Women’s and Gender Studies

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October 28, 2010

Glenn Chabora ’12 Investigates Domestic Violence in Lithuania with Professor Katalin Fabian

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While researching domestic violence in Lithuania, Professor Katalin Fabian learned of a woman who is offering karate classes at one crisis center as a way to empower victims, some who are in their 70s. “They are facing acts of violence all around them,” says Fabian, noting the country doesn’t have a law that criminalizes domestic [...]

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May 19, 2010

Professor Katalin Fabian Publishes New Book on Domestic Violence in Post-Communist Europe

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An expert on women’s activism in Europe, she involved three students in her research Katalin Fabian, associate professor of government and law, is the editor of Domestic Violence in Postcommunist States: Local Activism, National Policies, and Global Forces, to be published in July by Indiana University Press. The book discusses how, in post-Communist European countries, [...]

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April 8, 2010

Lafayette Celebrates National Poetry Month

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Feminist novelist and poet Marge Piercy will present a lecture on 19th century feminism April 14 Lafayette’s celebration of National Poetry Month includes a favorite poetry reading, sessions recognizing the winners of the College’s annual poetry competitions, and readings and lectures by renowned poets Marge Piercy, Major Jackson, and Yolanda Wisher Palacio ’98. All events [...]

Renowned Novelist and Poet Julia Alvarez Will Meet with Students and Discuss Her Work March 31

February 19, 2010

Renowned Novelist and Poet Julia Alvarez Will Meet with Students and Discuss Her Work March 31

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The author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies will present the 2010 President’s McDonogh Lecture Julia Alvarez, an award-winning novelist and poet, will be on campus Wednesday, March 31, to meet with students and read and discuss her work. Her talk, “I, too, Sing America,” will be [...]

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October 8, 2009

Professor Katalin Fabian Authors New Book about Women’s Movements in Hungary

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In her new book, Katalin Fabian, associate professor of government and law, contrasts the stages of development in organization, membership, and activism of Hungarian women’s groups over the last two decades. Contemporary Women’s Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality will be released this month by Johns Hopkins University Press. Fabian’s research centers on [...]

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May 5, 2009

Amanda Berger ’09 Investigates Social Implications of Single-Mother Families

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Anthropology and sociology major is performing an honors thesis under the guidance of Rebecca Kissane, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology Amanda Berger ’09 (Parkland, Fla.) is exploring a relatively new type of family unit headed by “single mothers by choice.” Berger, an anthropology and sociology major, is investigating the social implications of this growing [...]

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February 12, 2009

Women and Land in Uganda

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Cristina Callagy ’09 writes from Kampala Cristina Callagy ’09 (Hawthorne, N.Y.) is writing a thesis on the empowerment of women in Uganda for departmental honors in her major, anthropology and sociology. It builds on research she did in Uganda between her sophomore and junior years, working with Rexford Ahene, professor of economics and business and [...]

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June 18, 2008

Professor Deborah Byrd Contributes to International, Interdisciplinary Study on Single Mothers

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She will use her experience with Easton organizations to collaborate with researchers from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia This summer, Deborah Byrd, associate professor of English, will contribute to a multinational, interdisciplinary research study on the development of empowerment programming for young mothers. She will be collaborating with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research [...]

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December 19, 2007

Amanda Pisetzner ’10 and Rachel Gallagher ’07 Present at International Conference

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Research focuses on strategies for addressing health and educational needs of low-income single mothers Government and law major Amanda Pisetzner ’10 (Puyallup, Wash.) and Rachel Gallagher ’07 presented research on health and educational needs of single mothers at the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) Conference in October in Toronto, Canada. The presentation, “Maternal Health [...]

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November 19, 2007

The Power of Words

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Lia Mandaglio ’08 explores how certain rhetoric influences societal stereotypes concerning reproductive rights Lia Mandaglio ’08 (Annandale, N.J.) is an English and psychology double major. Under the guidance of Carolynn Van Dyke, Francis A. March Professor of English and coordinator of Women’s Studies, she is pursuing an honors thesis analyzing the implications and stereotypes embedded [...]