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Women and Gender Studies Research Symposium

As part of Women's History Month, the Women and Gender Studies Program holds a symposium to showcase work at Buffalo State College related to women, gender, and sexuality.  Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to present their work at the symposium.  Relevant work can include research, other scholarship, and creative endeavors.


In previous years, students have made presentations such as

  • "Questioning Cinderella: Factors Related to the Idealization of Princesses"
  • "Gendered Stereotypes and Gender Performance on a Women's Roller Derby Team"
  • "Just Don't Marry One: Explicating the Gap between Low Interracial Marriage Rates and High Interracial Sexual Relations Rates"
  • "Divine and Domestic Feminine Imagery: Within the Neolithic and Minoan Civilizations" 

2012 Women and Gender Research Symposium


Friday, March 30, 9am-4pm

Burchfield Penney Art Center Auditorium. 

Refreshments will be provided. 




We encourage submissions from all departments, programs, and disciplines; diversity will be a key criterion in compiling the program.  Presenters may deliver scholarly papers, hold roundtable or panel discussions, show multimedia presentations, or present posters. 

To be considered for the symposium, please submit the following  materials to Dr. Jennifer Ryan, Symposium Coordinator ( by Friday, March 9, 2012. 

  • A brief (200-500 word) description of your project and how it relates to Women and Gender Studies
  • A cover letter that includes the names of all collaborators and any unavailable times on the day of the symposium
  • A short curriculum vitae or resume 

For more information about the Women and Gender Studies Research Symposium, please contact Dr. Jennifer Ryan.

Women and Gender Studies