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15th annual Research Conference on Gender spotlights best student scholarship
Monday, March 11, 2013

Kristin Jacobson

By Roger Coda

Keynote speaker Jacobson, of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, investigates late 20th century and early 21st century manifestations of “domestic fiction” in her book (Ohio State University Press, 2010) by incorporating feminist geography and literary analysis. Jacobson has written articles in “Genre,” “Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature” and “Legacy” and is working on a new book that identifies a new genre of travel and environmental literature: the American adrenalin narrative.

Active in campus initiatives, Jacobson is a member of Stockton College’s Political Engagement Project, serving as its e-citizenship faculty coordinator, and vice president for development for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Jacobson, who grew up in rural Wisconsin, earned her Ph.D. from Penn State University.

Hanna Neumann has best undergraduate research paper

Ms. Neumann, a junior majoring in Drawing and Painting in the School of Visual Arts and New Media with minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and Art History, will discuss her paper, “Facing Misogyny: The Reprisal Against Gendered Violence in Contemporary Art.” The paper was written for the class Women in Art, taught by Leesa Rittelmann.

A graduate of LeRoy Central School from Stafford, N.Y., Ms. Neumann is also an intern in the Women’s & Gender Studies Program.

Kayla Fraser has been graduate research paper

Ms. Fraser, a Fredonia graduate student with an Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration in Women, Gender & Sexuality, will present “Women’s Choices in Childbirth, or Lack Thereof,” a paper she wrote for Psychology of Women, a class taught by Dr. Ingrid Johnston-Robledo.

Ms. Fraser is also an intern in the Women’s & Gender Studies Program and active member of the Women’s Student Union. She aspires to become a sexual health educator or college professor.

A graduate of Iroquois Central School in Elma, N.Y., Fraser earned an undergraduate degree, with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies and minors in English and Leadership Studies, at SUNY Fredonia in 2010. She was involved with the student group STEPS (Students Teaching Equals Positive Sexuality) and two productions of the “Vagina Monologues.”

The conference, sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Studies Program and the Carnahan-Jackson Fund for the Humanities, is free and open to the public.

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