Muhlenberg students to present work at LVAIC Women & Gender Studies Conference
This year, seven Muhlenberg students will present their research and scholarship at the annual LVAIC Women and Gender Studies Conference.

Victoria Marsala '17
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:29:00 EDT

Taylor Hunsberger '17, presenter at the 2017 LVAIC Women & Gender Studies Conference
Pictured: conference presenter Taylor Hunsberger, '17, whose "Women in Power" explores the heroine of the Netflix Series Jessica Jones.

The conference is set to take place on March 25 at Muhlenberg College in Moyer Hall. It will run from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is free & open to the public.

The following Muhlenberg students will be presenting at the conference. Project titles, categories and faculty sponsors are listed below:

  • Taylor Hunsberger, '17, "Women in Power," Focuses on the Heroine in the Netflix Series, Jessica Jones, academic paper, Media & Communications, Elizabeth Nathanson, associate professor of media & communication
  • Katherine Kapelsohn, '17, "The Good Samaritan: The Legal Responsibility of the ObGyn in Statutory Rape Reporting and the Role of Social/Medical Support," academic paper, Marcia Morgan, associate professor of philosophy; director of the women's & gender studies program; co-director of the Faculty Center for Teaching
  • Nicole Baltzer, '17, "Gender Performance in the 2016 Republican Primary," academic paper, Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, associate professor of political science
  • Meredith Salisbury, '17, "We Are All Queer Here: Reading Portlandia as a Queer Subculture Utopia," academic paper, Beth Corzo-Duchardt, visiting associate professor of media & communication
  • Mahsheed Mahjor, '17, "Migration and Refugee Crisis in Europe: State Sovereignty v. Human Rights," academic paper, Marcia Morgan, associate professor of philosophy; director of the women's & gender studies program; co-director of the Faculty Center for Teaching
  • Tatiana Lovera, '20, "Breaking Glass," Showcases the Direct Aftermath of Trump's Inauguration in Washington, D.C.," photography, Marcia Morgan, associate professor of philosophy; director of the women's & gender studies program; co-director of the Faculty Center for Teaching
  • Kelly Shannon, '18, "Music and the Queered Gaze: The Extradiegetic Narrative in Fywell's The Woman in White," academic paper, Marcia Morgan, associate professor of philosophy; director of the women's & gender studies program; co-director of the Faculty Center for Teaching

The keynote speaker this year will be M.Ed. Michelle Issadore, the Executive Director of the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE). She is also the Assistant Executive Director of Prevention and Advocacy for the Association of the Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the Vice President for Operations and Public Information for The NCHERM Group.

The LVAIC’s Women and Gender Studies Conference gives undergraduate students who have done exceptional work an opportunity to display what they have accomplished. Those eligible to participate are students from any of the LVAIC and surrounding universities and colleges. The categories of work that students can present on are academic papers, research projects, videos, artwork, photography, original poetry and dance.

For more information about the conference, visit the LVAIC website.


Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pa., approximately 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences as well as selected pre-professional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health. A member of the Centennial Conference, Muhlenberg competes in 22 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.