Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor, Sociology) organized the Sloan Work and Family Early Career Scholars Conference. The two day event, held October 14-15, 2009 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, brought together 27 recent Ph.D. recipients, 6 senior level scholars, and 3 publishers who shared common interests in work-family scholarship.
Lis Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services Program Director, and Rebecca Plante, Associate Professor of Sociology will discuss their new book, Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience. Belisa Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will also read from her chapter, “Can’t We All Just Move Beyond? Everyday Manifestations of the Black-White Binary.” The event is from 6 - 7 p.m. Friday, October 23, at "Buffalo Street Books" in the DeWitt Mall, 215 N. Cayuga St, Ithaca. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available.
Lis Maurer, LGBT Center program director, and Rebecca Plante, associate professor of sociology, have published their book, Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience. Recently released by Westview Press, it is a text intended for adoption in undergraduate courses on gender, women's studies, and sexualities, among other disciplines.
Stephen Sweet, associate professor of sociology; IC student Justine Lewis '11; and Judi Casey of Boston College have published their article, "Connecting Motherhood to Work: Teaching Resources and Strategies," in the journal Women’s Studies Quarterly.
The article will appear in the fall/winter 2009 issue.
Cosmospolitan interviewed seven college-age women about why they remain virgins. Sociology professor Rebecca Plante, who has studied the sexual habits of college students, commented on why these women choose to wait. "People tend to assume that these women are waiting for religious or moral reasons or they're prudes or they have sexual hang-ups," she said. "But often, it's that...