Five ASPECT doctoral students presented their research at the International Studies Association – Southern Region Annual Conference, which took place October 12–13 at Randolph–Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. They were: Caroline Alphin, “‘Parasites on the Body Capital’: The Quantified Self as Instrumentalized Self-Cultivation”; Linea Cutter, “Sweet Systems of Power: Neoliberal Fitness and the Subjugation of the Female Body”; Rob Flahive, “Short Circuiting the Eurocentric Gaze: Rewiring Colonial Urbanism in Addis Ababa”; Molly Todd, “The Economisation of Man at the U.S.–Mexico Border”; and Sara Wenger, “‘Resistance is (Not) Futile’: Posthuman Possibilities in Speculative Fiction.”