Brendan Kachnowski, a 2022 Hastings College graduate and current Master of Arts in Teaching student, presented a paper in early March at the No Limits conference, which was held at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The No Limits conference is an interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate or recent graduate conference that explores a wide range of issues related to women, gender and sexuality. In addition to advancing their skills, student presenters can network and interact with others who are passionate about such issues.
This conference accepted only 49 presenters from across the country. The research Kachnowski presented was related to rhetoric surrounding the AIDS epidemic of the 80’s and the current Monkeypox epidemic.
Titled “Exhume Their Stories: A Rhetorical Reclamation Autoethnography Case Study between AIDS and Monkeypox,” Kachnowski completed the research as part of a graduate-level senior seminar course and was supported by Dr. Eleanor Reeds, assistant professor of English.