CANCELED: The Impact of Women's and Gender Studies in Academia and Beyond

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Date/Time:Thursday, 08 Mar 2012 at 7:00 pm
Location:Campanile Room, Memorial Union
Channel:Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures
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Canceled due to a family emergency. Jill Bystydzienski will discuss the variety of women's and gender studies programs in higher education today as well as international collaborations in this area. Her broad range of work has addressed such topics as women, gender and politics in a global perspective and building cross-cultural coalitions. Part of the Women's & Gender Studies Program 35th-Anniversary Celebration.

Jill Bystydzienski's new book, Intercultural Couples: Crossing Boundaries, Negotiating Difference, looks at how each partner brings a different set of cultural experiences and gender expectations to a relationship. She has also researched barriers to the advancement of girls and women in science, technology and engineering fields and is a co-principal investigator on two National Science Foundation grants that focus on women in STEM. Jill Bystydzienski is a professor in and the chair of the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University. Prior to that she was a faculty member in Sociology and directed the Women's Studies Program at Iowa State.