IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars Symposium (in-person event)
This symposium features interdisciplinary, feminist scholarship from some of the University of Michigan’s most promising graduate students.
The IRWG/Rackham Community of Scholars Fellowship is a highly competitive program for PhD candidates from across the Ann Arbor campus. In spring, the fellows participate in a weekly seminar designed to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue and peer reviews of a dissertation chapter or article. Over the summer, the scholars continue their research and writing. They reconvene for the annual Community of Scholars Symposium to share the product of their summer’s work with each other and a broader audience.
10:00 - 10:10 AM: Opening Remarks, Victor Mendoza
10:10 - 11:30 AM: Panel 1, Ambivalent Self-Making: Embodiment, Institutions, Empire
- Panelists: Hayley Bowman, Haley Bowen, Luis Flores, Janice Feng
11:30 - 12PM: Lunch (provided for registered attendees)
12:00 - 1:20PM: Panel 2, Identifying and Responding to Symbolic Annihilation
- Panelists: Pau Nava, Leanna Papp, DeAnna Smith, Paloma Contreras
- Haley Bowen, PhD Candidate, History, College of LSA
- Hayley Bowman-McCurry, PhD Candidate, History, College of LSA
- Paloma Soledad Contreras Zúñiga, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, College of LSA
- Janice Feng, PhD Candidate, Political Science, College of LSA
- Luis Flores, PhD Candidate, Sociology, College of LSA
- Pau Nava, PhD Candidate, American Culture, College of LSA
- Leanna Papp, PhD Candidate, Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies, College of LSA
- DeAnna Smith, PhD Candidate, Sociology, College of LSA
- Moderator: Victor Román Mendoza, Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and English, College of LSA
To ensure the safety and well-being of all symposium participants and attendees, face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required for this event, regardless of vaccination status. Disposable face masks will be available for those who need one. Thank you!