Thinking Gender 2018: Session Details

Thursday, March 1, 2018

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Faculty Center, California Room

12:30 – 1:30 PM


Faculty Center, California Room


Drew Westmoreland, Epidemiology, UCLA
Thinking Gender 2018 Coordinator


Lucas Cone, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA and Olivia Oturai, Public Health, University of Copenhagen

(Re)thinking Gender in SRHR Education: A Case Study from Kenya

Alida Duncan, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Sociology, UC Davis

Formal and Informal Points of Access to Transition Resources in the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Communities

Sarah Jane Muder, Science, Technology, and Society, Vassar College

Maternal Rebellion against Paternalistic Gender Norms: The Anti Vaccination Movement as a Case Study

Cristina Hunter, Community Health Sciences, UCLA, Emily Bell, Community Health Sciences, UCLA, Trista Benitez, Community Health Sciences, UCLA, and Carey Walovich, Community Health Sciences, UCLA

Access to Lactation Rooms on the UCLA Campus: A Mixed-Methods Study of Mothers’ Experiences

Juliana Restivo, Global Health, Boston University

“Where are all the women?” – Potential Case Detection Barriers for Women with Schizophrenia in Rural Ethiopia

Artemisia Valeri, Community Health Sciences, UCLA

He said, She feels: Gendered Differences in College Students’ Expressions of Mental Health Terminology

1:30 – 3:00 PM


Panel 1: Sexual Health and Reproductive Justice

Faculty Center, California Room

Moderator: Pamina Gorbach, Epidemiology and Division of Infectious Diseases, UCLA

Lucrecia Mena Meléndez, Sociology, UCLA

The Impact of Women’s Education on Fertility in Latin America: Evidence from Guatemala, Colombia, and Bolivia

Sofia Pedroza, Sociology, UC Irvine

Abortion and Professionalized Morality

Randi Saunders, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Who Defines Normal? How Social Relationships Shape College Women’s Knowledge and Attitudes Towards STI Testing

William Schlesinger, Anthropology, UCLA

Racializing Risk Compensation in the Discourse on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis to HIV

3:15 – 4:45 PM


Faculty Center, California Room


Rachel C. Lee, Director, Center for the Study of Women


Terri Conley, Psychology, University of Michigan

Anticipated Pleasures and Sexual Double Standards: Explaining Gender Differences in Reaction to Real and Hypothetical Sexual Offers

5:00 – 5:30 PM


The UCLA Art and Global Health Center will lead a group walk from the Faculty Center to Kerckhoff Hall. Join us as we transition to the Visual Arts Reception by making art together!

Attendees will meet in front of the Faculty Center after the Keynote Address.

5:30 – 7:30 PM


Kerckhoff Grand Salon and Art Gallery


Victoria Vesna, Department of Design Media Arts; Director, UCLA Art|Sci Center



Arielle Bagood, Asian American Studies, UCLA

Queer Filipino American Students and Mental Health?

 Jackie Curnick, Sustainable Development, University of Florida

Pulling Teeth from a Polar Bear


**The Art Exhibition will be on view and open to the public in the Kerckhoff Art Gallery from February 26 – March 2.**

Kerckhoff Art Gallery

Christina Curlee, Design Media Arts, UCLA


Sarah Fahmy, Theatre and Dance, University of Colorado, Boulder


Cecily Fergeson, Sam Fox School of Visual Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis

Yellow Knee: Venus, Cast-off; and Hang Navel 

Uyen Hoang, Asian American Studies and Community Health Sciences, UCLA

poster child, data entry, and statistics 

Elí Joteva, Design Media Arts, UCLA

inter I 

Kit Kirby, Design Media Arts, UCLA

The Chameleon Spacesuit: Autism in Women and Girls 

Kristin McWharter, Design Media Arts, UCLA


Taylor Yocum, Art, Washington University in St. Louis


Friday, March 2, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 AM


Faculty Center, California Room

9:00 – 10:00 AM


Faculty Center, California Room

Zabie Yamasaki, UCLA Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) Program

Trauma-Focused Yoga

10:15 – 11:45 AM


Panel 2: Gendered Violence

**Sign language interpretation will be provided for this panel**

Faculty Center, Hacienda Room

Moderator: Sherene Razack, Gender Studies, UCLA

Karime Parodi, Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA

Bias Against Women Victims of Sexual Assault: A comparative analysis of shared approaches in the Chilean Judiciary and Hispanic-American Literature

 Sheila Maingi, Development Practice, University of Florida

Voice and Agency: Strengthening Efforts Against Gender Based Violence through Entrepreneurship Training in South Africa

Michelle Velasquez-Potts, Rhetoric, Gender, and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley

“Gtmo is Killing Me”: Hunger Striking and the Medicalized Punishment of Force-Feeding


Panel 3: Access and Practice

Faculty Center, Sierra Room

Moderator: Ninez Ponce, Health Policy and Management, UCLA

Nihal Kayali, Sociology, UCLA

Parallel Providers: Syrian Women’s Navigation of State and Refugee-run Healthcare in Turkey

 Sarah Soakai, Urban Planning, UCLA

Zip Codes Matter and the Rural-Urban Divide: Toward a Holistic Conceptualization of Health and Wellness

1:00 – 2:30 PM


Panel 4: Oppressive Healthy Images

Faculty Center, Hacienda Room

Moderator: Sarah Tracy, Center for the Study of Women and Institute for Society and Genetics, UCLA

Alina Arseniev-Koehler, Sociology, UCLA

Reading “Fat”, Thinking “Unhealthy”—and Other Schemata Activated by Obesity News

 Cecily Fergeson, Sam Fox School of Visual Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis

Diagnosing “Otherness”: The Mirror of the Uncanny in the Interpersonal-Diagnostic Gaze

 Sav Schlauderaff, Women’s Studies, San Diego State University

The Future is Hyper-Normative: An analysis of bodymind representations in 23andMe’s commercials

Roxanna Villalobos, Sociology, UC Santa Cruz

THE (UN)FIT MOM: From An Unruly Body to the (Re)Production of Racial Fatness  


Panel 5: Sex and Sexuality

**Sign language interpretation will be provided for this panel**

Faculty Center, Sierra Room

Moderator: Ian Holloway, Social Welfare, UCLA

Sid Jordan, Social Welfare, UCLA

Trans-ing Metrics: Lessons from the Los Angeles Transmasculine Sexual Health and Reproductive Justice Survey

Evan Krueger, Community Health Sciences and Social Welfare, UCLA

Gender differences in sexual self-identification and associated mental health implications

Madeleine Pape, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Every Cell Has a Sex”: The Politics of Difference in Biomedical Research Policy

2:45 – 3:45 PM


Faculty Center, California Room 

Angela Kim, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and American Studies, UC Davis

Blepharoplasty as Domestication of the Asian: Constructing Korean Identities by White Hands

Josephine Kipgen, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas

Sex-Selective Abortion in India: Causes, Consequences, and Implications for Reproductive Health

J Shim, Sociology, UCLA

Token Fatigue: Stress of Discrimination in Women of Color

Erikka Thorpe, Women’s Studies, San Diego State University

Black Women Decolonizing: A Radical Pedagogical Framework for Community Praxis – Health (Nutrition and Food Justice)

Linda Diem Tran, Health Policy and Management, UCLA

Behavioral Health Treatment Patterns among Employer-Insured Adults in Same- and Different-Gender Marriages and Domestic Partnerships

Jessica Yano, Biology, UCLA

The Impact of Biological Sex on Sleep Regulation

4:00 – 5:30


Panel 6: Activism, Art, and Advocacy

Faculty Center, Hacienda Room

Moderator: David Gere, World Arts and Cultures, UCLA

Amy E. Alterman, World Arts and Cultures/Dance and Community Health Sciences, UCLA

Feel the Vagic: How the Lady Parts Justice League Advocates for Abortion Access through the Vagical Mystery Tour Comedy Show

Chloe Bell-Wilson, History, CSU Long Beach

Disrupting Medical Dictatorship: How Anti-Cancer Campaigners Challenged Patriarchal Medicine, 1953-1975

Johanna Kirk, World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA

Prenatal Dance for Wellness: Moving Beyond “Fitness” into Pleasure


Panel 7: Affective Labor and Mental Health

**Sign language interpretation will be provided for this panel**

Faculty Center, Sierra Room

Moderator: Juliann Anesi, Gender Studies, UCLA

Michelle Gomez Parra, Sociology, UC Santa Cruz

“When I Left, I Felt Like I Betrayed Them”: How College Education Impacts the Well-Being of Working-Class Latinas

Brittnee Meitzenheimer, Higher Education and Organizational Change, UCLA

Mammies, Nannies and Maids: Conceptualizing Emotion Labor in Higher Education

Diyana Sastrawati, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Depression and the Pleasures of World-Making through Performance Poetry in Singapore

Amber Muller, Performance Studies, UC Davis

Roughnecking – Money, Manhood, and Mental Health Crisis in Alberta’s Petroleum Economy