Jillian Hernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a PhD candidate in the Women's and Gender Studies department at Rutgers University and an independent curator. Her research interests include contemporary art, new media, sexualities, and girls' studies. She is currently conducting dissertation research on girls' embodiment and sexuality in Miami, where she directs the Women on the Rise! art outreach program for teenage girls at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work has been published in peer reviewed and edited publications and she has presented research at conferences organized by the College Art Association, Cultural Studies Association, and National Women's Studies Association, among others.
Agatha Beins (email@example.com) is an assistant professor in the Department of Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University. She received her PhD in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, an MFA in Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University, and an MA in Women's Studies from the University of Arizona. In addition to her current book manuscript, which is about U.S. feminist periodicals published in the 1970s, her research interests include print and material cultures, cultural studies, art and activism, pedagogy, the histories of feminism and women's studies, and feminist geography. She is also coeditor of the anthology Women's Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics with Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy (Rutgers University Press, 2005) and coauthor of Effective Writing in Psychology: Papers, Posters, and Presentations with Bernard C. Beins (Blackwell, 2008).
Vera Hinsey is a Rutgers undergraduate student majoring in Women's and Gender Studies with a focus in Spanish and Anthropology. She is a Leadership Scholar at the Institute for Women's Leadership and she is in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. She served on the Executive Board of the Women's Center and is very involved in Jewish life on campus. In the future, Vera hopes to produce feminist documentaries and attend graduate school.
A.J. Barks recently relocated to Chicago, IL, after completing the MA program in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Before beginning her graduate work, A.J. was Communications Manager for a national non-profit on women's economic security as well as a newspaper journalist. She received BAs in Communication, English, and Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Political Science from Truman State University in 2006.
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