Gender and Women’s Studies Program
Students packed into the Bowdoin Women’s Resource Center recently to hear a recent talk from Susan Faludi on one of her areas of expertise: women in the media.
English Department Chair Aaron Kitch presented “Queer Matter: Science and Sexuality in the Renaissance,” kicking off the faculty lecture series “Science Before Science” by the College’s new Medieval and Early Modern Studies colloquium.
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.
Members of the Bowdoin community flocked to Kresge Auditorium to hear honorary degree recipient Rose Marie Bravo talk with Jennifer Scanlon, professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, about leadership in a changing business world.
A New York Times article includes input on the “lean in” phenomenon from Bowdoin professor Jennifer Scanlon.
Kristen Ghodsee (John S. Osterweis Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies) and Aviva Briefel (Associate Professor of English and Film Studies) sit down to talk about the movie The Hunger Games.
Bowdoin’s Scanlon: ‘Helen Gurley Brown’s Other Revolutionary Idea: Saving Money is Sexy’ (Washington Post)
At The Washington Post’s invitation, Helen Gurley Brown biographer Jennifer Scanlon writes not of the pithy pearls of wisdom attributed to Brown in the days since her death, but of the underlying belief Brown held that “being smart about money is sexy.”
Lydia Singerman â€˜13 has a summer fellowship to do an ethnography of a nonprofit that is teaching poor women in Rwanda and other developing countries how to make and sell menstrual pads made from banana trees.