Welcome to the 2021 Gender Fair!
About the Gender Fair
The NMU Gender Fair was started in 2017 by NMU undergraduate student Madeline Wiles. It has since become an annual student-run event that fosters diversity and inclusion throughout campus and the Marquette community. It continues to run this year as the first virtual form of the fair. Organized to align with Women's History Month, there will be faculty and graduate student presentations throughout March as well as student projects that will be available all the time. The Gender Fair is open to everyone on campus and in the community.
Please explore the faculty presentations and student projects below.
Hear more about the 2021 Gender Fair in the media:
FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Click "Watch Recorded Talk" to access individual presentations.
Dr. Alan Willis
Podcast: "A Colonial Morality Case: What it Means for Today"
March 3 | 3pm
Dr. Ryan Stock
Webinar: "Photons vs. Firewood: Female (Dis)empowerment by Solar Power"
March 8 | 1pm
Webinar: "The Effects of Exogenous Testosterone on Hypertrophy in Transgender Males"
March 10 | 12pm
Dr. Ruth Ann Watry
Book Discussion (hosted by the Diversity Common Reader Program): "Gender and Sexuality in Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me"
March 18 | 6pm
Prof. Sara Potter
Webinar: "Surviving Hurricane Maria: Mothers on the March"
March 22 | 11am
Dr. Keenan Colquitt
Webinar: "Implementing Effective Initiatives to Address Toxic Masculinity on College Campuses"
Activism projects are focused on spreading awareness about important issues in today’s social climate and give advice on what changes could be enacted. From supporting small businesses to making sure NMU’s campus is safe for everyone, these are insights you won’t want to miss.
Cultural Analysis Projects
These submissions take on a more global perspective by examining how different cultures operate in terms of gender roles, gender identities, sexuality and sexual orientation, fashion, and much more. The cultures featured range from studies of Indigenous North American Cultures to Japanese harajuku street fashion and an array of other topics.
Digital Media Analysis
The students behind these projects have chosen examples of media ranging from video games to advertisements and analyzed how they are influenced by societal ideas related to gender and sexuality. Some of the topics covered include misogynistic ads, homophobic comics, and television scenes that explore representations of bisexuality.
Gender and Environment Zines
These contributions are like mini digital magazines you can click through to learn how environmental issues and gender intersect. These informative projects teach us about ecofeminism, Indigenous climate activism, environmental racism, gender gaps in environmentalism, and tons more.
These projects are about how gender and sexuality impact the individual and produce a variety of unique experiences. The student creators have examined the influences that these forces have on their lives and channelled their understandings into digital collages, word clouds, and even original drawings and photography.
Women and U.S. Politics
Each of these projects profiles a woman-identified politician currently serving as a U.S. Senator or Governor.