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By Degrees: Gender. Education. & Progress Keynote with Yolanda Flores Niemann

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Sarah Brown  

Group: The Women's Center

Co-Sponsor: The Latina and Latino Studies Program
One Book One Northwestern

Category: Women 150


On October 24th the Women’s Center will host our keynote speaker for our year of programming: By Degrees: Gender. Education. & Progress. Our invited speaker is an expert on gender inequity and its effects within higher education, particularly for women of color.

Yolanda Flores Niemann is a Professor of Psychology and the author of Chicana Leadership and Black/Brown Relations and Stereotypes. Her work focuses on the psychological effects of stereotyping and tokenism on students and faculty within academia. The talk Professor Flores Niemann is preparing for Northwestern will utilize her experience as an Editor of the influential collection, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia and offer us a preview of the entirely new version, Presumed Incompetent II, currently in press for an early spring release. Flores Niemann will share what her experience as an editor of both volumes has taught her about how marginalization within academia has changed in recent years and where the fight for intersectional gender equity is headed.

Reception at 4:30. Talk at 5:15.

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