Lisa McLeod, Naadiya Hasan, Julie Winterich Present at Conference
May 10, 2013
Faculty members Naadiya Hasan, Lisa McLeod and Julie Winterich presented papers at the annual Southeast Women’s Studies Association Conference at UNCG April 19-20.
The conference theme was Outrage! Discourses, Practices and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation. Maria Rosales, associate professor of Political Science and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), moderated their panel, Higher Education and Oppressive Practices: Unpacking Constructions of Inclusiveness in Higher Education.
The papers are: “The Value of Diversity: Marketing Social Justice in Higher Education” by Naadiya, an assistant professor of Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) and WGSS; “White Ignorance and the Troubling Performance of Diversity in Higher Education” by Lisa, associate professor of Philosophy and WGSS; and “Students’ Experiences with Assault in College: Gaps in Higher Education and Institutional Practice” by Julie, associate professor of SOAN and coordinator of WGSS.
With the support of the Center for Principled Problem Solving (CPPS), WGSS brought 15 students to the conference, who spoke highly about the experience. Student posts about the conference will be published on the CPPS blog in June.