2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
Juried Student Art Exhibition

8:00-9:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 101
Oral Paper -
English I

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

8:00

101 - 1  ALAN J. SMITH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

"The Sign's the Thing": Entertainment-as-Drug in Wallace's Infinite Jest

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8:15

101 - 2  ABIGAIL E. DORSEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish”: Defying and Embracing Death in the Twentieth Century

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8:30

101 - 3  HALEY L. WOOD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

A feminist approach to Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

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8:45

101 - 4  KATELYN N. HAWKINS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Purpose and Critique of "Anonymity" in Go Ask Alice

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9:00

101 - 5  ROWEN L. CONRY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Sex, Drugs, and Even More Drugs: John Jasper’s Dreams and Desires in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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8:00-9:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 102
Oral Paper -
English MAE Research I

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Price

8:30

102 - 3  JULIANNE L. DWORAK♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Teaching Grammar: Altering Student Attitudes Through Contextual Learning

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 108
Oral Paper -
History

Presiding: Dr. Jerry Hirsch

8:00

108 - 1  KAYLA J. CLAY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Unequal Childhoods: A Look at Race and Class within Family Dynamics

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8:15

108 - 2  WAYMON D. WHITE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

African American of Mass incarceration: The New Jim Crow 

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9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Break

9:30-10:45 • MG 1000
SESSION 201
Oral Paper -
Interdisciplinary I

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

9:30

201 - 1  STEPHANIE M. MCDONALD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Sexism and Women Scientists

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9:45

201 - 2  REESE BENNETT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Anita Sarkesian, Misrepresenting Videogame Sexism: A Critical look at a flawed argument

 

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10:00

201 - 3  DANIELLE A. KRAUCK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Gender and Identity: The Classification That Defines Your Being

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10:15

201 - 4  CAROLINE G. RUPRECHT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Stay-at-Home Mom: Understanding the Gap between Working Mothers and Working Fathers

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10:30

201 - 5  ABBIE K. SCHULTZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

His or Hers? Reviewing Gender Roles and Social Norms

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1090
SESSION 202
Oral Paper -
English MAE Research II

Presiding: Dr. Summer Pennell

9:30

202 - 1  MICHELLE HADLER♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Examining Voice: A Study of How Various Writing Contexts Affect Student Writing Voice

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2090
SESSION 207
Oral Paper -
Women's and Gender Studies

Presiding: Dr. Monica Barron

9:45

207 - 2  BRIGHID C. HEFFERNAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Defunding and Destroying: the Truth of Health Care in the United States

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10:00

207 - 3  LEILANI (IAN) S. PRATT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Transcending Feminism: Queering the Equality Movement

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10:15

207 - 4  SARA J. WIMMER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Creating a Perfect Society: Comparing Patriarchies and Matriarchies

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10:30

207 - 5  THERESA HOWE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Ecofeminism and Why it Matters

 

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1212
SESSION 209
Oral Paper -
Political Science

Presiding: Dr. John Quinn

9:30

209 - 1  KIDEN PITIA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Looking at Undocumented Immigrants Through the Lens of Science Fiction Film District 9

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Dr. Julio F. Turrens, Associate Dean, College of Allied Health Professions, University of South Alabama


1:00-2:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 301
Oral Paper -
English II

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

1:00

301 - 1  CAMERON P. CLOGSTON♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Shooting a Dog: Imperialist Pressure and Masculinity in George Orwell's Burmese Literature

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1:15

301 - 2  MIA P. POHLMAN♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Mary Turner and Mental Illness in Doris Lessing's  The Grass is Singing

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1:30

301 - 3  KATIE LUCARZ♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Memory and History in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children 

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1:45

2:00

301 - 5  ROWEN L. CONRY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

One or The Other: Latent and Blatant Uses of Mimicry in Coetzee’s Foe

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 302
Oral Paper -
English MAE Research III

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

1:00

302 - 1  KATIE J. BAILEY♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentors

Alternative Literature's Effect on Student Understanding of Canonical Texts

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1098
SESSION 304
Oral Paper -
English III

Presiding: Dr. Bob Mielke

1:00

304 - 1  LAURA L. HEDRICK
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Depictions of Breast Cancer and Female Struggle in Frances Burney’s “A Mastectomy”

 

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1:15

304 - 2  ALAN J. SMITH
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Greene's Theology of Liberation in The Comedians

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1:30

304 - 3  KATRINA A. BURGESS♦
Dr. James D'Agostino and Prof. Edward Rogers, Faculty Mentors

Jaggering Shadows

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1:45

304 - 4  ALAYNA M. MUELLER
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor

Casablankout

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 308
Oral Paper -
Communication I/Service Learning

Presiding: Dr. Jay Self

2:00

308 - 5  ISAAC A. CARMICHAEL
Dr. Mark Smith, Faculty Mentor

“On the other side, I see…”

Applying Intertextuality to David Lynch’s Inland Empire

 

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2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

2:30-3:30 • MG 1000
SESSION 401
Oral Paper -
English IV

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

2:30

401 - 1  KATRINA A. BURGESS♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

From Oppression to Madness:

A Postcolonial Examination  of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Seas

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2:45

401 - 2  CONNOR P. MAGUIRE♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Visions of Home: Variations on Nostalgia in Sam Selvon and Agha Shahid Ali

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3:00

401 - 3  SARAH L. CHABOT♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Cause of Her Madness: Why Mr. Rochester is the Reason for Antoinette Rochester’s Insanity in Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre

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2:30-3:30 • MG 1090
SESSION 402
Oral Paper -
Education

Presiding: Dr. Peter Kelly

2:30

402 - 1  JOSH M. THOMAS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Gender Inequality in Education by the Statistics

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3:00

402 - 3  SHELBY L. KANE♦
Dr. Donna Rhinesmith and Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentors

Accuracy of "Plickers" as a Self-Reflection Tool

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2:30-3:30 • MG 1096
SESSION 403
Oral Paper -
English V

Presiding: Dr. James D'Agostino

2:30

403 - 1  JESSE R. DINKINS
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor

Traditions of Nihilism in German Picaresque Works

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2:45

403 - 2  SARAH LARSON
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor

Why Trust the Picaro?

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3:00

403 - 3  AUSTIN L. STUART
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor

Computer Generated Poetry

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3:15

403 - 4  SEBASTIÁN G. MALDONADO-VÉLEZ
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor

Chupa Mi Cabra: A Creative Study of Queer Identity through Surrealist Poetry

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2050
SESSION 405
Oral Paper -
Environmental Studies/Mathematics

Presiding: Dr. Franta Majs

2:30

405 - 1  SARAH L. LARARA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

One Drink for Man, One Drink for Environmental Inequality and Lead Poisoning

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1010
SESSION 407
Oral Paper -
Communication II/Disability and Society

Presiding: Dr. Mark Smith

2:45

407 - 2  SARAH K. HICKS
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

A Climate Change Documentary or Horror Movie? A Textual Analysis of Documentary Music and its Influence on the Audience’s Perspective of Global Warming

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3:00

407 - 3  AMY M. JEREB
Dr. Mark Smith, Faculty Mentor

How to Get Away with Feminism

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3:15

407 - 4  KAYLEY N. HAGL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Disability and Inequality: Transforming Attitude

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1236
SESSION 410
Oral Paper -
Sociology III

Presiding: Dr. Paul Shapiro

2:30

410 - 1  CAITLIN S. DONAHUE-GLEESON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Gender Discrimination: A Personal Perspective 

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2:45

410 - 2  ZARA J. SHOUNE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Hijab is Not Oppression

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-4
Poster -
Art

P-4 -

SYDNEY N. RUFFIN
Dr. Heather Cianciola and Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentors

Reading Images: Using Linguistic Analysis of Comics to Improve Literacy

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3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


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