How does gender structure affect you and your work?

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As the International Women's Day approaches our next event will be dedicated to thinking about gender and how it affects us and our work.  Do you know how gender is constructed? How do gender inequalities arise and are propagated? And how they can be transformed?

We are very happy to have Dr. Barbara Risman as our guest speaker to come teach us about her gender structure theory and how it affects us as scientist. She will guide an open discussion after the lecture. 

When: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Time: 4pm-5:30pm
Where: COMRB, room 3175 (3rd floor)
909 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Barbara Risman is a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her new book Where The Millennials Will Take us: A New Generation Wrestles with the  Gender Structure? (Oxford University Press, 2018), Dr. Risman revises her theory of gender as a social structure explicitly addressing how cultural meanings can be differentiated from the material dimension at each level of the gender structure. Professor Risman is a public intellectual whose editorials have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times,,  and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded the SWS Mentorship Award and the SWS Distinguished Lecturer Award.  She has also served as President of Sociologists for Women in Society.  She is also a former President of the Southern Sociological Society and former Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. Awards include the 2011 American Sociological Association’s Award for the Public Understanding of Sociology and the 2005 Katherine Jocher Belle Boone Award from the Southern Sociological Society for lifetime contributions to the study of gender.  

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