R172. Money! Sex! Politics! Negotiating Gender Bias to Get What You Want as a Writer and as an Academic

Room 205 A&B, Level 2
Thursday, April 9, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


This panel will focus on common sense ways to avoid pitfalls of gender bias as a writer and in academia, and to implement effective tactics for sensitizing our colleagues to gender-based patterns that harm us all. Panelists will discuss how they draw on resources from the fields of systems dynamics, business management, and diplomacy women to help identify gender bias and eliminate it. Panelists include Women in the Literary Arts members, heads of writing programs, adjunct instructors, editors, poets, and writers.



Marcela Sulak has two poetry collections, Decency and Immigrant, a chapbook, and three book-length poetry translations. She publishes nonfiction, hosts a radio show, is an editor at the Ilanot Review and Tupelo Quarterly, and directs the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing. 

Hoa Nguyen teaches poetics and creative writing in a private, virtual, and in-person workshop in Toronto, Ontario and at Ryerson University. She is the author of nine books and chapbooks, most recently Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008.

Cate Marvin is professor of English at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. A co-founder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, her third book of poems, Oracle, is forthcoming from Norton in March 2015.

Danielle Pafunda's books of poetry include Natural History Rape Museum, Manhater, Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies, My Zorba, and the forthcoming The Dead Girls Speak in Unison. She teaches at the University of Wyoming.

Cynthia Roth is a lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a freelance editor, and a poet. She has also co-owned an art studio, Medwedeff Forge & Design, for twenty years. Her work has appeared in Poetry Midwest, Moxie, the Pittsburgh Quarterly, Dusie, and in her chapbook, Ekphrasis


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center