Category Gender and Women’s Studies

Oct 18 SSF

Black Woman Narrative Interrupted: Debunking Mainstream Narratives about Physical Activity

Social Sciences Forum
Rashawn Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park
Tuesday, October 18, 4:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library 7th floor

Why are black women in the U.S. more likely to be obese and less physically active than other groups, and what can be done about it? Rashawn Ray has explored this question through intensive qualitative and quantitative research, finding that black women face an assortment of structural and cultural barriers that inhibit their ability to be as physically active as other groups. (Click heading for full description.)

Nov 14 SSF

How did we get here? Women and the 2016 election

Social Sciences Forum
Rebecca Traister, Author
Monday, November 14, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Rebecca Traister, author of the New York Times bestseller, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of An Independent Nation and New York Times notable book of 2010, Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, will discuss women and the 2016 election cycle. (Click heading for full description.)

12.7.16

Figuring the Population Bomb: Malthusian Masculinities and Demographic Transitions

Humanities Forum
Carole McCann, Chair and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, UMBC
Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Drawing from her new book, Carole McCann will trace the genealogy of the twentieth-century demographic “facts” that created a mathematical panic about a looming population explosion. (Click heading for full description.)