College to Host ‘F-word’ Conference
Feminism, that is.
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program has organized a conference – The “F-Word”: What’s the Point? – that will be held noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in King Hall.
Michele Tracy Berger, co-author of the 2011 book Transforming Scholarship: Why Women’s and Gender Studies Students are Changing Themselves and the World, will deliver the event’s keynote address. Her book is based on the largest dataset to date on how individuals with women’s and gender studies degrees are working for social justice and social change in the U.S. and abroad.
Sessions following the keynote address will consist of student and staff presentations and workshops.
“The conference theme is partly a response to comments Governor Pat McCrory made in January suggesting that gender studies programs do not prepare graduates for jobs,” said Associate Professor Julie Winterich, coordinator of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Guilford.
Michele is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She was awarded a graduate certificate in women’s studies in 1995 and a doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan in 1998.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Principled Problem Solving, and is free and open to the public. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
For more information about the conference, contact Julie at email@example.com.