Bursting Gender's Bubble, An Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Conference

Location: McKenna Hall 210/214


Bursting Gender's Bubble, An Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Conference

April 4-5, 2014

McKenna Hall (210/214)


Sponsored by the GeNDer Studies Program of the University of Notre Dame

and the Gender and Women's Studies program of St. Mary’s College

The University of Notre Dame, along with co-sponsors Saint Mary’s College will host an undergraduate conference for Gender Studies on April 4 & 5, 2014 on Notre Dame’s campus in South Bend, Indiana. Submissions focusing on any area of original research-based scholarship in gender studies (including, but not limited to, work in literary criticism, sociology, theology, anthropology, economics, psychology, biology) have been accepted from colleges and universities in the Midwest. We welcomed scholarship that dealt with the significance of gender—and the cognate subjects of sex, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, religion, and nationality—in all areas of human life, especially in the social formation of human identities, practices, and institutions.

April 4

Panel 1                        9:00 am—10:15 am    Policy and its Effects

Panel 2                        10:30 am—11:30 am   Economics and Gender

Panel 3                        11:45 am—12:45 pm  Gender and Performance

LUNCH                      1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Panel 4                         2:15 pm — 3:15 pm   Constructing Masculinities

Arts & Letters Thesis Celebration     3:30 pm—4:30 pm

Panel 5                        4:45 pm— 6:00 pm    Feminist Activism

April 5

Panel 6                          9:00 am—10:00 am   Sexuality

Panel 7                        10:15 am—11:15 am   Textual Identities

Panel 8                        11:30 am—12:30 pm  Sexual Agency

LUNCH                      12:30 pm—  1:30 pm

Panel 9                        1:30 pm — 2:30 pm    Sexual Assault

Panel 10                      2:45 pm — 3:45 pm   Family Formation



Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Department of American Studies, Department of Theology, Department of History, Interdisciplinary Minor in Education, Schooling & Society, Department of Economics, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies