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WELCOMING AND OPENING STATEMENTS:

Donna Kuizenga, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, UMass Boston Professor Kuizenga’s research interests include Early Modern Women Writers (French and British); Novel; and Seventeenth-Century French Literature. donna.kuizenga@umb.edu

Winston Langley, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, UMass Boston Professor Langley specializes in public international law, with human rights as his specialty. His research interests also include alternative models of world order, and religion and politics. He teaches a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including world politics and world order, international political economy, human rights and public policy, and images of world politics in film and literature. Professor Langley has published widely in his field. Recent publications include a journal article "Nuclear Weapons and the International Court of Justice" in International Affairs, and two books, Women's Rights in the United States: A Documentary History, and Human Rights: The Major Global Instruments. winston.langley@umb.edu

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (in order of presentations):

AnaLouise Keating, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, Texas Woman’s University AnaLouise Keating is an associate professor of women’s studies at Texas Woman’s University where she teaches courses on U.S. women of colors, feminist epistemologies, feminist theories, and Gloria Anzaldúa. Her most recent book is EntreMundos/AmongWorlds New Perspectives on Gloria Anzaldúa. Keating’s publications include this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation (co-edited with Gloria Anzaldúa) and Women Reading Women Writing: Self-Invention in Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Audre Lorde. Editor of Anzaldúa's Interviews/Entrevistas and co-editor of Perspectives: Gender Studies, Keating has published articles on critical "race" theory, queer theory, Latina writers, African-American women writers, and pedagogy. akeating@twu.edu or zami@mindspring.com

Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, she migrated to the United States in 1986. She received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California in 2000. She conducts sexuality research with Mexican immigrants. She has published her academic work in anthologies, academic journals, and her book Erotic Journeys: Mexican Immigrants and their Sex Lives was published by the University of California Press in 2005. She has worked with Latin American immigrants as a psychotherapist, teacher, and sex educator at different community-based agencies in Texas and California. In collaboration with AnaLouise Keating, she is currently working on an edited volume on Gloria E. Anzaldua's ground breaking contributions to academia. gloria386@mail.la.utexas.edu

Lilia I. Bartolomé, Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics, UMass Boston Lilia I. Bartolomé previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and San Diego State University. As a teacher educator, her research interests include the preparation of effective teachers of second language learners in multicultural contexts. In particular, Bartolomé examines teacher ideological orientations around their work with linguistic minority students as well as their actual classroom practices with this student population. She is currently co-editing a special issue of Radical Teacher on the topic of English-only language policy and school outcomes. Her recent publications include "Critical pedagogy and teacher education: Radicalizing prospective teachers" in the Journal of Teacher Education, and "Democratizing Latino education: A perspective on elementary education" in Latino Students in American Schools. In addition, she has published the following books: The misteaching of academic discourses, Immigrant voices: In search of pedagogical equity (co-editor and chapter co-author with Henry Trueba), and Dancing with bigotry: The poisoning of culture (co-author with Donaldo Macedo). lilia.bartolome@umb.edu

Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor, Clark University Cynthia Enloe is Research Professor of International Development and of Women's Studies at Clark University. Among her most recent books are Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics and Manuevers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. Her newest book is The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire. During the spring term of 2006, she is serving as a Visiting Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at York University in Canada. cenloe@clarku.edu

PANELISTS (alphabetical):

Kevin Allred, Graduate Student, American Studies, UMass Boston Allred received his Bachelor's degree in American Studies, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies, from Utah State University. He is currently at work on a Master's degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston. His areas of interest include the ways in which race, nationality, and sexuality intersect and issues surrounding the problematic construction of American citizenship. gitman13@yahoo.com

Luis Aponte-Parés, Associate Professor, College of Community and Public Service, UMass Boston Professor Aponte-Parés has been teaching undergraduate courses in community planning and community service management at the College of Public and Community Service at UMass Boston since 1994. His work includes development of collaborative projects with neighborhood groups in the Boston Metropolitan area for the Center for Community Planning. Professor Aponte-Parés is also the Director of Latino Studies, a multi-disciplinary and inter-collegiate Program of Studies. His research focuses on documenting attempts made by Latino community development organizations in Boston and New York City in envisioning and/or imagining their community in space in the increasingly complex and discontinuous post-industrial urban environments in addition to research on issues of identity of Latino gays. luis.aponte@umb.edu

Hilton Bertalan, Doctoral Candidate, Sociology, York University Hilton is an activist, student, and teacher in Toronto, Canada. He is interested in the theoretico-political intersections of anarchist thought, poststructuralism, and contemporary social movements. His current work examines radical queer movements such as the Ass Pirates in Montreal, Black Laundry in Israel, and ASWAT in Palestine and their connection to broader anti-authoritarian/anti-capitalist struggles and the implications for international solidarity. hilton@resist.ca

Chris Bobel, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, UMass Boston Chris Bobel is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies, Feminist Theory, Feminist Research Methods, Women and Activism and Gender & the Body. As a feminist ethnographer interested in woman-led social movements, her book *The Paradox of Natural Mothering* (Temple University Press-2002), examined activist mothers who choose alternatives in their parenting practices. Her new research is concerned with a related form of resistance, what she terms “menstrual activism.” chris/bobel@umb.edu

Daniella Boucher, Undergradaute Student, Sociology, UMass Boston Daniella Boucher is a senior at Umass Boston. She will graduate in June 2006 with a Bachelor's in Sociology. Daniella is particularly interested in issues about gender, sexuality, bodies, and class. daniella_boucher@hotmail.com

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