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Presented By: Institute for Research on Women and Gender

2022 IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars Symposium

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Speakers:
- Haley Bowen, PhD Candidate, History, College of LSA
- Hayley R. Bowman, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Eisenberg Institute of Historical Studies
- Paloma Soledad Contreras, PhD Candidate, Biological Anthropology, College of LSA
- Janice Feng, PhD Candidate, Political Science, College of LSA
- Luis Flores, PhD Candidate, Sociology, College of LSA
- Pau Nava, PhD Candidate, American Culture, College of LSA
- Leanna Papp, PhD Candidate, Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies, College of LSA
- DeAnna Smith, PhD Candidate, Sociology, College of LSA

Moderator: Victor Román Mendoza, Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and English, College of LSA

Description:
This symposium features interdisciplinary, feminist scholarship from U-M graduate students.

The IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars Fellowship is a highly competitive program for PhD candidates from across the Ann Arbor campus. In spring, the fellows participate in a weekly seminar designed to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue and peer reviews of a dissertation chapter or article. Over the summer, the scholars continue their research and writing. They reconvene for the annual Community of Scholars Symposium to share the product of their summer’s work with each other and a broader audience.

Symposium Schedule:
10:00 - 10:10 AM: Opening Remarks, Victor Mendoza
10:10 - 11:30 AM: Panel 1, Ambivalent Self-Making: Embodiment, Institutions, Empire
- Panel Chair: Abigail Dumes, Assistant Professor Women's and Gender Studies, and author of Divided Bodies: Lyme Disease, Contested Illness, and Evidence-Based Medicine (Duke University Press, 2020)
- Panelists: Hayley Bowman, Haley Bowen, Luis Flores, Janice Feng
11:30 - 12PM: Lunch (provided for registered attendees)
12:00 - 1:20PM: Panel 2, Identifying and Responding to Symbolic Annihilation
- Panel Chair: Andrea Bolivar, Assistant Professor Women's and Gender Studies, who is completing a manuscript entitled “We Are a Fantasy:” Trans Latina Ways of Knowing, Being, and Loving, which ethnographically examines the experiences of sex working transgender Latinas in the Chicago metropolitan area.
- Panelists: Pau Nava, Leanna Papp, DeAnna Smith, Paloma Contreras

Register to be included in lunch: https://myumi.ch/n8eRR

Masks Required
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