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​​2022 Gender Studies Conference Program

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Introduction: Assistant Dean Crystal Guillory
Welcome: Dean Wendy Burns-Ardolino​


10:10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Panel: Gender, Identity, Desire, and the Word
Moderator: Assistant Dean Crystal Guillory

Aiyana McRae - Designing Desire: Postwar Media and the Cultivation of the Cishet American Dream
Yvonne Bates - Gender Identity​ / Sexual Orientation
Natalia Limon - Gender Non-conformity and the "Decoloniality" of Gender in Latin America

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11:25 a.m - 12:35 p.m.
Panel: Fairy Tales for Social Justice
Moderator: Dr. Tammis Thomas, Professor of English

Sydney Castro - The Big Blue Wolves: A Radical Revision of "Little Red Riding Hood"
Sam Pueblos - Color Theory
Evelyn Salazar - Crestfallen: Rumpelstiltskin​ Revisited
Sasha Smith - Paper-Out of Control White


1:05 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Gender Bias,  Identity, and Othering​
Moderator: Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne, Associate Professor of French

Nile Dixon - Exploring Gender Bias in Pre-Trained Language Models for Zero-Shot Text Classification
Quinesha Bentley - Between Morality and Custon: Woman Labeled as "Other"
Moira Estrada - Gender Identity in Today's Society​
Ruby Gonzalez - The Making of the Hispanic Woman


2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Panel: Looking at Masculinity: Video Shorts
Moderator: Dr. Tammis Thomas, Professor of English

Sommer Waller - Prisoners of Masculinity
Zurisadai Avila - Let Men Cry
Tom Adams - Who is Hurt by Masculinity?
Gabriel Armendariz - Love and Acceptance in the 80s Hardcore Scene


3:35 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Gendered Oppression, Honoring Women, Social Media, and Intersectionality
Moderator: Ms. Nisreen Elsayegh, Psychology Lecturer

Susie Herndon - Exploring Gendered Oppression in Kafka's The Metamorphosis
Latonya Jones - Poem: Honor the Woman, Beauty is Imperfection
Karen Vanessa Valdez - Poem: Dedicated to All the women Who Screamed Before Me
Shelby Thomas - Gender as a Controversial Topic within Social Media
Crystal Martinez - Criticism, Racism, and Sexism, Oh My! The Intersectionality of Gender


4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Patriarchy, Toxic Masculinity, and Gender Roles
Moderator: Dr. Guiliana Lund, Associate Professor of English

Brittany Henderson - Jane Campion: Sufferings of Women in a Patriarchal Society
Jordynn Godfrey - Toxic Masculinity in Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog: Synesthesia, Objects and Repressed Sexual Desire
Mary Mink - Gender Roles and Science Fiction: Examinations of Exemplifying and Challenging Female Traits in All You Need is Kill
Vijetha Sreerama - Saris and Suits
Gisele Phalo - The Future is Female: Bad Apples and the End of Patriarchy in Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis




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