Texas Tech University

Colloquium 2020 Schedule


October 9, 2020

Welcome to the 11th Annual Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium.
This year we will be hosting the event VIRTUALLY

Come and go all day, as you schedule allows!

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 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session I

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

Individual Papers


  • Patterns of Male and Female Communication and Behavior In: The Bachelor and The Bachelorette 

    Michelle Bless, undergraduate student and Dr. Narissra Carter, faculty supervisor, Texas Tech University

  • Access and Equity in Outreach
    Amber Blocker, Women's & Gender Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies MA Alumnae, Texas Tech University 
  • Phallic Women: The Western Harlot Colonizing Masculinity
    Danni Brar, Graduate Student, English, Texas Tech University
  • Impact of Campus Experiences on the Identity Development of Queer Latinx Men at a Four-Year Hispanic Serving Institution
    Dr. Andrew S. Herridge, Women's & Gender Studies, Texas Tech University

Session II

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

Panel  Presentation

  • Creating a Feminist Archive at Texas Tech with WGS Senior Capstone Course
    Moderator: Dr. Jocelyne B. Scott
    Using the knowledge gained from our readings on the feminist archive, our guest speaker on feminist-minded archival work, and our virtual class visit to a campus archive, we will be producing our own feminist archive as our midterm project. Students are encouraged to use our zine project to prompt their thinking regarding the individual final projects.

Session III

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Panel Presentation

  • On Femme Exclusion: Grappling with Masculinist Heteropatriarchy on the Global Stage

    Adam Davies - Assistant Professor of Family Relations and Human Development in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. He is a critical and interdisciplinary scholar, Registered Early Childhood Educator, and Ontario Certified Teacher with research interests in LGBTQ+ studies, gender and sexual diversity, disability and inclusion, and early childhood education.

    Rhea Ashley Hoskin - An interdisciplinary feminist sociologist whose work focuses on femme theory, critical femininities and femmephobia. Her work examines perceptions of femininity and sources of prejudice rooted in the devaluation or regulation of femininity. Rhea is an Ontario Women's Health Scholar and an AMTD Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, where she is cross-appointed in the departments of Sociology & Legal Studies / Sexuality, Marriage, & Family Studies.

    Alyssa Bossenger - PhD Candidate, Departments of Gender Studies and Communication and Culture, Indiana University. Alyssa Bossenger is pursuing a dual Ph.D. in Gender Studies and Communication and Culture. Her dissertation will use ethnographic methods to explore how adolescents learn about sex and develop sexual identities and practices, particularly in relationship to digital media. She studies the ways that adolescent sexuality serves as a flash point for upholding intersecting systems of power such as race, gender, and class.

    Aviva Dove-Viebahn - Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University and a Contributing Editor for the Scholar Writing Program at Ms. Magazine, which frequently carries her essays and reviews in both its print and online editions. She is currently working on a book project exploring representations of feminine intuition, as a contested and ambivalent form of gendered power and knowledge, in contemporary television.

    Jocelyne Bartram Scott - Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Tech University. She completed her PhD in Gender Studies from Indiana University in 2018. Her research broadly focuses on the intersections of feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, and critical femininity studies. She is currently working on her first monograph, Womanly Always: Feminist Tensions, Privileged Positionalities, and Sorority Sisterhood, and guest editing a forum for the Journal of Autoethnography.

Virtual Keynote Speaker

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Keynote Speaker

  • "Black Strippers Matter: Race, Sex Work, and Gender Studies"

Siobhan BrooksDr. Siobhan Brooks, Associate Professor, California State University, Fullerton.

Dr. Brooks is currently the Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies and Affiliated Faculty member of Women's & Gender Studies at Cal State Fullerton. As a scholar-activist, Dr. Brooks earned her Bachelor's in Women's Studies and PhD in Sociology. Her research focuses on sexuality, gender, and critical race theory. Her first book, Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry, explored racism among Black and Latina women exotic dancers. Brooks is currently working on a book, under contract with Lexington Press, about the impact of hate crimes within Black and Latinx LGBT communities.

This was a Webinar but now is a ZOOM Meeting. Please register in the link at the bottom of this page. You can come and go all day! The keynote starts at 1pm

Session IV

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Panel Presentation

  • Feminist Teacher Mentoring in a Pandemic

    Panelists: Dr. Michael J. Faris, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University; Dr. Callie F. Kostelich, Assistant Professor of Practice, Texas Tech University; Emerson Kurdi, Graduate Instructor, Texas Tech University; Rebekah Smith, Graduate Instructor, Texas Tech University; Michelle Flahive, Graduate Instructor, Texas Tech University

    Preparing new graduate instructors to teach writing for the first time has already been called an "impossible" task (Reid 198), but the material conditions of teaching during a global pandemic make this preparation even more challenging. This roundtable explores what feminist praxis can look like in a teacher preparation program in which first-year graduate instructors teach writing for the first time, predominately in a face-to-face format. We explore how our writing program-which serves 3700 students a semester-enacts feminist practices of mentoring, collaboration, and shared vulnerability. Each presenter will share their experiences in 5- to 8-minute talks.


Session V

3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Keynote speaker Dr. Brooks meets with WGS Students -- email: womens.studies@ttu.edu to register.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.




Come and go all day, as you schedule allows!

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