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TWU’s Gender Studies Institute hosts social historian Stephanie Coontz

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On March 22, Trinity Western University’s Gender Studies Institute (GSI) will host author and historian, Stephanie Coontz, MA. A faculty member at The Evergreen State College where she teaches history and family studies, Coontz conducts research on American families, the history of marriage, and changes in gender roles. Her keynote lecture is titled "Courting Trouble: The Revolution in Love, Courtship, and Marriage."

Coontz has appeared on nation television shows such as Oprah, Bill O’Reilly, Today Show, and The Colbert Report, and published opinion editorials in the New York Times including the recent article, The M.R.S. and the Ph.D. She is the Co-Chair and Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-profit, nonpartisan association of family researchers and practitioners based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The evening keynote lecture is a part of the GSI March Annual Lecture Series. Prior to the lecture, the graduate student research symposium addressing gender, marriage and family life will take place in the Northwest Auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend both events. 

Events at a glance:

March Annual Lecture Series: Special guest speaker Stephanie Coontz
Thursday, March 22, 2012
7:00 – 8.30 p.m.
Northwest Auditorium

Graduate Student Research Symposium
Topic: Gender, Marriage and Family Life
Thursday, March 22, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Northwest Auditorium

About Stephanie Coontz:

Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She also serves as Co-Chair and Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-profit, nonpartisan association of family researchers and practitioners based at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has been featured in many newspapers such as The New York Times, as well as scholarly journals such as Journal of Marriage and Family, and she is frequently interviewed on national television and radio. She is the author of several books, including The Way we Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap; The Way we Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families; Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage, and her most recent book, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s.

About TWU's Gender Studies Institute:

TWU’s Gender Studies Institute fosters interdisciplinary teaching, intellectual dialogue, research, and collaboration in all areas of gender studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the institute will enable TWU scholars to collaboratively address with students, gender issues that come out of every discipline, such as domestic violence, child abuse, and gendered visions of care, exploring how categories such as class, race, and gender intersect, to train leaders who will enjoy and foster restorative gendered relationships.

  • Last Updated on March 6th, 2012 at 1:48pm
  • Author: Jennifer Watton
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