2011 Graduate Research Conference

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 final capstone research.   

Thursday, May 19, 2011

North Creek Events Center, University of Washington Bothell

Welcome and Refreshments

5:00-5:45pm  

Emcees: Ron Krabill and Bruce Burgett
 

Panel A - CARE: Community, Agency, Representation and Empowerment

5:45-7:30pm

Moderator: Ben Gardner


Priya Frank
Mapping Our Own World: Explorations of human agency within an exoticized world music market
Capstone Advisor: Susan Harewood
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

Caroline Fors
Voices of Afghan Women Leaders
Capstone Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

Mona Halcomb
Boarding Schools: “Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.”
Capstone Advisor: Linda Watts
Second Reader: Elizabeth A. West
Portfolio Advisor: Ben Gardner

Paul Johnson
Neo-Colonialism and College $ports Today
Capstone Advisor: Susan Harewood
Second Reader: Leslie Ashbaugh
Portfolio Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas

Salem Lévêsque
Understanding Self: Existentialism & Cultural Studies
Capstone Advisor: Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
Second Reader: Georgia Roberts
Portfolio Advisor: Eric Stewart 
 

Panel B - Media & (In)visibility

7:45-9:15pm

Moderator: Susan Harewood


Ruth Gregory
The Historiography of Cinema History
Capstone Advisor: Ron Krabill
Portfolio Advisor: Kari Lerum

Luke Ware
The Invisible Web Project
Capstone Advisor: Ron Krabill
Portfolio Advisor: Ben Gardner

Jennifer Lockett
Cinema and embodied experience: the relationship between spectator and film
Capstone Advisor: Jeanne Heuving
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

David Ryder
Race, Space and Photojournalism - Intervening into the Inscription of Whiteness
Capstone Advisor: Susan Harewood
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett 
 

Friday, May 20, 2011

North Creek Events Center, University of Washington Bothell

Panel C - Outside the Box: Crossings and Migrations

11:00am-12:30pm

Moderator: Gray Kochhar-Lindgren


Shuai Wang
Heavy Metal Culture: A Cultural Study of Chinese and American Heavy Metal
Capstone Advisor: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren
Portfolio Advisor: Eric Stewart

Holly Johanna Winters
La vida no tiene subtítutlos (Life doesn't have subtitles): Building Spanish/English bilingualism through cultural studies
Capstone Advisor: Ron Krabill
Portfolio Advisor: Ben Gardner

Pei-Chia Fan
Being a Taiwanese in Postmodern Times: How Taiwanese Think About Their Identity
Capstone Advisor: Ron Krabill
Portfolio Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas

Martha Levenson
Making Museums Matter: Performance, Outreach, and Evaluation
Capstone Advisor: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren
Second Reader: Brad Portin
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett 
 

Lunch Buffet

12:30-1:30pm 

 

Panel D - The Hierarchy of Difference

1:30-3:00pm

Moderator: Leslie Ashbaugh


Marilyn Peterson-Richter
Deconstruction of Gender Myths – A Discourse on the Dissemination of Constructed Gender Identities Through a Semiotic Lens
Capstone Advisor: Jeanette Sanchez
Portfolio Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas

Peter Freeman
Urban Plunge and Homelessness: A Discourse of Difference
Capstone Advisor: Ron Krabill
Second Reader: Amoshaun Toft
Portfolio Advisor: Eric Stewart

Ryan Sackman
Resistance to Prescribed Privilege: Navigating Masculine Power Structures through Divorce and Custody
Capstone Advisor: Eric Stewart
Portfolio Advisor: Susan Harewood

Diane Venberg
Happy but Still Dead: the Hidden Costs of “Happy Meat”
Capstone Advisor: Maria Elena Garcia
Portfolio Advisor: Elizabeth Thomas
 

Panel E - Situating stories: Auto/ethnographic Narratives of Body, Family, Labor, and Home

3:15-4:45pm

Moderator: Jeanne Heuving


Amanda Martin Sandino
the usual head/ache
Capstone Advisor: Jeanne Heuving
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

Jill Dewald
What is this Place? An Auto/ethnographic look at small town life, representation, and experience
Capstone Advisor: Jeanne Heuving
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

Theryn Kigvamasud’vashti
A Lynching in the Family: Storytelling, Racial Lessons, and Protection
Capstone Advisor: Susan Harewood
Portfolio Advisor: Eric Stewart

Debbie Brown
Rock Stars and Pissing Contests: How the white male rock stars of development have bogarted the camera
Capstone Advisor: Ben Gardner
Second Readers: Karen Rosenberg and Leslie Ashbaugh
Portfolio Advisor: Susan Harewood
 

Closing and Reception

4:45-5:30pm 

 

Disability Support Services
The University of Washington is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at least ten days prior to the event at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.5455, or email dss@uwb.edu. 
 

 

Abstracts

Download research abstracts here (.pdf).