Monday, September 16, 2013

Campus lecture to focus on feminism and media

Dr. Janell Hobson
ATHENS – The Ohio University Women’s Center is hosting a public lecture by Dr. Janell Hobson, "The Politics of Looking (And Not Looking) Like a Feminist" Thursday Oct. 10 in Walter Hall room 135 at 7 p.m. The event is being cosponsored by United Campus Ministry (UCM) and several other groups.

Dr. Hobson is an associate professor of Women’s Studies at the University at Albany State University of New York. She is the author of “Body as Evidence: Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender” and “Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture.” Hobson also writes and blogs for Ms. Magazine.

"In this lecture, I will interrogate the role of history, technology, and the politics of representation in visualizing feminist iconography,” Hobson said. “Expanding on key themes in my current book, Body as Evidence, which address media depictions of women of color and the digitization of this imagery, I will analyze Ms. Magazine's framing of my article, "Beyonce's Fierce Feminism," a text for which I had no control over its title or visual layout, and the social media reactions as a result.”

For information contact the Ohio University Women’s Center, (740) 593-9625 or email

Photo courtesy of Albany State University of New York

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