Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

BREAKING BARRIERS – MAKING HISTORY:
UNC Women in the Humanities and Social Sciences since the 1960s – A Roundtable Conversation

Monday, 24 January 2011
5:00 – 7:00 pm
UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Incubator Room

Reception to follow

While women as a whole have made gains in academia in recent decades, women faculty still face inequality in their attempts to attain promotion and tenure and reach full professorship. Academic women face increasing challenges presented by a changing academic landscape regarding tenure and promotion and the demands of balancing work and family life. This roundtable with UNC women from different generations will discuss the experiences of women in the academy in general and at UNC in particular and explore how women’s place in the academy has changed over the last fifty years.

Invited participants include:

Prof. Michele Tracy Berger – UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Women’s Studies, Associate Professor

Jennifer Donnally M.A. – UNC Chapel Hill, History Department, Graduate Student

Prof. emeritus Gillian T. Cell – UNC Chapel Hill, History Department, first full-time affirmative action officer in 1983, retired Provost and Professor of History Emerita, College of William & Mary, and Chair

Prof. Jacquelyn Hall – UNC Chapel Hill, History Department, Julia Cherry Spruill Professor and Director of the Southern Oral History Program

Prof. emeritus Barbara Harris – UNC Chapel Hill, History Department, Professor and Director of the UNC Curriculum for Women’s Studies from 1993 to 2007

Prof. Milada Vachudova – UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Political Sciences, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for European Studies

The conversation will be moderated by Prof. Karen Hagemann, UNC Chapel Hill, History Department, since 2005 James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, Co-founder and Co-director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Women and Gender at the TU Berlin in 1995.

For more information please visit: http://www.unc.edu/gpc/