On Saturday, April 21, Jennifer Gauthier, a Randolph communication studies professor, served as a panelist alongside Alex Wieczorek ’19, Hannah Overstreet ’20, and Veronica Lee ’21 at the Virginia Social Science Association (VSSA) conference in Richmond.
The group presented “’Still She Persisted’”: Gender, Politics, and Popular Culture,” which included papers addressing gender and politics in popular culture. Wieczorek’s paper was titled “The Good, the Bad, and the Bloody.” Overstreet’s paper was titled “Even Jane Could Do That: Gender in Dr. Seuss,” and Lee’s was titled “The Girl of Steel Breaks the Glass Ceiling.” Gauthier’s paper also presented her own work, “Moving Beyond Lilo & Stitch: Native Women Filmmakers in the Pacific Islands.”
The VSSA is a multi-disciplinary organization of teachers and scholars from all over Virginia. It is the oldest association of academics in the state and publishes the Virginia Social Science Journal.