Students are invited to submit proposals for individual presentations, panel discussions/workshops, and creative submissions. The proposal must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown) by September 1st.
Possible topics could include (but are not limited to):
-Cross-cultural beauty/body standards
-Connections between body image and changing fashions (e.g. clothing, make-up, hair styles)
-The role of media and advertising in creating, perpetuating, or resisting standards of beauty
-Intersections of gender, race, class, or sexuality and beauty culture
-Representations of body image/physical beauty in literature
-Body satisfaction/dissatisfaction and self-esteem as related to body image
-The objectification of oneself or of others’ bodies
-Sexualization of the female body
-Body work (e.g. steroid use, excessive dieting and/or exercising, cosmetic surgery, body modification)
-Historical discussion or research in psychological disorders that manifest themselves in relation to body image (e.g. body dysmorphia, eating disorders)
Specific details on proposal structures and guidelines can be found here: http://inmybodycabrini.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/in-my-body-national-undergraduate-conference-on-body-image/.