The following students in the College participated in the 2018 Women’s and Gender Studies Conference titled “Invi(n)scibility.” The conference took place April 27 in Newman Library.

Presenting papers were: Dzifa Anyetei-anum, Sociology graduate student, “The Spectacle as Invincible”; Katherine Ayers, Sociology graduate student, “Rethinking Separatist Women’s Spaces”; Michelle Corinaldi, Sociology major, “‘Motherhood Penalty’ in the Workplace: An Exploration into the Negative Assumptions, Performance Standards, and Evaluations of Full-time Working Mothers,” and “‘Have You Seen Her’: An Exploration into the Irregular Realities of News Coverage and Media Attention on ‘Missing’ Black and Brown Girls”; Sadie Giles and Jessica Herling, both Sociology graduate students, “The Rise of Super-Geezer: A Theory of Geronormativity”; Inaash Islam, Sociology graduate student, “Redefining What it Means to Be #YourAverageMuslim: A Theoretical Approach to Muslim Feminist Digital Activism”; Devin Koch, creative writing graduate student, “Drag as Autobiography”; Mary Rose Lunde, English graduate student, “Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Revolutionizing the Argument of Women’s Rights”; Lipon Mondal, Sociology graduate student, “‘Life is Full of Tears, Sacrifices, and Sufferings’: Women Domestic Workers in Bangladesh”; Maria Paola Monteros-Freeman, Foreign Languages Cultures and Literature graduate student, “The Creation of Myth and Fiction: La Quintrala in the Works of Vicuna Mackenna and Mercedes Valdiviezo”; Doreen Ndizeye, International Studies major, “The Floor is Lava”; Ksenia Neubert, Sociology major, “Erasure and Misunderstanding: Views on Bisexuality in Western Society”; Hayley Oliver, Literature and Language major, “‘Kaleidoscopic’ Feminist Perspectives on the Issue of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: An Illumination”; Paige Talley, Music major, “Black Women in U.S. History: Shadows in the Classroom”; Anamika Raj, Sociology graduate student, “The Unsafe Home: Domestic Violence Against Women in India”; Elizabeth Setaro, Literature and Language major, “Circular Arguments: Self-Defeating Rhetoric of Lydia Maria Child’s ‘An Appeal for the Indians’”; Orpheus Vazquez, political science major, “Transgender and Genderqueer Invisibility/Visibility in Hong Kong and Singapore”; and Emily Vu, Political Science major, “The Use of Satire to Explain Concepts within Women’s and Gender Studies.”

The winners of the Barbara Ellen Smith Outstanding Essay Award were undergraduate Michelle Corinaldi and graduate student Inaash Islam