Ohio State Speakers Present Denison University Convocation
Posted: October 30, 2001
Mary Margaret Fonow and Laurel Richardson, both from Ohio State University, will speak at an All-College Convocation set for 12 noon on Thursday (Nov. 8) in Slayter Auditorium. Fonow will discuss "Creative-Analytical Research Practices-Ethnography for the 21st Century," and Richardson will present "Reflections on the Meanings and Representation of Feminist Methodology." This lecture is free and open to the public.
Richardson is a professor of sociology, emeritus, at Ohio State University, and currently is a visiting professor in the cultural studies program at the College of Education.
Richardson has written numerous books includingFields of Play: Constructing an Academic Life. She has published more than 100 articles, and is the author of more than 50 book reviews. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1956 from the University of Chicago and her doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1963. She is currently working on two books:Putting My House in Order, an analysis of women's interpretive work later in life, andMixed Messages: Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity in Everyday Life.
Fonow is an assistant professor in the department of women's studies at OSU and served as the assistant director at the Center for Women's Studies from 1987 to 1996. Her research interests include union feminism, feminist methodology and pedagogy, and gender and social movements.
Fonow is currently working on her first book,Forging Feminism: Women's Activism in the United Steelworker of America, and has published numerous articles and essays. She is a member of the OSU Labor Advisory Board, National Women's Studies Association, American Sociological Association, and Sociologists for Women in Society. Fonow earned her bachelor's degree from Ohio University in 1971 and both her master's (1973) and doctoral (1977) degrees from Ohio State University.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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