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Feminist First Fridays is gearing up for the fall semester! Check out our stellar line up! 


September 5th

Dr. Katherine Martinez, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
Title: "By the Hands of Our Brothers: Sibling Violence for Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Women"

Two major forms of violence against children have recently received considerable attention from the media: childhood bullying and bullying of sexual minority youth.  As a consequence, research on these topics have also increased and expanded to include bullying within the family for both heterosexual and sexual minority adolescents.  Importantly, however, experiences of sibling bullying as experienced by sexual minorities has largely remained invisible in the extant research.  This study addresses the gap in sibling violence research through the examination of 64 heterosexual and sexual minority women’s narratives as survivors of childhood sibling abuse.  Through comparative analyses, the study reveals the similarities and differences in physical, verbal, and sexual sibling violence experienced by the women according to their sexual identities; namely that sexual minority women experience more severe forms of sibling violence than heterosexual women, although heterosexual women often experience sibling violence for longer durations than sexual minority women.  Ultimately, the study brings to light the dire need for further research in this area.

October 3rd

Dr. Anne Thulson, Art Education

November 7th

Laura Brunner, PhD Candidate in Women's Studies

December 5th

Dr. Amy Zsohar, Speech Communications

Interested in sharing your research at FFF? We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2015 line up! Email us your presentation title, an abstract, and a statement of how feminist research methods are utilized in your work! 

All Feminist First Friday meetings will be held in the Science Building, room 1086 from 12:30-2:00pm on the first Friday of every month during the Fall and Spring semesters. If you are interested in presenting your work at a future meeting, please contact Katherine Miller at