Lisa McLeod, Julie Winterich Present at Women’s Studies Conference
November 29, 2012
Lisa McLeod, associate professor of philosophy, and Julie Winterich, associate professor of sociology, presented papers at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Nov. 8-11 in Oakland, Cal.
Both teach in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS), and Julie is program coordinator.
The national conference — Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future — was attended by 1,600 scholars, students and activists. Associate Professor of Political Science Maria Rosales moderated a panel that included Lisa and Julie, Unpacking Constructions of Inclusiveness in Higher Education: Transforming the Academy.
Lisa’s paper, White Ignorance and the Troubling Performance of Diversity in Higher Education, and Julie’s paper, Pushing Back Against Violence on Campus: Embodying Activism and Social Change, analyzed how structures within higher education may perpetuate systems of inequality in different ways.
Lisa presented a second paper, ‘Not My Issue’: Innocence and Complicity in the Survival of White Ignorance, for the panel Race, Pedagogy and Education In and Outside of the Western Academy.