University at Albany


Conference Program
Saturday, March 3
10:00 – 3:00
University at Albany (SUNY)

Hosted by SIGH: The WGSS Graduate Student Organization

10:00 Welcome Remarks

10:15 – 10:45 Poster Session:
Wen-Pu Cheng – Restorative Justice and Sexual Assault in Taiwan
Bibi Chaterpateah & Kathryn Mishkin – HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination Serves as a “Border” Limiting Opportunities for HIV Care and Treatment
Ilianna Muro – Collage Artist

10:45 – 11:15 Workshop
Shilpa Darivemula - The Aseemkala Initiative – Using Traditional Dance as a Novel Model for Approaching Women’s Health

11:15 – 12:00 Panel: Women’s Voices
Benjamin Ginsberg – “A Mother There:” Heavenly Mother as a Cosmic Advocate for LDS Mormon Women’s Empowerment and Improvement
Makna Sinatria – Making History as Herstory: Women in Producing Story in Do Not Say We Have Nothing

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:00 Book Reading
Rosalie Morales Kearns – Kingdom of Women Moderated by Elizabeth Harwood

1:15 – 2:00 Workshop
Maureen Whitcomb – Constantly Colonizing: The Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Borders of Mass Incarceration

2:00 – 3:00 Panel: Transnational Movements
Moderated by Ess Niessl
Aissata Ba – Immigration and its Effect on Left-Behind Wives: A Critical Analysis
Tasmia Haque – Raising the Voices: Activists Response to Hate Violence Against South Asian Queer Immigrants in the United States
Erika Tai – I Promise I’m Chinese: Transnational Adoptees’ Notions of Kinship, Culture, and Identity