Chaya M. Abrams
University of Colorado Denver, USA

Title: Silenced no more: Transformation of female sexual violation into sacred stories and sacred silence

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Chaya M. Abrams, Ph.D., LPC LAC is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver within the School of Education and Human Development in the Masters of Counseling Program....... Chaya is also a psychotherapist who specializes in the areas of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), disassociation, spiritual/religious trauma, and collective trauma. Her research interests and areas of study include historical trauma, historical trauma response (HTR), traumatic silence, female sexual violations of Jewish women of the Holocaust, sacred stories, and gender studies pertaining to the female intelligentsia (Chalmers, 2015), or intelligence. As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Chaya combines both lived experiences of familial silence with extended studies of societal attitudes toward historical trauma and its implications within the counseling field. Read more

Valerie Jenness
University of California, USA

Title: The Feminization of Transgender Women in Prisons for Men: How Prison as a Total Institution Shapes Gender

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Valerie Jenness is a Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. ....... She is the author of four books, including, most recently, Appealing to Justice: Prisoner, Grievances, Rights, and Carceral Logic (with Kitty Calavita, University of California Press), and many articles published in sociology, law, criminology, and gender and sexuality journals. Her work on prostitution, hate crime, prison violence, transgender prisoners, and prison grievance systems has been honored with awards from the American Society of Criminology, the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Pacific Sociological Association, the Law and Society Association, the Western Society of Criminology, and Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. Read more

Sara A. Howard
Princeton University Library, USA

Title: Navigating Misogyny in Feminized Professions

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Sara A. Howard is the Librarian for Gender & Sexuality Studies and Student Engagement at Princeton University. Sara focuses on sexism and work, ....... the importance of self-care for librarian and researcher alike, and seeks to transform research services for traditionally underserved populations. Read more

Nancy A Naples
University of Connecticut, USA

Title: Negotiating the Paradox of Institutionalization and Resistance in the Postliberal Academy

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Professor Naples has three primary avenues of research. She uses a variety of methods including ethnography, discourse analysis, archival research, and comparative research to ....... determine how social actors are affected by, and resist extra-local economic and political structures and policies. In this line of research she has analyzed the historical construction and implementation of welfare, immigration, and rural economic development. She also explores the dynamics of community activism, globalization, and feminist praxis. Her current collaborative research with Mary Bernstein explores the construction of sexual citizenship in comparative perspective. She teaches courses on feminist theory; sexual citizenship; qualitative methodology; gender, politics, and the state; womenís activism and globalization; feminist pedagogies; and gender and science. She served as President of Sociologists for Women in Society (2004), the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2007-2008), and the Eastern Sociological Society (2013-2014). She is the 2011 recipient of the Excellence in Research Award for Social Sciences from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn and has also received the 2010 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer and 2011 Feminist Mentor Awards from Sociologists for Women in Society and the 2012 Scholar Activist Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problemsí Division of Sociology and Social Welfare and the 2014 Lee Founders Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Read more

Adele Sheron Newson-Horst
Morgan State University, USA

Title: The Continued Terrorizing of the Black Female Body: Transgender Women of Color

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Dr. Adele Newson-Horst is a professor of English the coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies at MSU. Her books and articles focus on the literature of African, African American, Middle Eastern, ....... and Caribbean women writers. She is also the vice-president of the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group (HLLG). She regularly reviews books for World Literature Today and Academic Choice. Among publications, she has to her credit two edited volume on Egyptian novelist and physician Nawal el Saadawi: The Essential Nawal El Saadawi: A Reader, London, Zed Publishers, 2010 and The Dramatic Literature of Nawal El Saadawi, London: Saqi, 2009. Read more

Ruth Flanagan
Queen's University Belfast, UK

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Jamal Assadi
The College of Sakhnin, Israel

Title: The Manifestation of Woman as a Sufi Motif in Modern Arabic Poetry & The Woman as a Sufi Motifin Modern Arabic Fiction

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Irene Vaquinhas
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

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Irene Maria de Montezuma de Carvalho Mendes Vaquinhas is Full Professor at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). She is the Scientific Coordinator of a R&D unit ....... (Center for History and Society and Culture). She has published 26 papers in specialized journals and 19 papers in proceedings of events, and has written 41 book chapters, 25 prefaces of books and 14 published books. She has 75 technical production items. She has participated in 15 events abroad and 93 in Portugal. She has supervised and co-supervised 9 PhD theses and 46 Masterís dissertations in the fields of History and Archaeology and Other Social Sciences. She has received 1 award and/or honor. Between 2006 and 2008, she participated in 1 research project. She is currently involved in 3 research projects and coordinates one of them. She works in the fields of Humanities with emphasis in History and Archaeology and Humanities with emphasis in Other Humanities. In her professional activities, she has interacted with 9 collaborators in the co-supervision of scientific papers. In her CiÍncia Vitae Curriculum Vitae, the most frequent terms in the contextualization of her scientific, technological and artistic-cultural output are: History of Women in Portugal and Contemporary History. Read more

Fatma Arıkc
Psychological Counselor, Ministry of Education, Turkey

Title: Stigma Related Experiences of LGBT Individuals and Demands of Citizenship Rights

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