News from Dr. Debra Jackson (Philosophy)
Last year, Dr. Debra Jackson mentored four graduating seniors--Leah Lenk, Denise Lynch, Rachel Melnyk and Robyn Rowley--working on representations of gender in popular culture.
Thanks to funding from the Office of the Provost, the Ethics across the Curriculum Intiative, Travel Support for Student Researchers, and the Dean of Arts and Humanities, they presented their research at the 2015 Joss in June conference held at Middle Tennessee State University.
Debra presented "Throwing Like a Slayer: A Phenomenology of Resilience." Leah and Denise co-presented "Yes Men? Rape Myths and Gender Stereotypes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Rachel presented "Love's Bitch No Longer: A Disobedient Reading of Romance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer." And, Robyn presented "I’m Still Free: An Analysis of Models of Female Autonomy aboard Serenity."
Congratulations to Rachel Melnyk for tying with another presenter for best presentation at the conference!