Villanova University Gender and Women’s Studies Program Presents 25th Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference

Award-Winning Author and Sociologist C. J. Pascoe to be Keynote Speaker

CJ Pascoe

Villanova, PA – The Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University will present its 25th Annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Research Conference at 1 p.m. Friday, April 4 in the Connelly Cinema on the University’s Main Campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

This year, Villanova’s Gender and Women’s Studies Department is joining forces with the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium, founded in 1993 to provide a forum for the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Programs of the area’s universities and colleges.   The conference will be expanded to include students at area schools such as the University of Delaware, Haverford College, Temple University, and others. 

The University will welcome C. J. Pascoe, a sociology professor at the University of Oregon, as the conference’s keynote speaker.  Pascoe will deliver a lecture titled, “Bullied: Youth, Gender and Homophobia.”  She is the author of the book, Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity in High School, which won the America Educational Research Association’s 2007 Book of the Year Award.  Her research, focusing on gender, youth, homophobia, sexuality and new media, has also been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Sexuality Magazine and Inside Higher Ed.

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