The following CLAHS graduate students participated in the Gender, Bodies, and Technology conference titled TechnoLogics: Power and Resistance. They were: Caroline AlphinASPECT, “Bulletproof Neoliberals: Rethinking Accelerationism and the Biohacker Within the Logic of Intensity”; Lyla ByersSociology, “‘Now I Could Be the Former Fatty Who Turned into a Brain. Or an Athlete. Or a Princess’: Weight Loss and Gender in Netflix’s Insatiable”; Linea Cutter, ASPECT, “Three Square Meals a Day: Biopolitics and the (Re)Production of (Dis)Order”; Joshua Earle, Science, Technology, and Society, “The Problem of the Sexy Cyborg: Transhumanism, Gender, and Morphological Freedom”; Sadie Giles, Sociology, “Rock that Body: Economies of Risk in Rock Climbing”; Whitney Hayes, Sociology, “Beauvoir in the Boudoir: A Feminist Approach to the Risks of Bedding Sex Robots”; Science, Technology, and Society student Hanna Herdegen and faculty member Ashley Shew, with Stephanie Arnold and Adri Ridings, “Disability, Experience, and Technological Imagination: First Stage Findings from Narrative Research”; Jessica Herling, Sociology, “Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education on LGBTQ Health”; Inaash Islam, Sociology, “Redefining What It Means to Be #YourAverageMuslim Woman: Muslim Female Digital Activists on Social Media”; Laura Lane, Science, Technology, and Science, “Busted Perceptions: A Visual and Verbal Dialogue about the Power Dynamics Behind the Identities We Embody”; Jack Leff, Science, Technology, and Society, “Atmospheric Thinking: The Political Technologies of Breath, Breathing, and Atmosphere”; Kuan-Hung Lo, Science, Technology, and Society, “Rethinking the Uncanny Valley: Feelings of Eeriness, Diversity/Mutation, and Performativity”; Ariel Ludwig, Science, Technology, and Society, “The Aesthetics/Anesthetics of the Virtual Prison and the Making of Virtual Prisoners: A Poetic Engagement with a Virtual Reality Marketplace”; Leigh McKagen, ASPECT, “Resistance Is Futile: Female Mentorship in Star Trek: Voyager”; Megan Nanney, Sociology, “My Home Is Not Your Home: Digital Community Building and Branding in Gender Segregated Higher Education”; Kate NatishanRhetoric and Writing, “Regulated Bodies: The Rhetoric of Gender in the U.S. Military”; Roan Parrish, Science, Technology, and Society, “Factors in the Overprescription of Antidepressants in Women”; Anne Patrick, Sociology, “Where’s the Beef? Masculinity, Gender, and Violence in Food Advertising”; Philip Ray, Sociology, “The Three Laws of Colonization: Robotic Bodies in Science Fiction”; Shaun Respess, ASPECT, “Intimacy Through/With Technology: An Evaluation of Care for Despondency”; Talitha Rose, Sociology, “#Craftivism and the Potentials for Feminist Craft as Activism”; Emma Stamm, ASPECT, “Acid Feminism: Psychedelic Dimensions of Gender Performativity”; Rayanne Streeter, Sociology, “#effyourbeautystandards: Resistance and Co-optation in the Body Positive Movement”; Maddie Tepper, ASPECT, “Conscious Embodiment: Aesthetic Cultivation as Resistance to Global Capitalism”; Sara Wenger, ASPECT, “Posthuman Anxiety in the Sex Industry: The Strange Case of Aura Dolls”; and Damien Williams, Science, Technology, and Society, “Extended Selves: Implications of VR and AR on How We Understand Ourselves and Each Other.”

The conference took place April 25–27 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.