The Center for Gender Studies Invites You                                                   to Attend, to Participate in --  
The Sixth Radford University Student Research                                                 
Conference on Gender ~  March 31st, 2001 
The Keynote Address:    "Getting Physical in Theory and Practice ..."

To Be Given
                   By:                         Dr. Martha McCaughey
     This keynote address combines Dr. McCaughey's work on the women's self-defense movement, her work studying the embodiment of evolutionary (ie, Darwinian) narratives about male sexuality, and the importance of studying gender and the body more generally.
     Martha McCaughey, author of Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women's Self-Defense, has left her positions at Virginia Tech and is now the Director of Women's Studies at Applachian State University. Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Tech. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. McCaughey's scholarly work examines the embodied discourses of gender, sexuality, and aggression. Focusing on scientific narratives, popular culture, and feminist theory, her work has been published in Hypatia, Science as Culture, GLQ, masculinities, Teaching Sociology, and in No Angels: Women Who Commit Violence, edited by Alice Myers and Sarah Wight (Pandora 1996).
     She is currently co-editing with Neal King the forthcoming book, Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies (University of Texas Press), on violent women in film and teaches courses in women's studies, science and technology studies, and sociology. McCaughey serves on the editorial board of Gender & Society and is a member of several academic associations in her areas of study. She does not represent any self-defense or self-defense-related organization. If you haven't done so already, please visits the following sites for further information:
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