Thursday, February 10, 2022
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Kelly M. O’Donnell, chair
- Maria Tsangarakis, Temple University, “The Trap of Inclusion: Viola Davis, the #MeToo Movement, and the Mechanics of Resilient Feminist Narratives”
- Maja Lynn, University of Pittsburgh, “Claims to Memory: Repatriation Debates Surrounding Herero ‘Scientific’ Skulls”
- Mykenzie L. Connally, Chatham University, “Breaking the Bond: The Trauma Experienced by Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children Postpartum”
Centering Marginalized Voices
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Miranda Tagliari Rodrigues Nuñes Sousa, chair
- Kinny Torre & Alyx Dickson, University of North Texas, “Tattooing Futurity: A Queer Decolonial Reflection”
- Anilenia Hernandez, Point Park University, “Exploring Embodied Resistance to Respectability Politics in Academic Spaces”
- Kathleen Burch, Duquesne University, “Gendered Norms in Prison Community Engagement
Friday, February 11, 2022
Digital Discourses and Politics
10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Christine Choi, chair
- Reed Van Schenck, University of Pittsburgh, “Remaking the World Mimetically: Interrogating White Nationalist Digital Subjectivity Through the Circulation of ‘Wagecuck’ Meme”
- Aisha Powell, Howard University, “The Divides Meet: An Analysis of the Generational and Digital Divide and its Implications on African Americans”
- Tristan D. Johnson, Saint Louis University, “Social media for Re-Education: How Indigenous TikTok Users are Reclaiming the Story of #Pocahontas”
- Mikayla Brown, Temple University, “Issues on WhiteHouse.Gov”
Everyday Life, Health, and Trauma
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Hannah Strong, chair
- Claire Kreider, Duquesne University, “’The Subsistence of the People’ Climate-Induced Food Insecurity in Pre-Revolutionary France”
- Kelly M. O’Donnell, University of Pittsburgh, “The Manosphere, #MeToo, and the Rhetoric of False Rape Scripts”
- Mehri Yavari, Texas A&M University, “Saving the Girls’ Face: Hymenoplasty and the Rhetoric of Virginity in Iran”
- Mikayla Brown, Temple University, “African American Institutional Visual Representation”