Seton Hall University
Women's Conference 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014
Conference Schedule

Registration

9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Main Lounge, University Center

Continental Breakfast

9 - 9:45 a.m. - CLOSED
Main Lounge University Center

All sessions are in Arts and Sciences Hall

Session I (10 - 11:15 a.m.)

1a. “Panel Presentation: Women at Seton Hall Past and Present: Challenges, Opportunities, Possibilities”
Arts and Sciences 101

Moderator: Dr. Karen Gevirtz, Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of Women and Gender Studies Program, Seton Hall University

  • Dr. Chrysanthy Grieco, Associate Professor of English, Seton Hall University
  • Dr. Tracey Gottlieb, Vice President to Student Services, Seton Hall University

1b. “The Politics of Legislating Marriage”
Arts and Sciences 103

Moderator: Dr. Leslie Bunnage, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Seton Hall University

  • “The Legal Transformation of Gay Marriage: I Do and I Do Not: Part 1,” Dr. W. King Mott, Associate Professor of Political Science, Seton Hall University
  • “The Legal Transformation of Gay Marriage: I Do and I Do Not: Part 2,” Dr. Robert Pallitto, Associate Professor of Political Science, Seton Hall University

1c. "Representations of Race and Gender”
Arts and Sciences 102

Moderator: Dr. Mary Balkun, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Seton Hall University

  • “The Steatopygia Sleight: Not Exotic, but Exaggerated Screen/Stage Dissemination of the Black Female Image,” Dr. Sharron Greaves, Associate Professor of Communications, Communications Department Chairperson, Nyack College
  • "Rewriting Herstory: Escaping Patriarchal Ideology through Self-Realization in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora" Ashley Ganem, MA Student in English, Seton Hall University
  • “At the Intersection of Gender and Race: A Comparison of Nazi and Jim Crow Cinema,” Dr. Larry A. Greene, Professor of History, Seton Hall University

Banquet

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - CLOSED
Main Lounge, University Center
Please bring your registration receipt to the banquet to assure that you may be seated. Only registered participants in the conference will be seated.

  • Woman of the Year award, presented by Dr. Joan Guetti, Senior Associate Provost
  • High School essay prizes, presented by Dr. Mary Balkun, Chair of the Department of English
  • Keynote Address: Nisha Varia, Human Rights Watch

Session II (1:15 - 2:30 p.m.)

2a. “Sex, Gender, and Science”
Arts and Sciences 102

Moderator: Dr. C. Lynn Carr, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

  • "How We Think about Sex and Gender: The Impact of Culture, the Media, and Our Own Experiences," Dr. Susan Nolan, Professor of Psychology, Seton Hall University
  • "The Evolution of Sex: Its Role in Understanding Gender in Humans," Dr. Michael Zavada, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Seton Hall University

2b. “Women at Work”
Arts and Sciences 101

Moderator: Dr. Vanessa May, Assistant Professor of History and Co-Director, Women and Gender Studies Program

  • “Interrogating the Intersection of Race and Gender within U.S. Labor Movement Revitalization Efforts,” Dr. Leslie Bunnage, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Seton Hall University
  • “Chocolate, Challenges, and Change: Labor Trends of Working Women at the Hershey’s Chocolate Factory During the Great Depression,” Jennifer E. Ciccolini, doctoral candidate in Modern World History, St. John's University
  • “Walking a Thin Line: Women Teaching Assistants and the Navigation of Micro Level Gendered Interactions in Higher Education,” Selene M. Cammer-Bechtold, doctoral candidate in Sociology, Syracuse University

2c. “A Humanist Approach to Art, Business and Life”
Arts and Sciences 103

Moderator: Dr. Deirdre Yates, Professor of Theater Studies and Chair of the Department of Communication and the Arts, Seton Hall Universityy

  • Carolyn Dorfman, Choreographer/Artistic Director of the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company

2d. “Gender and Literature”
Arts and Sciences 104

Moderator: Dr. Karen Gevirtz, Associate Professor of English and Co-Director, Women and Gender Studies Program

  • “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s Most Masculine of All?: Goblins, Women, and Reflected Gender Interiority in Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market,’” Elizabeth Centanni, MA Student in English, Seton Hall University
  • “Gender Performativity and the Shortcomings of Gender Identities in Troilus and Cressida,” Karl Hoenzsch, MA Student in English, Seton Hall University
  • “Jane Austen's Disruption and Mobility in Persuasion,” Veronica Grupico, MA Student in English, Seton Hall University

Session III (2:45 - 4 p.m.)

3a. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Order and Disorder in 18th-Century Britain and Early America”
Arts and Sciences 101
Moderator: Dr. King Mott, Associate Professor of Political Science, Seton Hall University

  • “Women in Wartime: Gender, Disorder, and U.S. History,” Vanessa May, Assistant Professor of History, Seton Hall University
  • “The Lady or the Zombie: Cultural Anxiety, the Canon, and the Woman Writer,” Karen Gevirtz, Associate Professor of English, Seton Hall University

3b. “Women and Leadership”
Arts and Sciences 102

Moderator: Dr. Judith Stark, Professor of Philosophy

  • “What’s Above the Glass Ceiling? Women CEOs and Hospital Board Composition in New Jersey,” Anne M. Hewitt, Associate Professor of Political Science, Seton Hall University and Shana’e Montgomery, doctoral candidate, Department of Political Science, Seton Hall University
  • “An Overview of the Differences between Males and Females in the Race to the Top in Educational Leadership,” Ligia Alberto, doctoral candidate, College of Education, Seton Hall University

3c. “Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Essay Contest Winners”
Arts and Sciences 103

Moderator: Dr. Angela Jane Weisl, Professor of English, Seton Hall University



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Update: As of 3/26 at 11 a.m. the breakfast and luncheon are now closed. If you did not register to attend the breakfast or luncheon proir to the close date, please plan to make alternate arrangements for your meals during the conference.

Presentation of the annual “Woman of the Year” Award

This university award, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, recognizes and honors outstanding leaders at Seton Hall who have made significant contributions to the success of women at the University. In celebration of Women’s History Month and the Seton Hall University Women’s Conference, we are seeking nominations for the University’s 2014 Woman of the Year. 

Learn more about this prestigious award and to submit a nomination »

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