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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Eva C. Karpinski

Ph.D. Women's Studies, York University, Canada
Ph.D. American Literature, University of Poznan

"Recasting Memories into a Usable Future: Oral History as a Tool of Women's Education and Empowerment"

Eva C. Karpinski is an Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at York University in Toronto. She has been studying women's life writing and published numerous book chapters and articles in such journals as Canadian Woman Studies, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice, Resources for Feminist Research, and a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, among others. She is the author of Borrowed Tongues: Life Writing, Migration, and Translation (2012), an analysis of immigrant women's autobiographical narratives, and the co-editor of Trans/acting Writing, Culture, and Memory (2013).

Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic

Chair, Department of Sociology and Geography
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Shepherd University, USA

"Empowering through Bystander Intervention: The Red Flag Campaign"

Dr. Chiquita D. Howard-Bostic is chair of the Department of Sociology and Geography and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She is also a grant writer and a community mentor. She facilitates university service learning projects, community-based youth programs, and international learning initiatives. Dr. Howard-Bostic received her Ph.D. in Sociology, teaching certificate in Women’s Studies, and a Race and Social Policy research certification at Virginia Tech. Her publications represent five areas of study: (1) learner-centered pedagogy/transformational leadership, (2) international crime, (3) youth aggression, (4) intimate partner violence, and (5) Black Feminist Thought. Howard-Bostic is a recipient of Shepherd's "Outstanding Teacher Award" and was the first faculty member to receive the "Storer College Award" for incorporating diversity and social justice into her courses and research.

AWS Planning Committee

Prof. Dr.Mally Shechory-Bitton (Israel)

Vice – Rector , Department of Criminology Ariel University

Prof.Michael Kyobe

Professor of Information Systems.

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Cristeta Dulos

Dean of the College of Teacher Education & Technology

Pangasinan State University

Philippines

Ms. Muthukuda Wijesuriya (Sri Lanka )

International Center for Research & Development

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr.Mally Shechory-Bitton (Isreal)

Prof. Dr. N.S. Cooray (Japan)

Dr Helen Peterson (Sweden)

Prof. Cher Weixia Chen ( USA)

Prof. Risa Morimoto ( United Kingdom)

Prof. Dr. Toshiichi Endo ( Hong Kong)

Prof. Patricia de Pablos (Spain)

Prof. Tennyson Samraj ( Canada)

Dr. Timothy F. Yerima ( Nigeria)

Prof. Donathan Brown (USA)

Dr. Anuradha Benerjee (India)

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