October 1, 2019 at 9:30 pm

WGSS Homecoming Roundtables on Gender and Sexuality, Oct. 11

WGSS alumni reunion graphic with rainbow colors in dot pattern

Alumni, friends and the campus community are invited to the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies’ fifth annual Reunion & Roundtables at Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 6 p.m. in Walter 245.

The theme is “Building a Case for Belonging: Strategies for Identity-Based Advocacy and Advancement in Higher Education,” with panels on gender and sexuality in communications, healthcare, and politics, followed by a reception.

Lance Poston, portrait

Dr. Lance Poston

1 p.m. Keynote: Building a Case for Belonging: Strategies for Identity-Based Advocacy and Advancement in Higher Education 

The afternoon begins with a welcome from Dr. Cindy Anderson, Professor of Sociology and Director of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Lance Poston, Executive Director for Inclusive Health and Campus Partnerships at the University of Kentucky. Poston was a Barbara E. Allushuski Graduate Fellow in WGSS.

Dr. Julie White, Professor of Political Science, is the facilitator.

2 p.m. Gender and Sexuality in Communication | Megan in the media: Reflections on Rapinoe

The facilitator is Dr. Kim Little, WGSS Associate Professor of Instruction and Associate Director.

The panel features:

  • Dr. Molly Yanity ’13 Ph.D., Associate Professor of Journalism, Quinnipiac University, LinkedIn
  • Dr. Danielle Sarver Coombs ’97 B.S.C., ’00 M.A., Associate Professor, Kent State, LinkedIn
  • Lindsay Boyle ’13 BSG,  Editor, Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Hamden, CT, LinkedIn
  • Henry Kessler, ’15 B.A., Senior Account Executive, Agentry PR, NYC, LinkedIn

3 p.m. Gender and Sexuality in Healthcare | Feminist re-framings of personal and public health

The facilitator is Dr. Patty Stokes, WGSS Assistant Professor of Instruction.

The panel features:

  • Jill Klimpel ’11 M.A., Academic Counselor, Ohio State University, LinkedIn
  • Dr. Sam Christopher ’11 B.A., Staff Psychologist, Ohio University, LinkedIn
  • Alyssa Ensminger ’17 B.S.,  Des Moines University D.O. Candidate, Des Moines, IA
  • Jennifer Woody Collins Ph.D. student, Ohio University, Athens, OH LinkedIn

4 p.m. Gender, Sexuality and Politics | Electoral politics: A strategy for achieving gender justice

The facilitator is Dr. Loran Marsan, WGSS Assistant Professor of Instruction.

The panel features:

  • Dr. Pronoy Rai ’13 M.A., LGBTQ Activist and Assistant Professor, Portland State University, LinkedIn
  • Renee Hagerty ’15 B.A., Career Partnerships Director, The Next 50, LinkedIn
  • Michaela Hahn Burriss  ’09 B.A., Co-Founder and Partner, Burris Haus LLC, LinkedIn

5 p.m. Reception – All are welcome!


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