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Women's and Gender Studies Research Conference

This is a one day conference to raise awareness of gender violence with various topics and issues discussed such as rape and sexual abuse.

8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.
Welcome, Professor Tanice Foltz, Director of Women’s and Gender    Studies


8:20 to 10 a.m.

Christina Peterson – A creative piece about parenthood, fear, and fatality

Christina del Santo - A standup routine about gender, violence, and beauty

Constance Biedron - Lovecraft's "At the Critical Mountains of Madness"

Kandice J. Evans - "We Can Remember it for you Wholesale”- a psychological drama

Jayson Goodman  - A comparison of “To the Mountains of Madness  with “Divergence”         and other dystopian fantasy fiction

Marwa Nour  - Octavia Butler's "Bloodchild" (Faculty advisor – Anne Balay)

Alexander Joel Martin – In Progress of Eliminating Transparency  (Faculty Advisor – Ausra Buzenas)

10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Beverly Lewis-Burton - Fannie Lou Hamer: The Voice of Preacher, Prophet and Priest

Phyllis Barlow - Workplace Bullies in Higher Education (Faculty Advisor – Regina Jones)

David Kujawa - The Effect of an Individual's Knowledge of Cooking on the Distribution of Cooking Labor in Couples (Faculty Advisor – Kevin McElmurry)

Deanna Proimos - Access to Care and Quality of Care for Families of Children with Down syndrome: An Investigation of Mothers' Perspective

Jennifer Potter - Supporting the Success of Women and People of Color in Academia: Recruitment and Retention Diversity Efforts in of an Urban Midwest University

Samantha McQueen and Eleny Babilonia - “Inside Out Prisoner Exchange Program on Reentry and Offender Rehabilitation" (Faculty Advisor – Monica Solinas-Saunders)

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Heather Gray - First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes a Wife with No Baby in a Carriage: Women’s Decisions to Remain Childfree

Amanda Board – Constructing the Lesbian Batterer

Christine Miller - Traffic Jam: A Closer Look into Human Trafficking

Dara Kraay Grady – Reversing Rape Culture through College Education and Intervention: A literature review (Faculty Advisor – Tanice Foltz)


1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Cheryl Querry, Forensic Nurse, Sexual Assault Task Force, Jasper County

Detective Lawrence Thurmond, Special Victims’ Unit, Lake County Sheriff

Elena Mrozinske, IU School of Social Work, Visiting Lecturer

Danny Tsataros, Assistant Prof. of Criminal Justice, former Prosecuting Attorney


2:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Self -Defense Workshop with Jan Rubsam, 4th Degree Black Belt Valpo ATA

*Students must first sign waiver to participate

Thursday March 13, 2014 08:00 AM
Thursday March 13, 2014 05:00 PM
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Collaboration with the Women's and Gender Studies Program
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