Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, recently was elected president of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), a national organization dedicated to improving the social position of women through feminist sociological research and writing. She discusses her plans for SWS, sociology and gender research, and why academics need to engage in public discourse.
Whether or not Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination for president, the question of how much being a woman helped or hurt her campaign will linger for a long time. A WUSTL professor discusses the unique challenges Clinton faces and why people seem to react so strongly to her. Video available.
NorsigianJudith Norsigian, co-author of the landmark feminist health care book, Our Bodies, Ourselves, will deliver a lecture titled “The Impact of Media on Women’s Health” for the Washington University Assembly Series at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Graham Chapel. At 4 p.m. that day, she will also participate in a panel on “Women and Stem Cell Research.” Norsigian’s events are being held in conjunction with the Kemper Art Museum’s exhibition, “Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art.”