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12 May
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
May 12, 2017 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM


MA Spring Raw Forum & Gallatin Graduate Student Research Conference

A forum for advanced MA students to present their work to the Gallatin community, the Gallatin Graduate Student Research Conference allows students to share their findings while reflecting on the major themes of their research, the methods they used, and the questions raised by their work.

RAW FORUM 10 am-12 pm

Victoria Berg, Gabby Deveaux, Clarisse Fahrtman, Rose Hayes, Matt Lester & Jennifer Senior

Faculty Panelists: Kwami Coleman, Valerie Forman, Matthew Gregory, Karen Hornick, Sara Murphy, Andrew Romig

CONFERENCE 12:30-4 pm

12:30-1:30 pm
PANEL 1: Art as a Force for Change

Juliet Gomez: Locating Trauma Through Hip-Hop—Going Beyond the Lyrics
Sarah Halford: Creative Resistance--Major Motifs of Artistic Activism
Andrea Gordillo: Urban Inequities, Cultural Politics, and Arts Activism on the LES

1:30-2:30 pm
PANEL 2: Creative Connections and Sharing Experience

Heather Woodfield: The Art of the Party
Earlene Cruz: Food as a Dividing Force, Food as a Uniting Force
Alicia Waller: Interrogating Cultural Diplomacy with the Intergroup Contact Theory
Giona Jefferson: Resisting the American Power Structure: The Reclamation of Black Womanhood in Scripted Television

2:30-4 pm
PANEL 3: Visual Culture and Practices of Representation

Imani Edwards: Race, Gender, & Sexuality in The Women of Brewster Place
Flavia Grilli de Castro: Periphery Assets as Symbolic Value: Understanding Global Art Markets
Victoria Drake: The Impact of Female Empowerment in Advertising
Quanda Johnson: Puzzled!: Piecing Together the Rhetorical Diaspora Black Body