2021 CALS Graduate Awards Symposium

2021 CALS Graduate Awards Symposium


April 8, 2021 | 3:30 pm
- April 8, 2021 | 4:30 pm


Join CALS in celebrating the work of Yi-Ting Chang, winner of the 2020 CALS Summer Graduate Fellowship, and Aaren Pastor, winner of the 2020 CALS Dissertation Fellowship. The event will feature presentations by Yi-Ting and Aaren followed by Q & A.  

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Yi-Ting Chang, “The Technoscience of Minor Subjectivity” 

Aaren Pastor, “Female Human Animal”

Yi-Ting Chang works with Asian/American and transpacific studies, decolonial feminisms, and gender and sexuality. Her dissertation project, "Independence's Others: Decolonial Taiwan in the Transpacific," unsettles independent state-building as the valorized end of decolonization and engages with alternative expressions of the decolonial. Academic writing aside, she writes for multiple Taiwanese media outlets on the issues of gender, sexuality, Austronesian Indigeneity, and pedagogy.

Aaren Pastor is a dual-title PhD candidate in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She uses literary, cultural, and feminist theory to call attention to the construction of gender, disability, and the female body. She has published on sex-gender testing in women's track and field, the stylometry of gender in modernist novels, and eating disorders and subjectivity in graphic memoirs.  Her dissertation is entitled, “"Magicians Unbound: Modernism's Counterhumanist Challenge to Man."

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