SWIP/MSU Scrapbook

Photographs from the March 14-16, 2003 Meeting†
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Society of Women in Philosophy-Midwest Division
Theories of Complex Communication

Michigan State University
Shireen Roshanravan
Shireen Roshanravan
Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson
Jen Benson
Jen Benson
María Lugones
María Lugones
Christa Lebens and Jackie Zita
Christa Lebens and Jackie Zita
Deanna Blackwell
Deanna Blackwell
Claudia Card and Hilde Lindemann Nelson
Claudia Card and Hilde Lindemann Nelson
Anne Leighton
Anne Leighton
Unknown Alison Bailey
Alison Bailey
Christa Lebens, Annie Courtney, Jackie Anderson, and María Lugones
Christa Lebens, Annie Courtney,
Jackie Anderson, and María Lugones
Various
Sarah Hoagland, María Lugones, Leonor Lugones
Sarah Hoagland, María Lugones, Leonor Lugones
Maya Goldenberg, Laura Anderson, and Meredith Verrochi
Maya Goldenberg, Laura Anderson, and Meredith Verrochi
Panorama
Panorama
Sarah Hoagland Sarah Hoagland

Jackie Anderson and Deanna Blackwell
Jackie Anderson and Deanna Blackwell
Claudia Card
Claudia Card
Christie, Kate, Jackie Anderson, and Sarah Hoagland
Christie, Kate, Jackie Anderson, and Sarah Hoagland
Avery at MSU:
MSU

Program

Friday 14 March, 2003

7:00 - 9:30 Annie Courtney and Anne Leighton, “Can We Talk? The Importance of Feminist Philosophy to Women Outside the Academy & the Importance of Women Outside the Academy to Feminist Philosophers”

Saturday 15 March, 2003

8:00 - 9:00 Not-Presently-Lesbian-Identified Caucus

8:00 - 9:00 Lesbian Caucus

9:00 - 12:30 Women of Color Caucus

Ranjoo Herr, “A Third World Feminist Defense of Multiculturalism”
Shireen Roshanravan, “Becoming Disconcerted Actors”
Jackie Anderson, “Remember Men? The Little Dears Are Still with Us”
Fabu Mogaka, poetry

9:00 - 10:45 Panel: Women in a Genderless (?) Profession: Problematic Positionings

Jessica Shumake, “Negotiation of Meaning on an Academic Mailing List”
Burcu Gürkan, “The Politics of Gendered Positionings in the Academy”
Linda Carozza, “WHAM: Safe Space”

11:00 - 12:30 Panel: Political Applications of J. L. Austin’s Speech Act Theory:
Examining Privilege, Identity, & Hatespeech

Maya Goldenberg, “Privilege and Performativity: The Workings of Privilege in Speech Act Theory”
Laura Anderson, “The Myth of Interiority and Resignifying Social Positionality”
Meredith Verrochi, “The Cause of ’Sovereignphobia’ and the Art of Resignification”

2:00 - 3:00 Shireen Roshanravan, “Becoming Disconcerted Actors”

3:15 - 4:15 Jackie Zita, “Re-Imagining Female Immunities”

4:30 - 5:30 Robyn Epstein, “Bodily Integrity and Resistance: Seeking Wholeness in a Fragmenting Political Terrain”

8:00 - ? Party celebrating the release of María Lugones’s book,
Pilgrimages/Peregrinajes: Theorizing Coalition against Multiple Oppressions

Sunday 16 March, 2003

9:00 - 10:00 Jackie Anderson, “Remember Men? The Little Dears Are Still with Us”

10:15 - 11:15 Deanna Blackwell and Audrey Thompson, “Quality Time with White Folks: Cross-Race Relationships in the Classroom”

11:30 - 12:30 María Lugones, “Complex Communication”

Program Committee: Sonya Charles and Sarah Hoagland
Hospitality Committee: Jen Benson, Marilyn Frye, Maya Goldenberg, Hilde Nelson
Executive Secretary: Christa Lebens
Treasurer: Nancy McHugh

Midwest SWIP is an interdisciplinary conference with a particular emphasis on troubling the discipline of philosophy and the theory/practice dichotomy.

†These photographs are not as representative of the conference as I’d have liked — several of the not-included photos did not turn out well and my roaming paparazza instincts are also still under construction. I hope to do better next time!

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