Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference—2009

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Friday, April 17, 2009

8:30 Breakfast

9:00AM Bodies and Selves

Chair: Prof. Jennifer Creech, Modern Languages & Cultures                 

  • Ryan Donnelly, M.A. Program, Department of English, “Assimilation and Cultural Vitality in Lahiri’s This Blessed House
  • Jeremiah Frink, Ph.D. Candidate, Warner School of Education and Human Development, “Digital Identity: Exploring the Construction of Identity Across Online Spaces”
  • Amy Rosechandler, M.A . Program, Warner School of Education and Human Development, “Voicing the Sexual Self: Female Sexuality in Development”
  • Ellen Volpe, MSN, and Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Ph.D., School of Nursing, “Partner Age Discordance and Adolescent Girls’ Risk Behavior: Is There Evidence for Mediation?”

10:40AM Intersectionalities                                                                       

Chair: Professor Greta Niu, English

  • Tomas Boatwright,  Ph.D. Candidate, Warner School of Education and Human Development, “Revisiting ‘Gay is the New Black’”
  • Jennie Lightweis-Goff, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, “Containing the Female Body: Laura Nelson, Kara Walker, and the Lynched Woman”
  • Burke Scarbrough, Ph.D. Candidate, Warner School of Education and Human Development, “Numeracy as Social Practice: An Alternative Approach to School Mathematics”

12:10PM Lunch

1:00PM Keynote

  • Leslie Heywood, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University, “Immanence, Transcendence, and Immersive Practices: Female Athletes in U.S. Neoliberalism”

2:00PM Narrative

Chair: Professor Stephanie Li, English

  • Hilarie Lloyd, J.D. and Ph.D. Student, Department of English, “Judicial Storytelling in Legal Narratives: The Voice of the Reasonable Woman Standard in Sexual Harassment Cases”
  • Senovia G. Han, M.A. Program, Department of English, “The Glamorous Body, the Natural Body, and the National Body: The Narrativization of U.S. Motherhood in the Cold War Era”
  • BJ Douglass, LMSW and Ph.D. Student, Warner School of Education and Human Development, “The Importance of Offering LGBTQ Studies Courses at the University of Rochester”

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