On the heels of the 40th anniversary of women at Bowdoin, the college is honored to welcome Susan Faludi as Tallman Scholar in Gender and Women’s Studies for the 2013-2014 academic year. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author, Faludi has previously taught at Harvard University and held numerous prestigious fellowships.
“In terms of contemporary feminism in the United States, there really isn’t a more prominent voice than Susan Faludi’s,” said Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies Kristen Ghodsee, citing the influence of works such as Faludi’s book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.
Faludi, whose role at Bowdoin will include teaching fall and spring seminars, expressed her own admiration for the intellectual atmosphere of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the work of its faculty. “For me, one of the big appeals of the program is that they deal with tangible, real-world issues that women are confronting,” Faludi said. “I’m thrilled to become part of this community of scholars and students.”