Women's History Conference Schedule


Associate Director, Graduate Program in Women’s History

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

U.S. Politics—Moderator, Marian Phillips | 10–11:15 a.m.

Amanda Kozar, Independent Scholar
"Struggling with or for Her?: Grassroots Activism in and around Illinois Women's Prisons, 1970s-1980s"

Lisa Payne Ossian, Des Moines Area Community College
“The ‘I Too’ Temperance Movement: A Re-Evaluation of Midwestern Women’s Political Action at the Turn of the Last Century”

Monica N. Campbell, The University of Mississippi, Oxford
“The Ladies . . . Want Action”: The Greater Little Rock Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Crusade for Urban Renewal

Sue Boland, Matilda Joslyn Gage Center, Fayetteville, New York
How the First Women Were Elected to Public Office in New York 

Transnational Politics—Moderator, Sidney Wegener | 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Katya Mushik, University of California, Davis
"The Power of Women in Suppressed Societies: Establishing Women's Political Leadership in Post-Soviet States". 

Lisa Fetheringill Zwicker, Indiana University, South Bend
Politics and Work of Love: Catholic Women Leaders’ Faith and Feminism in Germany 1880-1920

Keynote Address | 1–2:15 p.m.

New York State Senator Shelley Mayer, hosted by Dr. Mary Dillard, Director of the Graduate Program in Women’s History

LGBTQIA+ Politics—Moderator, Hannah McCandless | 3–4:15 p.m.

Hillary R. Anderson, University of Central Arkansas
The Geography of Mobilization: 1970s Lesbian Feminist Organizing in the Ozarks

Marian Phillips, OutHistory.org and Alternative Press Magazine
Activists, Punks, Freaks, and Rebels': Queercore's Grassroots Activism from 1980 to the Present

Sidney Wegener, Sarah Lawrence College
“Women Who Did Things and Did Them Openly”: A Collaborative Grassroots Organization of Women Called The Heterodoxy Club

Race and Religion—Moderator, Tara James | 4:30–5:45 p.m.

Abby Gondek, Morgenthau Scholar-in-Residence, FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Henrietta Stein Klotz, a Jewish Woman’s Influence in the American government’s Response to the Holocaust

Noelle Iati, Sarah Lawrence College
Gender Violence and Settler-Colonialism on the California Frontier

Anne-Margaret Childress, Syracuse University
African American Female Playwrights: The Catalysts in the Political Voice of Black Feminism in the United States

Fatima Koura, Hudson County Community College
The Rise of Muslim American Women in Politics

Culture, Media and Political Activism—Moderator, Hunter Williams-Carey | 5:45–7 p.m.

Donna Haverty-Stacke, Hunter College
Media Narratives of Women in Politics: The Case of Grace Holmes Carlson’s 1948 Vice Presidential Run 

Rachael Nuckles, Sarah Lawrence College
"A Resurrected Revolution: Riot Grrrl Remembered, Revived, and Redefined."

Gracie Anderson, Pacific Lutheran University
Strange and Beautiful: Gendered Perceptions of Feminist Icons Margaret Fuller and Gloria Steinem