Dr. Irene Hanson Frieze:

Keynote Speaker for the Fourth Radford University
Research Conference on Gender, April 17, 1999

          The title of Dr. Frieze's keynote address is:

Responding to a Changing World:            
Women's Roles in Post-Communist Eastern Europe

          Irene Hanson Frieze is Professor of Psychology, Business Administration, and Women's Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland. She has always been interested in travel and foreign cultures and has lectured abroad in places such as Russia, Germany, and Poland.

Past Keynote Speakers

1998:  Dr. Mary Crawford
  Director: Women's Studies
  University of Connecticut

1997:  Dr. Meredith Kimball
  Professor: Psychology
  & Women's Studies
  Simon Fraser University

1996:  Dr. Katherine Allen
  Professor: Family Studies
  & Faculty Affiliate,
  Center for Gerontology
  Virginia Tech
Dr. Frieze's Photograph: © Chuck Wyrostok/APPALIGHT
© Chuck Wyrostok/APPALIGHT

In 1989, she was a faculty member of Semester at Sea, in which she spent four months on a ship that sailed around the world. This was during the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of the end of the cold war. Dr. Frieze was interested in how these rapid changes would affect the young adults in Central and Eastern Europe. She initiated a project to study these changes, in collaboration with researchers in 10 different countries. Dr. Frieze has traveled frequently to this part of the world and will be speaking about some of her experiences during the years between 1989 and 1998.
 Professor Frieze is a recipient of a distinguished publication award from the Association for Women in Psychology and has been a recipient of Faculty Exchange Program and Fulbright Research Fellowships. Her current research interests include attitudes about work and gender roles in Central and Eastern Europe, gender and career motivation, violence and victimization, career choice, and love and intimacy in close relationships. Professor Frieze has published numerous articles on these and other interests.

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