October 15-16, graduate student and teaching assistant, Kelsey Rozema, attended The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) Conference on Intersectionality at Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. She presented her paper The Body and the Power of the Court Dwarf and was awarded the best essay at the conference. Her travel was partially funded by a UWM Graduate School Travel Award.
Rozema reported: “I am so happy and grateful that I got the chance to present at the MRGSA Conference on Intersectionality. The conference was interdisciplinary, and I was able to meet and learn from some amazing fellow graduate students who studied Early Modern History and Literature, as well as Art History. The opportunity to work closely with graduate students from other disciplines was both fun and enlightening; I was able to gain a different perspective on my research and presentation skills that will be invaluable in the future. I would encourage other Milwaukee graduate students to participate in the annual MRGSA Conference, and other interdisciplinary opportunities.”