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National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image

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October 1, 2020 - NOW IN ONLINE FORMAT

Registration is still available but space is limited!

Cabrini University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English, and Gender and Body Studies Program invites students and faculty to join us for this free online conference as we continue our exploration of the interdisciplinary field of body studies. 

Body Image Conference 2020:  Diversity and the Body
Preconference webinar (Asynchronous - available now):  Black Bodies in Peril: The Conversation Continues, Dr. Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, Adviser to the President at Emory University, and Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown, Cabrini University


Please note all times are Eastern Standard Time
9:45am-10am – Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown, Cabrini University  

10am-10:30am – Plenary Address, Dr. Mark DeStephano, St. Peter’s University 

10:30-10:55 – Presentation and Q&A – Embodied Leadership: Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution 
Dr. Celia Szelwach, PMP, Cabrini University 

10:55-11:05 – Break 

11:05am-12:15pm – Panel Presentation   

  • Self-images related activity on Instagram and young Italian women’s Social Physique Anxiety: The mediating role of Instagram appearance-related comparison, Cristian Di Gesto and Giulia Rosa Policardo, University of Florence (Italy), Department of Health Sciences 
  • Colonized Bodies and Minds:  Madness in Film Adaptations of Wide Sargasso Sea, Hediye Özkan, Aksaray University (Turkey), Western Languages and Literatures   
  • I love you, but… Verbal commentary on physical appearance and its relationship with couple satisfaction, physical appearance comparison and body evaluation.  Giulia Rosa Policardo and Cristian Di Gesto, University of Florence (Italy), Department of Health Sciences 

12:15pm-1pm – Lunch Break 

1pm- 1:45 – Featured Speaker: Ashley Franklin, author of the children’s book Not Quite Snow White  

1:45-2pm – Break 

2pm-3:15pm – Panel Presentation

  • The Evolution of BDSM Practices and Stigmatizations Within Modern America 
    Julia Smith, Cabrini University  
    Ceonna Morris-Hayes, Cabrini University 
  • Coming Out, but Into What? 
    Brittany Romano, Cabrini University 

3:15-3:30- Break 

3:30-4:30 – Body Poetry Slam – All are invited to share spoken word and creative writing during this time of community.  

4:30-7pm – Dinner break  

7pm-8pm - Keynote Speaker: Amber Hikes, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, ACLU

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