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Catharine MacKinnon: Butterfly Politics

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Eliot Colin   (847) 491-5871

Group: Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Co-Sponsor: One Book One Northwestern

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Professor MacKinnon will address the politics and law of sexual harassment, focusing on its violation of equality rights, considering the #MeToo movement, and exploring those developments in light of the theory elaborated in her most recent book, Butterfly Politics.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

Catharine MacKinnon is the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. As an expert on international law, constitutional law, political and legal theory, and jurisprudence, MacKinnon focuses on women’s rights and sexual abuse and exploitation, including sexual harassment, rape, prostitution, sex trafficking and pornography.

Sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies, the Jack Miller Center, the Kreeger Wolf Endowment, Legal Studies, One Book One Northwestern, and English.

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