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24th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Student Research Symposium
The 24th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Program Symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Prairie Rooms of the Bone Student Center on the campus of Illinois State University.
The WGS Symposium will host undergraduate and graduate student panelists and presenters with work relevant to the study of women, gender and/or sexuality among the intersections. A schedule of presenters will be available closer to the date of the symposium.
This year’s keynote speaker Qwo-Li Driskill, Ph.D. will present the keynote address.
Driskill received their Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing from MSU in 2008. Driskill, a Cherokee Two-Spirit, is now the associate professor and director of Graduate Studies in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Oregon State University. Their research interests include Native American and Indigenous Studies, Queer Studies, and creative writing.
Driskill’s most recent work is a book titled Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory. They describe this book as “looking at how a Cherokee-centered Two-Spirit critique can challenge ideas of memory and history… and try to imagine different futures.”
Presentation papers and proposals for student presentations will be accepted until Friday, February 15. Please provide the paper or proposal submission at https://forms.illinoisstate.edu/forms/wgs__24th_annual_symposium_call_for_papers.