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USP Spring Symposium, “Masquerade,” 9 am – 3 pm, Bostock Library

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

USP Masquerade Symposium Schedule 

9:00 am: Pastries/Fruit/Coffee/Tea

9:20 am: Introduction

9:30 am: Panel 1.  Masquerade in Science

  • Bryce Gessell (Philosophy):  “Masquerading as Science”
  • Chelsea Southworth (Trinity ’19): “Masquerading as Others: Animal Mimicry”
  • Lydia Greene (Ecology): “Microbes Masquerading as People”

10:15 am – 10:45: Panel Keynote: Dr. Steve Nowicki, PhD, Biology, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

10:45 Break

11:00 am: Panel 2.  Masquerading Self

  • Chelsea Southworth (Trinity ’19) & Maria Zurita Ontiveros (Trinity ’21):  “Masquerade in the LGBT Community: Exploring the Concept of the Closet”
  • Shadman Uddin (Trinity ’18):  “Managing One’s Self in Response to Stigmatization: Contextualizing Goffman with Governors Bobby Jindal & Nikki Haley” 
  • Gabriel Goldhagen (Pratt ’21):  “Vocal Masking: Exploring Identity Through Song”

11:45 am – 12:15 pm: Panel Keynote: Dr. Jenette Wood Crowley, PhD, History, Assistant Dean, Trinity Arts & Sciences

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Panel 3.  Masquerade in Society

  • JJ Moncus (Trinity ’19): “Fake News, and When the Government Is Allowed to Lie to You”
  • Katie Starr (Nursing): “Your Birth Control Doesn’t Work (and Other Moral Exemption Rule Pretenses)” 
  • Anna Steltenkamp (Trinity ’21): “The “America” Donald Trump is Promising to Put “First”: Donald Trump’s Tweets Regarding Climate Change and Their Implications for Division within the United States” 
  • Jon Choi (Environmental Policy/Law):  “A Buyer’s Guide to Tinfoil Hats or How to Use One Time Pad Encryption”

2:00 pm-2:30 pm: Panel Keynote: Dr. Ed Balleisen, PhD, History, Vice-Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies


March 3
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Workshop and Lounge, The Edge, Bostock Library
West Campus
Durham, 27705
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