Gender and Women’s Studies Program
After being honored as a national “center of excellence,” Bowdoin’s German department is looking forward to an exciting year of teaching, research and special events.
Scanlon points out that the first real generation of ‘silence-breakers’ was in the 1970s, when several groups of women brought public attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Feminist author Susan Faludi, who taught at Bowdoin recently as its Tallman Scholar in Gender and Women’s Studies and is currently a research associate here, has won the 2016 Kirkus Prize for nonfiction.
The Institute for Advanced Study, where Albert Einstein lived and worked after he fled to the US, recently invited a Bowdoin professor of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies to speak on memory projects about World War II and the Cold War.