March 27, 2009 Michelle A. Massė Women’s and Gender Studies Summary 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 Curriculum Faculty Development Grants & Research Programs 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. 2 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. Programs 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 College. 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. 3 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 document. WGS's traditional end-of-the-year party is now a formal Awards Ceremony to which WGS Friends are invited. Curriculum 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 4 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 departure. 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 collegiality. 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 TOTAL NUMBER OF COURSES Marla Erwin Kristen Hogan A Roy Challen Nicklen Heather Ondercin Angela Demovic Challen Nicklen 7 Intersession and Summer 2007 Course Rubric Course Title Instructor of Record 5 WGS 2900 Gender, Race and Nation Angela Demovic TOTAL NUMBER OF COURSES 1 Fall 2008 Course Rubric 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 TOTAL # OF COURSES 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 9 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. Move 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. 6 Grants 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. $5,000. 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. 7 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 Agriculture Marybeth Lima Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award Social Work Elaine M. Maccio CASE Louisiana Professor of the Year Agriculture 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. 8 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. Books 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 Press. 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. 9 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): 51-75. _____. “Dancing Words: Illness & the Writing Process.” Calabash 5.1 (2008). <http://www.nyu.edu/calabash>. 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): 63-94. 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. 10 _____. “Line / Break." Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts. University of Missouri-Columbia. 109-110. 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: 10.1177/0886260507300753. 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 York: _____. “Writing Movement: On Being A (Caribbean Woman) Writer/Scholar.” The Caribbean Woman Writer as Scholar. Ed. Carole Boyce Davies. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming. _____. “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. 11 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 2009. 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. Presentations 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. 12 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. 13 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. 2008. 14 _____. “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 2008 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 2008. 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 Association. 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) 15 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.