Illinois State University Speaker Series: Arlene Stein
1 p.m. Keynote
Alumni Center, Room 118
25th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium
Professor of Sociology Arlene Stein is the author of Unbound: Transgender Men and the Transformation of Identity. She is the director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, American culture, and politics.
Stein received the Ruth Benedict Prize in 2001 for her monograph The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community’s Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights. In 2006, Stein received the American Sociological Association’s Simon and Gagnon Award for her career contribution to the study of sexualities. She teaches courses on the sociology of gender and sexuality, culture, self and society, and trauma/memory, and writing within and beyond academia.
The talk is part of the Speaker Series at Illinois State University. The Illinois State University Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process.