Texas Tech University

Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium 2013 Schedule

Texas Tech University
Friday, October 25th , 2013

Teaching Diversity: GLBT Awareness in School,
Part II

Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center
RM 153

The purpose of the colloquium is to highlight feminist research on gender and gender identity. Topics include gender and media, gender and political activism, cultural construction of gender, and psychology of sex roles.

Theme: "Teaching Diversity:
GLBT Awareness in School, Part II"

In recognition of October being nationally recognized as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) & Ally Awareness Month, we are hosting an educational initiative to gain additional tools and resources to make classrooms safer and more affirming of students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

The discussion is intended to showcase current classroom activities and exercises from Texas Tech faculty that have created a safe environment to discuss the difference between gender, sex and sexuality. Through this colloquium participants will learn how to bring more awareness to the underlying misconceptions and misinformation of specific gendered minorities. It is our intent to encourage open and safe dialogue for educators to discuss their experiences.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Colloquium Schedule

Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center | RM 153

Friday, October 25th

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. - Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Panel Session (see speakers below)
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Q&A


register now

Registration is FREE. Please go to the link provided and click on "schedule of events" on the left side of the page to find the event and register. For non-TTU personnel please contact the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) at (806) 742-0133 to register. Link to register: https://www.tltc.ttu.edu


Dr. Heather Martinez currently serves as the Director of the Office of Community Engagement and as the Director of the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners, both of which are part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at Texas Tech University. Through her office she is responsible for implementing and overseeing programs and partnerships which serve the community, engage faculty, promote learning and encourage conversations about the value of higher education. Prior to her current position, Dr. Martinez held executive positions in the fields of education branding and advocacy, economic development and medical staffing and outsourcing. Her research interest focuses on the impact of culture and social identity on the college choice process and experience among minority female students in higher education.

heather martinez

Dr. Emily Skidmore, Assistant Professor, History.  Dr. Skidmore's research interests are U.S. women's and gender history, cultural history, and queer studies. More specifically, Dr. Skidmore's research is focused on the constructions of normative identity categories, and understanding the interplay between legal definitions of citizenship and popular and scientific definitions of normative race, gender, and sexuality in the modern United States. Dr. Skidmore is currently working on a book-length manuscript tentatively titled, Exceptional Queerness: Female-Bodied Men and Community at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, which explores the cultural, legal, and medical narratives produced around moments of "discovery" wherein the female body of an individual whom a community previously knew to be male was revealed. She has presented her research at numerous national conferences, including the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, the National Women's Studies Annual Conference, the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, and as of the spring of 2014, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.

emily skidmore

Dr. Clare Walsh, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work.  Dr. Walsh recently earned a PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Women's Studies at the University of Florida. Her areas of interest are sexualities, gender, family, identity, race, women's studies, and feminist methods & pedagogy. The title of her dissertation is We Are Different, But We Want the Same Rights: An Intersectional Analysis of Black Lesbians Who Are Parenting in North Florida. At Texas Tech, she is teaching Introduction to Sociology and Sociology of Deviance. At University of Florida, she the Sociology of Human Sexualities, the Sociology of Gender, the Sociology of Women, and Principles of Sociology.


Volunteer Needs

Please help make the Women's Studies Colloquium a huge success by serving as a volunteer. Specific tasks, as well as miscellaneous duties, are offered to provide you an experience of a behind the scenes look at organizing and planning a conference of this nature.

This opportunity is highly beneficial to those students in need of building their resume. We will work with you, even if you can only provide us an hour of your day. You do not have to commit to the whole time frame and there is not a limit to the amount of time you spend with us.

  • Colloquium Information Table Monitor
  • Program/Panel Session Monitor
  • Technical Equipment Monitor
  • Greeters/Guides

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Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center | RM 153 | Texas Tech University

To volunteer contact Tricia Earl, Coordinator by email at patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu

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