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04/12/2018

Internationally Recognized Author Cynthia Enloe to Conclude Leadership and Social Change Series

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 Enloe will give a lecture on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Dina’s Place.
 . It is free and open to the public. Her talk, “#MeToo the World Over: Hollywood to Kabul to Beijing,” explores the American tendency to assume any headline-worthy movement in the United States is uniquely an American one.

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Cynthia Enloe
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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Winthrop University’s Leadership and Social Change Series will conclude next week with a visit from acclaimed author, researcher and professor Cynthia Enloe.

Enloe will give a lecture on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Dina’s Place. It is free and open to the public. Her talk, “#MeToo the World Over: Hollywood to Kabul to Beijing,” explores the American tendency to assume any headline-worthy movement in the United States is uniquely an American one. However, Enloe explains how the actual politics of sexual abuse and the resistant against that abuse is international, including in warzones and peaceful societies where misogyny is considered normal.

In addition to serving as research professor in the Departments of International Development, Community and the Environmental, Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Enloe has published 15 books on international relations, militarism, gender and war. Her books include “The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging Persistent Patriarchy;” “Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women’s Lives” and “Emma’s War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War.”

Her awards include:

*The Susan B. Northcutt Award, presented annually by the Women’s Caucus for International Studies to recognize “a person who actively works toward recruiting and advancing women and other minorities in the profession, and whose spirit is inclusive, generous, and conscientious.”

*The Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement in Peace Studies Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA).

*The Charles Haskins Award from the American Council of Learned Societies.

*Named to the Gender Justice Legacy Wall, installed in the International Crimes Court at The Hague.

The Leadership and Social Change series resulted from events in the fall of 2017 when Winthrop students held activities on campus and in the community concerning race relations. The series gives students the opportunity to learn to be proactive, utilizing the expertise on campus and building on the university’s strategic initiatives on civic engagement and diversity.

The series is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology and South Carolina Humanities.

For more information, contact Jennifer Disney, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, at 803/323-4668 or disneyj@winthrop.edu.

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