2015 THINKING GENDER CONFERENCE - APRIL 23-24, 2015 AT UCLA
University of California, Los Angeles
THINKING GENDER 2015
THINKING GENDER 2015, CSW’s 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, promises to strengthen scholarly networks and inspire lively conversation. To help make this landmark anniversary a memorable success, we have expanded the conference to a two-day schedule at UCLA’s Covel Commons and added a keynote address, poster exhibition, awards for papers and posters, student travel grants, workshops, and more.
We will open the conference with a keynote address, “Body
Modifications: Violence, Labor, and the Subject of Feminism,” by Rebecca
M. Herzig, the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary
Studies and Chair of the Program in Women and Gender Studies at Bates
This year, scholars from near and far will present exciting and innovative work on the tangled relationships between knowledge and the gendered body. Presentations, including 12 illustrated posters and 43 research papers in 12 fascinating panels, will cover a wide array of topics, including issues of biomedical body and knowledge production, sexuality in Asian media, feminist inquiry and practices, queer body and sexuality in performance, gendered militarism and social protests, and of gendered roles and professionalism. Also featured are discussions on exploring identity and culture of movement, contesting anthropocentrism, claiming public visibility and power, challenging stereotype of body in the arts, locating agency in politics of the body, and contesting marginality.
These presentations span the topics that are
interdisciplinary, transnational, cross-regional, and both contemporary
and historical. Representing 33 colleges and universities from around
the world, our presenters come from disciplines in humanities and
sciences at UCLA, from other UC campuses and other states, and from
Australia, Poland, Canada, France, Germany, and China. We envision that
the conference will interest a
The panel presentations are scheduled for the second day, Friday, April 24, from 9 am to 12:15 pm, and from 2:45 to 6 pm. For a complete schedule, please visit CSW website (http://www.csw.ucla.edu/conferences-1/thinking-gender). Also on Friday will be a networking lunch and two workshops, “Fight Like a Woman” with Marcus Kowal and “Acupressure: Massaging Your Way to Optimal Health” with Dr. Felicia Yu.
Fight Like a Woman will discuss the practicality and thinking behind Krav Maga and the mental game when in a situation where self-defense is necessary. Marcus Kowal, the lead instructor and owner of System Training Center, is a profesional kickboxer and MMA fighter and 2nd degree Krav Maga Black Belt. This workshop is cosponsored by Marcus Kowal and Systems Training Center (http://systemstrainingcenter.com).
In Massaging Your Way to Optimal Health, Dr. Felicia Yu will show participants how to stimulate their own acupressure points to alleviate such symptoms as pain, headache, nausea, menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, and insomnia. Dr. Yu is an East-West Primary Care Fellow at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine.
Thinking Gender 2015 welcomes you to join us for two days of inspiring scholarship, energetic conversation, and lively networking.
Location of Covel Commons on the campus of UCLA: http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/?locid=329
For more information on the program, visit http://www.csw.ucla.edu/conferences-1/thinking-gender/
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