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2022 Gender & Sexuality in Kansas Conference

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Friday, March 11th

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About the Conference:

Each year, the Wichita State University Department of Sociology works with other campus and community co-sponsors to organize and host a conference showcasing the gender and sexuality related scholarship happening across our state. The goal of the conference is to highlight scholarly and creative work of students, faculty, staff, and community partners around gender and/or sexuality issues and to provide an opportunity to network across departments and universities within Kansas. The conference is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and interested community members.  

Registration for 2021 has now closed.

2021 Virtual Conference Recap

We were thrilled to feature Kansas Representative Stephanie Byers and educator/activist Shana Chivon as our keynote speakers, along with 21 presentations across 6 break-out options at our first ever virtual conference held on March 12th of 2021.  Thank you to all who participated for making the conference a success!  

To learn more about conference presenters and for presentation abstracts, check out the 2021 conference agenda and the full conference program posted below.

9:00 – 10 am:  Opening Keynote: Representative Stephanie Byers 
10:15-11:30 am:  Breakout Session 1  

1a: Dismantling "the Box"

1b: Gender, Sexuality, & Health
11:30-12:30 pm:  Lunch Break 
12:30-1:45 pm:  Breakout Session 2   
2a: Unpacking Gender-based Sexual Violence 
2b: Agitating for Social Change 
2:00 - 3:15 pm:  Breakout Session 3 
3a: Gender through a Creative Lens

3b: Intimacy Beyond the Binary
3:30-4:30 pm:  Closing Keynote: Shana Chivon, Social Activist 

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The 2021 conference event can be viewed by clicking here

Past Conference Programs

Click on the links below to see past programs:

2021 Conference


2020 Conference


2019 Conference

2018 Conference

2017 Conference
2016 Conference
2015 Conference
2014 Conference