MLA 2013

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Thursday, January 3
Liberty B, Sheraton

MLA 2013 Convention Sessions: Women’s Work

345. Gender and Contingent Labor
Friday, January 4, 3:30-4:45pm
The Fens, Sheraton

Presiding: Elizabeth Landers, University of Missouri, St. Louis

1. “Telling the Contingent Story: Gender, Class and Resistance,” Kirsten M. Christensen and Jane Harty, both from Pacific Lutheran University

2. “Feminized Responses to Powerlessness in the Contingent Workforce,” Alyson Bardsley, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

3. “Third Wave Feminism and Academic Feudalism in the New World Order,” Karen Lentz Madison

544. Labor Negotiations: Family Medical Leave across the Life Course
Saturday, January 5, 1:45-3:00pm
Back Bay A, Sheraton

Presiding: Magdalena M. Maiz-Peña, Davidson College

1. “Labor Support: Reconceptualizing Graduate School Politics, Policies, and Practices as Feminist Spaces,” Jessica Ketcham Weber, Cascadia Community College

2. “Life Support and Eldercare,” Michelle Massé, Louisiana State University

3. “Maximizing Support for Women’s Work: Family Medical Leave, the MLA, and Mentoring,” Christine McCall, University of South Florida

754. Negotiating Feminist Issues in Pedagogy, Activism, and Administration at Community Colleges
Sunday, January 6, 12:00-1:15
Beacon D, Sheraton

Presiding: Jessica Ketcham Weber, Cascadia Community College

1. “Pedagogy and the Challenges to Feminism in the Two-Year College,” Allison Gross, Portland Community College

2. “Responding to Barriers for Women Students at Urban Two-Year Colleges,” Brianne Waychoff, CUNY Bronx Community College

3. “The Second Wave Agenda in the Third Wave Era: Institutional Responses to Faculty Realities,” Mary Gutierrez, Cascadia Community College

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