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Explorations in Justice: Gender, Sexuality and Violence
April 25 & 26, 2013  -- University at Albany Downtown Campus, 135 Western Avenue, Albany
All events will take place in Page Hall Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.

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11:30 am -- Registration Begins

1:00 pm -- Welcome and Overview

1:15 pm -- Keynote Address

2:00 pm -- Panel 1

  • Acculturative Stress & Abusive Behaviors among Chinese Immigrant Offenders of IPV in NYC
    • Chunrye Kim, Doctoral Student and Hung-En Sung, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Better left unsaid? Gay Gang- and Crime-involved Men’s Participation in Violence
    • Vanessa Panfil, Doctoral Candidate, University at Albany
  • Evidence of Homosexuality and Prior Homosexual Conduct in Cases Involving LGBQ Criminal Defendants
    • Jordan Blair Woods, Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge

4:00 pm -- Panel 2

  • Intersections of School-based Violence & Victimization for Sexual Minority Youth
    • Antonia Clifford, Research Assistant, Northwestern University
  • "I Don’t Know Where it is Safe" Trans Identified Women’s Experiences of Violence
    • Barbara Perry, Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Ryan Dyck, Director of Research and Policy, Egale Canada
  • We Don't Have Them Here: Heteronormativity and Collegiate Hate Crime
    • Jeffery Dennis, Visiting Assistant Professor, Wilkes University

6:00 pm -- Dinner (First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany)


9:00 am -- Continental Breakfast (Milne Hall 200, UAlbany Downtown Campus, 135 Western Avenue)

Albany High School Student Project Displays
Agency and Organization Tabling

10:15 am -- Panel 3

  • Embodied Transgression: The Use of Dance as a Sexual Violence Prevention Education Method among Adolescent Girls
    • Shawna Mackey, Master's Student, University at Albany
  • From Duke Lacrosse to Rihanna to the Blogosphere: Media & Digitization of Violence against Black Women
    • Janell Hobson, Associate Professor, University at Albany
  • Sexual Violence against Women in India: Examining Media Narratives of the Events, Response from the Public, and Criminal Justice System of India
    • Manish Madan, Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M International University and Mahesh Nalla, Professor, Michigan State University

12:15 pm -- Lunch (First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany)

Dance performance by the students from the Embodied Transgression project mentioned above
Poster Display - Criminal Victimology Student Projects

1:30 pm -- Panel 4 – Undergraduate Paper Competition Winners

  • The Portrayal of Women as Criminal Justice Professionals: A Content Analysis of Six Network Television Crime Dramas
    • Kelsey Deabler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Out of Options: Motherhood, Victimization and Advocacy for Sex Workers in Philadelphia County
    • Hilary O'Connell, Yale University
  • "Brenda's Got a Baby": Single motherhood in the streets of Wilmington, Delaware
    • Brooklynn Hitchens, University of Delaware

2:30 pm -- Closing Session and Wrap-Up Q&A

7:30 pm -- Justice & Multiculturalism Film Series

Once Were Warriors
Set in urban Auckland, New Zealand, Once Were Warriors tells the story of a family descended from Maori warriors that is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.