Master of Arts in Cultural Studies

Graduate Research Conference Archive

The Capstone research project represents one of the most significant portions of the Cultural Studies curriculum. The annual Graduate Research Conference is an opportunity for graduating students to present their work.  Here is the 2010 conference program:
 

Friday May 21, 2010

North Creek Events Center, University of Washington Bothell

Welcome, coffee & pastries

8:30 – 9:00
Emcees: Ben Gardner and Susan Harewood


Panel A - Bodies, Borders, Belonging

9:00 – 10:45
Chair: Eric Stewart

Salena Farris
OutWrite Identities   
Capstone Advisor: Jeanne Heuving
Second Reader: Aimee Beth Leggett
Portfolio Advisor: Kari Lerum

Ann Ferreira
Recontextualizing Hakani   
Capstone Advisor: Ron Krabill   
Second Reader: Bruce Burgett
Portfolio Advisor: Jeanne Heuving

Joshua Heim
In an Adda Space and Time?   
Capstone Advisor: Benjamin Gardner   
Second Reader: Manish Chalana
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

Myrella Thompson    
The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Knowledge and Understanding   
Capstone Advisor: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren   
Portfolio Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas

Alan Williams   
"Mormon" and "Queer" at Crossroads   
Capstone Advisor: Susan Harewood
Portfolio Advisor: Jeanne Heuving

Panel B - Ethnography: Self, Space, and Belonging

11:00 – 12:15
Chair: Kari Lerum

Joy MacTavish-Unten   
Mixed-Race LGBTQ Families: Identities, Strategies and Support Systems   
Capstone Advisor: Kari Lerum
Second Reader: Rebecca Aanerud
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

Faith Simonelli
Cultural Identity in Children within Shifting Cultural Boundaries   
Capstone Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas
Second Reader: Leslie Ashbaugh
Portfolio Advisor: Eric Stewart

Jayne Swift  
Hot for Teacher: Sex Work and Academic Spaces   
Capstone Advisor: Kari Lerum
Portfolio Advisor: Eric Stewart

Lunch

12:15  – 1:15


Panel C - Locating Auto-ethnography

1:15 – 2:30
Chair: Jeanne Heuving

Trina Ballard    
Environmentalism On Board - Becoming a Surfer Citizen Scientist   
Capstone Advisor: Benjamin Gardner   
Second Reader: Sean Schmidt
Portfolio Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas

Valerie Heuschkel    
Private Pleasure   
Capstone Advisor: Kari Lerum   
Second Reader: Jeanne Heuving
Portfolio Advisor: Eric Stewart

Christine Nelson    
Becoming a Diversity Worker   
Capstone Advisor: Jeanne Heuving
Second Reader: Susan Harewood
Portfolio Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas

Panel D - Sights, Sites, Re: cites

2:45 – 4:15
Chair: Joe Milutis

Tyler Pratt
Re:Sounding Community: Soundscapes and the Performance of Community Meaning   
Capstone Advisor: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren
Portfolio Advisor: Ben Gardner    

Randi Courtmanch
The Black Heart and other works – Meaning Making in Art Practices   
Capstone Advisor: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren
Portfolio Advisor: Susan Harewood   

Angelica Macklin    
Scholarly Activism Through the Documentary Process   
Capstone Advisors: Ron Krabill and Jonathan Warren     
Second Reader: Greg Mullins
Portfolio Advisor: Susan Harewood

Jeremy Richards    
Nietzsche! The Musical   
Capstone Advisor: Joe Milutis   
Second Reader: Constantin Behler
Portfolio Advisor: Jeanne Heuving

Reception

4:15 – 6:00
 

 

 

Abstracts

Download presentation abstracts here (.pdf).