Baahubali: Using an epic Sci Fi film to expand Western discussions of Indian WomanhoodsDecember 9, 2020
I was an invited plenary speaker for Bangalore University's International Conference titled " All Road Leads to Science Fiction". Focusing on Baahubali, an epic two-part Indian saga that broke global box office records, this presentation addressed the ways in which gaps American medias' presentation of culturally diverse Indian womanhoods can be explored through this film. The global impact of the film and its centering of the sci fi genre was critical to its success and impact. I drew upon psychological, feminist and media research to offer suggestions for application across learning contexts.
Psychological Aggression in Adult Women’s Relationships: Looking Beyond Socio Economic Status & AGE MythsNovember 19, 2020People typically think about physical abuse when they hear the word domestic violence. Further, most do not picture middle class or mature adult women. This talk will focus on the most common but most overlooked form of abuse- psychological aggression- and the unique factors that put middle class, mature adult women at risk. Further, we will discuss how to identify signs and solutions to support friends and co- workers experiencing this form of abuse..
DIVING IN: Addressing students' race, ethnicity and national identities concerns without drowningNovember 12, 2020TBA