Reflections on Gender Studies at an American Faith-Based Institution in the Age of Trump
In the name of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology SAS, we invite you to a guest lecture by a foreign guest, Cheri Larsen Hoeckley (Westmont College, USA). The lecture, titled “Reflections on Gender Studies at an American Faith-Based Institution in the Age of Trump,” will take place on November 14, 2023, at 13:30 in the meeting room of the ÚESA SAS, v. v. i. at Klemensova 19 in Bratislava. You can also join the event online using the following link and password: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85689227470?pwd=cHyy8iL46PKpoHrZpybNtoHPC9AMa1.1
Beginning with a case study of the founding of a Gender Studies program at one small US liberal arts college with Evangelical institutional commitments, this paper will offer reflections on the challenges of sustaining that intellectual project through the era that brought Donald Trump to power. Drawing from second- and third-wave feminist theorists, the paper will also make observations on the institutional significance of sustaining the Gender Studies program and the intellectual and communal rewards for students and faculty involved in the program, especially with the rise of white patriarchal Christian nationalism in the US.