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Hamline to host renowned feminist scholar on November 30



Professor Sara Evans of the University of Minnesota will be on campus Tuesday, November 30 for Hamline's annual Humanities Symposium lecture series.

This year’s symposium theme celebrates ninety years of women’s right to vote. Evans will deliver a keynote address, open to the public, entitled, “From Victoria Woodhull to Hillary Clinton: Women, the Presidency, and Public Life.”

She will also give a lunch-time lecture, “Personal Politics/Identity Politics: Second Wave Genius or the Weakest Link?” and host a coffee hour discussion.

“We are excited to bring a scholar of Professor Evans’ caliber to campus. She is among the top scholars of American women's history, and her work has helped a number of academic fields expand their thinking about issues of civil rights and social justice,” said Hamline professor Kristin Mapel Bloomberg.

Evans is recognized as a leader in feminist scholarship and has contributed to this area as a director of the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota and as a consultant and member of the board of editors for the journal Feminist Studies.

Her numerous research awards include her appointment as a Fellow for the Society of American Historians as well as honors from the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Academy of Sciences. Her books include Personal Politics: The Roots of Women’s Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left and Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century’s End.

The Hamline University Symposium on the Humanities was created to ensure a heightened visibility and strengthened commitment to the humanities at Hamline. The symposium is funded by the Endowed Chair in the Humanities, which is held by a distinguished professor from a central discipline in the humanities. The chair's activities and the symposium lecture series work together to raise the visibility of the humanities at Hamline and to signal the importance the university places on this central intellectual area.

“Personal Politics/Identity Politics: Second Wave Genius or the Weakest Link?” For this lunch lecture, in Sorin Dining Hall room A and B, 1535 Englewood Avenue, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Bring your own lunch (or RSVP here ASAP for a free cafeteria lunch).  

Informal Coffee Hour with Sara Evans
Meet Professor Evans and continue the conversation from lunch or begin a new conversation. This event is from 2:30–4 p.m. in the Student Center HUB, 1551 Hewitt Avenue.

“Victoria Woodhull to Hillary Clinton: Women, the Presidency and Public Life”The keynote lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room, 1535 Taylor Avenue on Hamline’s Saint Paul campus.

All events are free and open to public. For more information please contact Kristin Mapel Bloomberg at 651-523-2091 or kbloomberg@hamline.edu