2023 Barnard Bold Conference

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2023 Barnard Bold Conference

Join us for the 5th annual Barnard Bold Conference!

By The Center for Engaged Pedagogy, Barnard College

When and where

Date and time

Friday, March 31 · 9am - 6pm EDT


Barnard College 3009 Broadway New York, NY 10027

About this event

  • 9 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Register and save the date for the 5th annual Barnard Bold Conference, created in 2018 by Barnard alum Shreya Sunderram BC ‘19. Join us for an exciting day of generative sessions facilitated by Barnard students, faculty, and staff that engage with a variety of important topics and themes related to teaching and learning. These include sessions on public humanities, encountering "difficult texts" in the classroom, trauma-informed approaches to teaching, media literacy, digital humanities, accessibility and assessment design, study strategies, and more! We will conclude the conference with a special dialogue in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Bold Conference. Shreya Sunderram BC ‘19 will be joined by Barnard faculty Thea Abu El-Haj & Yvette Christiansë from 4:30-6:00PM to reflect on the beginning of the Bold Conference and its continuing legacy.

All conference sessions will take place on Friday March 31, 2023 in the Milstein Library Lower Level, except for "Media Literacy, Critical Pedagogy, and BIPOC Punks," which will be held in the Barnard Zine Library. Note: You do not have to attend all sessions or attend for a full day of sessions. RSVP to any sessions of your choosing.

Presented by the Barnard Center for Engaged Pedagogy. Please contact atseng@barnard.edu if you have any questions. Learn more about the CEP at our website and follow us on Instagram.


9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Navigating Accessibility in Oral Communication Assignments and Assessments

Alexa Easter ‘23, Tahiyah Hussain ‘25, Sarah Hwang '24

Alexandria Sessions ‘25 Guadalupe Vasquez ‘25

Melissa Wright (CEP)

In this session, participants will learn about the Student Learning Assessment Fellows' process in providing feedback on the oral communication rubric and the considerations surrounding accessibility...

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Thinking Climate Feeling—A Roundtable

Jordan Balaban (Biology)

Nathan Gorelick (English & First-Year Experience)

Young people are justifiably anxious about the realities of the climate crisis and what it means for our collective future. This anxiety can take many forms: outrage, confusion, sorrow, sarcasm, avoi...

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

3D Models for Humanities Pedagogy

Sondra Phifer (French, German, Comparative Literature)

This session features a 3D model platform designed for humanities pedagogy, where students annotate and organize the objects within a 3D space to recreate the environments from their class. Attendees...

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Media Literacy, Critical Pedagogy, and BIPOC Punks

Nayla Delgado '24, Grace Li '24, Alex Owens '26

Jenna Freedman (Zine Library)

Claudia Acosta (Zine Library)

Location: Zine Library. At the Barnard Zine Library, we believe that the personal is powerful, especially in academia where dominant narratives are often left unchallenged. This workshop will explore...

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Creating Trans & Nonbinary Inclusive Classrooms

Dylan Kapit (LGBTQ+ Outreach Coordinator)

As we see an increase In the number of young people identifying as trans and nonbinary and move towards a future that includes trans liberation, it becomes even more important to make sure we are bei...

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Barnard Asian American Studies Concentration

Julie Wu ‘25, Aurelia Tan ‘25, Christina Park ‘26

Neferti Tadiar (WGSS)

Manijeh Moradian (WGSS)

Asian Americans make up a large portion of our student population, but there is no direct course of action to learn about Asian American history and the struggles we face. In the past, students have ...

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Teaching Difficult Texts

Andrew Ragni (Postdoctoral Fellow in First-Year Writing)

This session is intended to be a collective brainstorming and problem-solving discussion about the encounter with affectively difficult texts in the classroom. We would like to invite students and pr...

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Undesign the Redline, Pedagogy, and the Public Humanities

Alex Pittman (CEP)

Erika Kitzmiller (Education)

JJ Miranda (Biology)

Rose Razaghian (Africana Studies)

The recent exhibit of Undesign the Redline at Barnard raises an important question about how public humanities research intersects with the pedagogical aims of the college. This roundtable will conve...

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Violence Prevention in the Classroom: An Intersectional Approach

Zyaijah Nadler (Being Barnard)

Alexa Aalami ‘24

Fiona Cho ‘24

Although in recent years there has been much discourse centering the narratives of individuals who have experienced sexual violence, marginalized groups are still much less likely have their voices h...

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Who’s Afraid of ChatGPT?: A Conversation with Students, Faculty and Staff

Elana Altman (IMATS)

Tristan Shippen (IMATS)

Erin Anthony (STEM Librarian)

Melissa Wright (CEP)

This session will open up a conversation with students, faculty and staff about ChatGPT and its use in the college classroom. Since its release in November 2022, ChatGPT has become a hot topic in the...

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Combatting Stress Culture: Sustainable & Efficient Studying

Dorothea Dwomoh ‘26

This session will offer methods of sustainable, efficient, and low-stress studying. This workshop will share and demonstrate some useful tips for studying efficiently and effectively while addressing...

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Afternoon Coffee

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

A Conversation with Shreya Sunderram BC '19

Shreya Sunderram BC '19

Yvette Christiansë (Africana Studies & English)

Thea Abu El-Haj (Education)

This special dialogue between Shreya Sunderram BC '19 and Barnard Faculty Thea Abu El-Haj & Yvette Christiansë will reflect on the legacy of the Barnard Bold conference in its 5th year. This conversa...

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