The 2107 Gender, Race, and Technology Student Research Conference will take place on

Friday, March 3, 2017

The organizing committee is currently accepting submissions.

Click below to submit your abstract. You will need to create an account by clicking “Sign Up” on the first page.

Please submit an abstract (250 words maximum). Indicate whether you will present a paper or poster. Include your contact information: name, email, affiliation, and whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following as they relate to gender, race, and ethnicity:

  • Gaming
  • Social Media
  • Tech Industry
  • Silicon Valley
  • Film Industry
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Television
  • Digital Media
  • Blogging
  • Electronic Literature
  • Engineering
  • Computer Sciences


Awards will be given for the best undergraduate presentations!

Preliminary schedule

  • Thurs., March 2, 4-6pm (location TBA): Film Screening, Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015, directed by Robin Hauser Reynolds)
  • Fri., March 3, 4-6pm (Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House): Student Research Panels
  • Fri., March 3, 6-7pm (Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House): Keynote Speaker Dr. Kishonna Gray (dinner served during keynote address)
    • Dr. Kishonna Gray is the Founding Director of the Critical Gaming Lab and Assistant Professor in the School of Justice Studies, African/African-American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Gray is currently a Visiting Scholar in Women's and Gender Studies and Comparative Media/Writing Program at MIT. Dr. Grays’ work explores issues of identity and new media and her book, Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live (Routledge, 2014), examines deviant behavior and bodies in the virtual gaming community. Dr. Gray has published in several journals and is a featured blogger and podcaster with “Not Your Mama’s Gamer.” Her keynote speech will focus on race, gender, and gaming.

Organized by Pacific’s Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies Programs For more information, please contact Prof. Roberts-Camps


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