PhD Students to be Awarded at Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Symposium

Self Care as Resistance: Women's Health WGSS Research Symposium

Two students from the Rhetoric & Writing PhD program will receive awards for their work at the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Symposium, which will be hosted on March 29, 2019.

Brandie Bohney, a second year PhD student, placed second in the essay contest with her creative nonfiction submission, titled "On the Run." In it, she discusses and resists stereotypes of motherhood, explores the importance of self-care, and describes her own experiences with trying to solve problems without outside help.

Kelly Moreland, a fourth year PhD candidate, placed third in the essay contest with her article, "Toward a Rhetoric of Body as Space." Her article was also recently published in the journal Peitho.

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 29, in BTSTU 201. There are a variety of presentations, including an art show and reading of some of the award-winning essays, a queer and trans*-inclusive yoga workshop, and a session on art therapy as self-care. If you are interested in attending the symposium, RSVP to Nicole Cordier by March 22.