2013 Graduate Research Conference

Friday, May 10, 2013

9:30 am-5:30 pm

University of Washington Bothell
North Creek Events Center

Conference Schedule


9:30 - 10:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

10:00 – 10:15 am
Ron Krabill and Susan Harewood, faculty

Session A

10:15 – 10:30 am
Michelle Zebrowski
Personal Narrative: The Stories That We Tell
Capstone Advisor: Johanna Crane
Portfolio Advisor: Kari Lerum

10:30 – 10:45 am
Amanda Kercmar
Below the Deck: A Critical Mapping of Luxury Cruise Culture
Capstone Advisor: Crispin Thurlow
Portfolio Advisor: Ben Gardner

10:45 – 11:00 am
Tyrell Edwards
Establishing Student Support Services Through Community Based Action Research
Capstone Advisor: Kari Lerum
Portfolio Advisor: Georgia Roberts

Q & A

11:00 – 11:15 am
Ben Gardner, faculty

Session B

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Everyday Experts: Cultural Studies as ______.
EJ Juárez
Capstone Advisor: Susan Harewood
Portfolio Advisor: Julie Shayne
Jody Rauch
Capstone Advisor: Ben Gardner
Portfolio Advisor: Crispin Thurlow
Erin Sanchez
Capstone Advisor: Ted Hiebert
Portfolio Advisor: Susan Harewood

12:00 – 12:15 pm
Amy Patterson
Visualizing Down syndrome in Ukraine
Capstone Advisor: Johanna Crane
Portfolio Advisor: Crispin Thurlow

Q & A

12:15 – 12:30 pm
Cultural Studies Students

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Session C

1:30 – 1:45 pm
Rachel Tomczek
Who's Invited to the Table?: An Exploration of Food Access, Food Spaces and Food Justice
Capstone Advisor: Julie Shayne
Portfolio Advisor: Leslie Ashbaugh

1:45 – 2:00 pm
Leslie Albrecht
Beyond the Aesthetic: An Exploration of Identity and Habitus in the Arts through Oral History
Capstone Advisor: Amoshaun Toft
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

2:00 – 2:15 pm
Tonja Lewis
“White Trash”: Classism within White Culture
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
Portfolio Advisor: S. Charusheela

2:15 – 2:30 pm
Katherine Shaw
Drawing on Memory: An Exercise in Experience and Articulation
Capstone Advisor: Kari Lerum
Portfolio Advisor: Susan Harewood


2:30 – 2:45 pm
Crispin Thurlow, Academic Director

Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:00 pm

Session D

3:00 – 3:15 pm
Cora Thomas
Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Success: The Story of a Student Driven Peer Mentorship Pilot Project
Capstone Advisor: Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
Portfolio Advisor: Ron Krabill

3:15 – 3:30 pm
Brandon Yost
The Epistemologies and Reflexive Practices of "Googling"
Capstone Advisor: Crispin Thurlow
Portfolio Advisor: Bruce Burgett

3:30 – 3:45 pm
Kaelyn Caldwell
Feeling, Thinking, and Acting Beyond Liberal White Hope and Complacent Action
Capstone Advisor: Ron Krabill
Portfolio Advisor: Julie Shayne

3:45 – 4:00 pm
Jason Tentor
Artistic Relativity: Performative Activation
Capstone Advisor: Ted Hiebert
Portfolio Advisor: Joe Milutis

Q & A

4:00 – 4:15 pm
Kari Lerum, faculty


4:15 – 4:30 pm
Kari Lerum, faculty; and Pat Graney, Executive Director of Pat Graney, Co.

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Disability Support Services
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Past Conferences

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2012 conference

2011 conference

2010 conference