Colorado College News: Feminist & Gender Studies http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/cc-rss-news.html?cat=feministgenderstudies, Cheanna Gavin (’18) Accepted into the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Colorado Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:09:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/cheanna-gavin-18-accepted-into-the-undergraduate-pre-health-program-with-the-university-of-colorado-anschutz-medical-campus-and-kaiser-permanente-health-plan-of-colorado http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/cheanna-gavin-18-accepted-into-the-undergraduate-pre-health-program-with-the-university-of-colorado-anschutz-medical-campus-and-kaiser-permanente-health-plan-of-colorado <p class="MsoNormal">We are excited to announce that Cheanna Gavin (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies &lsquo;18) will be participating in the <a href="http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/odi/OIO/Programs/undergraduate/UPP/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Undergraduate Pre-Health Program</a>, a partnership between the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the <a href="http://www.ucdenver.edu/anschutz" target="_blank">University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus</a> and <a href="https://thrive.kaiserpermanente.org/care-near-colorado" target="_blank">Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Colorado</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">One main goal of both of these organizations is to &ldquo;increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals within the health care professions for the purpose of reducing health disparities among underserved communities in Colorado.&rdquo; In this program, then, Cheanna will learn about and engage in discussions about health disparities, health policy, and social justice issues that impact equity in healthcare. Additionally, in the summer of 2018, Cheanna will have the opportunity to participate in an internship directly involved in career exploration with the Colorado School of Public Health, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, College of Nursing, Graduate School, and the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Last, she will have the opportunity to work in both clinical and scientific research areas, as well as to shadow healthcare professionals.</p> Dr. Tomi-Ann Roberts becomes President of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:07:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/dr-tomi-ann-roberts-becomes-president-of-the-society-for-menstrual-cycle-research http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/dr-tomi-ann-roberts-becomes-president-of-the-society-for-menstrual-cycle-research <p class="MsoNormal">This October, Dr. Tomi-Ann Roberts, Professor of Psychology, will begin her two-year term as President of the <a href="http://www.menstruationresearch.org/" target="_blank">Society for Menstrual Cycle Research</a> (SMCR).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">SMCR is an organization comprised of researchers in the social sciences, the natural sciences and the humanities, health care providers, policy makers, health activists, artists and students who share an interest in menstrual and ovulatory health. More specifically, the organization is a significant &ldquo;source of guidance, expertise, and ethical considerations for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funding resources interested in the menstrual cycle.&rdquo;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr. Roberts was elected as President due to her position as an internationally-recognized leading scholar in the social psychology of emotion, gender, and the body; psychological consequences of the sexual objectification of women and girls; gender differences in self-evaluation, self-conscious emotions, perceptions of bodily states; philosophy of emotions; psychological components of women&rsquo;s reproductive health; and positive psychology of mirth, enjoyment, awe and wonder. She is also a <a href="https://www.ubykotex.com/en-us/periods" target="_blank">U by Kotex</a> Advocate for young women and girls.</p> Dr. Heidi R. 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<![endif]--></p> <p class="MsoNormal">In 2018, Dr. Heidi R. Lewis, Associate Director and Assistant Professor Feminist &amp; Gender Studies, will be published in the <a href="http://unp-bookworm.unl.edu/product/Journal-of-Black-Sexuality-and-Relationships,676019.aspx" target="_blank"><em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships</em></a>. Lewis&rsquo; article, &ldquo;Damn, I Love the Strippers!: A Black Feminist Analysis of Rihanna&rsquo;s &ldquo;Pour It Up,&rsquo;&rdquo; <span style="mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">converses with objectification, subjectivity, sex work, and Black feminist theories in order to argue that &ldquo;Pour It Up&rdquo; is a vehicle through which audiences can more effectively understand the ontological and epistemological complexities of Black women exotic dancers. More specifically, Lewis argues that &ldquo;Pour It Up&rdquo; disrupts the grotesque/hypersexual dichotomy regarding Black women and their bodies in the popular/mainstream music industry by constructing <span style="color: #181818; background: white;">exotic dancers as multi-dimensional artists and athletes, not always already objects lacking autonomy and self-determination or silenced bodies reduced entirely to their appearance. </span>Additionally, she argues that t</span><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #1a1a1a; mso-fareast-language: ES-EC;">he video&rsquo;s focus on the dancers&rsquo; performances </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: black;">subverts the idea that exotic dancing is <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">only</em> significant as a consumer commodity, as well as the idea that </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">constructions of Black exotic dancers must always perpetuate discourses that denigrate Black women.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Lewis was invited by Dr. Jeanine Staples to contribute the article to a special edition of the journal, &ldquo;Love, Identity, and Literacies: Critical Explorations of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Through New Literacy Studies,&rdquo; which &ldquo;will forefront contributions that feature/trouble endarkened feminist/womanist, intersectional, and multimodal explorations of the use of new literacies among black and brown girls and women.&rdquo; Further, the edition aims to &ldquo;promote portraitures of the range and variation of black and brown women&rsquo;s wisdoms in relation to love and life, in addition to the ideological and systemic phenomena that contest their love and life, namely white and black supremacist patriarchal ideologies and enactments (such as relational and social microaggressions and macroaggressions, which [Dr. Staples refers to as] t/Terrors).&rdquo;</span></p> Melissa L. Barnes (Feminist & Gender Studies and Psychology '15) Helps Author New Discrimination Policy at the University of Oregon Sun, 28 May 2017 10:25:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/melissa-l-barnes-feminist-gender-studies-and-psychology-15-helps-author-new-discrimination-policy-at-the-university-of-oregon http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/melissa-l-barnes-feminist-gender-studies-and-psychology-15-helps-author-new-discrimination-policy-at-the-university-of-oregon <p class="MsoNormal">Recently, <a href="https://psychology.uoregon.edu/profile/mbarnes5/" target="_blank">Melissa L. Barnes</a> (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies and Psychology &rsquo;15) was part of a <a href="https://senate.uoregon.edu/2016/08/08/the-senate-responsible-reporting-working-group/" target="_blank">working group</a> that assisted with the creation of a new policy &ldquo;defining reporting responsibilities for employees who learn of a student who has experienced sex or gender-based discrimination,&rdquo; according to <em><a href="http://around.uoregon.edu/content/new-reporting-responsibilities-policy-take-effect-sept-15?utm_source=ato05-23-17" target="_blank">Around the O</a></em>. The new policy received the signature of University of Oregon President Michael H. Schill, and will take effect on September 15.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">According to <a href="http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/" target="_blank">Jennifer J. Freyd</a>, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Editor of the <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjtd20/current" target="_blank">Journal of Trauma &amp; Dissociation</a>, &ldquo;The core idea of this policy is that in most instances students discussing sexual and gender based harassment and violence with trusted mentors will have the option to determine whether their information is kept private or passed on to official sources. There are exceptions (for instance some employees such as administrators and coaches will remain required reporters) and additional responsibilities (for instance all employees will have to provide some information to students), but overall the change will allow students much more control over their private information which we believe will benefit them and ultimately lead to more reporting. The UO&rsquo;s policy will be a first in the country due to the requirements to ascertain the student&rsquo;s wishes and to provide information to students. Most other policies are simply mandatory reporting across the board or a list of required reporters without clarity about additional responsibilities. The UO&rsquo;s policy also stands out as being informed by behavioral science on disclosure and response to sexual and gender based harassment and violence.&rdquo; Further, <a href="https://prevention.uoregon.edu/about" target="_blank">Darci Heroy</a>, Associate Vice President&nbsp;and&nbsp;Title IX Coordinator at the University of Oregon, notes, "The new policy is designed to increase both campus safety and confidence in our institutional response by encouraging even more students to seek support, receive services and report sexual harassment. It accomplishes this by demonstrating our resolve to protect victims and survivors as much as possible by allowing them to choose when, if, and how to engage with the comprehensive and compassionate resources that we offer.&rdquo;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Melissa is currently a doctoral student in&nbsp;Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon in the <a href="http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/" target="_blank">Freyd Dynamics Lab</a>. Her research and clinical interests focus on racially/ethnically marginalized women's experiences of sexual trauma. She is also concerned with the direct and indirect effects of systemic discrimination on individual experiences of trauma through the lens of <a href="http://jmgomez.org/ " target="_blank">cultural betrayal trauma theory</a>.</p> Alejandra Hernandez ('18) Awarded Internship at University of Colorado Health Fri, 26 May 2017 08:18:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/alejandra-hernandez-18-awarded-internship-at-university-of-colorado-health http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/alejandra-hernandez-18-awarded-internship-at-university-of-colorado-health <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #1f497d;"><img src="/academics/dept/feministandgenderstudies/images/Hernandez.jpg" alt="Hernandez" width="182" height="299" class="" style="float: left;" />We are excited to announce that Alejandra Hernandez ('18) will serve as the summer intern for the Research Administration Department at <a href="https://www.uchealth.org/" target="_blank">University of Colorado Health</a>!</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #1f497d;">This system-level department crosses three regions (Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs), providing infrastructure by way of regulatory, compliance, budgetary, and operational support to more than 2500 clinical trials spanning the front range. Alejandra will assist the System Director at University of Colorado Health,&nbsp;as well as the Director of Clinical Research Administration at <a href="http://www.ucdenver.edu/anschutz/Pages/landing.aspx" target="_blank">University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus</a> in implementing a Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) that enables users to manage all protocols and subjects in one place; supporting clinical research billing compliance; simplifying data management and monitoring; tracking biospecimens throughout the entire lifecycle; improving patient recruitment and track outcomes; and automating the flow of information between systems.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #1f497d;">Congratulations, Alejandra!</span></p> Dorsa Djalilzadeh ('18) Elected CCSGA President Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:15:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/dorsa-djalilzadeh-18-elected-ccsga-president http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/dorsa-djalilzadeh-18-elected-ccsga-president <p>On April 18, Dorsa Djalilzadeh (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies and Political Science '18) was elected to serve as President of the <a href="http://sites.coloradocollege.edu/ccsga/" target="_blank">Colorado College Student Government Association</a> (CCSGA).</p> <p>According to the CCSGA website, the organization "is comprised of members democratically elected by the Colorado College student body. CCSGA gives students a crucial role in the campus-wide development of an enriching college experience. CCSGA strives to make life at Colorado College not only intellectual, but also enjoyable and meaningful. In addition to being a source of support for student organizations and events, CCSGA is also a forum for cooperative action and provides a voice calling for progress. CCSGA is dedicated to the improvement of Colorado College and is driven by the passion and determination of its students."</p> <p>Congratulations, Dorsa!</p> Kaimara Herron ('16) Admitted to University of Mississippi Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:30:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/kaimara-herron-16-admitted-to-university-of-mississippi http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/kaimara-herron-16-admitted-to-university-of-mississippi <p>We are excited to announce that Kaimara Herron (History Major and Feminist &amp; Gender Studies Minor '16) recently accepted admission into&nbsp;the graduate program in the <a href="http://history.olemiss.edu/" target="_blank">Arch Dalrymple III Department of History</a> at the <a href="http://www.olemiss.edu/" target="_blank">University of Mississippi</a>! Additionally, Kaimara was awarded a teaching and diversity fellowship to support her studies! Congratulations, Kaimara!</p> Spencer Spotts ('17) Joins SafePlace as Sexual Assault Services Specialist Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:12:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/spencer-spotts-17-joins-safeplace-as-sexual-assault-services-specialist http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/spencer-spotts-17-joins-safeplace-as-sexual-assault-services-specialist ]]> <p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">We are excited to announce that Spencer Spotts (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '17) recently earned a position as Sexual Assault Services Specialist at <a href="http://www.safeplaceolympia.org/" target="_blank">SafePlace</a> in Olympia, WA!&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">SafePlace,&nbsp;formed on October 9, 1981, by the merger of Rape Relief and the Women&rsquo;s Shelter (two programs operated by the YWCA since 1973 and 1976), is a non-profit organization functioning as "the&nbsp;</span><span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">only advocacy agency and confidential shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Thurston County." Further, their "sexual assault program is one of the oldest in the nation."</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Congratulations, Spencer, for joining this groundbreaking team!</span></span></span></p> Savanah McDaniel ('18) Awarded Fellowship at Cornell Medical School Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:02:00 MDT http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/savanah-mcdaniel-18-awarded-fellowship-at-cornell-medical-school http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/savanah-mcdaniel-18-awarded-fellowship-at-cornell-medical-school ]]> <p>We are excited to announce that Savanah McDaniel (Feminist &amp; Gender Studies '18) recently was awarded a fellowship at the&nbsp;Cornell Medical School, where she will be&nbsp;taking classes in and doing research on healthcare in under-resourced areas in New York City, with a focus on cardiovascular medicine! Congratulations, Savanah!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Dr. Rushaan Kumar Joins Feminist & Gender Studies Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:58:00 MST http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/dr-rushaan-kumar-joins-feminist-gender-studies http://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/dr-rushaan-kumar-joins-feminist-gender-studies <p class="MsoNormal">Feminist &amp; Gender Studies welcomes Dr. Rushaan Kumar, who will be joining the faculty as Assistant Professor of LGBTQ Studies this fall!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Professor Kumar earned his Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota&mdash;Twin Cities, and has previously taught at the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, and Pomona. His intellectual work is focused&nbsp;on queer and transgender studies in India and the South Asian Diaspora, female masculinities, and facilitating conversations among academics, artists, and activists in the U.S. and transnationally.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Next year, Professor Kumar will be teaching LGBTQ Social Movements in the U.S. (Block 1), Introduction to Feminist &amp; Gender Studies (Block 3), Introduction to Queer Studies (Block 4), Masculinities (Block 6), Senior Seminar with Professors Heidi R. Lewis and Nadia Guessous (Block 7), and Transnational Sexualities (Block 8).</p>