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    From the Director
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    Academic program
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    Faculty & affiliate news
        Page 3
    Faculty focus
        Page 4
    Around the Center
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    News of interest
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    Student spotlight
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News and Views

Center for Women's Studies and

Gender Research

University of Florida

Spring 2006

Volume 16, Issue 2

From the Director: Milagros Peha
Spring 2006 has turned out to be a busy semester. We are happy to announce that
Dr. Anita Anantharam who received her Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of California,
Berkeley will be joining us in Fall 2006 as a new faculty member. Anita's areas of spe-
cialty include South Asian Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender and
Sexuality. She is currently completing a book titled Illuminating Feminism: Religion,
Nation, and Poetry in South Asia and developing another based on research focused on
"East/West Encounters: 'Indian' Identity and Transnational Feminism in Manushi." We
are excited on her coming and contributing to the development of transnational feminism
in our undergraduate and graduate program and to strengthening ties with the Center for
Transnational and Global Studies as well as Asian Studies.
Our Center specialties and programs continue to attract visibility both nationally and inter-
Late last Fall, Dr. Eijun Senaha of the Department of English and Women's Studies
of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan came to review our program as he was traveling
the United States collecting data on top women and gender studies programs in the U.S.
Dr. Senaha's university is developing a women's studies program and he was awarded a grant to come to the U.S. and
learn from programs like ours.
This Spring we were reminded of our history and the roots of our success as a program and now center. On
February 10th, we honored the life and work of Dr. Irene Thompson at a memorial service. The service began with
a talk presented by her daughter Dr. Margaret Thompson who is a professor in the History Department at Syracuse
University titled "Concentric Circles of Sisterhood: American Nuns Challenge Catholic Patriarchy." The talk was fitting
given Irene Thompson's close connections to a number of U.S. Catholic's sisters and their causes. Margaret Thompson
honored her mother's legacy by using the image of concentric circles to situate nuns within the contexts of both women's
experience and religious patriarchy. The talk and the film tribute that followed honored Irene Thompson's career as
feminist path breaker and sister to many and in particular at the University of Florida.
Next Fall we take Dr. Irene Thompson's legacy to our new building named after Kathryn Chicone Ustler who so gra-

ciously gave to the restoration of this historic building, which had been a women's gym.
pictures of the interior and the reception marking our new beginnings! -Milagros Peifa

Our next newsletter will show

CWSGR would like to give
a very special thank you to
Jean and David Chalmers
for all they did to help create
a beautiful memorial service
for Irene Thompson. Thank
you for opening your home
to all of us for the reception.

Research Assistance Needed
Dr. Kendal Broad is conducting research,
and you may be able to help! If you have been
involved in the FRIENDS (of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender People) program at
UF, please consider participating in research
about FRIENDS by interviewing with Dr. Broad.
If you would like more information or are will-
ing to participate, please email her at kendal@
soc.ufl.edu or call 352-392-0251 x257 (private
voicemail). The FRIENDS training team and the
Director of LGBT Affairs have approved this proj-
ect. As well, this project has received approval
from the Institutional Review Board at UF
(Protocol #2005-U-087). (Please note that due to
ethical guidelines, she cannot interview students.)

In This Issue

Academic Program .............

Faculty News.....................3...

Faculty Focus....................4...

Around the Center ............5...

News of Interest................6...

Student Spotlight..............7...

F Summer 2006 Courses
WST 3015 Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women
WST 3415 Transnational Feminisms
WST 4905 Independent Study
WST 4940 Internship

Fall 2006 Courses
WST 3015 Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women
WST 3349 Ecofeminism
WST 3415 Transnational Feminisms
WST 3930 Women and Poverty
WST 3930 Women in Modern Hebrew Fiction
WST 3930 Gender & Development
WST 4905 Independent Study
WST 4940 Internship
WST 6905 Independent Study
WST 6948 Ecofeminism
WST 6935 Masculinity in Suburbia
WST 6935 Gender, Sexuality and Social
WST 6935 Race, Class, and Media
WST 6935 Gender and Cultural Politics in Latin
WST 6946 Internship
WST 6971 Research for Master's Thesis

Art History Meets
Gender Studies in Paris

"Let Them Eat Cake: Art in the Age of Marie-
Antoinette," will be taught by Dr. Melissa Hyde (Art
History and CWSGR affiliate) this summer. This
course will take "the wicked queen" as the focal
point for the study of French culture and art during
the decades leading up to the French Revolution.
The class will take full advantage of the astonishing
riches Paris has to offer for this period in exploring
aesthetic culture and gender politics during this peri-
od of dramatic social, political and cultural develop-
ments that culminated in the violent overthrow of the
French monarchy and the establishment of France
as a modern republic. "Art in the Age of Marie-
Antoinette" will combine class lectures and discus-
sion of readings in art history (painting, architecture,
decorative arts, fashion and garden history), gender
and cultural studies, with weekly excursions to muse-
ums and parks in Paris and its environs. In addition
to regular class meetings and field trips, there will
be occasional guest lectures by leading specialists
(American and French) in art, history and aesthetics
of the era.

Please email the Paris Research Center for infor-
mation about this program or others:

Annual National Women's Studies
Association Conference
The 27th annual NWSA conference will be held in Oakland,
CA, June 15-18, 2006. The theme this year is "Locating
Women's Studies: Formations of Power and Resistance."
This year's Keynote Speaker is Rebecca Walker. In 1997
Rebecca Walker co-founded the Third Wave Foundation, the only
national, philanthropic organization for women aged 15-30. Some
of this year's larger topics will include: Mothering as Resistance/
Activism/Social Change; Empire, Global Political Conflicts and
Resistance; Feminist Science; and Intersections: Locating Acts
of Courage which will explore the intersections between art and
women's studies.
The conference also includes special events such as a cre-
ative writing series, an art exhibition, a film series, a book exhibi-
tion, and area excursions including one to a women-owned win-
ery. There will also be extended siminars on Sunday morning to
provide opportunities for small groups of conference participants
to exchange ideas on theoretical, political, or strategic matters of
interest to women's studies practitioners.
For more information please visit http://www.nwsaconference.
org/ or call NWSA at (301)403-0525.

/ Gender Conversations
An open forum for research discussion
Spring 2006 Schedule
219 Dauer Hall (Ruth McQuown Roomi, 11.45 am-12 45 pm

Typecasting Women: The Use of Women's Newspaper
Sources by Genre
Cory L. Armstrong. Journalism
Wednesday, February 8, 2006

An Early Feminist Hebrew Writer:
The Case of Dvora Baron
Avraham Balaban. African and Asian Languages and Literatures.

Language, Gender, and Violence: Why is Change so Slow?
(Making the Invisible Visible)
M. J. Hardman. Linguistics
Tuesday, March 28, 2006

News and Views
Volume 16, Issue 2
Milagros Peha, Ph.D., Director
Paula Ambroso, Editor
Amanda Culp, Co-Editor/Graphic Designer
Stacey Moyer, Co-Editor/Graphic Designer
Kendra Vincent, Co-Editor/Graphic Designer
Maeve Hendrix, Assistant Editor
Nr eis and Vievs is published each semester lo inform faculty, staff, students and
Women s Studies supporters of activities at the CWSGR al the Uniuersity of Florida For
further information about upcoming events please .isil our 'aeb site at http:I"www.

Cory Armstrong, Journalism, published "How Newspaper
Sources Trigger Gender Stereotypes" in Journalism & Mass
Communication Quarterly, Winter 2005, with co-author Michelle
R. Nelson. She also published "Female News Professionals in
Local and National Broadcast News During the Buildup to the
Iraqi War" in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, with
co-authors Michelle R. Nelson and Michelle L.M. Wood.

Avraham Balaban, African and Asian Languages and Literatures,
published "The Rabbinical Court as a Slaughterhouse: Dvora
Baron's 'Bill of Divorcement" in a forthcoming anthology about
Baron's life and work through the University of Maryland.

Sylvie Blum-Reid, Romance Languages and Literatures, pre-
sented a paper entitled, "Away from Home: Two Directors in
Search of an Identity," at the MLA special session on the New
Transnational Europe. She also hosted an international sympo-
sium entitled "Translation Routes" at UF with Sidney Wade. She
is currently working on the French film festival at the Hippodrome

Amanda Davis, Ph.D. Candidate English, CWSGR, will present
"On Margins: Multiethnic Literatures and the Boundaries of Prison
Writing" at the MELUS Conference in April.

Stephanie Evans, CWSGR/African American Studies, has
a forthcoming book (Fall, 2006) with the University Press of
Florida entitled, Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1955: An
Intellectual History.

Tace Hedrick, CWSGR/English, organized a panel, "Queering
the Cosmic Race: Sexualities and Spiritualisms in Latin America,
U.S. Latina and Chicana Writers," for the March 2006 Latin
American Studies Association where she presented her paper,
"Conserving the 'Spiritual Body of the World': Spiritualism,
Mestizaje, and Sexuality in Gabriela Mistral and Gloria Anzaldoa."
She also published a book review of Closer to the Heart: Essays
on Clarice Lispector, edited by Claudia Pazos Alonso and Claire
Williams, Oxford, 2004, in Luso-Brazilian Review.

Angel Kwolek-Folland, History/CWSGR, published "Women
and the New Corporate Governance: Pathways for Obtaining
Positions of Corporate Leadership," with Cindy A. Schipani, Terry
Morehead Dworkin, Virginia Maurer, and Marina V.N. Whitman,
in the forthcoming issue of Maryland Law Review. She also pub-
lished "Women's Businesses, New and Old," in Major Problems
in American Business History, edited by Regina Lee Blaszczyk
and Philip B. Scranton, Houghton Mifflin, 2006. She traveled to
the University of Nottingham for six weeks in February and March
as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, where she presented lectures to
students and faculty, worked with administrators on program
development, learned about issues confronting higher education
in the UK, and gathered information for her cross-cultural gender
rights research.

Stacey Langwick, CWSGR/Anthropology, recently published
a chapter entitled, "Geographies of Medicine," in Borders &
Healers: Brokering Therapeutic Resources in Southeast Africa.
She presented papers about the history of the scientific devel-
opment of Traditional Medicine in Tanzania at two international
conferences. She presented two papers in the United States:
"The Shifting Politics of Contemporary Traditional Medicines
in Tanzania: From Socialism to Neoliberalism," and "Nursing
Multiple Natures: Negotiating Medical Pluralism in Tanzania."

This spring semester, Dr. Langwick coordinated the third year of the
Gender and Development Faculty Exchange program between the
University of Florida and the University of Dar es Salaam.

Ana S.Q. Liberato, CWSGR, will be conducting a capacity building
workshop on gender and the environment in the community of Robles,
located in Cali, Colombia from April 19-23. The workshop is part of the
community-based conservation project for institutions working in and
around protected areas of Ecuador and Colombia, supported by the
MacArthur Foundation and executed by the Tropical Conservation and
Development Program (TCD) at the University of Florida.

Bonnie Moradi, Psychology, presented an invited address titled
"Perceived Discrimination and Mental Health: Current Findings and
Future Directions" at Mary Washington University. She also received
the Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity
Award from the APA Society of Counseling Psychology Section for
Ethnic and Racial Diversity.

Carol Murphy, Romance Languages and Literatures, has a forthcom-
ing essay on the contemporary French author Marie Nimier in the May,
2006 edition of Cincinnati Romance Studies. She is the guest co-editor
of two forthcoming issues of Contemporary French and Francophone
Studies entitled, "Verbal, Visual, Virtual: New Canons for the Twenty-
first Century." She also received a Distinguished International Educator
Award from CLAS and the International Center in December of 2005.

Geraldine Nichols, Romance Languages and Literatures, published
"Blank Spaces: Literary History, Spain and the Third Millenium," in the
collection Spain Beyond Spain: Modernity, Literary History and National
Identity by Bucknell University Press. She presented "Place, Space, and
Identity in Women's Writing in Spain," concerning the work of Merce
Rodoreda, at the University of London in March. She has been invited
to participate in the inaugural activities of the Joan Corominas Center of
Catalan Studies at the University of Chicago in April where she will dis-
cuss contemporary women's writing in Catalonia with Carme Riera.

Milagros Pefia, CWSGR/Sociology, published Emerging Voices,
Urgent Choices: Essays on Latino a Religious Leadership with
Edwin I. Hernandez, Kenneth G. Davis, and Elizabeth Station with Brill
Academic Publishers. She also has a book entitled, Latinas Beyond
Borders, forthcoming with Duke University Press, Fall 2006.

Malini Johar Schueller, English, published "Analogy and (white)
Feminist Theory: Thinking Race and the Color of the Cyborg Body" in
the Autumn 2005 issue of SIGNS.

Stephanie Smith, English, has two forthcoming articles, one entitled,
"Fashion in the 19th Century," and the other a review essay entitled,
"That Most Ambiguous of Citizens: Samuel 'Chip' Delany," in American
Literary History.

Maureen Turim, English, published "Of Spectral Mothers and Lost
Children: War, Folklore, and Psychoanalysis in John Sayles's The
Secret of Roan Inish" with Mika Turim-Nygren in the collection Sayles
Talk: New Perspectives on Independent Filmmaker John Sayles, edited
by Diane Carson and Heidi Kenaga, Wayne State University Press. She
also published "The Violence of Desire in Avant-garde Films" in the col-
lection Women and Experimental Filmmaking, edited by Jean Patrolle
and Virgina Wright Wexman, University of Illinois Press.

Center Names New Faculty Member
It is both an honor and a privilege to be joining such an incredible University-I am looking forward
to settling into my new home at the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. I believe that
I will be able to add to the diverse curriculum and research interests of the Center and look forward to
building my career with my new colleagues and students at the University of Florida.
My commitment to scholarship on women and gender began when I was an undergraduate at
Columbia University in the City of New York-but even then I recognized that as a South Asian-
American woman my commitment to women's studies would not come without conflict. I had to fight
with my family to declare my major as Women's Studies, defy taboo subjects of sexuality at home
when I wrote my senior thesis on inter-generational conflicts around sexuality, marriage, and motherhood, and risk com-
munity standing when I began outreach work for a South Asian women's shelter that supported survivors of domestic
My volunteer work for women's shelters in New York and New Jersey sparked my interest in South Asian languages-
without proper linguistic training I knew that I could not do the work I wanted to do in the communities I wanted to work
with. At the University of California, Berkeley I pursued my doctoral degree in South and Southeast Asian Studies and
Women's Studies. My dissertation research which I am currently expanding into a book, centered on women's anti-state
poetry from India and Pakistan during movements of religious revitalization throughout the twentieth century.
Thanks to a generous offer from the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research I plan to devote the Fall 2006
semester to full-time research and to finishing my book. I am excited to begin teaching in the Spring 2007 semester. My
husband and three-year old girl are equally excited about this move-the toddler is looking forward to seeing baby alliga-
tors-and Gainesville, I think, will be a wonderful place to be academics and parents. I thank you all for this opportunity to

Semi-finalist for Graduate Student Teaching Award
Each academic year, the UF Graduate School recognizes the best, brightest, and most industri-
ous of the University of Florida's graduate teaching assistants for their work as instructors in the
classroom. This year Amanda Davis was nominated for such an award by many of her students. Ms.
Davis is a Ph.D. candidate in english and has taught for Women's Studies since 2001. She has taught
Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women and Incarcerated Women. Davis shows her commitment to
learning both inside and outside of the classroom, "One of my wider hopes is that students will grow
in their analytical and critical thinking skills not just so they will better understand the material that we
are covering in our particular class, but so they will be able to apply those skills to their future work and
Photo by: daily lives in a socio-political world that increasingly demands it of them." She is currently a semi-final-
J. Dominguez ist. Finalists will be announced at the end of March and recognized at a reception in April.

Visiting Professor
Dr. Rosemarie Mwaipopo is currently
a Visiting Professor participating in the
University of Florida-University of Dar
es Salaam Gender and Development
Faculty Exchange Program. She holds a
permanent position in the Department of
Sociology and Anthropology, University
of Dar es Salaam. Over the past thirteen
Photo by: J. Dominguez years, she has conducted research on
gender, natural resource use and man-
agement, poverty and more recently, orphaned children.
She has considerable experience in community-based
research, and has participated in numerous development
projects both in the rural and urban areas of Tanzania. This
semester Dr. Mwaipopo is co-teaching a course entitled
Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women with Dr. Stephanie
Evans in Women's Studies. She also presented, "The
Mama Mkubwa Foster-care Initiative: Social Investment
and Local Solutions to Orphaned Children's Vulnerability in
Tanzania" on March 22.

Women's Studies of UF Represented
in Northern Cyprus
Angel Kwolek-Folland is involved with a consortium
of scholars from UF's Business school, the University
of Michigan, and Indiana University on a research proj-
ect on women's leadership in an international context.
They are in the process of preparing a survey instrument
that will be administered to business leaders in the US,
Canada, and western Europe. A paper reporting on their
project has been accepted for the second International
Conference on "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" organized by
the Center for Women's Studies of Eastern Mediterranean
University to be held in Famagusta, Turkish Republic of
Northern Cyprus in April, where papers will be presented
by scholars from 25 countries. It's one of the largest
Women's Studies conferences outside of the US to bring
academics, scholars, politicians, writers, etc. to share
their views on issues regarding women. Some of the
countries represented include some you'd expect (UK,
Germany, Finland) but also some you might not (Iran,
Azerbaijan, Malaysia, and Hungary, for example).

Irene Thompson Memorial
The CWSGR, co-sponsoring with Jean and
David Chalmers, held a memorial service to honor
the life of Irene Thompson on Friday, February
10 at the Baughman Center at the University of
Florida. Margaret Thompson, daughter of Irene,
and Director of Graduate Studies in the History
Department at Syracuse University, presented a
tribute to Irene Thompson's career as a feminist
path breaker and sister to many at the University of
Florida. Her talk was entitled "Concentric Circles
of Sisterhood: American Nuns Challenge Catholic
Patriarchy." She presented research on Catholic
sisters in American history (as well as from her own
work with feminist sisters today) and how feminist
analysis offers critiques to hierarchical ordering of
knowledge and human behavior. Thompson used
the image of concentric circles to situate nuns with-
in the contexts of both women's experience and
religious patriarchy.
Peggy and Irene Thompson The service also included remembrances from
Madelyn Lockhart and Phyllis Meek. Margaret
Thompson also narrated a film commemorating Irene's life, which was followed by a reception at Jean and David
Chalmer's residence.
The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research would like to express gratitude to all who took part in the

The Irene Thompson Scholarship
Deadline April 15
The Irene Thompson Scholarship was established to honor outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who
are pursuing a course of study focusing on women/gender. Eligible applicants are: undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents enrolled at UF and students who are majoring in Women's Studies or who have demonstrated a strong commit-
ment to Women's Studies as detennined by the scholarship committee. Applications must be accompanied by a tran-
script, two letters of recommendation from UF faculty and a paper or other evidence of commitment in Women's Studies.
Each application will be evaluated by a scholarship committee composed of three members of the Women's Studies
faculty representing different fields of study. In order to build a sense of continuity and to pass on the support to future
generations, the award winners should pledge to contribute to feminist scholarships and/or to engage in civic service
that benefits Women's Studies after completing their degrees. The award is $500. The recipients of the Irene Thompson
Scholarship Award will be honored during the CWSGR Opening Reception in August. For more information please visit
CWSGR Acquires Painting
The Center has recieved a painting Remembering Irene
by Gladys Rockmore Davis (1901-1967), "1 remember Irene so very well from
donated by the Reitz Union. An artist Ihose early days. I was here al Ihe
who succeeded in both commercial and founding of Women's Sudies and was
fine arts, Davis gave up a career in adver- awy h melis and
tising art to devote herself to creative always Ihere a all he meetings and
painting. Her work in pastels ranks with evengl Ihene had So much o o do jusW
her oils, and her chief subjects are chil- lie ogaaceed Wod
dren, nudes and still-lifes. Some of her Sludies Program accepted. We o oday
sand on her shoulders vvilh OLIu large
work hangs in the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York as well as UF's own ocu rsl 1 b her an
of causing herself Io be heard -- and I
Ham Muse. in s pai. can leslify Ihal in Ihose days Ihal was
extremely difficult -- Ihal made our
beginnings possible." -M.J. Hardman

CWSGR Awareness Campaign

Stephanie Nowak

Amanda King

(Above photos provided by: Kate

PReferred Communications Inc. is a team of six under-
graduate students (pictured at left) in the Public Relations
Campaigns course in the College of Journalism. This team
is creating a campaign to raise awareness for the Center for
Women's Studies and Gender Research graduate programs.
The team has conducted both secondary and primary
research to help gather information on which the campaign
Kate Collins will be based. Secondary research has consisted of gather-
ing information on competitive programs in the southeast,
the history of the Center, the Center's faculty, programs available, current enrollment and
trends in the field of Women's Studies. Primary research was conducted via surveys and
one-on-one interviews with current Women's Studies and Gender Research graduate stu-
dents and faculty.
The survey consisted of four sections intended to gather information on graduate school
interest and methods of researching graduate schools, important factors when consider-
ing a graduate school program, the student's awareness of the Center and uses of various
technology to gather information. These surveys were given to undergraduate students,
mainly majoring in Women's Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology.
The results of the team's research indicated that 88 percent of students interested in
graduate schools consult Web sites for information. The most popular methods used to
gather information were the personal computer, cell phone, Google, and networking sites,
such as MySpace.com and Facebook.com. Seventy-two percent of students strongly dis-
agreed that they were aware of the Women's Studies program. In addition, a strong dis-
agreement was found for awareness of degrees offered, diverse faculty, the new building
and careers available after graduate school.
Based on the team's findings, a campaign has been devised to raise awareness of
the Center and the graduate programs offered. Some highlights of this campaign include
redesigning print materials related to the program, redesigning online materials related to
the program, including the Center's Web site, creating a blog, using networking sites such
as Facebook.com and creating a multimedia DVD brochure designed to highlight the pro-
gram as well as the University of Florida and Gainesville. In addition, the team also wants
to build awareness and excitement of the Kathryn Chicone Usler Hall by having an opening
week celebration which will include guest speakers, refreshments and prizes.
The team is currently implementing certain aspects of the aforementioned tactics which
will be evaluated for a final presentation. The tactics that are not implemented will be rec-
ommended by the team for future consideration. The team will present their findings at
the end of April in front of faculty and staff of the Center for Women's Studies and Gender

Hokkaido University Professor Visits the Center

Dr. Eijun Senaha visited CWSGR in Fall 2005. He is a professor _
of English at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. Last fall he was
a visiting researcher at the University of South Carolina, Columbia,
S.C. conducting research on gender curriculums in the U.S. He
visited with Milagros Peia, Director of CWSGR. learning about the
center's program in general, the curriculum, and administrative issues
in order to aid in the construction of a firm program on gender studies
at his university in Japan.

Congratulations Women's Studies Graduates

Virginia Hamner is the first student at UF to graduate with both a Women's Studies (M.A.) and a
Law (J.D.) degree simultaneously. She has been awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship work-
ing with Florida Institutional Legal Services in Gainesville (September 2006-August 2008). She will
be recieving funding to do work that tangibly connects her training in law and women's studies to
social justice and hands-on advocacy and activism. She will be working with incarcerated women
and their families throughout Florida, providing legal advocacy, researching and producing educa-
tional materials for inmates, families and activists, and developing a systemic review of the adminis-
tration of mental health services from a gender-specific perspective.

Kendra Vincent, Graduate Research Assistant in Women's Studies, will graduate with her M.A. in
Women's Studies this spring with a thesis entitled, "For the Benefit of Girls: Evaluating a Program in
Appalachia." Kendra will present and share her findings and conclusions with others who work with
girls. Her immediate plans are to gain more experience working with local youth.

Stacey Moyer, Graduate Research Assistant in Women's Studies, will graduate with her M.A. in
Women's Studies this summer with a thesis entitled, "To Construct or Deconstruct? The Narration of
Self and Gender in Genderqueer Identity." Stacey will take the next year to travel, ride her bike, and
deconstruct the patriarchy. Eventually, she plans to return to academia to pursue her Ph.D. in Wom-
en's Studies.

Sexualities Conversation Series

This year the Center began a Sexualities Conversations series, co-sponsored with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender (LGBT) Affairs in the Dean of Students Office. In the Fall semester (November 14th), the first talk featured
Vada Allen Yeomans Professor of Women's Studies, Florence Babb. The title of her talk was "Neither in the Closet
nor on the Balcony: Private Lives and Public Activism in Nicaragua." In the Spring semester (February 15th), the
second talk featured Assistant Professor of Political Science, Katrina Schwartz. The title of her talk was, "Homophobia,
'Christian values' and the politics of extremism in Latvia."

The series will end this year by featuring the work of graduate students at UF. Graduate students will pres-
ent their research: Dana Berkowitz, Sociology, and Maura Ryan, Sociology, "When it Takes (More Than) Two to
Tango: Negotiations of Connectedness and Love in Gay and Lesbian Families": William Jeffries IV, Sociology & the
College of Public Health and Health Professions, "HIV Risk and Prevention among Bisexually-Active African American
Men"; Christine Regan, Family, Youth, & Community Sciences, "Diversity and Levels of Youth Involvement: Effects on
Organizational Support for Sexual Minority Adolescents": Nishant Shahani. English, "Pedagogical Practices and the
Reparative Performance of Failure, or, What does [Queer] Knowledge do?"; and Amanda Culp, CWSGR, "Through the
Orchard: Navigating Feminist Dilemmas in Cherry Grove."

Please come listen to emerging issues in Sexualities research in the Ruth McQuown room (219 Dauer) on April 17th
from 11:45 am 1:15 pm. All are invited to attend. -Kendal Broad

Student Graduates with Ph.D. Concentration in Women's Studies

Karen Spicer recieved her Ph.D. in Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, with a concentration in Women's
Studies. She defended her dissertation entitled, "Identifying power differentials in non-violent heterosexual couples in
counseling through discourse analysis," Fall 2005.

CWSGR Spring 2006 Art Exhibit:
Paula Ambroso
The Spring Ard Exhibil "Frog Leggs" fealUres work by Ihe Cenler's own
SPaula Ambroso.
Paula uses brighl and bold acrylic pains Io produce her paintings and
hangs Ihem wilh colorful beads. She also dabbles in glass fusion. Paula
considers painting and culling glass a lherapeulic and creative oullel for
a life full of working al Ihe Cenler, going Io graduate school and walch-
ing her children and grandchild grow!
A reception for her work was held on March 8, 2006. Her work will be
T a Li s displayed in 3324 Turlinglon Hall through Ihe end of Ihe semester.
r Let "The exhibil is free and open lo Ihe public.



Thank you to our
Dr. & Mrs. D.M. Chalmers
Polly French Doughly
Janel F. FanI
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