CJ17: Saturday Schedule

Saturday, March 18


8:30 – 11:00am        Registration

Front Lobby of Emory Conference Center Hotel

Coffee, morning snacks (served in the Emory-Break area)


9:00-10:30am  Global Dialogues and Film Empowerment

Oak Amphitheater. For more info, see Keynotes on this website

Dr. Kate Winskell, Co-Founder, Global Dialogues; Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, GA  Daniel Enger, Co-Founder, Global Dialogues



Panel 2a:  Visualizing (in)Justice

BassWood Room

  1. Black Kindred Ontologies: Race, Disability, and Gender in the Artistic Production of Wangechi Mutu. Izetta Autumn Mobley, American Studies, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD
  1. The New Standpoint: How Independent Comics Have Changed the Mainstream Story. Brandi Lewis, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Univ. of Cincinnati, OH
  1. the RIOT GRRRD zine: Art and Critical Self-Care Under the Trump Regime. Amy Li, Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder, English, Emory University, GA (Moderator)
  1. Disabled Body Genres: Melodrama, Horror, and Socially-Constructive Empathy. Brian Plungis, Film Studies, New York University, New York, NY



Panel 2b:  Representation in Media and Tech

Hickory Room

  1. Race and Reciprocity: Using Photography and Oral History as Public Health Scholar ActivismMelissa Creary, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  1. The Protean Identity Politics of Bioart. Charissa Terranova, Aesthetic Studies, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, TX (Moderator)
  1. An Ecofeminist Agenda: Biopolitical Systems of Oppression in Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale. Jenna Campbell, English, Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  1. “This Boy is a Bottom”: Gender Reproduction and Sexuality in Drag Queen Music Videos. Michael Patrick Vaughn, Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA



1:00pm                       Self-Guided-Box Lunches          (pick-up at Emory Amphi. Foyer)

Participants are encouraged to pick up their box lunch, and then eat with their Friday groups, or make new friends.  Afternoon panels start at 1:30pm.



Panel 3a:  Knowledge of Self (Determination)

BassWood Room

  1. Representation, Redistribution, and Refusal in Simone Leigh’s “Underground.” Shannan Hayes, Literature, Duke University, Durham, NC (Moderator)
  1. Embodying Black Lesbian-Feminism in Performance Poetry. Kristyl Dawn Tift, Theater & Performance Studies, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA
  1. The Desexualized Genius: The Implications of Representations of Stephen Hawking. Nicole Sims, Disability and Human Development, Univ. of Illinois in Chicago
  1. Personal/Political: Defining the Disabled Self Across Art, Activism and Academia. Anya Josephs, English, Univ. ofCalifornia, Los Angeles, CA




Panel 3a:  Migration, Mobility and the Built Environment

Hickory Room  

  1. Forced Migration through the Aesthetic Angle: Reflections on the Production of “Life During Wartime.” David Roth, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, GA
  1. Ensuring Healthy Food Gets Around: Race, Class, Produce and Public TransportationHilary King, Anthropology, Sustainability Fellow, Emory University, GA
  1. Social Justice Hustle: or How We Tried to Remix the Revolution. Kwame Phillips, Communications and Media Studies, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy (Moderator)
  1. Mobility at a Standstill: Improving flawed transportation and accessibility in the USJack Hester, Interdisciplinary Studies, Predictive Health, Emory University, GA


3:30pm   Coffee, afternoon snacks (served in the Emory-Break area)


4:00-5:30pm   Constructing Realties: Theatre and Representation

Social Justice Improvisational Theater Workshop in the Emory Amphitheater.
 For more info, see Keynotes on this website

Dr. Debra Vidali, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Department of Linguistics, Emory University, GA and Ken Hornbeck, Adjunct Professor, Department of Theater, Emory University, GA


5:00-7:30pm   Beer/wine/refreshments served                              Mountain Laurel Foyer

5:00-7:30pm   Buffet-style self-serve dinner                                          Hotel Dining Room

5:00-7:30pm     MiXed MeDia                                                                    Various sites in the hotel

(see MiXed MeDia for details)

7:30-10:30pm                                              Art@Work                      Emory Amphitheater

(see Art@Work for details)