Women’s Studies conference to take place this weekend, April 10-11


Susan Hirsch, ICARMarshall’s Women’s Studies program will conduct its biennial conference this Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington.

Titled “Women and Gender in the Social and Natural Worlds: A Rural Perspective,” the conference will explore a multi-disciplinary perspective of the roles, experiences, struggles and triumphs of women in rural areas.

Friday night’s activities will begin with a 6:30 p.m. keynote address by Dr. Susan F. Hirsch, a cultural anthropologist and professor in the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. She will be speaking about “Mining Mountains and Metaphors: The Gender/Nature Question through Contemporary Activism,” which is related to her recent book, Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia. This event will take place on Marshall’s Huntington campus in Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center.

To register for the full conference, persons may visit the following link: www.marshall.edu/womenstu/conference/conference-registration.

For more information contact Dr. Laura Michele Diener (diener@marshall.edu), assistant professor of history and director of women’s studies at Marshall.


Photo: Dr. Susan F. Hirsch will deliver the keynote address for the Marshall University Women’s Studies program’s biennial conference at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, in Foundation Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.