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Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium 2016 Schedule

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Is gender relevant to the 21st Century? How do gender difference and power relations influence us? How do transgender and gender identities intersect with other identities? The Women's & Gender Studies announces a public colloquium, Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium, which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University, Friday, October 21, 2016, SUB Matador Room.

Since its inception in 2009, the colloquium has served as a forum where speakers, discussants, presenters, panelist and the general audience can engage in vigorous exchanges centering on gender and gender identity in terms of empowerment and commitment to social justice.

We invite submissions for individual papers or full panels highlighting feminist research, in progress or completed, on gender and gender identity. The colloquium is open to all Texas Tech University undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty from all disciplines. Additionally, other members of the region, state and national institutions are also invited to present and to attend at their own expense. Deadline for submitting your abstract was September 30. Check back next fall for our submission process.

This event is FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Colloquium Schedule

Friday, October 21 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University | Student Union Bldg. Matador Room map icon
($10 box lunch available for purchase)

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Check in and refreshments
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Session I

Sexual Assault Information on College Websites, Audrey DeLeon, (TTU Alumni) MA, College of Media & Communication

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m Session II

Presentation - The Body & Identity Politics of Creating a Mural for Reproductive Justice, Corina Carmona, Graduate Student, Art Education, School of Art

Presentation – Girl in a Country Song: Gender Roles and Objectification of Women in Popular Country Music, Rebecca Densley, Graduate Student, College of Media & Communication

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Session III

The Red Zone Off the Football Field: Tackling the Issue of Campus Sexual Violence, Gender S.E.A.M.S research members; Samantha Christopher, John Purcell, Kimberly Gambrell, Kirsten Dalquist, Parker Reyes, Celeste Medina, Morgan Allen and Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, HDFS, Human Sciences

12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Session IV

Global Issues and Gender Identity, Jessica Foumena, Graduate Student, College of Media & Communication, Dr. Charlotte Dunham, Sociology, Women's Studies and Dr. Nadia Flores- Yeffal, Sociology

  Lunch ($10 box lunch available for purchase)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jessica Luther
Book available for purchase and signing


Check out the detailed schedule now! 

Keynote Speaker

Jessica LutherJessica Luther, freelance journalist and writer.

Jessica W. Luther is an Austin-based writer who has emerged as a strong and compelling voice on issues related to sport, gender and violence. Luther is the author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, a book for Akashic Books, and is a contributing writer for VICESports, SI.com and RH Reality Check, a reproductive health website. Luther received a Master's Degree from UT-Austin in 2004 and a Bachelor's Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Florida State University in 2002.

Over the last few years, she has written extensively on the intersection of sports and violence off the field, especially college football and sexual assault.  Ms Luther has participated in activist work around reproductive justice in Texas, most notably as one of the many organizers during the pro-choice protests at the Texas capitol in the summer of 2013. She serves as a regular contributor to Sports on Earth, The Texas Observer, and The Austin Chronicle.

Luther's work gained national attention in August 2015 when writing for Texas Monthly; she and Dan Solomon broke open the story about a Baylor football player on trial for sexual assault, a case known by only a few in the community and not reported in the media for nearly two years.

Luther is currently a fellow in the Texas Program in Sports and Media at the University of Texas and a member of the Association for Women in Sports Media.

Follow her on Twitter today (@scATX)

Unsportsmanlike ConductPurchase her book at TTU Barnes & Noble bookstore today! - Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape

Faculty Resource: Introduction

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Pre-registration is encouraged. Use the online form to register for the colloquium. All presenters must complete a registration form. 

Lunch is $10 for students and non-students and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Note: Bring your cash or check (pay to Texas Tech University) the day of the colloquium. 

Note: Registration is required for all. Students can register for FREE if they need to attend one or more sessions and/or the guest speaker presentation for course credit. You will be required to sign in after the session you attend. See the session monitor in the room for details.