Kari Lerum, Ching-In Chen, & Alka Kurian present at National Women’s Studies Association

NWSA 43rd Annual Conference Poster

IAS had a presence at the 43rd National Women’s Studies conference in Baltimore, MD with presentations by faculty members Ching-In Chen, Kari Lerum, and Alka Kurian.

Ching-In Chen moderated a panel on “Feminist creativity as the backbone of resistance: The cases of Videography, Art, Writing, and Autoethnography.” Kari Lerum presented on this same panel with her paper, “Critical autoethnography as creative resistance.” This panel was organized by IAS faculty member Julie Shayne; Dr. Shayne was not able to attend this meeting. Kari Lerum also served as moderator for an author-meets-critic panel, for the book, “Archive of Tongues: An Intimate History of Brownness,” by Moon Charania.

Alka Kurian moderated a panel on “Collaborative Autoethnography of Radical and Resilient South Asian Sistahs.” Dr. Kurian also presented in a roundtable on “Feminist voices against carceral Violence,” – The roundtable was a celebration and discussion of an edited volume which was birthed at the previous NWSA conference in Baltimore (2017).