February 02, 2017

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies conference is Feb. 10

A conference designed to bring faculty, students and the public together is Feb. 10 in the Student Center.

The fifth annual “Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Cross-Disciplinary Conference” will provide opportunities for collaboration and dialogue about women, gender and sexuality across the arts, sciences, humanities and education.

This year’s theme is “Allies Across Differences.” The event will also showcase the research and creative endeavors of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students from an array of majors and colleges across the campus.

The event begins at 9 a.m. A session on feminist blogging featuring Alison Fisher Bodkin, an assistant professor of communication studies at James Madison University, begins at 11:25 a.m.

The conference is in the Student Center’s Mississippi, Vermillion and Wabash rooms. The event is free and open to the campus community and the public.  Participants do not need to pre-register. Lunch, which is free, is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Closing remarks from Elizabeth Lewin, interim associate chancellor for diversity, and conference awards begin at 5 p.m. A screening of the film, “Loving,” is at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium.

More conference information is available at 453-5141 or here.