February 06, 2013
Jennifer Semsar

Women's Studies Mellon Grant Guest Speaker

Event Details: 3:00 p.m., February 11, Xavier Hall, 3733 West Pine Mall, St. Louis, MO, 63108

The Women's Studies Program will host its Mellon Grant Guest Speaker at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in room 332 of Xavier Hall. A reception will follow the talk.

Mary Margaret Fonow, Ph.D., will present "The Future of Graduate Education in Women and Gender Studies."

About the speaker:
Mary Margaret Fonow, professor of Women and Gender Studies, was named founding director of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University in 2008. She is a past director of the Women's Studies Program, founder of a doctoral program in Women's Studies and a founding member of Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies (FEMMS), an interdisciplinary network of feminist scholars concerned about knowledge production.

Her lengthy publications include Beyond Methodology: Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research (1991); Union Women: Forging Feminism in the United Steelworkers of America (2003); Making Feminist Politics: Transnational Alliances between Women and Labor (2011); and Making Globalization Work for Women: Social Rights and Trade Union Leadership (2011). Fonow provides national leadership for the research training of doctoral students in the field of women and gender studies and is a member of the UNESCO Women and Gender Research Network.

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