture
Moderators: Lauren Smith, Women's and Gender Studies, and Ellie Schemenauer, Chair, Women's and Gender Studies, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Presenters: 5 Undergraduate Student Participants TBA

Session 5B
Sick of Outdated Lists of Trans*-Friendly Providers? Here’s a RAD New Idea
Colin Eliot, Graduate Student, Social Work, Loyola University Chicago; and Ian Schroeder, Graduate Student, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Session 5C
Using Eco-Poetry to Inspire Writing
Jason Arbogast, adjunct faculty, Des Moines Area Community College; and Laura Sweeney, Teaching Artist, Writers for Life

Session 5D
Using the Game of Monopoly to Help Students See How Master Statuses Impact Socioeconomic Advancement
Conan Kmiecik, Associated Lecturer, English, UW-River Falls; and Margaret Trott, Adjunct Instructor, Winona State University

Session 5E
Sexualities: In Texts/In Pedagogy
Anna Miller, Elizabeth Schmitt, Gabby Zewdu-Habte, undergraduate students, Women’s and Gender Studies, St. Norbert College

Session 5F
Eco Feminist Art as Activism
Sarah Slates, Graduate Women's and Gender Studies/Social Work, The University of Louisville, Kentucky
Kelty Carew, Graduate Student, Sustainability Leadership, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

Session 5G
Campus LGBTQ Center Roundtable
Julie Miller, LGBTQ Program Director, UW-Stout; Christopher Jorgenson, Women's & LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator UW-Eau Claire; and Alyssa Oltmanns, Gender and Sexuality Outreach Coordinator, UW-Stevens Point

Session 5H
Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies Business Meeting (8:30-11:15am)

9:45-10am: Break

10-11:15am: Session 6 (concurrent sessions)

Session 6A
Gender, Agency, and Black Feminist Leadership
Cherod Johnson, Graduate Student, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tiffany Wilkins, Graduate Student, Educational Leadership (ProDEL), Duquesne University

Session 6B
Interdisciplinary Feminist Environmental Education
Diana Swanson, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, Northern Illinois University
Kelty Carew, Graduate Student, Sustainability Leadership, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

Session 6C
Feminist Theory in Practice: Changing Gender Ecologies
Kaylee Jakubowski, Undergraduate Student, Women’s and Gender Studies, Winona State University
Marziyeh Kameli, MA, St Thomas. Minneapolis MN

Session 6D
Startup Culture and the Student Worker: Innovation at the Center
Karlyn Crowley, Professor, English/Women's and Gender Studies, Director of Cassandra Voss Center, and Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, Assistant Director, Cassandra Voss Center, and students TBA, St. Norbert College

Session 6E
The Violence of Misogyny and Cultural Discourse
Gayatri Devi, Assistant Professor of English, Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania
Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Session 6F
Gender and Identity in Word and Art Image
Rhea Ewing, Alumni, UW-Madison
Karen Goulet, Director, Salish Kootenai College, Flathead Indian Reservation, Pablo, Montana

Session 6G
Finding Voice in Literature for Ecological Concerns
Dong Isbister, Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Jordan Lovejoy, Undergraduate, English, Spanish, Women’s & Gender Studies, West Virginia University

Session 6H
Overcoming Oppression and Expanding Agency in Among Marginalized Groups in India
Soma Kishore Parthasarathy, Researcher/Policy Analyst/Activist, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
Archana Rathore, Professor, DAK Degree College, Moradabad, UP, and Shailendra Pratap Singh, Student, LLM Second Semester, Department of Law, Surguja University, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India

Session 6I
The film: Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story (10-11:30am)
Discussion Facilitator Greta Gaard, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, joined by the filmmakers via Skype: Beth Stephens, Performance Artist, Ecosexual and Professor, Art at UC Santa Cruz; and Annie Sprinkle, Performance Artist, Ecosexual, Sexologist

11:15-11:30am: Break

11:30am-1:30pm: Lunch

Conference Luncheon for Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards
(You may register to attend just the luncheon)

1:30-2:30pm: Session 7 (concurrent sessions)

Session 7A
On Water, Seeds, and Second Chances: Women transforming our foodsheds in our backyards and beyond
Erin Schneider, Hilltop Community Farm and the World Farmer Organization, La Valle, WI; Ruth Genger, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Pam Dixon, Organic Farmer, Jake's Burr Oak Farm, Wilson, WI

Session 7B
no session scheduled

Session 7C
Trans* History in the US
Colin Eliot, Graduate Student, Social Work, Loyola University Chicago; and Ian Schroeder, Graduate Student, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Session 7D
Women, Nature, Community, and Leadership
Krishna Roka, Professor of Sociology and Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Ruby Brion, Director and Instructor, Gender and Development, Laguna State Polytechnic University, San Pablo, Philippines

Session 7E
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World": Sex, Power, & Ecofeminism – Advancing Women in S.T.E.M. Careers
Jordan Hasty, Graduate Student, Yale Divinity School, Master of Arts in Religion with Concentration in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and Larry Bowman, PhD Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program, Yale University

Session 7F
Feminist Critiques of Claims of Ecological Empowerment
Emily Bowels, Lecturer, Women and Gender Studies, University of Wisconsin-Colleges
Cynthia Belmont, Associate Professor, English and Gender and Women's Studies, Northland College

Session 7G
Women, War, and Nationalism in the Middle East
Zohreh Ghavamshahidi, Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies, and Molly Patterson, Assistant Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Session 7H
Media for Social Change: Justice For My Sister Campaign I
Kimberly Bautista, Director/Producer, Justice for my Sister, ARTEVISTA FILMS

2:30-2:45pm: Break

2:45-4pm: Plenary Session 2

Plenary Session 2: Gendered Planet: Ethics, Ecology, and Equity
Reyna Crow, founded both the Northwoods Wolf Alliance and Idle No More Duluth
Greta Gaard is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls
Christina Holmes is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at DePauw University in Indiana
Xiumei Pu, M.A. in women’s studies from Georgia State University and a PhD in feminist studies from the University of Minnesota

4-4:15pm: Break

4:15-5:30pm: Session 8 (concurrent sessions)

Session 8A
Global Responses: Agency Through Peace and Terrorism
Rhian Beutler, Graduate Student, Liberal Studies, Rutgers University
Iheanacho George Chidiebere, Graduate student- Prospective PhD student, ALA, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

Session 8B
Contesting Media Representations
Renee Grozelle, Graduate Student, Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Alia Arafeh, Graduate Student, Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Session 8C
No session scheduled

Session 8D
Climate Change in Literature and Film
Janice Bogstad, Professor, Head of Technical Services, McIntyre Library, and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Stephanie Branson, Professor Emerita, English and Gender and Women's Studies, UW-Platteville

Session 8E
Shifting Focus: Putting Women in the Center
Callie Gustafson, Undergraduate Student, Women and Gender Studies, Winona State University
Rosina Teye, Undergraduate student, Sociology and Social Work, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Session 8F
Feminist Critiques of Research Methodology: Ask the Stakeholders
Jacquelyn Manning Dantis, Professor, Sociology, Chicago State University
Laura Sweeney, Adjunct Faculty, Anthropology, Des Moines Area Community College

Session 8G
Mortgaging Mother Earth: The Gendered Impact of Globalization Processes and Environmental Degradation
Tanya Harasym, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Dept. of History, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Columbia College Chicago

Session 8H
Media for Social Change: Justice For My Sister Campaign II
Kimberly Bautista, Director/Producer, Justice for my Sister, ARTEVISTA FILMS

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