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Jan
29
Fri
FGS & HIVES: Dr. Aren Aizura
Jan 29 @ 12:30 pm
FGS & HIVES: Dr. Aren Aizura

On Friday, January 29 at 12:30 pm, the Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities working group and HIVES will be welcoming Dr. Aren Aizura for a discussion of his book, Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment. Please see the attached event flyer for the RSVP or use the Dr. Aizura Event RSVP here.

Aren Aizura is an assistant professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. He brings expertise in queer theory, transgender studies, transnationality and immigration, and political economy and labor. Aizura’s interdisciplinary research looks at how queer and transgender bodies shape and are shaped by technologies of race, gender, transnationality, medicalization and political economy.

Feb
12
Fri
HIVES: Collaborative Storytelling with Anuj Vaidya
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm
HIVES: Collaborative Storytelling with Anuj Vaidya

HIVES is excited to announce our spring 2021 lineup!

After a long, cold break (for those of us in Michigan), we are warming up to the idea of further online discussions and presentations. These events will span a wide variety of topics important in disability studies and animals studies frameworks. We’ll talk public health, create collaborative stories, and discuss collaborating at a distance. As we get closer to each event, we will post more specifics.

February 12, 2:00pm (Eastern Time): Resurrecting Jatayu: Collaborative Storytelling event with performance artist and filmmaker Anuj Vaidya. RSVP for Resurrecting Jatayu.

Feb
19
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy: Publication @ via Zoom
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Publication @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Publication

Schedule: February 19, Friday, 2: 30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Kinitra Brooks, Briona Jones, Justin Wigard

Publishing your scholarship in essential to making yourself marketable in the academic job market. No matter where you are during your graduate student career, it is never too early (or too late) to start taking publication seriously. Yet, the rigors of publication can appear confusing from a graduate student’s perspective given the challenges of finding a quality journal in your field, as well as the methods one may have to undertake to enter a conversation in a journal or any other publication including edited anthologies. This workshop will be about approaches to the publication process. Our invited guests will discuss the following: What sets a seminar paper apart from a publishable article? What is peer review? How does one communicate with the editors of a journal? The speakers will therefore unlock the mystery called “academic publishing” and discuss how aspiring publishing goals can be actualized into professional achievements.

RVSP here.

Mar
5
Fri
HIVES: ‘Buzz-Zine’ Collaborator Panel
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm
HIVES: 'Buzz-Zine' Collaborator Panel

HIVES is excited to announce our spring 2021 lineup!

After a long, cold break (for those of us in Michigan), we are warming up to the idea of further online discussions and presentations. These events will span a wide variety of topics important in disability studies and animals studies frameworks. We’ll talk public health, create collaborative stories, and discuss collaborating at a distance. As we get closer to each event, we will post more specifics.

March 5, 2:00pm (Eastern Time): Collaborating at a Distance: a conversation on art-making in a pandemic with Buzz-Zine contributors. RSVP for Collaborating at a Distance.

Mar
12
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy: Conferencing @ via Zoom
Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Conferencing @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Conferencing

Schedule: March 12, Friday, 2: 30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Jessica Stokes, and Michael Stokes

Conferencing is essential to making your voice heard in your field/ area of specialization. You can network with the major academics as well as with the upcoming scholars at the national and international conferences. Nurturing these connections is essential to professionalization in academia. Conferences also help to improve the quality of your research. In fact, when you present your work in a panel, you receive feedback, and quite often, you engage in conversations with other scholars, whose research is linked to your own. Besides these potential professional benefits, conferences offer opportunities to forge friendships that can lead to future collaborative works inside and outside of academia.

RVSP here.

Apr
9
Fri
Writing & Pedagogy: Diversity Statement @ via Zoom
Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Writing & Pedagogy: Diversity Statement @ via Zoom | Stafford | Texas | United States

Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops

Diversity Statement Workshop

Schedule: April 09, Friday, 2: 30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Participants: Dr. Joshua Lam, Sandy Burnley, Jonny Thurston

A diversity statement is often a requirement as part of the job market materials packet. The purpose of this workshop, then, is to discuss what a diversity statement should include, the kinds of language it should use, and what exactly it should communicate to a potential employer. We will address how you can illustrate your past and present experiences in the light of DEI issues such as race, gender, ethnic identity, and sexual orientation.

RVSP here.

Apr
16
Fri
Live Lit
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Live Lit

Please save the date – April 16th from 2-3pm the Creative Writing Program will host Live Lit. Further details forthcoming.