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26 Apr
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Apr 26, 2013 | 12:00 PM-4:30 PM


Graduate Student Research Conference

Panel I: 12- 1pm
Panel Chair: Michelle Berninger
Carson Chodos, “Identity Classification and Trauma: Enrollment Practices and Texts in New York City High School District Seventy-Nine”
Diana Noriega, “Adolescent Girls of Color in NYC: Their Issues and Ideas on Approaches to Out-of-School Time Programming Supporting Their Development”
Chris Leong, “PEER-LEARN.ORG: A platform to encourage middle and high school students to help each other to improve their educational outcome”

Panel II: 1:00-2:00
Panel Chair: Madeleine Pryor
Michelle Berninger, “Identity Artifacts: Examining the role of government records, passports and visas in the work of W.G. Sebald”
Mary Einbinder, “Cultural Diplomacy: Harmonizing International Relations through Music”
Miriam Halsey, “Disabling Citizenship: Immigration and the Fit Body(ies) of the Nation”

Panel III: 2:30-3:30
Panel Chair: Lily Nathan
Tabir Akhter, “Self-Branding and Celebrity: Identity Commodification in the Age of Social Media”
Amanda Phillips, “Privatized Spaces and User Creativity”
Betzy Torres-Mitchell, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the ‘bitchiest’ of them all? The arc of gender portrayal in The Bachelor and Keeping Up with the Kardashians”

Panel IV: 3:30-4:30
Panel Chair: Bobak Seddighzadeh
Mitch Bloom, “Fueling the Foodie Fire: A Case Study in Partnering Restaurants with Improving the Food System”
Bryan Farrell, “This is What Hope Looks Like: The Rise of the U.S. Grassroots Climate Movement”
Madeleine Pryor, “Documenting the Documenters: Emergence and Evolution of Social Issue Documentaries as a form of Protest”