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Gender Week Event Descriptions

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12


Lora Park (
Psychology
)

Mon. Sept. 12: 1:00


2:15 p.m
.

207 UB Commons (Gender Institute offices)

Women, Romance, and STEM: Predicting Interest in Science, Technology,
Engineering,
and Math


Women are
underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology,

Engineering, and
Math (STEM).

In this talk, I discuss research on the effects of romantic goal
pursuit in
shaping women's

interest in these traditionally male
-
dominated fields, and di
scuss
implications

for women's

motivation and performance in STEM.



Lorna Park

is an associate

professor.

Her

research program focuses broadly on
questions pertaining to the self, self
-
esteem, motivation, and interpersonal proce
sses. In
one line of research, she

examine
s

how threats to domains of contingent self
-
worth,
such as experiencing failure, rejection, or feeling unattractive, affect people's goal
pursuits and behavioral preferences. A second line of work examines how sensitivity to
appearance
-
based rejection affec
ts people's mental and physical health and
interpersonal outcomes. A third line of research examines how pursuit of goals related
to appearing romantically desirable versus intelligent shapes men’s and women's
academic performance and interest in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math
(ST
EM). The overarching theme of Dr. Park’s

research is to demonstrate that goals and
motives are shaped by aspects of the person and the situation and have important
implications for behavior, performance, and well
-
being.

http://www.psychology.buffalo.edu/directory/faculty/people/park/



Erin Hatton (Sociology)

Mon. Sept. 12: 2:30
-

3:45 p.m.

207 UB Commons (Gender Institute offices)


Gwynn

Thomas (Global Gender Studies) will introduce

Erin Hatton (Sociology)

"Equal Opportunity Objectification? The Sexualization of Men and Women on the Cover
of

Rolling Stone
"


A number of journalists and scholars have pointed to the sexual

objectification of

women and men in popular media to argue that Western

culture has become
“sexualized” or even “pornified.“ Yet it is not

clear whether men or women have
become more frequently
--
or more

intensely
--
sexualized over time. In a longitudinal
content analysis of

images of women and men on more than four decades of
Rolling
Stone

magazine covers (1967
--
2009), we begin to answer such questions. Using a

unique
analytical framework that allows us to measure both the frequency and intensity of
sexualization, we find th
at sexualized images of men

and women have increased,
though women continue to be more frequently

sexualized than men. Yet our most
striking finding is the change in how

women
--
but not men
--
are sexualized. Women are
increasingly likely to be hypersexualize
d but men are not. These findings not only
document

changes in the sexualization of men and women in popular culture over

time,
they also point to a narrowing of the culturally acceptable ways


for “doing” femininity as presented in popular media.

Erin Hat
ton
is an assistant professor
.
Erin’s research falls squarely within the sociology
of work, while also extending into the fields of gender, race, labor, political economy,
and public policy.


Her recent book,

The Temp Economy: From Kelly Girls to
Permatemps
in Postwar America
(Temple University Press) brings these themes together in an
examination of the temporary help industry and the rise of the new economy. Her
current projects examine the recent return of the strikebreaker industry and the
polit
ical, legal, and cultural makings of second
-
class work and workers.

http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~eehatton/




http://sociology.buffalo.edu/faculty_staff/faculty/hatton/





RECEPTION

Mon. Sept. 12: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

GENDER WEEK
WELCOMING RECEPTION

Center for the Arts
Atrium


This annual reception is an opportunity to meet new
faculty, hear all about Gender Week, confer with colleagues, and see the great
programming planned for 2011


12!




TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13:


ATTICA
40 panel


9:00


10:30 a.m.

“Prison Violence in Feminist Perspective: Gender, Sexuality, and
Race”


Student Union Theater

This panel examines and critiques masculinized, racialized narratives (both historical and
current) of prison violence in the United States by exploring the phenomenon of prison
violence in its many dimensions (e.g. guard on inmate, i
nmate on inmate, guard on
guard, psychological, physical, sexual). This panel further demonstrates that by looking
at prison violence through the lens of gender and sexuality, as well as race) a broader
understanding of the pervasiveness of violence in pri
son emerges.

Panel:

Charles P. Ewing
, Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University at Buffalo

Anthony P. Farley
, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence,
Albany Law School

Regina Kunzel
, Professor of History, University of M
innesota

Gabrielle Prisco
, Director of Juvenile Justice Project, Correctional Association of New
York

Athena D. Mutua
, Professor of Law, University at Buffalo (moderator)

http://www.law.buffal
o.edu/baldycenter/attica40/panels.html#3



Josephine Anstey, Media Study

1:00
-
2:30pm


Josephine Anstey, Media Study “Gender
ed

Games


904 Clemens

Video games are an increasingly powerful cultural force but remain locked into rigid
gender stereotypes: sho
oting and strategy games for men, casual and social networking
games for women. In this talk I will discuss two factors that prolong this division and
cripple the dramatic and social range of interactive performance,
story and game in
general
: the problem
of creating computer
-
controlled characters that can successfully
respond to conversational, dramatic and social situations; and the intractable balance
between authored story and free play.



Josephine Anstey’s

main creative and research focus is the produ
ction of interactive
fiction & drama and intermedia performance. Since 1996 she has created virtual reality
dramas populated by intelligent agents and networked human actors. These dramas are
experienced on large projection
-
based VR systems such as the CAV
E.

She is a founding member of the Intermedia

Performance Studio at the University at
Buffalo, an experimental center for collaboration among media creators, dramatic
performers, and computer technologists. She is also part of a group of artists who have
been exhibiting networked VR projects worldwid
e since 2001 and a related area of
interest is research into low
-
cost VR systems. Experiments with narrative and dramatic
forms have been a constant theme in her practice which includes a long collaboration
with Julie Zando on a series of video
-
art pieces
. Her other projects include interactive
installations, documentary, web and prose fiction.

She is an Associate Professor in the
Media Study Department of the University at Buffalo (UB), where she teaches
production and analysis courses focusing on game st
udies, interactive fiction, virtual
reality and responsive environments.
http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/people/josephine
-
anstey/




“From Fukushima to West Valley…”

3:00


4:30 p.m.

Diane D'Arrigo (NIRS Nuclear Information and Resource Service,
Washington D.C.) and

Agnes Williams (Indigenous Women’s Initiatives
-
IWI)


904 Clemens



From Fukushima, Japan to West Valley, NY:
Feminist Culture & Environmental
Racism/Radioactive Sexism



This report will provide updates on the West Valley site, what informed residents of the
regional biosystem need to know and what to do. Agnes
Williams
will discuss the
concerns and potential impact of the West Valley nuclear and hazardous waste site on
th
e downstream Ca
ttaraugus Ter
ritory of the Seneca Natio
n as just one example of the

whole nuclear power and weapons fuel chain affecting indigenous people around the
world. She will also address the 2007 UN Declaration of Human Rights for Indigenous
People.

Diane
D’Arrigo
will

s
um
marize an upcoming
NIRS paper with the finding of a
50%

greater

radiation cancer risk for women than men.


Diane D’Arrigo

is the Radioactive Waste Project Director for Nuclear Information and
Resource Service (NIRS) and a member of the national Sierra Club Nuclear Issues Activist
Team. She has a degree in chemistry and environmental studies from William Smith
College and wor
k experience in industrial and academic analytical chemistry and
biological research.

Ms. D'Arrigo began researching and tracking the West Valley, NY nuclear waste site in
western New York as part of the Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes and is now
an
active part of the West Valley Action Network. She has worked at the New York Public
Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), Citizens Alliance, Great Lakes Laboratory at Buffalo
State, FMC, Ecology and Environment and for the Sierra Club Radioactive Waste
Cam
paign. She has closely followed the problems with radiation and radioactive waste
for decades, especially so
-
called "low
-
level" nuclear waste, working to stop generation
of new atomic power and weapons waste, assisting communities targeted with new
dumps,
helping to close and prevent expansion of existing, leaking waste sites, tracking
and preventing weakening of radiation standards and fighting the international, national
and state
-
level moves to deregulate nuclear waste into ordinary trash and commercial
recycling.


dianed@nirs.org


http://www.nirs.org/



Agnes F Williams
, Wolf Clan Seneca, is the Coordinator of the (IWI) Indigenous
Women's Initiatives, 1272 Delaware Avenue,
Buffalo, NY and

a Founding Mother and
current President of the Board of the Indigenous Women's Network based in Austin
TX.


Agnes lives on the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation of Indians near
Springville, NY, which is downstream from

nuclear wast
e leaks.

As a daughter,
grandmother, mother, sister and auntie, she works for a nuclear
-
free future.



Agnes received her MSW from Syracuse University

in 1973 and is a licensed social
worker, and entered the PhD program in the Department of American Studie
s at UB in
1991. She is the clinical advisor for Native American Community Services in Buffalo. At
IWI she offers the public a monthly Talking Circle Agnes also hosts the "Crossroads"
radio
show on
WBUF.


In 2011,
Agnes

was recognized

by the National Feder
ation of Just
Communities

for her

community volunteerism.


She is a member of the West Valley
Action Network and will talk about the impact of nuclear waste on our drinking water.
agnesfay@msn.com


http://www.iwinitiatives.org/






WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14


Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop with Toni Pressley
-
Sanon

207 UB Commons (Gender Institute offices)


Victoria Wolcott (History) will introduce

Toni Pressley
-
Sanon (African and African American Studies)


Bloodline/Bloodlust: Reading Race and Gender in Octavia Butler's
Fledgling


This paper argues that Butler’s
Fledgling

challenges the traditional image of the vampire
as male and

European. It posi
ts a gynocentric reading of the vampire by overtly i
nvoking
the myth of the vagina

dentata, the toothed vagina, as representative of the threat of
male castrati
on inside the vagina that some

have argued the traditional vampire figure
does covertly (Djiktra

1996; Cre
ed 1995). Furthermore, I argue

that by making the
protagonist, Shori Matthews, a black woman who does not take the lives of her hosts


(unless her life or the lives of those close to her are threatened), Butler

redeems the
antagonist of the

Victo
rian xenophobic imagination that created the traditional vampire.

4:00 to 5:15 p.m.

A Cut Above: Women Surgeons at UB

1004 Clemens Hall


Moderator
: Gregory S. Cherr, MD FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Chief of Vascular Surgery, Buffalo General
Hospital


Panel Members

Elisabeth Dexter, MD FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology

Director, Thoracic Surgery Training Program


Clairice Cooper, MD

General Surgery Resident

SUNY
-
Buffalo


Lauren Smithson, MD

General Surgery Resident

SUNY
-
Buffalo



THURSDAY, SEPT
E
MBER 15

3:00


4:15pm

Maureen Jameson, Romance Languages & Literatures

1004 Clemens


“Analog Habits of Digital H
umanities”


(power point
)

The Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo (DHIB) has no physical headquarters, but the
conceptual space it inhabits lies in a demilitarized zone between the sciences and the
humanities. What is the view from this war
-
torn location, and what opportunitie
s does
it afford? Researchers have adapted the tools of computing to the projects of the
humanities, to be sure, with dazzling outcomes. To learn Java or Ruby, much as with any
language, is to begin seeing another culture from the inside. To frequent that
other
culture is to marvel, at first, at its achievements and advantages, and then slowly to
discern those features of our own culture through which we might reciprocate.

Maureen Jameson

is Associate Professor of French and former chair of the Department
o
f Romance Languages & Literatures. She is concluding her term as founding Director of
the Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo. Her disciplinary training is in 19
th
-

and 20
th
-
century French narrative. She has written on Proust, Flaubert, Stendhal, and
Sainte
-
Beuve, and her most recent article is entitled “Squid Ink: Jaron Lanier and the Shadow of
the Humanities.” She has a rusting familiarity with C++, html, css, and Javascript,
pretensions in PHP and MySQL, a decent backstroke and, for a person of her
mature
years, a nice ardha chandrasana.

http://rll.buffalo.edu/people/faculty/profiles/jameson/


5:00
-
6:30 p.m.

Michael Rembis (History and Center for Disability Studies)

207 UB Commons (Gender Institute offices)


“The new asylums: Gender, race, madness,
and mass incarceration in the neoliberal era”

Prof. Rembis

will engage in review of recent historical literature on mass incarceration in
the United States with the eye of an historian operating from what we could be
considered a “feminist disability studies perspective” to elucidate the critical importance
of ge
nder, race, and madness

in the larger history of mass incarceration in the postwar
period, and in the process make the argument for the centrality of disability studies in
any analysis of US history.
Foll
owed by a wine & cheese reception.


Michael A. Rembi
s
, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Center for Disability Studies
and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History.
www.wix.com/mrembis/index




FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

10 a.m.


5:00 p..m.


THE
I
NTERNATIONAL NEW WOMAN IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM



112 Center for the Arts

CONFERENCE


This conference will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss recent
and ongoing scholarship on representations of the New Woman as an international
figure and a global visual icon whose roots can be traced to the revolutions of the
e
ighteenth century and whose influence can still be felt today. Starting in the later half
of the nineteenth
-
century, photographic images of women as suffragettes, flappers, and
modern girls

all incarnations of the broader category of the New Woman

inspired

political, social, and personal change.

http://www.humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/docs/205VSConference201111x17rr.pdf



11:00 am
-

12:15 pm

Emerging Techn
ology for Women in Kitenga

904 Clemens

Suzanne Tomkins (Law), Katie Biggie (Center for Educati
onal Collaboration), Kate Kost
(Social Work
)


“Emerging Technology for Women in Kitenga”

This presentation provides an overview of the Buffalo Tanzania Education
Project (B
TEP)
followed by a discussion by

the three presenters
on their
recent trips to Tanzania.
These researchers are engaged in community development initiatives focused on
introducing solar, water and health technologies in response to the challenges

of daily
life faced by women in Kitenga, a remote village in northwestern Tanzania.
Opportunities for involvement in these and future projects will also be presented.

Katie J. Biggie

Program Manager, Civic Pathways, Center for Educational Collaboration

With a deep interest in cultures, Katie completed her Bachelors in Anthropology at
Buffalo State College in 2001 and combined it with her love of ancient history to achieve
her Masters degree in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology from UB in
2005. After some exciting archaeological adventures in both Denmark and across New
York State, Katie was asked to serve on the steering committee for His Holiness, the
14th Dalai Lama

s visit to Buffalo in 2006. As part of the committee, she directed the
c
reation of educational materials about Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism and culture, and His
Holiness for local schoolchildren. Since then, Katie has served as the coordinator of
Kids
Voting WNY, facilitates

educational and cultural partnerships between the
UB,

loc
al
schools,
and
the many wonderful c
ultural institutions in Buffalo. Currently, Katie is

a
second year doctoral student in Educational Leadership & Policy focusing on education,
women, and girls in Mara, Tanzania.



Kathleen A. Kost
, MA, MSSW, Ph.D.

Dr. Ko
st is an Associate Professor at the UB School of Social Work. She has taught in the
areas of social welfare policy, organizational behavior and management, community
practice and research methods. Current research focuses on models of organizational
coll
aboration and their effects on agencies and community development initiatives in
resource poor communities, particularly in their capacity to respond effectively to
disasters.

Suzanne E. Tomkins
, J.D.

Suzanne Tomkins
is a Clinical Professor of Law at UB
School of Law where she serves as
the director of the Women, Children, and Social Justice Clinic. In addition to clinical
teaching, she has taught courses on Domestic Violence Law, Family Law, and Mediation.
Professor Tomkins has also served as a consult
ant in Russia, Ukraine and Brazil assisting
in the creation of coordinated responses to domestic violence. She is currently

researching the impact of social entrepreneurship on women’s autonomy and long term
security.

(power point)


7:00pm

SUSAN HOWE. Reading

250 Baird Hall
UB welcomes the return of one of the founding members of its Poetics
Program. Internationally acclaimed poet Howe is the author of numerous volumes of
poetry and two volumes of criticism. Her most recent volume
T
hat This
appeared in
2010. In 2011 she received the Bollingen Prize for her l
ifetime contribution to poetry.


RELATED EVENTS:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

3:00 p.m.
904 Clemens

Jane Tylus,NYU

“Gaspara Stampa, Louise Labe’, and the Return of Sappho”



Mon
day, September 26, 2011

3:00 to 4:15p.m.
330 Student Union

Science Studie
s, the Humanities, and the Arts:

Humanities
Institute Research Workshop
host
s

"A Conversation with Isabelle Stengers"

Facilitated by Professor Steven Meyer (English, Washington
University).



4:30 to 6:00 pm

830 Clemens Hall

Seminar with Isabelle Stengers

Workshop members and other participants are urged to read Stengers' essay,

"A Cosmopolitical Proposal," in advance of the seminar. That essay will form the focus of
our semin
ar discussion. Contact James Bono,
hischaos@buffalo.edu

for the link

to the
essay
.


Isabelle Stengers

teaches philosophy of science at the Free University of Brussels. She is
the author of many books; some of th
e titles that have been translated into English
include,

Power and Invention: Situating Science

(University of Minnesota Press,
1997);

The Invention of Modern Science

(Minnesota, 2000);

Cosmopolitics I

(Minnesota,
2010) and

II

(forthcoming); and

Thinking
with Whitehead: A Free and Wild Creation of
Concepts

(Harvard University Press, 2011).