Women's Studies Program to Host Gender and Gender Identity Colloquium

The colloquium will feature Jessica Luther, author of ‘Unsportsmanlike Conduct,’ as the keynote speaker.

Jessica Luther

Jessica Luther

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Women's Studies Program will host its eighth annual Gender and Gender Identity Colloquium, which is open to the public. There will be a variety of sessions, all of which are free, discussing gender and sexuality. This year it will feature Jessica Luther, author of "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape," as the keynote speaker. A book signing will follow her presentation.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday (Oct. 21). Luther will speak at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Matador Room of the Student Union Building, 15th Street and Akron Avenue

CONTACT: Tricia Earl, coordinator, Women's Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335 or patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu

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Women's Studies Program

Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.

Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.

The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.