Gender and Women’s Studies Program
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.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey’s graduation from Bowdoin College, Bowdoin is hosting a symposium to examine the legacy of the renowned sexual scientist, as well as the formative influence that European sexologists had on Kinsey’s work.
At its recent meeting in Boston (February 4-6, 2016), the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees promoted seven faculty members to tenured positions.
The following is a complete list of new Bowdoin classes as they are described in the course catalog, plus comment from the faculty teaching the course.
In her roles as educator and scholar, Jen Scanlon is frank about how her feminism infuses her work. “My ideas about women come from this fundamental place of respect, and I don’t mind admitting that what I hope to do with my work is generate that in other people and help them recognize the complicated nature of women’s lives,” she said.
Juniors Rachel Baron and Uma Blanchard are starting a campus chapter of the reproductive rights advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America.