Annual Report 2007 - Louisiana State University

March 27, 2009
Michelle A. Massė
Women’s and Gender Studies
This report provides a summary of the achievements of the Women’s and Gender Studies
(WGS) Program during the 2008 calendar year. In addition, the report lists the WGSrelated scholarship produced by faculty affiliated with the program who submitted annual
reports (30).
The highlights of the year include:
tripling of numbers of majors and minors (from 9 to 33)
quadrupling of the numbers of Graduate Minors (from 5 to 20)
successful search for a joint WGS/English appointment
moving to WGS offices to larger space with faculty offices
40% of ATLAS recipients in Louisiana being WGS faculty members
Programmatic Governance
Michelle Massė began her term as Director in July; Rita Culross served as Interim
Director of WGS for the 2008-09 academic year while Michelle had an ATLAS grant.
The elected members of the Coordinating Council were:
Daphne Cain
Jackie Bach
Jack Yeager
Daniel Novak
Denise Egea-Kuehne
Carol Plummer
Awards & Publicity
Faculty Development
Grants & Research
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Mary Ann Brown, Administrative Coordinator III, provided staff support in the office
until November, when she accepted another position. The office was without any staff
support for three months until the hiring of Rebecca Huckaba. Jessica Ketcham Weber
served as the Program Coordinator.
The Coordinating Council plans to review the charges of sub-committees, consider the
numbers and names of committees, and recruit Chancellor's Aides and/or student workers
early in the fall to assist committee chairs. Let me note that I am again overwhelmed by
the commitment, ingenuity, and intelligence of our committee members, who all too
often do this interdisciplinary work as "overload," but who do it exceedingly well. This
year I have written annual reports for members of the Coordinating Council who
requested such assessment; next year I will expand the program again to all faculty who
request such evaluation so that their work for the university via units that aren't their
"home" ones is recognized.
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
The Undergraduate Program Coordinator is responsible for advising WGS majors and
minors, providing information to prospective students, and approving substitutions to
degree plans. Under Carol Plummer’s leadership the Committee has increased its
recruitment efforts. A luncheon and a Meet & Greet event were held for majors and
minors at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The Committee participated in
Tiger Day, the A&S Information Fair, Spring Invitational, and the Majors Fair; and spoke
at several residential housing units on campus. The Committee also met with the LSU
Ambassadors to boost awareness of our degree options. A Student Worker has been
detailed to assist Carol with preparation and design of web material and questionnaires to
help us better target possible recruits.
The WGS Programs Committee’s accomplishments include producing the annual
Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference, overseen by Denise EgeaKuehne working together with the WGS Graduate Organization. A highlight of this
year’s conference was the Keynote Address by Janet Miller, noted scholar from Teacher's
WGS also served as a co-sponsor for a number of scholarly talks on campus, including
primary responsibility for Michael Bėrubė's campus visit, culminating in his
groundbreaking lecture on "Disability Studies and the Boundaries of the Humanities."
Two WGS speaker series, a Brown Bag luncheon (organized by Dana Berkowitz). and a
late-afternoon lecture series, "Engendering Scholarship," drew lively interest.
Faculty Development
The Faculty Development Committee continued to sponsor monthly Social Hours and
organized the annual Faculty Retreat. The focus of this year's discussion was a panel
and discussion about addressing diversity in WGS classes. Because Jack Yeager was on
leave this spring, Daphne Cain and Dan Novak generously took on this committee's
charges during the spring. We plan upon re-inaugurating a full mentoring program in the
fall, since that is one of the greatest strengths of WGS.
Grants and Research
The Grants Committee is developing a file of sample proposals for various state and
national competitions in an effort to help faculty prepare successful grant proposals.
Daniel Novak, the chair of the Grants and Research, has been diligent in circulating
information about grants, and this information has been key to colleagues' applying for
programs such as ATLAS.
This committee co-sponsored a workshop for WGSGO graduate students on resume
writing and covers letters, which paired students with faculty members to vet their c.v.s
This program was well-received, and we plan to repeat it and develop more on the
particular intricacies of WGS-related issues, such as campus visits, in 2009-10.
Community Connections
Because of WGS's lack of staffing and the demands of both the transition in Directors
and the move, this committee is on hiatus.
Awards and Publicity
WGS continues to be very active in recommending faculty for University awards.
Daphne Cain, this year's chair, has been energetically pro-active in encouraging
colleagues to be nominees for award. A listing of the noteworthy number of awards
received by WGS faculty is posted later in the faculty accomplishments section of this
WGS's traditional end-of-the-year party is now a formal Awards Ceremony to which
WGS Friends are invited.
Jackie Bach, the Chair of the Curriculum Committee, has had the most demanding year.
After late notifications for interdisciplinary programs outcome assessments and revised
matrices, the brunt of the work fell upon this very over-burdened, but very capable,
colleague, who responded with exemplary proposals. Because of the great demand
placed upon Curriculum, which necessitated putting several project (such as a graduatelevel course in feminist pedagogy for graduate minors) on hold, Outcomes and
Assessment will probably become a standing sub-committee of Curriculum next year.
We've utilized existing resources, such as Michelle's being able to teach a graduate-level
"Feminist Pedagogies" course in English, as one way to stretch scant resources and also
to deal with our not having the resources right now to develop course proposals or new
initiatives. We're looking forward to re-vamping WGS 1001 and to developing program
strength in a gen ed "Gender and Popular Culture" course as well as a "Gender and
Health" course.
Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator is a key member of the Coordinating Council and fulfills major
programmatic roles. The Program Coordinator produces two newsletters per year,
recruits students to the Program through class visits, handles the course evaluation
process for WGS courses, develops and disseminates publicity materials for WGS
programs, and maintains the WGS website. This year Jessica Ketcham Weber also took
on major responsibility for bidding furniture for the WGS move, as well as coordinating
Facilities Services, the physical move, and IT. At the same time as she capably
completed this major job, Jessica continued to highlight ongoing events in the community
and on campus. The Program Coordinators serves as a liaison for the WGSGO, the
undergraduate organization (Women Organizing Women/WOW), and the WGSGO
Graduate conference. We celebrate her receiving a dissertation fellowship; we mourn her
Office Administration
After three months without office staff, WGS was fortunate enough to have a request for
a freeze exemption approved. Rebecca Huckaba, hired as we began our move, has been a
highly qualified, outstanding addition to our administrative team who will make major
contributions through her general expertise, familiarity with WGS's mission, and
Teaching Highlights
Sarah Becker, our joint hire with Sociology, began her first year with enthusiastic
responses to her WGS 4500, "Gender and Crime," course. Benjamin Kahan, whose
arrival next year will be deferred because of his receipt of a prestigious fellowship from
Emory, promises the same in 2010-11.
Because of the increase in Graduate Minors to 20, and the search committee's recognition
that we ourselves don't want to interview candidates who lack basic WGS teaching
experience, the faculty agreed that graduate student can and should teach WGS 2500 and
WGS 2900. Both the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of
English have been generous in pledging support by assigning graduate student to us in
2009. Providing that experience and support to graduate student will be a priority in
future semesters.
Spring 2008
Course Rubric Course Title
WGS 2500
WGS 2500
WGS 2500
WGS 3150
WGS 4028
WGS 4087
WGS 4500
Instructor of Record
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
Feminist Theory
Gender and American Politics
Gender and Place
Global Feminist Activism
Marla Erwin
Kristen Hogan
A Roy
Challen Nicklen
Heather Ondercin
Angela Demovic
Challen Nicklen
Intersession and Summer 2007
Course Rubric Course Title
Instructor of Record
WGS 2900
Gender, Race and Nation
Angela Demovic
Fall 2008
WGS 1001
Course Title
Instructor of Record
Evolution of Sex and Gender
WGS 2500
Introduction to Women’s and
Gender Studies
Introduction to Women’s and
Gender Studies
Introduction to Women’s and
Gender Studies
Gender and Leadership
Gender and Crime
Men and Masculinities
Seminar in Feminist Theory
Judith Schiebout, John Larkin, Kathy
Thompson, Jill Brody
Jenell Johnson
WGS 2500
WGS 2500
WGS 3600
WGS 4500
WGS 4500
WGS 7150
Challen Nicklen (2)
Heather Ondercin
Rita Culross
Sarah Becker
Dana Berkowitz
Myriam Chancy
Enrollments in WGS courses are robust, drawing students from all academic colleges on
campus, both in General Education courses and in electives. We have received requests
both from Residential College and the FIGS group (Freshman Interest Groups) for
targetted classes, but lack the resources to address that interest right now. We hope to be
able to do so in future.
The number of WGS majors and minors, has tripled in 2008-09 to 33, reversing three
years of decline. We plan to continue to increase the number of majors through
strengthened recruiting, high-school outreach, and web materials. A recent questionnaire
for undergraduates will help us to refine our recruitment materials.
NWSA Journal
During 2007 the National Women’s Studies Association Journal began its affiliation with
LSU. During 2008, it ended it with the move of the journal to Minnesota, where Becky
Ropers-Huilman accepted a new position. WGS continues to do routine paperwork for
the journal, but anticipates spring 2009 being the end of that commitment.
A major project in 2008-09 has been WGS's move to the ground floor of Himes. This
move, discussed in August, but actually authorized in December, is a material and major
change to WGS's status. It has required extraordinary contributions from each member
of the staff, but we anticipate extraordinary results. We look forward to holding a
reception on May 7 to celebrate our new location and the College's commitment to WGS.
ATLAS 2009-10 (4/10 of state recipients LSU; 4/7 LSU)
Kate Bratton: “Legislative Networks: Determinants and Consequences”
Petra Hendry: “The Last Lost Cause: Public Education in Louisiana”
Elsie Michie: “The Vulgar Question of Money”
Carolyn Ware: “Gender, Performance, and Play in Veterinary Medicine”
ATLAS 2008-09 (4/10 of state recipients)
Paula Arai, “Healing Zen: Japanese Buddhist Women’s Rituals of Transformation
Jill Brody, “Tojolab’al Dialogue: Discourse Grammar and Texts”
Leslie Koptcho, “Micro-organizing the Body: Paper, Print, Skin and Identity"
Adelaide Russo, “Michel Deguy’s Perspicacity / L’Acribie de Michel Deguy: A Twentieth
Century Response to Moral Paradoxes”
ATLAS 2007-08
Michelle Massė. “Great Expectations: Gendering Age, Narcissism, and the Bildungsroman”
Helen Regis. “Owning the Streets: Blackness, Performance, and Public Space in New Orleans”
Board of Regents, 2009-10
Myriam Chancy, Angeletta Gourdine, and Solimar Otero: "Caribbean Dislocations/Caribbean
Diasporas ACWWWS Conference and Caribbean Women's Postdoctoral Program"
Elsie Michie, Daniel Novak, and Sharon Weltman: "The Dickens Project at LSU"
Board of Regents, 2007-08 (N.B. WGS not eligible in 2008-09)
Henninger, Katherine. “Proposal to Enhance Pedagogy: The Southern Women Authors Project.”
Board of Regents Enhancement Fund. Extended until June 2009. $49,860.
Other Grants
Becker, Sarah. “Assessing the Impact of Community Anti-Crime Activism in Gardner Village.”
Council of Research Summer Stipend Program. Louisiana State University. July 2009.
DeLyser, Dydia. Associate Producer. “The Legend of Pancho Barnes.” 2008 Film Finishing
Fund Grant. Women in Film Foundation. $5,000.
Jackson, Joyce. “The Shrine Keepers and the Efficacy of Women Performers: Ndepp Healers
in Senegal.” Center for French and Francophone Studies: Travel Grant. Louisiana State
University. Summer 2009. $2,000.
Kahan, Benjamin. Fellowship from the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at
Emory University for 2009-2010.
Maccio, Elaine. “SW 7807: Social work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”
Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership. Service-Learning Faculty
Scholars Program. Louisiana State University. 2008. $2,000.
Otero, Solimar. Research Associate and Visiting Faculty, The Women's Studies in Religion
Program, Harvard Divinity School. "Gendered spaces and geographies in Afro-Cuban
religion Santería."
Plummer, Carol. (2006-2008). Co-PI for intervention and evaluation grant for services to
children and parents following the hurricanes, Americares grant, $10,000.
Rollins, Brooke. Recipient of the 2008 Council on Research Summer Stipend Program, Summer
2008, $5,000; Recipient of the CxC Summer Institute Grant, Summer 2008, $1,500.
Awards External to WGS
LSU Awards
LSU Distinguished Faculty Award
Marybeth Lima
Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award
Social Work
Elaine M. Maccio
CASE Louisiana Professor of the Year
Maud Walsh
LSU Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award
Arts & Sciences
Casey Kayser
Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award
Art & Design
Susan E. Ryan
Arts & Sciences
Pallavi Rastogi
Honors College
John Protevi
Berkowitz, Dana. Recipient of the Jesse Bernard Award: Outstanding Research Paper from a
Feminist Perspective. National Council on Family Relations.
Culross, Rita. LSU Service-Learning Faculty Scholar, 2008; Recipient of the WGS Outstanding
Faculty Contribution, 2008; WGS nominee for the LSU Distinguished Faculty Teaching
Award, 2009.
Henninger, Katherine. Recipient of the Tiger Athletic Foundation Award for Undergraduate
Teaching, May 2008.
Lima, Marybeth. Elected fellow of the prestigious American Institute of Medical and Biological
Engineering, and recognized for her working in service-learning.
Massé, Michelle. WGS nominee for the LSU Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award - declined
nomination; Keynote speaker invitee for the Second Gothic Congress at the National
University of Mexico, Spring 2009 - declined.
Michie, Elsie. Nominee for the B.P. Amoco Award for Faculty Excellence; Recipient of the
Sigma Tau Delta Favorite Professor Award.
Novak, Daniel. Recipient of the Regents Research Grant. Summer 2008.
Rollins, Brooke. Nominee for the Sigma Tau Delta Favorite Professor Award.
Russo, Adelaide. Modern Language Association Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French
and Francophone Literary Studies 2008 for Le peintre comme modèle du surréalisme à
l¹extrême contemporain
Walsh, Maud. Recipient of the Louisiana Professor of the Year Award. The Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of
Education. November 2008.
Weltman, Sharon. Nominee for the Sigma Tau Delta Favorite Professor Award.
Hendry, Petra. Engendering Curriculum History. New York: Teachers College Press.
Hendry, Petra. & Edwards, Jay. Old South Baton Rouge: A Community Portrait. Lafayette,
LA: Center for Louisiana Studies.
Michie, Elsie. Victorian Vulgarity. (An anthology of critical essays co-edited with Susan
Bernstein, University of Wisconsin). Ashgate Press.
Novak, Dan. Realism, Photography, and Nineteenth-Century Fiction. Oxford: Cambridge University
Toth, Emily. Ms. Mentor’s Perfect Wisdom for the Academic Soul. Philadelphia: University of
Pennsylvania Press.
Ware, Carolyn. Editor, Louisiana Folklore Miscellany volume on folk belief and healing.
Articles and Book Chapters
Berkowitz, D., Broad, K.L. and M. Ryan. “Activist Parenting and GLBTQ Families.” Journal of
GLBT Family Studies 4.4 (2008): 499-520.
Bach, Jacqueline. “Not Just another Love Song: Buffy’s Music as Representation of Emerging
Adulthood.” The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Eds. DialDriver, E., Emmons-Featherston, S., Ford, J., and C. A. Taylor. Jefferson, NC:
McFarland Press, 2008. 38-54.
Chancy, Myriam. “‘Race’ Travels in a Post-Genocidal Age: Witnessing and (Re)Counting
Rwanda.” Cincinnati Romance Review 27 (2008): 1-15.
_____. “Subversive Sexualities: Revolutionizing Gendered Identities.” Frontiers 29.1 (2008):
_____. “Dancing Words: Illness & the Writing Process.” Calabash 5.1 (2008).
Choate, L.H., Culross, R.R., Erwin, M., and Jie Yu. “Finding life balance for women at work.”
Girls’ and women’s wellness: Contemporary counseling issues and interventions. Ed.
L.H. Choate. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association, 2008. 143-168.
Collins, Todd A. and Laura Moyer. “Gender, Race, and Intersectionality on the Federal
Appellate Bench.” Political Research Quarterly 61.2 (2008): 219-227.
Culross, R.R., Choate, L.H., Erwin, M., & Yu, Jie. (2008). Finding life balance for women at
work. In Choate, L.H. (Ed.). Girls’ and women’s wellness: Contemporary counseling
issues and interventions. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
DeLyser, Dydia. “‘Thus I Salute the Kentucky Daisey’s Claim,’ Gender, Social Memory, and the
Mythic West at a Proposed Oklahoma Monument.” Cultural Geographies. 15.1 (2008):
Fleischmann, Arnold and Laura Moyer. “Competing Social Movements and Local Political
Culture: Voting on Ballot Propositions to Ban Same-Sex Marriage.” Social Science
Quarterly. 90.1 (2009): 134-149.
Hendry, Petra. “Learning from Caroline Pratt.” Journal of the American Association for the
Advancement of Curriculum Studies 4 (2008): 1-18.
Henninger, Katherine. Atrocity or nation-building?: The difference is in the eye of the beholder.
Mississippi Quarterly.
Henninger, Katherine. “Mandingo" and "Photography and Gender." The New Encyclopedia of
Southern Culture. Chapel Hill, NC: U of North Carolina Press.
Maccio, E. M. Marriage/domestic partnerships. In T. Mizrsahi & L. E. Davis (Eds.),
Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
Massé, Michelle. Publication of syllabus for English 7724, "The Mother-Daughter Plot." Teamtaught with Kate Jensen. Teaching Motherhood: A Collection of Post-Secondary Courses
on Mothering/Motherhood. Toronto, Ontario: Demeter Press, 2008. 129-31. _____.
Michie, Elsie. Victorian Vulgarity. (An anthology of critical essays co-edited with Susan
Bernstein, University of Wisconsin). Ashgate Press.
Michie, Elsie. A woman of money: Miss Dunstable, Thomas Holloway, and Victorian
commercial wealth, in M. Marwick and D.D. Morse, (Eds.) Trollope and Gender,
Ashgate Press.
Mullen, Laura. “48 ½.” Court Green 5 (2008): 186-193.
_____. “Line / Break." Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts. University of Missouri-Columbia.
Novak, Dan. “‘Oscarshamn’: Oscar Wilde, Authenticity, and Visual Reading.” The Wildean: A
Journal of Oscar Wilde Studies 32 (2008): 71-77.
Otero, Solimar. Region: The Caribbean. Entry for the Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and
Folklife, Elizabeth Locke (Ed.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Otero, Solimar. Vagina Dentata.” Entry for the Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife,
Elizabeth Locke (Ed.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, forthcoming.
Parker, Margaret. “Sor Juana’s City of Her Semejantes in the Villancicos to St. Catherine.” From
the Convent Cell to the Imperial Court: Women’s Voices and the Politics of Spanish
Empire. Eds. Jennifer L. Eich, Jeanne Gillespie and Lucia G. Harrison. University Press
of the South, 2008. 69-81.
Plummer, Carol A., & Eastin, Julie. (2007). System problems in cases of child sexual abuse:
The mothers’ perspectives. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(6), 775-787, DOI:
Toth, Emily. “What we do and don’t know about Kate Chopin’s Life.” Cambridge Companion to
Kate Chopin. Ed. Janet Beer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 13-26.
_____. “Misreading The Awakening.” Bloom’s Guides: The Awakening. Ed. Harold Bloom.
New York: Infobase Publishing, 2008. 75-77.
_____. “What We Talk About When We Talk About . . .” Women’s Review of Books. 25.5
(2008): 25-26.
Ware, Carolyn. Essay on Cajun and Creole folk artists for The New Encyclopedia of Southern
Culture, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi.
_____. Creating Culture and Community,” co-authored chapter in Old South Baton Rouge: A
Community Portrait, Petra Hendry and JayEwards, (Eds.). Lafayette, LA: ULL Center
for Louisiana Studies.
Forthcoming Articles and Book Chapters
Berkowitz, Dana. “Maternal Urges, Biological Clocks, and Soccer Moms: Gay Men's
Procreative and Fathering Narratives.” Doing Gender Diversity. Westview Press,
forthcoming 2009.
Chancy, Myriam. “Border Crossings: Zora Neale Hurston & Claude McKay’s Diasporic
Travels.” The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts, and Letters. Ed. Jeffrey
Ogbar. Institute for African American Studies. University of Connecticut. John Hopkins
University Press, forthcoming 2009.
_____. “Outreach: Considering Community Service and the Role of Women of Color Faculty in
Diversifying University Membership.” Over Ten Million Served: Gendered Service in
Language and Literature Workplaces. Eds. Michelle Massé and Kathie Hogan. New
_____. “Writing Movement: On Being A (Caribbean Woman) Writer/Scholar.” The Caribbean
Woman Writer as Scholar. Ed. Carole Boyce Davies. Cambridge University Press,
_____. “The Violence of Nationhood and the ‘politicization of memory’ in Edwidge Danticat’s
The Faming of Bones.” The Edwidge Danticat Reader. Ed. Martin Munro. University of
Virginia Press, forthcoming.
DeLyser, Dydia. “Feminisms and Mobilities: Crusading for Aviation in the 1920s.” Mobilities:
Practices, Spaces, Subjects. Eds. Tim Cresswell and Peter Meriman. London: Ashgate,
forthcoming 2009.
Massé, Michelle and Katie J. Hogan, eds. Over Ten Million Served: Gendered Service in
Language and Literature Workplaces. New York: SUNY Press, December 2009.
Michie, Elsie. “Rich Woman, Poor Woman: Towards an Anthropology of the NineteenthCentury Marriage Plot.” PMLA. March 2009.
_____. “A Woman of Money: Miss Dunstable, Thomas Holloway, and Victorian Commercial
Wealth.” The Politics of Gender in Anthony Trollope’s Novels. Eds. Margaret Markwick,
Deborah Morse, and Regenia Gagnier. Ashgate, March 2009.
Novak, Daniel. “Sexuality in the Age of Technological Reproducibility: Oscar Wilde,
Photography, and Identity.” Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend.
Ed. Joseph Bristow. Ohio University Press, February 2009.
Ondercin, Heather and Susan Welch. “Electing Women to Congress in the 1990s: A Test of
Three Explanations.” American Politics Research. Forthcoming.
Oswald, Ramona, Dana Berkowitz, Katherine Kuvlanka, and Libby Blume. “Have We Queered
the Family?” Handbook of Feminist Family Studies. Sage Publications, forthcoming
Parker, B. and J. Bach. “Using YAL in a Book Group Setting for Professional Development on
Gender Variant and Transgender Issues.” English Journal. 98.4 (forthcoming 2009).
Ryan, Maura and Dana Berkowitz. “Constructing Gay and Lesbian Families ‘Beyond the
Closet.’” Qualitative Sociology.
Toth, Emily. "Kate Chopin: Knowing What It Means to Miss New Orleans." Louisiana Women.
Eds. Janet Allured and Judith Gentry. University of Georgia Press, forthcoming 2009.
_____. “My Part in Reviving Kate Chopin.” The Awakening in America: The Story of the Kate
Chopin Revival. Ed. Bernard Koloski. LSU Press, forthcoming 2010.
_____. “Louisiana Women with Secrets: Kate Chopin and Alice Dunbar-Nelson.” Jubilee
Jambalaya. Ed. Tiffany Duet. Nicholls State University.
Weltman, Sharon. “The King and Who?: Dance, Difference, and Identity in The King and I and
Anna Leonowens.” Conflict and Difference in Nineteenth Century Literature. Eds. Dinah
Birch and Mark Llewellyn. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2009.
_____. “Identity and Performance on the Nineteenth-Century Stage.” Nineteenth-Century
Studies 21 (forthcoming 2009): 1-7.
Asher, Nina. “Engaging Queer Narratives in a Global Context.” Annual Meeting of AERA. New
York City, NY. March 2008.
_____. “How Does the Postcolonial, Feminist Academic Lead?: A Perspective from the U.S.
South.” Annual Meeting of AERA. New York City, NY. March 2008.
Bach, Jacqueline. “Everything Old is New Again: the Humanities Extant in ‘Buffy the Vampire
Slayer.’” Slayage. Hendersonville State University. Henderson, AR. June 2008.
Becker, Sarah and Brittnie Aiello. “‘I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth’: Doing Feminist
Research in Non-Feminist Spaces.” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.
St. Louis, MO. November 2008.
Berkowitz, Dana and Namita Manohar. “Walk Like a Man, Talk Like a Woman: Teaching the
Social Construction of Gender.”American Sociological Association. Boston, MA.
Berkowitz, Dana. “Gay Fathers: Situated in a Straight World.”American Sociological
Association. Boston, MA.
_____. “Schools, Parks, and Playgrounds: Gay Fathers Negotiated Public and Private Spaces.”
National Council on Family Relations. Little Rock, AK.
Chancy, Myriam. “(Re)Visioning the Black Caribbean: Spaces, Places, & Voices.” 24th Annual
Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy. Purdue University. West
Lafayette, IN. November 7, 2008.
_____. Nelson Mandela Lecture & Literary Reading. African Research Center, Department of
African and African American Studies, Department of English, Department of
Comparative Literature, Department of Women’s Studies, Art in Public Life Project, and
Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Pennsylvania State University. University Park,
PA. October 27-28, 2008.
_____. Taft Keynote Speaker. 2008 Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and
Literatures. University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH. May 9, 2008.
_____. Featured Speaker. Reader’s and Writer’s Program. Louisiana State University MFA
Program. Baton Rouge, LA. March 9, 2008.
_____. “Floating Islands: Cosmopolitanism, Gender, and Racial Identity Formation in a
Transnational Age.” “African American and Caribbean Women’s Border Crossings.”
MLA African American Division Panel. Chair Ifeoma Nwankwo. San Francisco, CA.
December 2008.
_____. Panel Chair. A Reading by Three Black South African Women Writers: Gabeba
Baderoon, Yvette Christiansë, and Nadia Davids. MLA Open Session. San Francisco,
CA. December 2008.
_____. “Floating Islands: Movement and Modernity in Caribbean Travel Narratives Film.”
“Shifting the Geography of Reason V: Intellectual Movements.” Caribbean Philosophical
Association, The Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought. Temple University
and Université Antilles-Guyane. Guadeloupe. June 4-7, 2008.
_____. Invited Roundtable Author Discussant. “How Long Away from Home?: Myths of Place
& Community.” 11th International Conference of the Association of Caribbean Women
Writers and Scholars. St. George’s University. St. George’s, Grenada. May 19-23, 2008.
_____. “Border Crossings: Zora Neale Hurston & Claude McKay’s Diasporic Travels.” “The
Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts, and Letters.” Institute for African
American Studies. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT. March 27-29, 2008.
_____. “How Long Away from Home?: Myths of Place & Community.” Virtual Caribbeans
Conference. Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute. Tulane University. New Orleans,
LA. February 28-March 1, 2008.
DeLyser, Dydia. “‘The Engine Sang an Even Song: Rhythm and Mobilities among Early Women
Aviators.” Association of American Geographers. Boston, MA. March 2008.
_____. “Attempting Participatory Historical Research: Shaping and Failing to Shape Engaged
Social Memory at the Nannita Daisey Monument in Oklahoma.” International Congress
on Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana-Champaign, IL. May 2008.
_____. “Participatory Historical Geography?: Shaping and Failing to Shape Engaged Social
Memory at an Oklahoma Monument.” Eastern Historical Geographers’ Association,
Pioneer American Society. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2008.
Hendry, Petra. “The Future of the Past: The Legacy of Teachers College Women Pragmatists.”
Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY. February 7, 2008.
Jensen, Kate. “The Revolutionary Artist and the Irreproachable Mother: Elisabeth Virgée Lebrun
and the Stakes of Individualism.” New Paradigms for Revolutionary Studies. University
of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, IN. October 2008.
_____. “Unsilencing Voices: Telling the Daughter’s Story of Maternal Narcissism.” Kentucky
Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, KY. April 2008.
_____. “Love as Possession: Mother-Daughter Relations and the Dynamics of Power in
Françoise de Graffigny.” American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Portland,
OR. March 2008.
Maccio, Elaine. “No longer invisible: Service-learning and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender curriculum.” Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work
Education. Philadelphia, PA. November 2008.
_____. “Culturally competent and evidence-based practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender people in substance abuse treatment.” Louisiana Association of Substance
Abuse Counselors and Trainers Annual Conference. Lake Charles, LA. August 2008.
Massé, Michelle. Roundtable panelist. "Taking Stock of Academic Service: Oppressive
Gendered Division of Labor or Feminist Activism?" Mid-Atlantic Women Studies
Association Conference. Rutgers University. March 26 - 29, 2008.
_____. "Old Stories: Gothic Aging in Dickens's Great Expectations and Wilder’s 'Sunset
Boulevard.'" Narrative: An International Conference. Austin, TX. May 2, 2008.
Moyer, Laura. “Gender Diversification in the U.S. Courts of Appeals: Testing the Critical Mass
Hypothesis.” American Political Science Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA.
September 1, 2008.
Novak, Daniel. “Picturing the Wilde Archive: Christopher Millard, the Clark Library, and the
Formation of Wilde Studies.” The North American Victorian Studies Association. Yale
University. New Haven, CT. November 14-16, 2008.
_____. “‘The Iconography of Oscar Wilde’: Christopher Millard, the Pictorial Archive, and the
Formation of Wilde Studies.” The MLA Convention. December 27-30, 2008.
Ondercin, Heather. “What If Only Women Voted?: The Gender Gap in Vote Choice.” American
Association of University Women Louisiana State Convention. March 29, 2008.
_____. “The Gender Gap: Looking Towards the 2008 Presidential Election.” Women’s and
Gender Studies Friends Group. Louisiana State University. February 7, 2008.
Parker, Margaret and Juan Barroso VIII. “Sube, sube, Catalina: Translatio transatlántico del
Passio de Santa Catalina de Alejandría.” VII Congreso Internacional de Literatura
Hispánica. Cusco, Peru. March 3-6, 2008.
_____. “The Afterlife of the Passio and the Exemplum in La firmeza en la ausencia.” GEMELA
(Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas pre-1800) Conference.
California State University. Long Beach, CA. October 2-4, 2008.
_____. “The Afterlife of Hagiography in the Novellas of María de Zayas and a Comedia of
Leonor de la Cueva.” South-Central Modern Language Association Conference. San
Antonio, TX. November 6-8, 2008.
Plummer, Carol. “Mother/Child Relationship During and After Child Sexual Abuse
Investigation.” Eastern Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Treatment. Arlington, VA.
_____. “How Mothers of Sexually Abused Children Learn About and Come to Believe the
Abuse.” Eastern Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Treatment. Arlington, VA. 2008.
Rollins, Brooke. “Helen’s Responsibility: Rhetorical Violence and the Opening to Alterity.”
University of South Carolina Rhetorical Theory Conference. Coulmbia, SC. October
Toth, Emily. “Ms. Mentor, Kate Chopin, and Britney Spears: Louisiana Women Bare Their
Secrets.” Southwest Popular Culture Association. February 2008.
_____. “How We Revived Kate Chopin.” American Literature Association. May 2008.
Walsh, Maud. Association for Women Geoscientists lecturer. Berry College. Rome, GA. March
Weltman, Sharon. “‘Arcadias of Pantomime’: Ruskin, Child Labor, and the Illustrated London
News.” North American Victorian Studies Association. Yale University. New Haven,
CT. November 2008.
University and National Service
Asher, Nina. Participant in the AERA Committee on Scholars of Color in Education Mentoring
Program; Member of the editorial team and book review editor for the National Women’s
Studies Association Journal, 2007-2009.
Becker, Sarah. Member of the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Women and
Crime and Division on People of Color and Crime.
Berkowitz, Dana. Member of the American Sociological Association’s sections on sex and
gender and sexualities; Member of the National Council on Family Relations’ section on
feminism and families; Member of Sociologists for Women in Society.
Chancy, Myriam. Vice-president of ACWWS (International Association of Caribbean Women
Writers & Scholars).
Culross, Rita. Member of the Louisiana Women’s Policy & Research Commission.
Culross, Rita. Chair, University Council on Women.
DeLyser, Dydia. Member of the Society of Women Geographers.
Egéa-Kuehne, Denise. Reviewer for the NWSA Journal.
Hendry, Petra. Member of the National Women’s Studies Association; Member of the Research
on Women and Education, a special interest group of the American Educational Research
Henninger, Katherine. Creator and co-designer of “The Southern Women Authors Project”
website; Invited manuscript reviewer for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature; Member
of the National Women’s Studies Association; Member of the American Association of
University Women; Volunteer, consultant, and grant writer for the Urban Poor Women
Development in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Jensen, Kate. Member of Women in French; member of the advisory board for the Women in
French scholarly journal.
Massé, Michelle. Series editor of Feminist Criticism and Theory, SUNY Press. Titles published
in SUNY's Feminist Theory and Criticism series: Feminist Mothering. Ed. Andrea
O'Reilly. Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies: Activism in the GirlZone. Ed.
Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau. Member of the Executive Concil of the MLA Division on
Prose Fiction. Manuscript reader for Signs, Modern Language Association Press, PMLA,
SUNY (non-series)
Michie, Elsie. Member of the executive council of the MLA Division for Anthropological
Approaches to Literature.
Moyer, Laura. Member of the American Political Science Association’s sections on women and
politics and sexuality and politics.
Mullen, Laura. Faculty advisor to the student group VOX, Spring 2008; Member of the Summer
Reading Program committee, successfully ensuring that a book authored by a woman was
chosen, for the first time since the program was instituted at LSU, Spring 2008; Codirector, later director, of the Readers and Writers reading series, working to bring
diversity to the program’s line-up, Spring and Fall 2008.
Ondercin, Heather. Manuscript reviewer for Politics and Gender; Manuscript reviewer for
National Women’s Studies Association Journal.
Parker, Margaret. Member of the editorial board of the NWSA Journal; Member of GEMELA
(Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas, pre-1800).
Plummer, Carol. Ad hoc reviewer for Violence Against Women.
Toth, Emily. Manuscript reader for Feminist Press, Johns Hopkins University Press; Member of
the Kate Chopin International Society.
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