Women's Research Network

Fall 2017

Women’s Research Network events are held in The Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall.  
Children are welcome at all Women's Center events.

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Families in America
Date:  Friday, September 22, 2017, 1-2:30 pm
**LOCATION CHANGE:  314 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Presenter:  Dr. Susan L. Brown, Sociology

Family life in the United States is varied and diverse, and the composition of family units have changed overtime, and continue to change. Drawing on research presented in her new book, Dr. Susan L. Brown will discuss key patterns of family stability and change over time.

In Families in America, Brown addresses ways in which family experiences are linked to individual well-being. The book considers shifts in family life, particularly surrounding the diversity of family structures and relationships, and the ramification of contemporary family issues for public policy. She also speculates on the future of families, discussing the types of changes families in the United States may undergo in the coming decades.



Real Women Run: Running as Feminist Embodiment
Date:  Friday, October 27, 2017, 1-2:30 pm
Presenter:  Dr. Sandra Faulkner, Communications and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Real Women Run: Running as Feminist Embodiment consists of a series of linked essays and presentations of women’s embodied stories of running: how they run, how running fits into the context of their lives and relationships, how they enact or challenge cultural scripts of women’s activities and normative running bodies, and what running means for their lives and identities.  Through ethnographic work including interviews, poetic inquiry, participant observation, and textual analysis of women’s writing about running online, Real Women Run paces readers through women’s embodied running experiences; identities in motion, the inseparable mind-body connection, and running as social and solitary, pleasurable and painful, dangerous and empowering.


Women’s Work in the Theory of Economic Thought
Friday, November 3, 2017, 1-2:30 pm
Presenter:  Dr. Anna Zachorowska, Economics

Women’s work for decades has not been dealt with by economists, even though it is a very economic topic. The reason for such an omission lies in the specificity of women’s work – it encompasses not only paid employment but also unpaid household work and care work. Broadening the definition of work provokes questions about its division between women and men and reasons behind this division.

Dr. Zachorowska will be presenting on economic impact of women’s work. The presentation will focus on an analysis of women's activeness in the economy (in the case of Poland) and its interpretations in mainstream and feminist economics.