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Professor and feminist Nancy Naples to discuss gender in politics

Professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Connecticut Nancy Naples will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Walter Hall 135.

Naples is the Sociologists for Women in Society Distinguished Feminist Lecturer for 2011-12. She will be presenting "It's Not Fair: Discursive Politics, Social Justice and Feminist Praxis."

"We are excited to host Dr. Naples at Ohio University," said Cynthia Anderson, associate professor of sociology. "She is a well-respected scholar whose passion will invigorate the spirit of social justice within our community."

Naples' areas of specialization include women's activism and globalization, human rights and social justice, feminist theory and methodology and gender and race politics.

She is the president-elect of the Eastern Sociological Society and former president of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). She is currently working on a book that analyzes the relationship between social policy, global economic change and community-based social restructuring in the rural United States.

This event is co-sponsored by Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and Ohio University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ohio University Women's Center, LGBT Center, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office for Diversity, Access and Equity.

This free event is open to the public.