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Faculty Consortium on Sex, Gender and Sexuality

The Faculty Consortium on Sex, Gender and Sexuality is a group of faculty who teach courses related to sex, gender, and sexuality. This page provides information about the Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium Lecture and the faculty consortium.


Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium Lecture

"Social Class and Gendered Burdens: Motherhood and Fatherhood in Unequal Times"
Marianne Cooper, Stanford University

Thursday, October 1, 7 p.m.
Vollum Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public

Marianne Cooper is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and an affiliate of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. She was the lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, and is a contributor to LeanIn.org. She is an expert on gender, family, work, and social inequality, and writes, speaks, and consults about these issues for media outlets, professional groups, and companies. Her book Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times examines how families are coping in an insecure age. She earned a PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley. In this talk, Cooper will discuss how gender and social class intersect to shape who worries about what in families. Drawing from Cut Adrift, she will focus on the specific kinds of burdens carried by mothers and fathers, from rich to poor, and how growing inequality and rising economic insecurity shapes those burdens. Cooper’s talk highlights how difficult economic times have deep psychological reverberations for parents across the class spectrum, from middle and working-class mothers weighed down by pressing financial worries to affluent fathers weighed down by financial planning.

Sponsored by departments of anthropology, art, biology, classics, dance, economics, English, French, German, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, Russian, sociology, Spanish, and theatre, and the Krause Economics Lectures Fund, David Robinson Memorial Fund for Human Rights, Dean of the Faculty, Office of Institutional Diversity, Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, and Center for Teaching and Learning.

2015-16 Sex, Gender and Sexuality Courses

FA 15: Gender and Theatre (THEA 280), Kate Bredeson
FA 15: Sex, Gender and Political Theory (POL 394), Tamara Metz
FA 15: Language, Sex, Gender and Sexuality (LING 335), Kara Becker
FA 15: Feminisms in Comparative Perspective (SOC 320), Alexandra Hrycak
SP 16: Economics of Population, Gender, and Race (ECON 364), Denise Hare
SP 16: Anthropology of Sex and Gender (ANTH 344), Char Makley

Faculty who teach about Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Kara Becker, Linguistics.
Kate Bredeson, Theatre.
Kris Cohen, Art History.
Jacqueline Dirks, History.
Hannah Kosstrin, Dance.
Charlene Makely, Anthropology.
Tamara Metz, Political Science.
Michael Thomas Taylor, German.
Kjersten Whittington, Sociology.

Teaching Resources

Charlene Makley’s Sexism and Racism in Advertising Website.