Three students in Drake University’s Law, Politics, and Society program and one student in the International Relations program have been selected to present research papers at the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies undergraduate conference in Ames. Phoebe Clark, Alexandria Porter, and Alliyah Greaver will present papers on the topic “Transforming Gender and Society.” Darby Matt will present on reevaluating the importance and implementation of United Nations Security Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace, and Security agenda.
The conference on Saturday, April 9, at Iowa State University’s Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, will feature presentations and discussions from students throughout Iowa. As whole, it intends to bring attention to important issues in the fields of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. For Clark, Porter, and Greaver, the conference is an opportunity to showcase Drake’s women and gender studies and law, politics and society programs, while also allowing them to learn about programs from all over the state. Visiting Assistant Professor Nathaniel Holdren has been working with the students throughout the semester in preparation for their abstract submissions and paper research.