Women's Studies Program 40th Anniversary Celebration | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Women's Studies Program 40th Anniversary Celebration

October 19, 2012 - 9:30am - 9:00pm

Women's Studies Program

We invite you to join us for the Women’s Studies Program 40th Anniversary Celebration

9:30 a.m.


Jean Ferguson Carr, Associate Professor of English

& Director of Women’s Studies


9:45 a.m.

“Thoughts on the Early Years of Teaching

in Women’s Studies”

Irene Frieze, Professor of Psychology


10:00 a.m.

“Pedagogy and the New Women’s Studies Classroom”

Moderator: Jean Ferguson Carr

Panelists: Julie Beaulieu, Candi Carter Olson, Frayda Cohen,

Kimberly Creasap & Sarah Krier


11:30 a.m.



12:30 p.m.

Keynote lecture by

Mimi Schippers

Associate Professor of Sociology &

Director of Women’s Studies, Tulane University

“Thinking Power/Doing Femininity:

A Journey Through Women’s and Gender Studies”

Introduction by Lisa Brush

Associate Professor of Sociology

 2:30 p.m.

Keynote lecture by

Mary Celeste Kearney

Associate Professor of Radio-Television-Film,

University of Texas-Austin

“Toward the Future, Together:

Girls’ Studies and Women’s Studies"

Introduction by Sara Goodkind

Assistant Professor of Social Work


4:15 p.m.

“The Future of Women’s & Gender Studies”

Moderator: Kathleen Blee

Distinguished Professor of Sociology &

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research

Panelists: Mary Celeste Kearney, Mimi Schippers &

Katie Hogan, Professor of English &

Director of Women’s Studies, Carlow University


6:00 p.m.

Dinner & Remarks

James F. Knapp, Senior Associate Dean of A&S

 Mary L. Briscoe, Professor of English & Women’s Studies Emerita


7:00 p.m.

Evening program

with music, readings & performances



RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.



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