President's Diversity Lecture March 27 to Focus on Sexual Violence and Citizenship

GENESEO, N.Y. – Estelle B. Freedman, the Edgar E. Robinson professor in U.S. History at Stanford University, will present the President’s Diversity Lecture March 27 at 4:30 p.m. in SUNY Geneseo’s MacVittie College Union Ballroom.  Freedman will address “Sexual Violence and Citizenship: Rape and Race in American History.” The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Freedman is a U.S. historian specializing in women’s history and feminist studies. She is the co-founder of the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Freedman’s research interests focus on the history of women and social reform, including feminism and prison reform, as well as the history of sexuality. She is the author of more than a dozen books and articles, including “Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation,” “My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, & Labor History,” and “The Essential Feminist Reader.” Her current research focuses on the politics of rape in U.S. history.

Her contributions to teaching have been recognized by the Dinkelspiel Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education, the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Rhodes Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Stanford, and the Kahn-Van Slyke Graduate Mentoring Award at Stanford. She also has received numerous national research fellowships.

The President's Diversity Lecture Series began in 2004 and brings distinguished professionals to work closely with students, faculty and staff on issues related to diversity and deliver major public lectures concerning diversity and society.

Written by College Communications Intern Jennifer Kim.


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