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Gender & Women's Studies Graduate Research Conference

Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
Friday, April 17, 2009
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Graduate Research Conference

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9 to 10:30 a.m. Bodies and Selves
Jennifer Creech, chair.

Ryan Donnelly, Department of English. "Assimilation and Cultural Vitality in Lahiris 'This Blessed House."

Amy Rosechandler, Warner School. "Vocing the Sexual Self: Female Sexuality in Development."

Ellen Volpe and Dianne Morrison-Beed, School of Nursing. "Partner Age Discordance and Adolescent Girls Risk Behavior: Is There Evidence for Mediation?"

10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Intersectionalities

Tomas Boatwright, Warner School. "Revisiting Gay is the New Black."

Jennie Lightweis-Goff, Department of English. "Containing the Female Body: Laura Nelson, Kara Walker, and the Lynched Woman."

Burke Scarbrough, Warner School. "Numeracy as Social Practice: An Alternative Approach to School Mathematics."

12:10 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Keynote: Leslie Heywood, Binghamton University. "Immanence, Transcendence, and Immersive Practices: Female Athletes in US Neoliberalism.

2 to 3:30 p.m. Narrative
Stephanie Li, chair.

Hilarie Lloyd, Department of English. "Judicial Storytelling in Legal Narratives: The Voice of the Reasonable Woman.

Senovia G. Han, Department of English. "The Glamorous Body, the Natural Body, and the National Body: The Narrativization of US Motherhood in the Cold War Era."

BJ Douglass, Warner School. "The Importance of Offering LGBTQ Studies Courses at the University of Rochester."

For information, contact the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at (585) 275-8318 or visit