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Public Talks by GCWS Dissertation Workshop Participants:
Women's and Gender Studies Dissertation Works in Progress

Wednesday, May 7th & Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Building 56 Room 167
MIT Campus

two smiling faculty members looking engaged and happy Join the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women's and Gender Studies participants on the first and second Wednesday in May as these students formally present their dissertation works in progress!

Students in the Dissertation Workshop are at all stages in the dissertation process. The workshop, taught by Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown, Assistant Professor of English at Northeastern University, provides an environment for to discuss theoretical considerations and practical ones relating to the writing of an explicitly Women's and Gender Studies-focused dissertation. Over the course of two workshop sessions which are open to the public, each student participant will give a formal talk on her research and subject matter. Topics and student presenters are listed below.

For more information about the presentations please contact Andi Sutton, GCWS Program Manager.


Presentations on May 7th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Miriam R. Arbeit, Tufts University: "Promoting respectful sexuality and preventing sexual violence: A two-way tension in youth development research and practice"

Carol Kainyo-Karutu, Boston University: "The retention of women along the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV continuum in Kenya. What does it take to improve in that?"

Judy Margo, Boston University: "How do women learn about and access abortion care in South Carolina?"

Emily Owens, Harvard University: "Consent is Sexy: Black Women's Sexual Labor and the Law, 1806-1860"

Balbir K. Singh, University of Washington/ Harvard University: "The Body Politic: Race and Militancy in the US Sikh Diaspora"

Adeline Soldin, Boston University: "Proustian Performance"

Presentations on May 14th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Laura Hartmann-Villalta, Northeastern University: "The Artist and the Witness in the Spanish Civil War"

Nicole Keller Day, Northeastern University: "Exclusion and Evidence: A Reading of 18th Century Women's Astronomical Writing"

Lauren Kuryloski, Northeastern University: "Schizophrenic Sites: Women and Madness in Contemporary Prose and Visual Arts of the Americas"

Amanda Blair Runyan, Northeastern University: "Fashioned by Empire: Early American Literature and the Creation of Colonial Womanhood"

Katie Sagal, Tufts University: "Women Writers and Fictions of Experiment: Refiguring the Discourse of Women's Scientific Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century"


Location: Building 56 Room 167

Building 56 Room 167 is located on the main campus. To get to building 56 from Kendall Square and the MIT T, walk up Main Street from Kendall Square to the intersection of Ames and Main Street. Turn left on Ames and walk up until you see the List Visual Arts Center on your left and a building that ends at Ames St. in a point. (Triangle-looking). There is a wide sidewalk/walking path on your right just past the pointy building. Take a right and walk along the sidewalk to an interior building courtyard. Pass a black abstract sculpture on your left and a few buildings and look for a building entrance on the right half-way down. The entrance says "building 16", but this is the way to building 56. Enter and take a right, passing a large black screen and a bank of elevators. Look to your right, building 56 room 167 will be on your right after the computer lab.



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