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Mon Apr 10 11:17:58 EDT 2006

Transitions Series: Myths of Academia
Monday, April 10, 2006
4:00-5:00 p.m., Hall of Graduate Studies, 119
Cosponsored by Graduate Career Services and Women Mentoring Women

The Transitions Series has been created to advise graduate students
openly about what to expect and how to be successful as they move beyond
graduate school.  In this session, Professor Janet Jakobsen from Barnard will
address what being a faculty member is really like verses the myths graduate
students and junior faculty may have been led to believe.

Jakobsen is Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women and a
Professor of Women's Studies.  She teaches feminist and queer theories,
sexuality studies, theories of women's activism, and a course on religion,
gender, and violence.  Professor Jakobsen's research interests include:
feminist and queer ethics; religion, gender, and sexuality in American public
life; social movements and feminist alliance politics; and global issues of
economics and violence.  She is an appointed member of the Commission on the
Status of Women in the Profession of the American Academy of Religion, and is a
member of other organizations including the Society for Philosophy and Public
Affairs and the Society for Values in Higher Education.  She came to Barnard
from the University of Arizona.  Before entering the academy, she was a policy
analyst and lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

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