UF Well-Represented at NWSA Annual Conference

The University of Florida and the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research were well-represented at the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) annual conference, Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futures, held November 8-11 in Atlanta, GA.

Karleen Schlichtmann (MA student)
Poster Presentation: “‘Just Imagine’ A World without HIV/AIDS: Black Feminist Interventions in Health Justice”
Aishwarya Krishna Iyer (MA alum)
“The unintended effects of Carbon Tax” in “Charting Anti-Colonial Justice for Land and Survival”
Dr. Anita Anantharam
Selected to participate in the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Women of Color Leadership Project
Dr. Kendal Broad, Dr. Maddy Coy, Dr. Bonnie Moradi, Mariana Meriqui Rodrigues, Dr. Alyssa Zucker
“One Feminist Troublemaker’s Utopian Call: ‘Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence’ — Revisited and Reimagined”
Dr. Manoucheka Celeste
“Re-imagining Resistance: ‘Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity”
Dr. Margaret Galvan (Center affiliate) “Publishing Feminist Futures”
Dr. Jillian Hernandez
“Black Sugar/Azúcar Negra: Thinking Latinidad, Blackness, and Latinx Anti-Blackness Through Diasporic Queer and Feminist Art”
“CHILE BYE!: A Workshop on Knowledge Production, Academia and Routes of Disidentification”
Dr. Tanya Saunders
“Afro-Brazilian Feminist Imaginaries”
“Maroons, Grios and Decolonial Insurgents: Thinking Black Feminist Utopian Projects in Brazil and Angola”
“Performing the Boundaries of Bodies”
Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons (Center affiliate)
Presidential Session: “Repression, Resistance and Solidarity: Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter and Palestine to Standing Rock

Center students Corinne Futch and Kaylee Kagiavas and Center Alums Taylor Burtch and Aishwarya Krishna Iyer participated in the MA/PhD programs reception. Travel grants were provided by the Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Jillian Hernandez (Center Right) presents her research to attendees of NWSA’s Annual Conference
The Center was represented by Alums Taylor Burtch, MA 2018, Aishwarya Krishna-Iyer, MA 2018, MA student Kaylee Kagiavas, and MA student Corrinne Futch at the Graduate Programs Reception.
Scholars and students gather at the conference (From left to right: Dr. Ralina L. Joseph, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Center faculty member Dr. Manouchceka Celeste, Alexandra Cenatus, UF WST Certificate Alum/MA in LAS, and Center MA student Karleen Schlichtmann)