Gender and Women's Studies Student Research Conference


Friday, April 6, 2018

Every spring, the Gender and Women’s Studies program organizes the Gender and Women's Studies Student Research Conference to highlight and celebrate gender focused work produced by students from across the university during the previous year. Undergraduate and graduate students present their work on panels or through performance. The afternoon culminates with a keynote address by a nationally recognized scholar or performer. The conference is free and open to the public.

The conference is presented with The Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium and will feature work from students from many regional universities and colleges.   

Parking is available in the I-1 Parking Garage on Ithan Avenue. Also easily accessible by train, just get off at the Villanova stop on the Paoli/Thorndale Line, Septa Regional Rail.


2018 Conference Schedule


8:45am Coffee and Welcome, Villanova Room


9:15am-10:15am Panels: Session One, Meeting Rooms

  • Activism and Social Movements - Connelly Cinema (First Floor)
  • Dimensions of Identity - Radnor Room (First Floor)
  • Fiction and Reading Technologies - St. David's Room (First Floor)
  • Gender and the Body - Villanova Room (First Floor)
  • Gender, Religion, and Secularity - Bryn Mawr Room (Second Floor)
  • Marriage, Parenthood, and the Family - Devon Room (Second Floor)
  • Sexual Assault and Violence - Haverford Room (Second Floor)
  • Queerness and Queering - Rosemont Room (Second Floor)


10:30am-11:30am Panels: Sesson Two, Meeting Rooms

  • Gender, Law, and Policy - Connelly Cinema (First Floor)
  • Gender in Media and Marketing - Radnor Room (First Floor)
  • Intersectionality: Gender, Race, and Disability - St. David's Room (First Floor)
  • Global Gender Politics - Bryn Mawr Room (Second Floor)
  • Literature Beyond the Novel - Devon Room (Second Floor)
  • Philosophy and Feminist Theory - Haverford Room (Second Floor)
  • Sex and Sexualities - Rosemont Room (Second Floor)


11:30am-1pm Lunch Reception and Awards Ceremony,Villanova Room


1pm-2pm "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA," ​Connelly Cinema

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Duchess Harris, Chair of the American Studies Department at Macalester College 


2:15pm-3:15pm Panels: Session Three, Meeting Rooms

  • Dimensions of Masculinity - Radnor Room (First Floor)
  • Gender, Health, and Psychology - St. David's Room (First Floor)
  • Gender and the Voice - Bryn Mawr Room (Second Floor)
  • Gender and the Novel - Devon Room (Second Floor)
  • Gender as/in Politics - Haverford Room (Second Floor)
  • Labor and the World of Work - Rosemont Room (Second Floor)


3:30pm-4:30pm Performance Showcase, Connelly Cinema


4:30pm Coffee and Cookies, Outside Connelly Cinema  



Contact Information

Catherine Kerrison, PhD
Director of Academics
Phone: 610-519-4675

Shauna MacDonald, PhD
Director of Programming
Phone: 610-519-4895

Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant/ Events Assistant
Phone: 610-519-4640

Office: SAC 488