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NCCU Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium

North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host the inaugural research symposium, “Gender Matters: Intersections of Race, Class and Sexuality” on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Miller Morgan Building, at 500 Nelson St. on NCCU’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Stephanie Troutman, Ph.D., an African-American feminist scholar and assistant professor in University of Arizona’s Department of English will deliver the keynote address.

Her lecture will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by student poster discussions and panel discussions with professors from various colleges and universities.

Troutman has authored several scholarly articles, papers and literary works. She serves as the editor of the new book series “Queering Teacher Education Across Contexts.” Currently, she is working on her forthcoming book,“The Mountaintop: African American Life, Culture and the Road to the Doctorate.” 

Troutman received two bachelor’s degrees in English and film technology and screenwriting from the University of Central Florida. She also earned a master’s in reading and literacy from Stetson University and a dual doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction and women’s studies from Pennsylvania State University.

The College of Arts and Sciences at NCCU introduced the Women’s and Gender Studies in fall 2016. The move made NCCU the first historically black college and university (HBCU) in the University of North Carolina system to offer the course offerings. The interdisciplinary program prepares students to think critically about structures of power, privilege and identity, while exploring intersections of gender, race, class, religion, sexuality and other aspects of social structures affecting women’s equality. It also explores global experiences of women, with an emphasis on women of the African diaspora. 

For more information, contact Shauntae White, Ph.D., at sbwhite@nccu.edu or (919) 530-7109.


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