Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

Pat Griffin to speak at Bates College on October 11th

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Bates College, Muskie Archives, Lewiston, Maine
Contact Name: 
Megan Taft at the Bates College Office of Intercultural Education
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Dr. Pat Griffin

UMASS-Amherst, Emeritus Faculty
Thursday, October 12, 2012
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in College Athletics
Muskie Archives, 7pm


Dr. Griffin is internationally known for her ground-breaking work on lesbians and sport.  Her Strong Women, Deep Closets (1998) was acclaimed by reviewers, her work on Social Justice Education and sports is frequently cited, and she is active as an expert consultant to sports teams and college campuses.  She is coeditor of the SJE Sourcebook (Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice), and contributed five of its chapters.  She has been editor for numerous journals on GLBT issues in schools and in sports, published extensively on GLBT and sports, developed educational materials for college and high school athletic programs and educational TV, and researched Safe Schools programs in Massachusetts with funding from the Ford Foundation and other grants.