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Feminist Research Across the Disciplines

Feminist Research Institute Spring Symposium, with a keynote address by Stacey Ritz, PhD.

May 17, 2017
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Ballroom A, UC Davis Conference Center

After welcoming remarks from Interim Provost Ken Burtis, the day-long event will showcase innovative research conducted by FRI-sponsored faculty and graduate students. Attendees will enjoy a keynote address by Northern Ontario School of Medicine faculty Stacy Ritz on the relevancy of sex in stem cell research that responds to a recent NIH mandate to include stem lines of “both sexes” in basic research. The day ends with a roundtable conversation on feminist research amongst scholars from the humanities and social, natural and physical sciences. The day’s activities reflect the breadth and depth of FRI’s mission to promote feminist research across the disciplines. You can register here.

 

BREAKFAST AND WELCOME 9:30-10:30 am

 

FRI FACULTY SEED GRANT SHOWCASE 10:30-11:30 am

Developing Feminist Frameworks for Ethics of Genome Modification examines “gene editing” technology CRISPR/Cas-9's role in assisted reproductive technology, its impact in the Global South, and communication ethics.

Lisa Ikemoto (Law; UCD Center for Science and Innovation Studies)

Rana M. Jaleel, (Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies)

Meaghan O’Keefe (Religious Studies)

Sarah Perrault (University Writing Program)

 

Gender Distribution in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Factors Influencing Major Choices by Women and Under-Represented Minorities examines discrepancies in representation of under-represented minority women within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, to understand factors influencing major-selection decisions.

Susan Ebeler (Viticulture & Enology and Associate Dean)

Patsy Eubanks Owens (Human Ecology)

Astrid Volder (Plant Sciences)

Marco Molinaro (Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness)

 

Teamwork in the Hospital: Gendered and Racialized Epistemologies at the Bedside asks whether prevailing models of teamwork really advance egalitarian goals and practices, especially for women and people of color.

Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano (Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing)

Vicki Smith (Department of Sociology)

Ming-Cheng Lo (Department of Sociology)

 

Climate Change, Farmworker Women and Their Families examines the potential effects of climate change conditions on farmworker women and families, including their social structure, and physical and psychological stresses.

                Yvette Flores (Chicana/o Studies)

Kyaw Tha Paw U (Land, Air and Water Resources)

M. Anne Visser (Human Ecology; Community and Regional Development)

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz (School of Nursing)

 

FRI GRADUATE FELLOWS 11:30-12:30

 

KEY NOTE ADDRESS BY STACY RITZ, PhD. 1:30-3:00

Stacy Ritz’s research interests include integrating sex and gender into laboratory-based biomedical research, critical discourse analysis and critical literacy in health professional education, and the effects of particulate air pollution on the immune system. She is currently Associate Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Division, and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine at McMaster University.

 

FEMINIST RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN SCIENTISTS AND HUMANISTS

3:15-5:00

 

The Feminist Research Institute (FRI) realizes the potential of feminism to transform academic research to meet today’s pressing social and scientific challenges. FRI supports cutting-edge feminist scholarship across the disciplines. For more information, see http://fri.ucdavis.edu.