College Events Calendar

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Oct
17
Tue
“Fighting Fire with Fire: Fossil Fuel Industries and the Gendering of Public Relations Strategies” @ Fralin Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 11:59 pm

Through Feminist Eyes series welcomes Dr. Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Associate professor of Sociology.

In this presentation, Professor Shannon Bell will examine the public relations strategies that the coal, oil, and gas industries use to counter grassroots environmental justice movements, strategies which she finds to be clearly gendered. Professor Bell’s study reveals that a key public relations tactic of fossil fuel industry front groups has been appropriating the very identities of their fiercest opponents: concerned women and mothers.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Dr. Sharon P. Johnson
E-Mail:: spjohnso@vt.edu

Nov
8
Wed
“Using Magic to Reimagine Womanhood: Gender, Witchcraft, and Identity Politics” @ Fralin Auditorium
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Through Feminist Eyes series welcomes Dr. Ashley Reichelmann, Assistant Professor of Sociology.

This lecture will explore how women make sense of their gender through witchcraft. Using original data collected through interviews with women who self-define as witches, we will discuss the category of “witch,” how it interacts with gender to produce a fluid identity, and how its interpretive lens allows for them re-define what it means to be a “woman” in modern society.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.news.liberalarts.vt.edu/calendar/
Contact: Dr. Sharon P. Johnson
E-Mail:: spjohnso@vt.edu