Each year, the Wichita State Sociology Department works with several co-sponsors to host a conference showcasing the gender and sexuality related scholarship happening across our state. The goal of the conference is to highlight the scholarly and creative work of students, faculty, staff, and community partners around gender and/or sexuality issues and to provide an opportunity to network across departments and universities within Kansas. The conference is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and interested community members.
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr. Joey Sprague, Professor of Sociology at The University of Kansas. Dr. Sprague's research and teaching focus on the ways social relations organizing gender, race, and class shape knowledge. Some of her work looks at how taken for granted ways of looking at something are constructed from the standpoint of racially and economically privileged men and how social phenomena might look if analyzed from less privileged standpoints. Work here has examined a wide range of discourses, from abortion and Art Criticism to Economic Sociology and Social Theory.
Dr. Sprague will be giving two presentations:
Her first talk, The Academy as a Gendered Institution, will be at 10:30am.
She will also give a keynote presentation at 4:00pm titled,
Be a Critical Consumer of Knowledge: Think Like a Feminist Methodologist.
Check in begins at 8:30am and sessions will run from 9am to 5pm. The full agenda with session descriptions will be added to the Facebook event, so be sure to join the event page.
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Visitor parking on campus is extremely limited. We encourage you to consider parking at the WSU Metroplex (just around the corner at 29th and Oliver) and taking the shuttle to the Rhatigan Student Center. Click here for more information on the metroplex bus route.
If you have questions about the conference, please:
contact WSU Sociology, 316-978-3280 or
email Dr. Jodie Hertzog: firstname.lastname@example.org or
post them on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/180580409016676/
We look forward to seeing you on March 3rd!