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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

  • Dissenting Voices Volume 10, Issue 1 (Spring 2021) Complete Issue

    Gillett, Nax; Ibrahim, Hawa; Muir, Catherine; Levitsky, Naomi; Puleo, Erica; Martinez, Myah; Cunningham, Grace; Al Sharifi, Zahraa (2021-01)
    Al-Sharifi, Zahraa, rsale1@brockport.edu - Intersecting Identities: Middle Eastern Women in Dual Cultures - 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. || Gillett, Nax, rgill6@brockport.edu - Mental Health for Incarcerated Women: How is America Treating Them? - This essay examines the effects of incarceration on the mental health of female inmates and comments on what America could be doing to help them. In this essay the topic of female incarceration is viewed through an intersectional lens in tandem with systemic racism and oppression. It begins with a personal narrative describing the life of a girl named Mar, who was wronged by the system, and moves into a discussion on the failings of our current system. This essay focuses on topics through the timeline of incarceration; entry into the system, life while incarcerated, and finally, life after incarceration. Each topic is discussed in depth and includes ways to improve standards for incarcerated women and assist them in receiving proper mental health care. || Martinez , Myah, mmart20@brockport.edu - When I Realized I was the Gay Best Friend: Queer Media Representation and the “Coming Out” Process - 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. || Levitsky, Naomi, nlevi1@brockport.edu - Looking into the Prevalence of Substance Abuse among the LGBTQIA+ Population - In this essay, I explore the prevalence of and reasons for substance abuse among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual, or LGBTQIA+ community and ways to lessen the stigma and provide for more adequate treatment opportunities. || Ibrahim, Hawa, hibra1@brockport.edu - Varied Experiences of Fat Bodies - This essay argues that the varied experiences of fat bodies are not reflected in the media or public spaces of our society. In creating a world that physically has no room for fat bodies and is socially unkind and unwelcoming, the varied experiences cannot be told let alone be allowed to be understood. Voices of those who are fat need to be uplifted to create more accessible spaces for all. || Cunningham, Grace, gcunn1@brockport.edu - Disability Representations in High School English Curriculum - 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). || Puleo, Erica, epule1@brockport.edu - Is Our Medical Community Failing Women? The PTSD Epidemic among Women in the United States - PTSD has become fairly recognized within the United States Medical Community. Experts have begun to expand PTSD research beyond the confines of PTSD due to war and have begun looking at PTSD in the civilian populations. Due to this advancement in research, we now know that certain identities, like gender, can put someone at a higher risk for developing PTSD. In this essay I argue that even though we are aware that gender, and more specifically being a woman, can increase someone’s chances of developing PTSD, we still see women being misdiagnosed and mistreated by medical professionals. I examine this perspective through an analysis of current PTSD literature regarding women and compare it to my own experience as a young woman who sought out PTSD diagnosis and treatment. || Muir, Catherine, cmuir2@brockport.edu - STOP: The Sexualization of Women & Girls - This essay argues that the current mainstream Western beauty ideal in the United States both fetishizes the prepubescent female body and infantilizes the adult female body. This intersection works together to create impossible standards for women and girls and ultimately can perpetuate sexual violence against women and girls.
  • Reflections on/from the Asylum in Chekhov’s "Ward No. 6" and Bulgakov’s "The Master & Margarita"

    Lelonek, Kevin; The College at Brockport (2012-04-19)
    Within both Anton Chekhov’s "Ward No. 6" and Mikhail Bulgakov’s "The Master and Margarita" the institution of the asylum serves as a lens to observe the corrupt character of Russian society at discrete historical moments. While the two works differ in the specific implications resulting from the incarceration of criminally deviant and diseased, but also dissenting intellectual characters in their respective societies, they are united by similarities in the oppressive and coercive representations of authority.
  • Hercules: the Spiritual Emphasis in Euripides

    Head, James; The College at Brockport (2012-04-19)
    Hercules: the secular and the spiritual, examines the work of two ancient playwrights, Seneca and Euripides, comparing their individual treatments of a common Hercules tragedy narrative. Although both writers are considered existing within the era of classical literary history, there is a gap of nearly 400 years between when Euripides wrote Hercules for a Greek Dionysia Festival, and the version that Seneca wrote while serving as a statesman in Rome. Likewise, there is a noticeable difference in how each play treats the topics of spirituality and religion. This essay explores the choices that each playwright makes concerning their depiction of gods, mortal men, and the origins of violent madness, positing that Euripides’ work is rooted in deep religious traditions while Seneca modifies his source material to tell a secular tale of caution and cultural morality.
  • The Influence of Subtle and Blatant Prejudice on Group Identity

    Krolikowski, Alex; Champlin, Dell P.; The College at Brockport (2012-04-19)
    Recent research on social distancing and intergroup relations focuses on the black sheep effect—the notion that individuals will distance themselves from deviant group members—and out-group discrimination (Johns et al., 2005), but does not examine the relationship between the black sheep effect and negative attitudes. Additionally, research suggests that the degree to which prejudice is detected varies with the type of prejudice expressed—blatant or subtle (Meertens & Pettigrew, 1997). The current research tested whether the type of sexual prejudice expressed by members of one’s in-group, influences the amount that individuals identify with their in-group and the individual expressing prejudice. Participants were exposed to either blatant or subtle prejudice and completed several questionnaires assessing identification with their in-group and the individual expressing prejudice. Results revealed that exposure to blatant prejudice was related to greater social distancing from the individual expressing prejudice and one’s in-group than exposure to subtle prejudice.
  • Stereotypical Features: The Face of a Criminal?

    Andrus, Tyra; SUNY Brockport (2020-11-01)
  • Pollinator Apocalypse

    Bean, Elizabeth; Kirkpatrick, Ryan; Lanterman, Abby; Griffin, Tucker; Kearney, Jacob; SUNY Brockport (2020-11-01)
  • Perfect: A Photo Story

    Campbell, Alexandra; The College at Brockport (2012-04-19)
    This session highlights a photography project on women’s bodies completed for a fall 2010 WMS 360 Sex and Culture class. Eleven women posed for this project; all of them college-aged. The project captures ways we and others view women’s bodies. Audience members will have the opportunity to consider how society defines beauty as captured in the backdrop of the song “Perfect” by Pink, analyzed through the lens of both the artist and the models.
  • Ignorance is Bliss

    Austin, Paige; SUNY Brockport (2020-11-01)
  • Nitrous Oxide as Pain Relief for Women in Labor

    Peterson, Mikaela M.; SUNY Brockport (2020-11-01)
  • Predicting Oscillatory Systems with Machine Learning

    Coble, Nolan J.; SUNY Brockport (2020-11-01)
  • Determining True Unicorn Startups

    Callery, Joseph; SUNY Brockport (2020-11-01)
  • Plastics Come of Age

    2019-04-22
    Explaining the growth of the plastic industry and modern environmental movement.
  • A New World of Synthetic Materials

    2019-04-22
    A history of synthetic materials from 1869-1939.
  • Optimism in the Early Age of Plastics 1920s-1950s

    2019-04-22
    The changes of uses and views of plastics from the 1920s-1950s.
  • The Point of No Return? Protecting Liberty from Globalism and Nationalism

    Zalewski, Elliot; The College at Brockport: SUNY (2019-04-10)
    The world's borders are beginning to rapidly fade away from significance. Consequently, previously independent nations are being forced into the same shrinking economic and political arena. Isolationism is a thing of the past, and no nation can escape the gravitational pull of the global governance community, particularly in reference to international organizations such as the UN and EU. Hence, allied nations are voluntarily relinquishing their sovereignty in exchange for a place in the seemingly beneficial conglomerate entities, while nations who are adversaries cannot avoid interactions, rising tensions and the threat of military intervention. As a response to the chaos and uncertainty associated with globalization, some groups particularly proud of their heritage are responding with strong, sometimes hostile sentiments of nationalism to represent their willingness to revert to independence. Nationalist ideals can be just as dangerous, and have shown to provide the appropriate conditions for genocide, under 20th Century circumstances similar to today's climate. Therefore, in a free society, both globalism and nationalism directly undermine individual liberty, and the answer to navigating the unstable global future is far more complicated than this dichotomy of conflicting ideals would have one believe.
  • The Epidemic Domestic Sex Trafficking of Girls: Awareness and Prevention

    Semon, Jessica R.; The College at Brockport State University of New York (2019-04-10)
    Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) of girls is a global epidemic requiring awareness and attention. Studies from a spectrum of human trafficking subtopics: human rights, sex trafficking, its predominance in girls and women, DMST, geography, policies, stigma, ambiguity of terminology, and vulnerable populations, connected and examined the issue from a global perspective on women and gender to its manifestation in the United States and New York State. Participants in the studies included juveniles, representatives of non-governmental organizations, law enforcement, and public officials. Measurements of risk in minors and girls, results of at-risk minors’ participation in psychoeducational groups, and attitudes of first responders, social workers, and policy makers assisted conclusions and implications of this research. The findings demonstrate that stigma associated with DMST perpetuates the problem, young girls are particularly vulnerable to DMST, social construction that sexualizes girls and gender disparity in treatment of victims heightens their risk, demand fuels exploitation of girls, and laws contradict solutions. DMST can be prevented and victims rehabilitated through research, education, language and attitude.

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