Tentative Schedule

Thursday, February 18

3:00 Conference Welcome

3:15-4:45: Rethinking Gender and Citizenship

  • Andrea Terry (Texas A&M University) “Civil Religion and the Priestly Tradition: Gendered Possibilities and Constraints”
  • Zornitsa Keremidchieva (Macalester College) “Independent (Women’s) Citizenship: An Oxymoron”
  • Albert Rintrona (University of Iowa) “An Eye for Reflexivity: Rethinking Japanese American Masculinity and US Citizenry”
  • Valerie Renegar (Southwestern University) and Stacey Sowards (University of Texas at El Paso) “The New Feminist Citizen: Bad Feminists and the Need for Intersectionality” 

5:00-6:30: “Florists, Bakers, and Religious Freedom”

Isaac West (Vanderbilt University)

Responding: Joshua Gunn (University of Texas); E. Cram (St. Lawrence University)

6:30-8:00: Reception

Friday, February 19

8:00-9:00: Breakfast

9:00-10:30  “‘Racism and Sexism Often Go Hand in Hand’: Betty Friedan, Second-Wave Feminism, and the 1970 Carswell Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings”

Bonnie Dow (Vanderbilt University)

Responding: Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz (University of Iowa);  Sara Hayden (University of Montana)

10:45-12:15 Citizen Made Alien: Gender, Race, and Violence in the Politics of War” (Aggie Agora)

Lisa Flores (University of Colorado)

Responding: Valerie Martinez-Ebers (University of North Texas); Thomas Nakayama, (Northeastern University)

12:15-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:00: “Transnational Women’s Activism and the Adoption of Effective Gender Quotas”

Pamela Paxton (University of Texas)

Responding: Kristina Horn Sheeler (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis); Sarah Fulton,(Texas A&M University)

3:00-3:30: Coffee Break

3:30 -5:00 : Sex, Health, & Citizenship

  • Andrea Alden (Grand Canyon University) “Mental Illness and Citizenship: Gendered Constructions of Personhood in the Law”
  • Lital Pascar (Northwestern University) “Consensual Non-Monogamy and Neoliberalism”
  • Rebecca Robinson Chávez (University of Iowa) “Reigniting the Santa Fe Bridge Bath Riots: An Examination of Gender, Public Health, and Citizenship in an Early Twentieth Century Border Community”
  • Casey Ryan Kelly (Butler University) “America the Innocent: Sexual Abstinence and Sentimental Citizenship”

5:30-6:45 Kurt Ritter Lecture: “Queering Rhetorical Interiors”

Charles E. Morris (Syracuse University)

7:00 – 9:00 Dinner

Saturday, February 20

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:30: “Hillary Clinton from ‘Bitch’ to ‘Badass’ . . . and Beyond”

Karrin Vasby Anderson (Colorado State University)

Responding: Joan Faber McAlister (Drake University);  Pamela Paxton (University of Texas)

10:45-12:15: “A Republic of Ideas: Women, Deliberative Democracy, and the 1893 World’s Congress Auxiliary”

Kristy Maddux, University of Maryland

Responding: Belinda Stillion Southard (University of Georgia); Julie Novkov, (University at Albany, SUNY)

12:15-1:45: Lunch

1:45-3:15: “Gender and Civic Belonging: What Makes Rights Work?”

Julie Novkov (University at Albany, SUNY)

Responding: Lisa Corrigan (University of Arkansas); Joseph Ura (Texas A&M University)

3:15-3:45: Coffee Break

3:45-5:15: Citizenship in Crisis

  • Catherine Helen Palczewski (University of Northern Iowa) “The 1919 Prison Special: Women’s Vulnerable Bodies and Appeals to Civic Obligations”
  • Leslie Harris (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) “Gender, Citizenship and Rhetorical Geography in the White Slavery Controversy”
  • Meredith Styer (University of Maryland) “The Rights Words in the Right Time and Place: Susan B. Anthony’s Extemporaneous Speaking as a Performance of Nineteenth Century Women’s Citizenship”
  • Melissa Lucas (University of Maryland) “Divided Loyalties: Competing Articulations of Citizenship during the Gold Start Mother Segregation Controversy

Sunday, February 21

8:00-9:00: Breakfast

9:00-10:30: Gender, Citizenship, & Law

  • Suzanne M. Enck (University of North Texas) “‘Do You Belong Here?’: Differential Belonging and Cultural Citizenship for Incarcerated Women”
  • Jennifer Biedendorf (California State University) Stanislaus, “Sex, Crimes, and International Community: NGO Advocacy on Gender Violence at the International Criminal Court”
  • Emily Kofoed (Georgia State University) “Regulating Queer Asylum: Defining Citizenship in LGBTI Refugee Cases”
  • Kate Siegfried (Syracuse University) “The State of Indiana vs. Bei Bei Shuai: Repofuturity, Citizenship and the National Fetus”

10:45-12:15: Performance Politics: The Effects of Identity Reductionism on Brown and Black Women”

Valerie Martinez-Ebers (University of North Texas)

 Responding: David Cisneros (University of Illinois); Sara McKinnon, University of Wisconsin

12:15-12:30: Conference Closing

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