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March 25, 2016 (Friday) / 9:00 am3:00 pm

Kislak Center, 6th floor, Van Pelt Library

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A Conference by the Undergraduate Fellows of the Penn Humanities Forum


9:00-9:30a | Registration and Breakfast

9:30-9:45a | Opening Remarks
Timothy Rommen, Faculty Advisor, UHF; Professor of Music and Africana Studies
Jeremy Cohen, Chair and Research Fellow, UHF

9:45-11:00a | REGULATIONS
Moderator: Samantha Muka, Lecturer, Critical Writing Program; Instructor, History and Sociology of Science

Helen Hunter, C’16, History (she/her)
Redefining American Motherhood: Emily Mudd's Mission at Home and Abroad

Sarah Engell, C’16, American History, Political Science (she/her)
Replacing Periods with Question Marks: A Study of the Role of Public Education in Kanawha County, West Virginia

Izzy Korostoff, C’18, Urban Studies (he/him)
Ill-Fame on Blackberry Alley: Prostitution in 19th Century Philadelphia

Eileen Wang, C’16, Health and Societies (she/her)
Choice, Control and Childbirth: Cesarean Deliveries on Maternal Request in Shanghai, China

11:05-12:20p | PERFORMANCES
Moderator: Heather K. Love, 2015-16 PHF Topic Director; R. Jean Brownlee Term Associate Professor of English

Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, C’16, English (he/him)
Plague Desires: A Re-reading of HIV/AIDS Politics in Contemporary Gay Pornography

Erich Kessel, C’16, History of Art (he/him)
Black Performance’s Remains in Mapplethorpe’s Black Book

Amalia Lund, C’16, History of Art, Comparative Literature (she/her)
Gallery 404

Hannah Judd, C’17, Music (she/her)
Navigating Gender: Billy Tipton and the Jazz Culture of Masculinity

1:45-2:45p | COMMUNITIES
Moderator: Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, Associate Professor of History

Jeremy Cohen, C’17, Classical Studies (he/him)
Same-Sex Unions in the Politics of Ancient History

Marco Herndon, C’16, Urban Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies (he/him)
Soy Moderno y No Quiero Locas

Xeno Washburne, C’16, English; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (he/him or they/them)
Autistic Gender Non-Conformity: Negotiating Narratives of Pathology   

2:45-3:00 | Closing Remarks
Helen Hunter and Erich Kessel, Steering Committee and Research Fellows, UHF