Keynote Speakers

Dr. Susan BordoOur morning keynote speaker is Dr. Susan Bordo, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Bordo’s work includes The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture;  Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body; Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J.; The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private; The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen; and most recently The Destruction of Hillary Clinton.

 Dr. Patricia Hill CollinsOur afternoon keynote speaker is Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland-College Park and the  Charles Phelps Taft Emeritus Professor of Sociology within the Department of African American Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Collins’ work includes Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology; Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice; Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment; Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism; From Black Power to Hip Hop: Essays on Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism; Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media and Democratic Possibilities; On Intellectual Activism; and Intersectionality.