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Feminism & Academia: International Women’s Day Panel

Thursday, March 9, 2017
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Wilbur Cross South Reading Room

The GEU-UAW Local 6950 Women’s Committee Presents

You are cordially invited to join the GEU Women’s Committee on the occasion of this International Women’s Day to discuss feminism and academia. This panel is an opportunity for women in the University of Connecticut community to discuss the role of feminism in academia. Some academics study feminist endeavors and gender discrimination in their research, but there are other ways to be feminist in one’s daily work and scholarly pursuits. In this panel, we will explore the gendered power structures in place in academia and the ways in which we can dismantle those structures to allow inclusive access for women and other disenfranchised groups. The goal of this event is to bring together women researchers from across the University of Connecticut campus to start those discussions and build a feminist conversation and community in academia.

Panelists include:

Dr. Manisha Desai (Moderator), Professor, Sociology and Asian American Studies and Department Head, Sociology

Fany Hannon, Director, Puerto Rican / Latin American Cultural Center

Dr. Sarah Hird, Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology

Cynthia Melendez-Montoya, MFA, MA Student, Latino and Latin American Studies, El Instituto

Dr. Margaret Rubega, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Chriss Sneed, MA, PhD Student, Sociology

Please RSVP here ( so that we can plan accordingly when ordering food and beverages.

Hope to see you on March 9th! The GEU-UAW Local 6950 Women’s Committee

In sponsorship with: Graduate Students of Color Association, Asian American Cultural Center, Women’s Center, Rainbow Center, Graduate Student Senate, WHUS radio


GEU-UAW Local 6950;

Rainbow Center (primary), Women's Center

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