Women’s Research on Women Symposium

Celebrating Our Scholars Virtually

About the Symposium

Each year, we set aside the month of March to celebrate and recognize women’s research on women. Since 2013, the Women’s Research on Women Symposium, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development’s Education Leadership Research Center, Office of Organizational Development and Diversity Initiatives, Women’s Faculty Network, and Women’s and Gender Studies, is an annual event at Texas A&M University, where our community comes together and recognizes our very own female faculty conducting research on girls, women, and gender.
The 2020 Women’s Research on Women Symposium was canceled due to protective measures against the spread of COVID-19. While we are disappointed to lose the opportunity for fellowship during this time, we would still like to celebrate the work of our 2020 Women’s Research on Women invited guest speakers and encourage you to follow them in their scholarship; for a brief look at some of what they’ve been up to, please check out below.

Reflections on Kidnap and Rape Culture: How Can Bride Kidnapping in Central Asia Give Us New Insights on Rape Culture at U.S. Universities?

Cynthia Werner, PhD Professor of AnthropologyCollege of Liberal Arts and Director of ADVANCE in the Dean of Faculties Office, Texas A&M University My research is geographically based in the region of Central Asia, an area that includes the former “Muslim...

Crossing Borders: Poetry and Translation

Susan Ayres, JD, PhD, MFA ProfessorSchool of Law, Texas A&M University In 2016, Vermont College of Fine Arts accepted me into its low-residency MFA program for creating writing, with a concentration in translation.  I was very fortunate that then-dean (Andy...

The Gendered Politics of Congressional Elections

Sarah A. Fulton and Kostanca Dhima PhD CandidateDepartment of Political Science/Liberal Arts College, Texas A&M University Are female candidates less likely than male candidates to attract votes or win elections? We conduct a large-n longitudinal analysis...

Women on High Courts

Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon Associate Dean and Professor of Political ScienceCollege of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University Valerie Hoekstra, Alice J. Kang, and Mikki Caul Kittilson Around the world the number of women participating on high courts has continued to...

Rapid Infant Weight Gain: Parenting Beliefs Impact on Infant Growth

Margaret Bosenbark MSN, RN, PhD Candidate Clinical Assistant ProfessorCollege of Nursing, Texas A&M University Rapid infant weight gain (RIWG) has been established as an infant predictor of adult disease such as, coronary artery disease, hypertension, obesity, and...

2020 Symposium Invited Keynotes:

Maria C. Escobar Lemmon, PhD

Women on High Courts: When and Where?

Margaret Bosenbark, MSN, RN

Rapid Infant Weight Gain: Parenting Beliefs on Infant Growth

Marlene Dixon, PhD

Scaffolding Courage: Building Sport Experiences for Girls and Women

Cynthia Werner, PhD

Reflections on Kidnap and Rape Culture: How Can Bride Kidnapping in Central Asia Give Us New Insights On Rape Culture at U.S. Universities?

Patrice French, MSW

Using Structural Narratives to Explore an Older African American Woman’s Sociocultural Experiences in the South

Susan Ayres, JD, PhD, MFA

Crossing the Border: Poems in Translation and the Life of Poetry

Danila Serra, PhD

Female Role Models Inspire Women to Major in Male-Dominated Fields

Kostanca Dhima, PhD Candidate

The Gendered Politics of Congressional Elections

Kristen Maitland, PhD

Blue Light Emitting Bandage to Prevent Surgical Site Infections