Gender Studies Honors Bates Award Winners
The Gender Studies Program congratulated six students who received this year’s Margaret L. Bates Award at a reception May 11 in the Gender and Diversity Center. All six winners presented their work at recent conferences. They are:
“The Role of Feminism Literary Practice in Navigating Contested Membership in Palestinian Nationalist Discourse,” presented at the Southern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting.
“The Role of Intimacy in Communication: Domination as Antithetical to Dialogue,” presented at the Midsouth Philosophy Conference.
“Intuition as a Path to Naturalizing Standpoint Epistemology,” presented at the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Conference.
Title of panel: “Radical Traditions: tatiana de la tierra and Gloria Anzaldúa’s Poetry,” at the 2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness
Thesis title: “La palabra publicada para aterrorizar y empoderar: the creative resistance and third space practices of tatiana de la tierra.”
“De-Publicized: Eunuchs, Castration, and the Gendering of Space in Imperial China,” presented at the Florida Conference of Historians; and “Queer Futures in a Black Mirror,” presented at the International Conference for the Fantastic in Arts.
“The Significance of Contextualization and the Obsolescence of Individualism: A Case for an Interdisciplinary Social Epistemology,” presented at the 21st Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference.
The Bates Awards were established in 2008 in honor of Peggy Bates, professor of political science and former provost, and recognize students who exhibit outstanding academic achievement through research on topics in gender studies and present their work at an academic conference.
Novo Bash Lets Students Chill Before Finals
Students got the chance for a last afternoon of relaxation before finals week at the Novo Bash May 11, an event sponsored by the Student Affairs office.
Besides great food and drink, students were letting off steam on an inflatable slide and obstacle course, getting with friends in a photo booth, playng Frisbee and cornhole, and de-stressing with therapy dogs brought in by the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
“We realized during reading days and finals week we really didn’t have anything capping out the end of the year,” said Tara Centeno, director of Student Activities and Campus Engagement. The Novo Bash was designed to provide that transition. “This week we’re heading into finals. Seniors are wrapping up their projects and baccs; first- through third-years are getting into hard-core study mode.”
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