Women and Gender Studies Program


USM Professor of Sociology and Director of Women and Gender Studies Wendy Chapkis with Family Crisis Executive Director Lois Reckitt on MPBN discussing Kennebunk "zumba prostitution" case and prostitution politics: http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/mpbc/local-mpbc-1020758.mp3
USM Professor of Women and Gender Studies & Communication, Rebecca Lockridge and her daughter, Sarah Lockridge, Adjunct Faculty in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies are credited in the new book, Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Connections Across Cultures published in June 2012.
Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland.
The USM Women and Gender Studies program will host the “U.S. Senate Candidates’ Forum on Issues Affecting Women and Girls” on Thursday, October 4, in USM’s Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland. A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the forum at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be broadcast live by Greater Portland's Community Radio WMPG, 90.9 and 104.1 FM.
Prof. Susan Feiner
Women and Gender Studies Professor Susan Feiner argues that U.S. women's economic rights are in jeopardy, and that the struggle to gain economic rights for women requires a new New Deal.
A rich man's view of what's good for the economy may seem fine when he's looking in a fun house mirror, but he might be far better off in the long run if the door to the American Dream were somewhat bigger than the eye of a needle.
Luisa S. Deprez is professor of sociology and women and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine. She is co-director of the Maine Regional Network, part of the Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and their policy implications.
Carolyn Cunningham
When I told people I was majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies, they would typically roll their eyes, then ask snidely, “what are you going to do with that?” While there are many responses to this question, as evidenced by the amazing collection of people in this room, I would argue that there are so many things that I continue to “do with that,” from helping girls to express themselves to advocating for media reform and justice.
Wendy Chapkis and Laura Fortman
At the annual Women’s History Month celebration at the University of Southern Maine in March, Laura Fortman of Nobleboro was presented with the 2012 "Friend of USM Women & Gender Studies" Award.
Hannah Schwenk-Sandau
Hannah Schwenk-Sandau, a graduating senior in Women & Gender Studies and Sociology has been named this year's USM Outstanding Student Leader by the Leadership Development Board and the 2012 recipient of the David Fullam Social Justice Award.
“The Poets and the Assassin,” an original play examining the history and contemporary lives of women in Iran, will be showing Friday in the Talbot Lecture Hall on the Portland Campus. Written by University of Southern Maine Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs Reza Jalali, the performance is in celebration of International Women’s History Month. The play begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.


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