’21st Century Women: Confronting Postmodernity and Globalization’ Fisher Center Lecture – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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’21st Century Women: Confronting Postmodernity and Globalization’ Fisher Center Lecture

Professor of Education at the Rossier School of Education and affiliated scholar in the Center for Feminist Research and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California, Nelly Stromquist researches issues related to international development, education and gender. She will give a talk titled “21st Century Women: Confronting Postmodernity and Globalization” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, in the Geneva Room.

Specializing in questions concerned with gender, equity policies, educational innovations, and adult education in developing countries, particularly Latin America and West Africa, Stromquist is a foremost author on the question of education and globalization, and she also writes on literacy for women's citizenship. From her critical feminist approach, Stromquist examines postmodernism and globalization, including their implications for pedagogical and political practice within institutions of higher education. Her new book focuses on how transnational corporations directly and indirectly hold political influence on education and culture, and on transformations in ideas of education and of the university.

Stromquist is the author of “Education in a Globalized World: The Connectivity of Economic Power, Technology, and Knowledge,” and co-editor of “Distant Alliances: Promoting Education for Girls and Women in Latin America,” “Globalization and Culture: Integration and Contestation Across Countries,” “Politics of Educational Innovation in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Knowledge and Power,” and “Women in the Third World: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues.”

An open roundtable discussion with Nelly Peñaloza Stromquist will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, March 5, in the Fisher Center, Demarest Hall room 212.

Available readings: “Education in a Globalized World: The Connectivity of Economic Power, Technology, and Knowledge”; “Distant Alliances: Promoting Education for Girls and Women in Latin America”; “Globalization and Culture: Integration and Contestation Across Countries”; “Politics of Educational Innovation in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Knowledge and Power”; “Women in the Third World: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues”