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2017 Graduate Symposium: Environment, Space, Bodies 

Sasser SquareWe are pleased to announce the schedule for our 10th annual graduate symposium on Friday, April 21, 2017.  Free and open to the public, the symposium culminates with a keynote from Jade Sasser, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California, Riverside, titled "Defining Justice in an Era of Alternative Facts."

Dr. Sasser's research explores the relationships between environmental problems and women’s health. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled "Making Sexual Stewards: Population, Climate Activism, and Social Justice in the New Millennium," which analyzes the role of young activists in transforming population stabilization advocacy into a movement for social and reproductive justice.



10:15 – 11:30 Panel 1: Nation & Sexuality ~ Discussant: Lora Wildenthal, Dept. of History

12:45 – 2:00 Panel 2: Public / Private Spaces ~ Discussant: Helena Michie, Dept. of English

2:00 – 3:15 Panel 3: Performative Conversations ~ Discussant: Zoë Wool, Dept. of Anthropology


For our off-campus guests, we advise arriving early to allow time for traffic and parking. Cohen House and Sewall Hall are located on the Rice University campus near entrances 1 and 2 off Main Street. Parking is available with credit card entry in the Founders Court Visitors lots and the Central Parking Garage.  West Lot 5 is also open as a paid visitor lot. For more information, visit http://www.rice.edu/maps.