2008 Gender and Science Conference
The Gender Studies Program sponsored the "Gender and Science" regional student research conference on March 29, 2008. As you'll see from the program highlights below, students contributed research covering a wide range of topics, and issues of gender were examined from many angles.
Banu Subramaniam from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, presented:
"Alien Becomes Exotic: Gender, Race, and the Practice of Science"
Dr. Subramaniam is a widely respected scholar with a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology and Genetics and a graduate certificate in Women's Studies. She specializes in science, gender and race, and her work builds bridges between the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. She has published in a broad range of journals and anthologies, and is currently working on a book titled "A Question of Variation: Gender, Race, and the Practice of Science."
Panels and Posters Presented
Moderator: Becky Beal
Jenna Thiess: Gender in Sports: Unfair or Just Natural?
Lindsey Garehime and Kate Hutchinson: Sports Gendered Biases
Moderator: Caroline T. Schroeder
Kayla Ramos and Victor Lu: The American Dream: How Much Will it Cost?
Faith Merino-Davies: Lingerie and the Production of the Gendered Body in America
Moderator: Becky Beal
Erica Nestle and Karen Dawkins: The Feminist Theory and the Portrayal of Women's Sports on Television
Amanda Waldschmidt: Perfect Form: A History of the Ideal Dancer's Body
Meghan M. Mullen: Females in Sports
Moderator: Gesine Gerhard
Will Smith: Gender Roles in Video Games
Christine Keh: Gender Identity in World of Warcraft and Gaming
Karli Cerankowski: Forced into the Binary: Negotiating Gender Representation on MySpace
Kasey C. Gardner: "What do Women Think?": A Critical Approach to Film Assumptions of the Role and Psyche of Women in the Film "What Women Want"
Moderator: Tomomi Kinukawa
Dianne Castillano, Katie Lindsey, Leiu Ninh: Construction of Gendered Bodies in Psychology, Surgery, and Sports Science
Moderator: Jennifer Helgren
Duane Gundrum and Kathleen Bruce: Seen But Not Heard: An Analysis of Failed Gender Expectations Observed During the August 1991 Soviet Coup.
Gerald Latasa Jr.: The Crown and the Crucible: Queen Elizabeth I and her Patronage of the Sciences
Lauren Kinney: Re-imagining the Utopian and the Pragmatic in Political Struggles
Matthew Hachenberger: Does Gender Affect Leadership Styles
Moderator: Andreea Boboc
Melanie Hash: What's Science Got to Do with it? The Medical Construction of Gender in Late Medieval Narrative
Tasha Huff: The Role of Midwives in Western Civilization
Sachi Takahashi-Rial: S. Weir Mitchell's Rest Cure
Joseph Nevarez: The Pill: An Unexpected Solution Wrapped in a Forbidden Package
Moderator: John Lessard
Rachel Westerhoff: Attack on the Female Psyche
Sasha Larsen: Physician Assisted Suicide and Gender Statistics
Robin Jung: Cosmetic Surgery: Gender Analysis
Amy Yocum: Intervention Rates in Emergency Situations: College Students' Reactions to Perceived Domestic Violence
Der Thor: Effect of 17 β-estradiol on the Intracelluar Calcium Concentration and eNOS Protein Expression in Human Endothelial Cells
Ashley Kallman: Exercise Capacity and Immune Function in Male and Female Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients
Mary Lake, Justin Schultz, Lisa Grimes, and Derek Szafranski: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors: College Women vs. Parents and Religion
Becky Meda: Reel Women