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PANEL 5: Border Wounds and Writing Queer

Miguel Malagreca, Researcher, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/University of Buenos Aires

“Writing Queer Across the Borders of Geography, Desire, and Power”

Kevin Allred, Graduate Student, American Studies, UMass Boston “Grieving the Ungrievable Life: Unearthing Borders, Surveillance, & Violence Against the Queer Body of Color”

Gabriela Sandoval, Assistant Professor, Sociology, U.C. Santa Cruz “Wounds on the Border: Women of Color and Self-Injury”

Hilton Bertalan, Doctoral Candidate, Sociology, York University “From Walls to Thresholds: Paying Homage to the Nepantlera of Global Justice Movements and Social Theory”

Luis Aponte-Parés (panel chair and moderator), Associate Professor, College of Community and Public Service, UMass Boston



g Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor, Clark University “What International Feminist Activists Have Contributed to Anti-Militarist Social Theorizing”

12:45-1:45 LUNCH


PANEL 6: Spiritual and Disciplinary Borderlands

  • Samuel Zalanga, Associate Professor of Sociology, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota “The Spiritual and Cultural: Critical Interrogation of the Borderland of Evangelical Christianity and American Identity”

  • Sharon Kim, Assistant Professor, Sociology, California State University at Fullerton “Hybrid Spiritualities: Second Generation Korean American Religion”

  • Michelle Corbin, Doctoral Candidate, Sociology, University of Maryland at College Park “Facing our Dragons: Spiritual Activism, Psychedelic Mysticism and the Pursuit of Opposition”

  • Karen M. Gagne, Doctoral Candidate, Sociology, Binghamton University “Fighting Amnesia as a Guerilla Activity: Poetics for a New Mode of Being Human”

  • Mohammad H. (Behrooz) Tamdgidi, Assistant Professor, Sociology, UMass Boston “Middle Eastern Insights into Anzaldúa’s Utopystic and Quantal Sociological Imagination: Toward New Agenda”

  • Rajini Srikanth (panel chair and moderator), Honors Program Director and Associate Professor, English, UMass Boston


PANEL 7: Feminist Futures / Global Struggles

Elora H. Chowdhury (panel chair), Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, UMass Boston “Global Feminism: Feminist Theory’s Cul-de-sac”

Amy Den Ouden, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UMass Boston “Quandaries of Silence: Agency and History in the Lives of Colonized Women”

Rhonda Frederick, Associate Professor, English Department, Boston College “Migrating Fictions: Jamaican Culture and Globalization”

Daniella Boucher, Undergraduate Student, Sociology, UMass Boston “Harriet Martineau: An Examination of her Travels to America”

C. Heike Schotten, Assistant Professor, Political Science, UMass Boston “The Problem of Paradox: Becoming / Loving What One is”



g AnaLouise Keating, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, Texas Woman’s University

: 6:15-7:00 MUSIC PERFORMANCE by Corey Dolgon

Corey Dolgon ia an Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at Worcester State College. He is also a folksinger and organizer who has appeared at political rallies and deomonstrations around the United States. Recently, he has perfomed a singing lecture on the role of song in the United States Labor Movement entitled, "The Commonwealth of Toil." His most recent book, The End of the Hamptons: Scenes From the Class Struggle in America's Paradise (NYU Press, 2005), looks at the cultural politics of contemporary shifts in local and global economies, political identities, and land-use practices. His current projects include a service learning text book on social problems and a multi-media presentation on the life and times of Phil Ochs.

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