More than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students will present their research focused on race, gender, sex and identity Monday, March 20, at the fifth annual American Studies Student Association Symposium.
The one-day symposium sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Inter-Club Council and the American Studies Student Association begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Titan Student Union.
Student presentations begin at 9 a.m. and range from “Beyoncé, an Icon of Empowerment,” to the “Stateside Roots: UK Blackness and Links to US Racial Movements, Practices and Terminology.” Analyses of fraternity humor and the prosecutorial fashion style of Marcia Clark are set to be shared also.
Emily Hobson, assistant professor of history at the University of Nevada, delivers the keynote address, “Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left” at 10:15 a.m.
Eight students will share essays during the pre-lunch session, “Working in 2017.” Their vignettes describe the satisfactions and indignities of contemporary work at doughnut shops, construction sites, department stores, coffee shops, parking lots and mental health centers.
Afternoon presenters will discuss rape culture, effeminacy, intimacy and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
For more information, contact Susie Woo, faculty adviser for the American Studies Student Association.