GENEVA, N.Y.- Micaela di Leonardo, professor of anthropology, gender studies, and performance studies, and graduate director of gender studies at Northwestern University, will speak on the ethnography of New Haven, Conn., as part of the Fisher Center lecture series. Her presentation, “Home in New Haven: Gender, Race, and History in an American City,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Colleges' campus. A follow-up discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, in the Fisher Center.
Di Leonardo's work deals with race, gender, ethnicity, and class formation in research and anthropology. She is concerned with the embeddedness of gender and race/ethnicity in anthropological history, and an effort to reorient and channel research in these domains.
Di Leonardo is the author of Exotics at Home: Anthropologies, Others, American Modernity, co-editor of The Gender/Sexuality Reader: Culture, History, Political Economy, and editor of Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge: Feminist Anthropology in the Postmodern Era. She serves on the Editorial Board of the American Anthropologist and Social Archaeology, and the advisory board for the Wenner Gren Foundation.
The Fisher Center was endowed with a $1 million gift from Emily and Richard Fisher, whose son Alexander graduated from Hobart College in 1993. Creation of the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men reflects a perfect intersection of the Colleges' coordinate history and trends in the study of gender throughout academe.
The event is free and open to the public.