Ghana, FarmHer Among Faculty Paper Topics Shared at Conference

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG) held its 40th annual conference, themed “40 Shades of Purple: Four Decades of Feminisms,” Oct. 5 – 8 in Omaha, Neb. 

Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Kent State University School of Communication Studies, along with COMM graduate students Kelsey Husnick and Daniel Socha, discussed their research, “Queerness in Ghana: ‘It was White People That Brought it to Africa.’” 

With Patrice Buzzanell of Purdue University, D’Enbeau also shared her paper, “Theorizing Feminist Resilience in Mad Men Through ‘Reflective Nostalgic Engagement’ as a Method of Inquiry.”

COMM Assistant Professor Cristin A. Compton, Ph.D., and Megan K. Shcraedley of University of Missouri, presented “Generous, Energetic, and Good: Identity Work and the Heroine FarmHer.” 

Natalia Roman Alicea, ‘17, COMM alumna and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate student, outlined her research, “Mas que madres”: A Qualitative Study of Career Socialization of Latina College Students.”

OSCLG seeks to provide a forum for professional discussion, presentation of research and demonstration of creative projects in the areas of communication, language and gender, and to promote recognition of those doing work in this area. Members believe that interaction across a wide spectrum of disciplines is needed to foster more insightful discussion of the issues of language, gender and communication. An interdisciplinary research journal affiliated with OSCLG is Women and Language which provides a feminist forum for those interested in communication, language and gender.

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