Interdisciplinary student conference to showcase feminist research

Registration continues for the annual Feminist Research Group Conference, showcasing graduate and undergraduate research related to feminism. With a theme of “Intersectionality and Identity Politics,” it will take place on Saturday, April 2, in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall. The event is open to all students, faculty, and community members.

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a keynote presentation by Jane Nicholas, an associate professor in the Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies and the Department of History at the University of Waterloo, entitled “Intersectional Feminism at the Freak Show: History and Identity Politics.” This will be followed by lunch and research presentations from students from a variety of disciplines including psychology, education, human kinetics, social work, law, sociology and engineering until 5 p.m.

The conference will then move to the Green Bean Café at 2320 Wyandotte Street West at 5:30 p.m. for an evening social, including food and drinks and an opportunity to engage with student posters and exhibits.

Registration for students is only $15, which includes all meals and drinks for the day, including at the social, $30 for community members, and $45 for faculty members. Registration and event details are available here.

The Feminist Research Group, started in 1999, is a group of UWindsor students which encourages feminist knowledge by holding events such as inviting feminist speakers to address the wider community, organizing book clubs around feminist books, and providing opportunities for feminist researchers to share, discuss, and find support. E-mail for more information.