2013 Conference Schedule

2013 Conference Schedule


Friday, January 18th, 2013

1928 Building, Room 200


Opening Remarks

Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Assistant Professor, Alden March Bioethics Institute & Department of OBGYN, Albany Medical College

Sarah Rogerson, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Albany Law School

Keith Hirokawa, Associate Professor of Law, Albany Law School


Faculty Panel 1

Ann Johnson, Visiting Professor of Political Science, University at Albany (SUNY)
“The Paradox of Gender Victimization, Rape and Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement in the State of New York”

Nancy Michela, Associate Professor of Nursing, The Sage Colleges
“Feminism & Nursing Education: Pedagogy, Content & Influences”

Janet Spitz, Associate Professor of Business, The College of St. Rose
“Contraception: Civilization to Women, Devil’s Spawn to Insecure Men”

Rachel Stein, Professor of English, Siena College
“Sex, Population, and Environmental Eugenics in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood”

Followed by a short break



Student Panel

Mary Armistead, Law Student, Albany Law School
“Struggling to Attain the Work-Life Balance: Leaving Behind the Care-Giving Rhetoric”

Sydney Faught, PhD Student – Philosophy, University at Albany (SUNY)
“Dominance and Epistemology: ‘Knowing’ Women”

Kathleen Rivers, Law Student, Albany Law School
“False Imputations of Homosexuality as Defamation: The Evolution of Societal Norms and the Right-Thinking Person Standard”

Dan Van Winkle, Law Student, Albany Law School
“Caring About the Story We Tell”

Followed by a short break



Faculty Panel 2

Kristen Hessler, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University at Albany (SUNY)
“Social Change and Women’s Human Rights”

Meika Loe, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, Interim Director of LGBTQ; Director of Women’s Studies, Colgate University
“Women, Aging and Resilience”

Barbara Sutton, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, University at Albany (SUNY)
“Fashion of Fear: Securing the Body in an Unequal Global World”

Closing Remarks

Penelope Andrews, President & Dean, Albany Law School

Reception to follow.