The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem) meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 2pm in Social Sciences 2435 (unless otherwise noted).

Spring 2017 Calendar

January 26th: Myra Marx Ferree, Nona Gronert, Madeleine Pape
February 2nd: Half-baked ideas
February 9th: No meeting (SWS)
February 16th: Chiara Clio Packard
February 23rd: Jason Nolen
March 2nd: Casey Stockstill
March 9th: Miriam Barcus and Leanne Tigges
March 16th: Silke Roth
March 23rd: No meeting (Spring Break)
March 30th: Pamela Neumann
April 6th: Morgan Matthews
April 13th: Hae Yun Choo
April 20th: Di Wang
April 27th: Ann Orloff
May 4th: End of semester potluck

March 29, 2018
  • Femsem: SPRING BREAK

    March 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

    No meeting

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April 5, 2018
  • Femsem: Abby Letak

    April 5, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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April 12, 2018
  • Femsem: Michael Roll

    April 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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April 19, 2018
  • Femsem: Arian Ophir and Jessica Polos

    April 19, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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  • Thu

    Gendered political discussion and intersectional construction of political networks in the U.S.

    12:55 pm2435 Social Sciences

    Yangsun Hong, PhD student in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    Abstract: This article attempts to critically analyze the naively and widely accepted findings in the field of political communication about gender difference in political
    discussion based on feminist perspectives. I suggest the concept of discussion opportunity structure, which refers to the gendered construction of political discussion network. In other words, political discussion takes place based on reciprocal interactions with people,
    which are inevitably consequences of gender relations, or social structural
    positions more generally. Using this concept, I tries to identify gendered segregation
    of women’s discussion networks as a result of women’s limited discussion
    opportunity structure in three ways: gender segregation, social segregation,
    and ideological segregation. Then, I suggest intersectionality as a promising
    framework for examining gender difference in research on politics, because
    intersectional approach is able to shed light on the structural, situational,
    and institutional factors that construct women’s discussion networks, which are
    inevitably sexually, socially, and ideologically segregated.

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