Research and Collaboration

Graduate Research Conference

We/Us Mobilizing Collective Resistance & Reimagining Futures

WE/US: Mobilizing Collective Resistance & Reimagining Futures

Saturday, May 11, 2019
University of Washington Bothell, WA (directions and campus map)
North Creek Events Center (NCEC)

Conference Schedule


10:00 am - 10:30 am
North Creek Events Center

Session 1: Educational Horizons

10:30 am -12:00 pm
Moderator: Ben Gardner
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Ayva Thomas
You Go, Girl! Emancipating Black Girls Through Praxis, Dialogue, and Separate Spaces

Shan Jiang
Surveillance and Performance: How New Tech is Intervening  in Early Childhood Education

Kaytie Ohashi
The Wonderful World of Disney...Villains

Melina Tovar
Geographies of the Body: The Politics of Pleasure & Sexual Health


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Session 2: Personal and Collective Healing

1:00-2:05 pm
Moderator: Lauren Berliner
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Bilen Million
Hair Story: Black Women's Resistance through Creative Production

Natalie Smith
The Grey Zone: (Re)trauma, Memory and Healing in the Digital Public Sphere

Randizia B. Crisostomo
Practicing Inafa'maolek: Indigenous Protocol in Cultural Studies


2:05 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 3: Home and Belonging

2:15 pm - 3:20 pm
Moderator: TBD
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Ranna Harb
Visions of Home: A Closer Look at the Palestinian Diaspora in Seattle

Brandon Pearson
Visualizing Homelessness in Olympia: Mapping for Social Justice

Mateó B. Ochoa
Paying Homage to Memory: Playwriting as Collective Mourning

Closing Ceremony

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

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