Feminist Lecturer Nancy Naples Coming to OU

Thursday April 12th Ohio University will welcome distinguished feminist lecturer Dr. Nancy Naples from the University of Connecticut.

Naples will present “Queer Citizenship” at the brown bag beginning at 12pm and “It’s Not Fair: Discursive Politics, Social Justice, and Feminist Praxis” at 6pm in Walter Hall 135. Both of these are free events and open to the public.

Naples is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Connecticut and a noted author and scholar, specializing in women’s activism and globalization, social policy, feminist theory, community sociology, and gender and race politics. She holds a PhD from the Graduate Center at City University of New York. Naples was recognized as the Sociologists for Women in Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2011/2012.

Naples also serves as the president-elect of the Eastern Sociological Society and as former president of Sociologists for Women in Society and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She is currently in the process of writing a book that analyzes the relationship between social policy, global economic change and community-based social restructuring in the rural United States. Her past publications have included Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Research and Women’s Activism and Globalization: Linking Local Struggles and Transnational Politics. 

–Ashleigh Mavros, Student Outreach Coordinator


About Ohio U Women's Center

The Ohio University Women’s Center serves and responds to the needs of OU women students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Founded in 2007, the center is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming campus climate for all members of the community through programs, resources, referrals, advocacy, and education. Located in Baker University Center 403.
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