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Panel Discussion: From Exclusion to Inclusion: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers

February 12, 2016

Join us in the Mabel Smith Douglass Room at Douglass Library on Tuesday, March 8 as we delve into the history of the scholarly contributions of women at Rutgers. The afternoon features a two-part panel discussion that will explore the findings of the fall 2015 directed research course From Exclusion to Inclusion: Women at Rutgers that was taught by Kayo Denda and Mary Hawkesworth.

Panelists will examine course research into how racial and gender inclusion reconfigure pedagogy, curricula, scholarship, cocurricular activities, employment, administration, university programs and policies, and the institution at large. Researchers will also discuss their analysis of how the struggle for racial and gender inclusion and the complex demands for institutional transformation get recorded, archived, and narrated over time.

1–3 p.m.: Excavating the Archive: Unearthing Diverse Women's Contributions to Rutgers

Panelists include:

  • Kayo Denda (Margery Foster Somers Center, Rutgers University Libraries)
  • Kelly Hannavi (History, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Fernanda Perrone (Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries)
  • Meaghan Moody (Library and Information Sciences)
  • Autumn Oberkehr (Journalism and Media Studies)
  • Maegan Kae Sunaz (Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Meryem Uzumcu (Planning and Public Policy, Women's and Gender Studies, Middle-East Studies)

3:15–5 p.m.: Transformative Scholarship: Remaking the Known World

Panelists include:

  • Susan Carroll (Political Science, Eagleton Institute)
  • Nicole Fleetwood (American Studies, Institute for Research on Women)
  • Marisa Fuentes (History, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Judith Gerson (Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Cheryl Wall (Zora Neale Hurston Board of Governors Professor, English)

The panels will be followed by a reception beginning at 5 p.m.

The event is cosponsored by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, the Institute for Women's Leadership, the Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries, the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, and the Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education.