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  • Dissenting Voices

    Dissenting Voices is a student engineered eJournal collaboratively designed, authored, and published by undergraduate Women and Gender Studies majors in connection with their Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at SUNY ...
  • #History: A Journal of Student Research

    #History: A Journal of Student Research is a student driven, peer-reviewed, electronic journal that publishes articles by graduate and undergraduate students from any accredited college or university.
  • Jigsaw

    Jigsaw is a student literary magazine, published by the English Club at The College at Brockport, SUNY. It accepts students' writings and artworks. Jigsaw is published annually in the spring.
  • Journal of Literary Onomastics

    The Journal of Literary Onomastics is the only scholarly periodical devoted to the study of names in literary texts.
  • Literary Onomastics Studies

    Literary Onomastics Studies was published from 1974 to 1989 as “the official journal of the proceedings of the annual Conference on Literary Onomastics,” held during those years at SUNY Brockport or in Rochester, New York.
  • McNair Summer Research Journal

    The mission of the Ronald E McNair Post-baccalaureate Program at SUNY College at Brockport is to provide disadvantaged undergraduate college students with preparation for doctoral study. To that end, we provide academic, ...
  • Philosophic Exchange

    Philosophic Exchange is published by the Center for Philosophic Exchange, at the College at Brockport. The Center for Philosophic Exchange was founded by SUNY Chancellor Samuel Gould in 1969 to conduct a continuing program ...
  • The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal

    The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed, online journal that grows out of the Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues conference.
  • The Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal

    The Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal, is a faculty juried, cross-disciplinary, electronic journal. Its goal is the publication of outstanding, student produced scholarship presented at the College at Brockport annual ...

Recent Submissions

  • Steering Clear of Trouble

    Schenkler, John (Center for Philosophic Exchange,, 2022)
    Often we make decisions whose purpose is to reduce the likelihood of our making bad decisions in the future—for example, by turning off my phone to make it more difficult for me to go on Tik Tok during the work day, or staying at home on a Friday instead of going to a party where I know my friends will be drinking to excess. These decisions seem essential, but they raise some philosophical questions. Here is one of them: What is the view that a person takes of her own future when she goes in for this kind of planning? And here is another: How does seeing ourselves as subject to temptation, in the way that this kind of planning presumes, not serve as an invitation to irresolution when tempting situations arise? In this essay, I show how the answers to these questions are mutually illuminating.
  • Why Tolerate Religion? A (Surprising) Nietzschean Answer

    Dudrick, David (Center for Philosophic Exchange,, 2022)
    In Why Tolerate Religion? Brian Leiter takes himself to show that the deference traditionally shown by the state to religion is irrational; there is no reason to think that specifically religious conscience is special “from a moral point of view.” In this paper, I argue that a challenge to Leiter’s view arises from an unlikely source: the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, to which Leiter himself serves as an able guide. Leiter approvingly interprets Nietzsche to hold that a certain form of egalitarianism, according to which all human beings are of equal basic worth, is grounded if and only if something like Christian theism is true: the equal worth of human beings does not outlive the death of God. Leiter thus unearths what he had denied existed: a reason for the state’s deferential stance toward religion. In the remainder of this paper, I examine Nietzsche’s (and Leiter’s) claims that such egalitarianism cannot be grounded in secular terms and that it can be grounded in theism, and I conclude that these claims are correct.
  • Breaking the Binary: Failure to Adhere to the Laws of the Traditional Gender Binary

    Johnson, Riley (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    This essay provides a framework for conceptualizing the social construction of the traditional gender binary within a patriarchal society. The research explores the history of the singular they as well as gender nonconforming identities through a socio-historical lens and utilizes the Social Role (Eagly & Wood, 2011) and Social Identity Theories (Tajfel, 1972) to argue the importance of language and performativity in conceptualizing gender identity, gender performance, and biological sex.
  • Sex-Based Discrimination in the Workplace: A Closer Look

    Heberger, Beth (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    Workplace discrimination is common in businesses all over the United States. It is crucial to understand different components of discrimination, like bullying, the wage gap, and verbal invalidation which I discuss in this essay. I also offer a possible solution to workplace discrimination and detail the gender wage gap across time.
  • Menstruation and Restrooms: The Gender Nonconforming Community's Oppressors

    Holmes, Samantha (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    This essay focuses on the struggles of menstruation and public bathrooms for gender nonconforming communities. This topic is important because the barriers faced by gender nonconforming communities are frequently ignored and create a harmful environment. I argue the importance of menstrual product accessibility because it is important for those who menstruate to have the necessary products available in all public spaces. I also argue for bathroom equality because everyone deserves a bathroom they feel comfortable and safe in. I hope to raise awareness about the importance of bathroom equality and convince readers of how beneficial it truly is for those who identify as gender nonconforming to be heard.
  • LGBTQIA+ Experiences in Nursing Home Settings

    Eldredge, Brandon (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    This essay looks at the experiences of queer individuals and their treatment in healthcare settings; specifically, in nursing homes. The essay focuses on the treatment of queer workers in nursing homes based on a personal account and the treatment of queer individuals living in nursing homes based on research and stories.
  • An Impasse of Belonging: An Exploration of How Language Impacts Identity

    Martin, Meghan (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    This essay seeks to identify how the use of language inherently impacts identity. Through the use of historical and influential texts, the essay draws attention to how language as an entity over time has evolved and adapted to continuously perpetuate inequalities. In this essay specifically, the inequalities that are discussed at length are lived and experienced by bisexual women.
  • Dissenting Voices Volume 11

    Women and Gender Studies, Senior Seminar Students (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    Table of Contents. Opening Voices: Meghan Martin An Impasse of Belonging: An Exploration of How Gender Impacts Identity. More Voices: Brandon Eldredge: LGBTQIA+ Experiences in Nursing Home Settings. Samantha Holmes: Menstruation and Restrooms: The Gender Nonconforming Community's Oppressors. Beth Heberger: Sex-based Discrimination in the Workplace: A Closer Look. Closing Voices. Riley Johnson: Breaking the Binary: Failure to Adhere to the Laws of the Traditional Gender Binary.
  • The Spectrum: a Scholars Day Journal Volume 7 (Spring 2021)

    Executive Editor, Mitchell Christensen; Managing Editor, Mary Jo Orzech (SUNY Brockport, 2021)
    Scholars Day at SUNY Brockport was held online for two years during the Covid pandemic (2020 and 2021). The online format was challenging for students as well as conference organizers. Courses were forced to pivot to online learning almost overnight. Masks, weekly Covid testing and 6’ social distancing were the norm for those on campus. The online version of Scholars Day included a mix of posters, videos and more. This 2021 special issue of The Spectrum includes a small sample of student posters published to recognize the quality and commitment to student scholarly and creative activity that continued throughout this period.
  • Evaluating the Performance of Caching Strategies in Diverse Information-centric Network Settings

    Forbes, Rhonda-Lee T.; Kulkami, Dr. Adita (SUNY Brockport, 2021-04)
  • Growth and Seed Formation of Brachypodium sylvaticum in Genesee County, NY

    Morin, Zachary; Graham, Andie (SUNY Brockport, 2021-04)
  • When We Speak Up: Factors That Predict Willingness to Confront Expressions of Racial Prejudice

    Testone, Julianna M.; Minster, Korrine I.; Andrus, Tyra; Stroman-Surita, Aaliyah; Ratcliff, Jennifer (SUNY Brockport, 2021-04)
  • Insight of the Deepwater Sculpin Reproduction in Lake Ontario

    Ludwig, Jarrod; Weidel, Brian; O'Malley, Brian; Connerton, Mike; Rinchard, Jacques (SUNY Brockport, 2021-04)
  • Racism and the Discourse of Phobias: Negrophobia, Xenophobia and More---Dialogue with Kim and Sundstrom

    Garcia, J. L .A. (2020)
    The article discusses racism as a topic for conceptual analysis, touching on other phobias as well.
  • Intersecting Identities: Middle Eastern Women in Dual Cultures

    Al Sharifi, Zahraa (2021-01)
    Dual cultures are an experience known only to people who live in two cultures. I was inspired by my poetry and the experiences that I and my family went through as women as well as the stories of Middle Eastern women I read. They lived in dual cultures and experienced violence in their homelands alongside wars and sexism from both cultures they lived in. In the Western culture, they also experienced racism. I, as an Iraqi, tend to turn to poetry to express the variety of injustices I observed, and my people tend to do that. We are well known for our poetry that speaks about our experiences.
  • Disability Representations in High School English Curriculum

    Cunningham, Grace (2021-01)
    This essay explores the common misconceptions of disability, why disability representation is important, and provides an example of disability studies application through the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (2003).
  • When I Realized I was the Gay Best Friend: Queer Media Representation and the “Coming Out” Process

    Martinez, Myah (2021-01)
    This essay examines queer representation in widespread media and its impact during the coming out process. I examine three coming out stories in popular media and use my own story to shine a light on the challenges of coming out as LGBTQIA+. I hope readers who are struggling with coming out can use these examples to voice their LGBTQIA+ stories.

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