Women's Studies http://wunc.org en New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally http://wunc.org/post/new-rti-center-studies-gender-and-imbalances-power-globally <p>RTI International has recently created a <a href="http://www.rti.org/page.cfm/Gender_Center">Global Gender Center</a> to study and find solutions for imbalances of power against women around the world.<br /><br /><br />Wendee Wechsberg directs the new organization and is doing field work in South Africa. She said many universities have researchers who study individual communities but the Global Gender Center will work to connect those experts. Priority issues include HIV, domestic violence and economic development.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31677 at http://wunc.org New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally Founder Of Duke's Women's Studies Department Discusses Evolution Of Women's Scholarship http://wunc.org/post/founder-dukes-womens-studies-department-discusses-evolution-womens-scholarship <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Jean Fox </span>O'Barr<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> was denied a teaching job at Duke University in the late </span>1960s<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">. The reason? Her gender.&nbsp; But later a few years later, with a shortage of professors, they asked </span>O’Barr<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> to join the political science department. She went on to found the Duke women's studies department and co-founded the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:49:14 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22568 at http://wunc.org Founder Of Duke's Women's Studies Department Discusses Evolution Of Women's Scholarship The Hidden Diaries Of A Young Jewish Woman http://wunc.org/post/hidden-diaries-young-jewish-woman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Out of the varied horrors of the Holocaust, a body of literature survives.&nbsp; The most famous voice belongs to Anne Frank.&nbsp; At 15-years-old, she wrote, “I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”&nbsp; It's hard to believe that anyone, even a child, can be so big-hearted.&nbsp;</p><p>Less well-known is the voice of an adult woman, Etty Hillesum.&nbsp; And her writing is finally getting its day in the sun.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:01:54 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 12011 at http://wunc.org The Hidden Diaries Of A Young Jewish Woman Black Feminism Today http://wunc.org/post/black-feminism-today <p>In 1970, Beverly Guy-Sheftall helped create the first women’s studies department at Spelman College, and it became the first and only department of its kind at a historically Black college.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 4131 at http://wunc.org Black Feminism Today Equal Pay Elusive For Women On Campus http://wunc.org/post/equal-pay-elusive-women-campus <p></p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8710 at http://wunc.org