women

Suzanne Pilaar Birch: TrowelBlazer

Posted 1 week 5 days ago
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The new issue of Research Magazine, full of great stories about Franklin College faculty, features a refreshed story we have highlighted in the past: archeologist Suzanne Pilaar Birch on the intersection of pregancy and fieldwork

In March 2017, Suzanne Pilaar Birch turned to Twitter for help. The archaeologist and UGA assistant professor was considering an invitation to go on a dig in Cyprus, an offer that seemed irresistible—except that she would be six months pregnant. She wanted some reassurance that she wasn’t crazy, so she tweeted: “Anyone else #pregnantinthefield? How far...

Thursday Scholarship Concert honors Women’s History Month

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the faculty, students and alumni of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music bring to the stage Woman to Woman, the next performance in the Thursday Scholarship Series, on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

“Women’s history will come alive in this concert,” says faculty member and harpist Monica Hargrave, who decided last year she wanted to present a concert during Women’s History Month that would showcase UGA faculty and students – performers and composers at a local and global level. “These women play a vital role in our...

“Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era”

Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago
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A roundtable panel on “Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era” will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 400) of the Fine Arts Building. UGA faculty members will assess ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in American filmmaking today:

The panel will include Antje Ascheid, associate professor of film studies; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology; Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of entertainment and media studies; and Rielle Navitski, assistant professor of film studies. Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts, will moderate the...

Art professor wins 'Anonymous Was A Woman' Award

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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Associate professor of art Stefanie Jackson is one of ten 2017 winners of the Anonymous Was A Woman award:

Congratulations to Dodd professor Stefanie Jackson, recently awarded the 2017 Anonymous Was A Woman prize of $25,000! Anonymous Was A Women recognizes extraordinary accomplishment in midcareer female artists through “no-strings attached” grants that encourage the recipient to continue to develop their work. The name of the grant program refers to a line in Virginia Woolf’s novel A Room of One’s Own and is supported by an anonymous group of donors and nominators.

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The challenges of sexual harassment reduction policies

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
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Research by sociologist Justine Tinkler shows that workplace sexual harassment policies and training can reduce harassment but also have unintended consequences, including reinforcing traditional gender stereotypes and negative attitudes about women:

"The whole idea of trying to force a change in the way men and women interact with each other challenges the way that we think about what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman, so we can get resistance to that message in complicated ways," said Tinkler, an associate professor of sociology in the Franklin College of Arts...

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