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Gender Studies Conference Program 2018 Program

2018 Gender Studies Conference Program

Introduction, 9:00-9:15 am, ACAD Houston Room
Dr. DoVeanna Fulton, Dean
UHD, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Session A, 9:15-10:15 am, ACAD White Room
Gender Roles, Performance, and the Construction of Self
Moderator: Dr. Jane Creighton, English, UHD
Kevin Johnson, UHCL, Short Study in Vietnamese Feminism and Gender Roles
Kara Moore, UHD, The Gender Performance of Arizona and Callie from Grey’s Anatomy
Patrick Graham, UHD, The Use of Bildungsroman and Eroticism in Queer Narrative 

Session B, 10:30-11:30 am, ACAD Houston Room
Resisting Social Constructions and Regulations of Gender and Sexuality
Moderator: Dr. Stacie DeFreitas, Psychology, UHD
Courtland Douglas, TSU: Conflict of Cultures: An International Approach to Exploring Identity Development in Gay Black Men
Laura Livesey, UH: Rules, Rules, Rules: Bureaucratic Control and Exotic Dancers
Jasmine Major, UHD: The Case of Mrs. Warren: Using an Ecomap Approach with a Feminist Lens to Assess and Implement Evidence-Based Social Work Interventions

Session B, 10:30-11:30 am, ACAD Buffalo Bayou Room
Germany’s Men of Steel: Militarized and Humanized Masculinities
Moderator: Dr. Theresa Case, History, UHD
Brian Ponce, UHD: Men of Flesh
Keila Ramon, UHD: Shell Shocked Masculinity in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front
Alyssa Carrizales, UHD: Forces of Masculinity in Robert Musil’s Confusions of Young Törless

Session C, 11:45 am-12:45 pm, ACAD White Oak Room
Dangerous Women: Sexy Bodies and Rebellious Minds in Fiction and Film
Moderator: Dr. Giuliana Lund, English, UHD
Hunter McHugh, UHD: Women’s Campaign For Power In “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”
Amanda Miranda, UHD: Freedom in the Machine: Gender and Disability in Cyborg Fiction
Ashley Marks, UHD: Science Fiction and the Femme Fatale
Benjamin McCarthy, UHD: Dreams of Patriarchal Anxiety: The Femme Fatale in Double Indemnity

Session C, 11:45 am-12:45 pm, ACAD Houston Room
The Maternal Mortality Crisis Coalition
Moderator: Dr. Merrilee Cunningham, English, UHD
Emily Tucker, UHD, Ian Ikpeme, UHD, Nicholas Nguyen, UHD, Steven Vu, UHD

Session C, 11:45 am-12:45 pm, ACAD Buffalo Bayou Room
Sexuality Across the Spectrum: Sexual Assault on Campus, Sex Education, Transgender Rights, and Reproductive Health
Moderator: Dr. Michelle Walton, Communication Studies, UHD
Kelvin Cano, Cindel Flores, Stephanie Rucker, Shenaedra Tatum, Doris Taylor, UHD: Sexual Assault on College Campus
Johanna Coronel, Jonathan Johnson, Montrice Mack, Vivianna Perez, Indira Zaldivar, UHD: Understanding the Need for Sex Education in Texas
Arlette Hernandez, Bianca Hernandez, Andres Ortiz, Gladys Perez, Victoria Resendiz, UHD: Transgender Individuals Serving in the Military
Monique Martinez, George Orozco, Xochicatzin Reyna, Giselle Salgado, UHD: Women’s Reproductive Health
Michael Berry, Katelyn Houser, Mary Jo, Ashley Pham, Carlos Reyes, UHD: Public Breastfeeding

12:45-1:30 pm, Third Floor / Coffee House

Session D, 1:30-2:30 pm, ACAD White Oak Room
Race, Gender and the Violence of Social Misidentification - Part I
Moderator: Jeremy Eugene, TSU, Panel Chair: Welcome And “Elevator Pitch”: A Spoken Word.
Maniko Ghassemi, TSU, The Gun that Kills without Bullets: The Debilitating Effect of Racist Misperceptions on the Minds and Lives of Ethnic Minority Men and Women in the U.S.
Nathaniel Starr-Price, TSU, Racism: Blatant Vs. Subtle: Trends of Gendered Racial Intimidation, Tolerance of Genocide, and Double Standards in the United States.
Jeremy Eugene, TSU, Panel Chair: From African and Diaspora Literature to Justice in Black Lives Matter: Survival, Escape, and Return: How Iconic Male and Female Protagonists of Classic African and Diaspora Literature Answer Challenges Aimed at Black Lives Matter.

Session D, 1:30-2:30 pm, ACAD Houston Room
Liberation, Oppression, and Violation in Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Moderator: Dr. Tammis Thomas, English, UHD
Lawrence Weeden, UHD: Snow White and Pitch Black
Ryan Muro, UHD: Masquerella
Jonathan Nieva, UHD: Father Wolf
Angela Galvez, UHD: Little Red Flower

Session D, 1:30-2:30 pm, ACAD Buffalo Bayou Room
Haunted by Violence: Creative Resistance to Gender Oppression
Moderator: Dr. Robin Davidson, English, UHD
Vanessa Ramirez, UHD: “Ruby,” A Short Story
Kierra Porter, TSU: The Deconstruction of Eurocentric Gender Performance In Toni Morrison’s Beloved
Michael Cox, UHD: Macbeth and Polanski
Ethan Levine, UHD: Redefining Masculinity and Femininity 

Session D (continued), 1:30-2:30 pm, Welcome Center - TDECU Tour Room
Resisting Sexism at Work and in Mainstream and Social Media
Moderator: Dr. Michelle Walton, Communication Studies, UHD
Cymone Caldwell, UHD: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Through the Lens of the Expectancy Violation Theory
Isaac Ferreyra, Daniel Gotip, Keneisha Burns, UHD: Black Women in Science
Bairon Galo, Leslie Perez, Cynthia Sanchez, Manuel Villatoro, UHD: Uncovering Sexism in a Workplace Founded on Brotherhood
Aaron Berryman, Kathy Chiang, Judith Garcia, UHD: Transgender Representation in Mainstream Television
Kristopher McCrary, Jocelyn Palomino, Stephanie Rucker, Doris Taylor, Jennifer Ventura, UHD: Relationship on Social Media

Session E, 2:45-3:45 pm, ACAD White Oak Room
Race, Gender and the Violence of Social Misidentification – Part II
Moderator: Jasmine Gershanov, TSU, Panel Chair: “Being ‘Black’ in America”: An African American Woman Who Visibly Reflects America’s Hidden History of Race-Mixing Faces U.S. Biases.
Gabriella Tavera, TSU: “Beneath the Skin”: Literary Exploration of How Americans of African Descent First Encounter Racism, Based on Gender, with a Call for African/Diaspora Unity.
Ashlee Daniels, TSU: “Metamorphosis: Spiritual Transitions of African American Identity”: Literary Exile of African Americans from the United States as the Promised Land.
Grady Paris Johnson, TSU: “American Rape Culture and African American Female Identity in Crisis”: Literary Exploration of Mental and Emotional Consequences of the Historical U.S Linking of Rape to the African American Female Body.

Session E, 2:45-3:45 pm, ACAD Houston Room
Triangles of Violation in Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Moderator: Dr. Tammis Thomas, English, UHD
Jeremiah Grimes, UHD: Little Black and Little Brown Riding Hood
Jennifer Castro Iglesias, UHD: What Came After…?
Matthew Madrazo, UHD: The Tragedy of Prince Frosch

Session E (continued), 2:45-3:45 pm, ACAD Buffalo Bayou
Out of the Shadows: Exploring Queer Lives in Fiction and Film
Moderator: Dr. JoAnn Pavletich, English, UHD
Gallery Martinez Reyna, UHD: “Undocumented, Queer, and Unafraid”: Reimagining the “Coming Out of the Shadows” Discourse of the Undocumented Diaspora in Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America
Magge Nunez, UHD: Families as a Form of Oppression towards Transgender Youth: An Analysis on the Limitations of Gender Binaries in ‘Luna’
Jaida Doll, UHD: Happily Never After: A Content Analysis of Lesbian Relationships in Homosexual Films as Compared to Heterosexual Relationships in the Mainstream Media

Session F, 4:00-5:00 pm, ACAD White Oak Room
Race, Gender and the Violence of Social Mis-Identification – Part III
Moderator: Novella Brooks de Vita, TSU, Panel Chair: “The Glass Ceiling in the Ivory Tower”: An African American Woman Scholar Examines de facto Limitations on Equality in United States Academia.
Tyrelle Haney, TSU: “Re-Member: A Body Divided Cannot Stand”: An African American Male Perspective of Growing Up Intelligent, Labeled and Targeted in the U.S.
Godswill Sam, TSU: “The Legacy of Men Who Carved out the First Forms of Civilization”: African American Literary Racial Degradation in Comparison to Historical Realities.
Ryan Nickerson, TSU: “‘It’s Okay to Be Black’”: Reflections from an African American Male Perspective on Tulane’s “It’s Okay to Be White” and Other Intolerant Philosophies.

Session F, 4:00-5:00 pm, ACAD Houston Room
Fairy Tale Transformations and Real-World Problems
Moderator: Dr. Tammis Thomas, English, UHD
Gabriela Sandoval, UHD: Cinderella
Olivia Haroutounian, UHD: Crystal
Marisol Kusick, UHD: The Rightful Queen
Paul Yang, UHD: Red Rider Goes to Hollywood