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Facilitated Conference: New Articulations / New Translations: Feminist Research Activism

Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:00 AM
Rackham Hall & Conference Room, 4th floor

This daylong conference will address the intersections of feminist research and activism, convening scholars engaged with community and policy work in the areas of prisons, reproductive justice, trans identities and issues, and new media.

This event is planned as a facilitated working conference with ample time for small and large group discussion.

A detailed conference schedule will be published here in the coming weeks. (link to


Panel 1: Gender, Sexuality, & Prisons

Scholarly, community, and artistic work in prisons, informed by feminist, gender, and queer analyses.


Panelists: Valerie Jenness, University of California-Irvine and Reuben Miller, University of Michigan

Moderator: Ashley Lucas, University of Michigan   


Panel 2: Reproductive Justice

Creatively and productively managing the research/activism distinction in reproductive justice; how can reproductive justice be advanced by feminist evidence-based research?


Panelists: Khiara Bridges, Boston University and Johanna Schoen, Rutgers University

Moderator: Lisa Harris, University of Michigan


Panel 3: Trans: Bodies & Histories

New work on trans identities and issues; pushing the boundaries of queer and gender studies through trans analysis and awareness.


Panelists: Dan Irving, Carleton University and Cristan Williams, The TransAdvocate

Moderator: Eric Plemons, University of Michigan


Panel 4: New Media Activism

How can new media and social media do feminist work? How might we think about the relationship between feminist digital studies and media activism? Where have we been and where are we heading, and want to go?


Panelists: Monica Casper, University of Arizona and Susana Morris, Auburn University

Moderator: Maria Cotera, University of Michigan