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02 May
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
May 2, 2014 | 12:00 PM-6:00 PM


Gallatin Graduate Student Research Conference


The Gallatin Graduate Student Research Conference is a forum for advanced M.A. students to present their work to the Gallatin community. This year the conference will include presentations by thirteen students.


Panel I: noon-1:00
Panel Chair: Yonni Walker

• Shari Jardine: "My emancipation don’t fit your equation”: The Inclusion of Hip-Hop Elements Culturally Competent Sex Education Tools for New York City Youth
• Amallia Orman: Engaged Learning: Facilitating Strengths-Based Narratives and Critical Dialogue at a New Community College
• Jessica Savage: Harassment in Schools: A Silent Problem with Deafening Consequences

Panel II: 1:00-2:00
Panel Chair: Bobak Seddighzadeh

• Benjamin Ersing: Contracting Across Borders in West Africa—Assessing the Need for and Feasibility of an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) System
• Declan Galvin: The Mungiki Movement and the Politics of the International Criminal Court
• Masoud Movahed: Besieged at Home: Iran’s Auto Industry

BREAK: 2:00-2:30

Panel III: 2:30-3:30
Panel Chair: Declan Galvin

• Dages Keates: Narrative Bodies, Mythic Primitivity
• Jeni Lofthouse: Outsider and Insider Art—Connections
• Evi Triantafyllides: Attempting to Remove Subjectivity from Children’s Writing

Panel IV: 3:30-4:30
Panel Chair: Shari Jardine

• Asher Novek: <3 Gov (Heart Gov)
• Yonni Walker: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Spectacle, Trauma and the Political Funeral
• Bobak Seddighzadeh: Genetic Stereotyping in “Precision Medicine”: The Use of Race as a Heuristic in Clinical Decision Making and Its Implications for Health Disparities