WSGSA 2013 Conference

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

The Women, Sexuality, and Gender Student Association (WSGSA) Student Conference welcomes scholarly work by graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines. We hope to encourage lively debates about issues of common interest and encourage further work in the fields of gender and women’s studies. The WSGSA aims to educate and promote the Women’s Studies consortium on a national and international level by hosting this annual multidisciplinary student conference and giving students the opportunity to present their ongoing work, thesis proposals or research papers, along with participating in panel discussions./

Conference Program

8:00-9:00am Conference Registration and Breakfast
9:00am Welcoming Remarks Dr. Yesim Darici, Director of Women's Studies

9:05am Session 1: Media's Influence on Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations' Sexual Identities. Panel Chair: Dr. Dionne Stephens
“You Could See Me, You Could Read Me”: Negotiating Latina Sexualities, Race, and Class through Hypervisible Chonga Girl Bodies. Jillian Hernandez, Women’s & Gender Studies Doctoral Candidate-Rutgers University/Women’s Studies Adjunct, FIU
"Pressing my buttons: Sexting and sexual expression among African American adolescent Women" Chrishaunta Harris, Psychology Master Student & Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate, FIU
"Hispanic Males’ Perceptions of Medias’ Roles in Shaping Intimate Relationship Scripts" Tatiana Bustos, Psychology Undergraduate Student, FIU
“My Wife is in the Room”: The Construction of Rejection of Gay Identities in Mainstream Advertising" Chris Vila, Psychology Masters Student, FIU

10:15am Session 2: Round Table on Religion, Gender & Sexuality with Dr. Rosemary Ruether, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator: Dr. Whitney Bauman, Religious Studies
11:00am Session 3: Art Work & Poster Presentations
11:30am LUNCH

12:45pm Session 4: Diversity in Gender Research Intro by: Dr. Laurie Shrage, Conference Faculty Advisor, Professor of Philosophy & Women’s Studies
She said, she said: An Autoethnographic Reflection of a Woman Volunteering in a Women's Prison Chaundra L.Whitehead, EDD Adult Ed/Human Res, Doctoral Student, FIU Fire and Feminine Sexuality in India Alok Amataya, English, UM

Sex Differences in Mental Rotation: Are Women Playing the Right Games? Alina Nazareth, FIU

How Far Ahead are We? Some of Us are Six Foot Down Carolyn Meeker, EDD Adult Ed/Human Res, Doctoral Student, FIU

Fake Geek Girls and Black Cosplayers: Gender and Race Discrimination in Nerd Subculture Antonina Kulchitskaya-Balbuena, FIU

Gendered Power Geographies in Transnational Spaces: U.S.-based Transnational Asian-Indians' Negotiation of Spousal and Family Relations Mayurakshi Chaudhuri, Global and Sociocultural Studies, FIU

Quinceañera: Rite of passage in the Hispanic Community Silvio Herrera, LACC Graduate Student, FIU

Exploring Blackness and Girlness through Poetry Ashley Jones, Master of Fine Arts Student, FIU

Conspicuous Bodies: The Production of Subordinated Subjects and Spaces in Miami Joshua Mullenite, Global and Sociocultural Studies, Undergraduate Student, FIU

How Women Got Their Shape? Solange Douglas, MS Higher Education Student, FIU

Transnational (Intersex)ions: (Post)colonial Bodies As Spectacles of Difference Jose Villar, FIU

Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Place: A Report from the Field LaToya Eaves, Ph.D. Candidate, Global and Sociocultural Studies, Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, FIU

3:00 pm Session 5: Intimate Relationship Behaviors Among Minority Populations: The Role of Culture and Identity in Relationship Initiation, Commitment, and Distress Panel Chair: Dr. Asia Eaton, Psychology
Parents’ Influence on Hispanic College Men’s Perception of Physical Abuse in Intimate Relationships Laura Oramas, Psychology Doctoral Student & Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate, FIU
An Examination of Hispanic College Women’s Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Shannon Quintanta, Psychology Doctoral Candidate & Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate, FIU
Scripts in Initial Encounters Among Young Hispanic Adults Katherine Fernandez, Psychology Undergraduate Student, FIU
Commitment in Lesbian Relationships: Taking Contextual Influence into Account Benjamin A. Fay, Psychology Doctoral Student, FIU
4:00pm Closing Remarks - Mileidy Aguado,Women’s Studies Graduate Assistant, Conference Chair, Lead Organizer

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