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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

Studentsí Perceptions of Community in the Women and Gender Studies Program at SUNY Brockport

This research project is a collaborative investigation into the perceptions of community amongst Feminist Research Methods students within the Women and Gender Studies Program at SUNY Brockport. The focus is on intersections between attention to emotional needs and sustaining intellectual work (DeVault 1999). Much of the mainstream and accessible information regarding Women and Gender Studies departments (or programs) deals with career viability. However, the Women and Gender Studies Programs is also uniquely positioned for creative and rigorous meaning-making, where new models of relationality challenge dominant neoliberal models. Specifically, this project will be useful for expanding the potentiality for identities of Women and Gender Studies students as activist agents toward equality. Through negotiating relationships in a marginal/interdisciplinary critical space, this research subverts traditional researcher identities and communities by incorporating self-reflexivity with regard to limiting/violent normative discourses and research practices.

Presenter: Ashley McKay (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Women and Gender Studies
Location: 120 Hartwell
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.