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Annual women’s studies conference convenes

 Each year, St. Catherine University students submit proposals to present research papers or creative projects at the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) Women’s Studies Student Conference. This year was no different.

Twelve St. Kate's students are part of the 2012 conference on March 30. In fact, several of them have been selected for panel discussions.

All ACTC students and community members are invited. The free event runs from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Augsburg College, Christiansen Center. (Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.; sessions start at 4 p.m.)

St. Kate’s student presenters are:

Molly Davy (art history major, women's studies minor)
"Activism Through Self-Publishing: Womanhouse and the Political Potential of Zines in the Feminist Movement"

Lindsey Becker (English and international relations major, Spanish minor)
Emily Gullickson (English and Spanish)
Natasha Holm (English and Pre-Med)
PANEL: Literary Vantage Point: A Haitian Perspective on Dismantling Power Hierarchies

Heather Robinson (women’s studies and English)
“Partnering to Eradicate Sexual Trafficking in Minnesota: A Review of Non Governmental Organizations' and Government Agencies' Strategies”

L. Puck Matz (women’s studies and sociology double major)
“Radical Consent Culture and the Pedagogy of Masculinity”

Anna Ruhland (art history major, women’s studies minor)
 “A Social Deluge: Reclaiming Subjectivity Through Art and Post-Colonial Theory”

Anna Garski (women’s studies and studio art double major)
 “The Phoenix Trilogy: The Creation and Completion of the Taskforce Working to Eliminate Violence Against Women Artist’s Grant”

Nee Na Xiong (women’s studies and sociology double major)
Xy Xiong (women’s studies and sociology)
Natah Vang (women’s studies)
PANEL: Where do I Fit In? Hmong Women Students' Self-Identity

Kathy Blegen-Huntley (women’s studies)
“The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Homelessness”

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The ACTC Women's Studies Student Conference is an opportunity for students taking courses in ACTC's Women's Studies program to present their academic research, professional experiences and internships, and feminist activism.

Learn more about women's studies at St. Kate's.


March 29, 2012 by Pauline Oo

See also: Liberal Arts, Social Justice, Students