Conference: Academia//Activism: Reimagining Education Without Gender Discrimination

April 18, 2014
10:30 amto3:15 pm

Academia-flyer-FINALAllen Hall 221
1020 University St.
UO campus

Calling undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff to engage in a collaborative conference to create interdisciplinary solutions to gender discrimination.

Conference Schedule
10:30am-11:30am  “Women’s Experiences of Violence in Higher Education: Considerations for Preventive Intervention.”  Format: Introduction and Roundtable.

Krista Chronister, Leah Heng, Harpreet Bahia, Kelsey South, Anjuli Chitkara, Colleen McCarthy, Anna Reichard, Yolanda Valenzuela, and Catherine Woods

Refreshments: 11:30am
12:30pm-1:30pm  “Sexual Violence on Campus: Understanding the problem, knowing the price, and considering possibilities for prevention.” Format: Lightning Talks.
  • 12:30pm: Jocelyn Hollander – “Preventing Sexual Assault Without Disempowering Women: The Importance of Self-Defense Training”
  • 12:45pm: Carly Smith – “Institutional Betrayal, Gender, and Engagement: The Hidden Cost of Education”
  • 1:00pm: Prachi Bhuptani – “Broadcasting Betrayal: The Impact of Crime Alert Emails on Students’ Understanding of Sexual Violence”
  • 1:15pm: Marina Rosenthal – “Preying in Plain Sight: How Universities Misunderstand Sexual Assault Perpetration on Campus”
1:30pm-3:15pm “Windows into the Still Intact Glass Ceiling: Perspectives on Women in Science.”  Format: Lightning talks.
  • 1:30 – Miriam Deutsch – “What NOT to Do: Improving Circumstances for Women in STEM”
  • 1:50 – Karyn Lewis – “Women in STEM: Self-Perceptions Matter”
  • 2:10 – Sara Hodges – “What if there ARE gender differences in STEM (but they’re not what Larry Summers thinks they are)?”
  • 2:30pm: Kara Nell – “Pregnancy Discrimination in Higher Education: How It Is Impacting Attrition of Women in Academia”
  • 2:45pm: Andrea Yocom – “The Tyranny of Statistics: How Implicit Discrimination Mechanisms May Perpetuate Gender Imbalance in STEM and other Gender-Imbalanced Fields”
  • 3:00pm Samantha Mellin – “Becoming Fluent in Our History: Women in Physics 2014”

For more information, see the UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence website:

This event is sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society as part of the Lorwin Lectureship Series on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is funded by a gift from Val and Madge Lorwin to the University of Oregon College of  Arts and Sciences and School of Law.