Texas Tech University

Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium 2014 Schedule

Texas Tech University
Friday, October 31, 2014

Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center
University Library, RM 151

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.

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

Friday, October 31

  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Session I - "Drag Queens of the South Plains: Genders & Gender Identities" by Dr. Katy Ballard
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. | Session II - That's Gay! A Look at Homosexuality in the Media presented by Nathian Shae Rodriguez


  • Dr. Katy Ballard, Instructor, School of Art and Women's & Gender Studies
  • Nathian Shae Rodriguez, Graduate Part-time Instructor, College of Media & Communication


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/

This event is FREE and open to the public. Proof of attendance will be available to students attending the colloquium for course credit.

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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


Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center
University Library
RM 151