Professor of the Week!

Dr. Lisa Wilkinson!

Dr. Wilkinson with her daughter and daughter-in-law

Department: Religion and Philosophy

What Gender Studies class(es) are you teaching?: Feminist Theories and Philosophies of Race and Gender

What have you learned/discovered through teaching classes on gender?: I continue to learn how much more smart, aware, and in some ways vulnerable to sexism and genderism students are today, and yet…working with students in classes on Gender always gives me hope that we need not continue to think and act in sexist ways; we can do better.

Why is gender studies important?: Doing gender and being gendered are two of the most significant ways we understand ourselves as human, so unless we take time and energy to understand what gender is and how gender works we do ourselves and others a deep injustice.

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