Clyde Wilcox, professor of government at Georgetown University, will speak on “Evangelical Women and Feminism” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Geneva Room of Warren Hunting Smith Library. His visit is part of the Fisher Center's spring series.
The roundtable discussion will be from 9 to 10 a.m. the next day in The Fisher Center, Demerest 212.
Wilcox will speak on the ways gender, religion and politics are incarnated in two very different activist women’s groups in the United States today.
Concerned Women for America, whose mission includes protecting and promoting Biblical values, is considerably more conservative than the National Organization of Women, founded in 1966 by author Betty Friedan, who was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.
Wilcox writes on public opinion and electoral behavior, religion and politics, gender politics, the politics of social issues such as abortion, gay rights, and gun control, interest group politics, campaign finance, and science fiction and politics. He has authored, coauthored, edited, or co-edited more than 20 books.
He and HWS professor Craig Rimmerman are co-editing “The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage,” forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Wilcox worked at the Federal Election Commission and taught at Union College.