The personal is the political has been a part of the American vocabulary since at least the 1960s. Initially this argument was a source of identity and politics-making in the male public arena, not the female domestic space. Recently, this personal has been targeted in both Western Europe and North America where varying nationalist resurgences have resulted in anti-choice legislation. In response, some American states have passed reproductive-speciﬁc protections through legislative acts of their own. Against the backdrop of culture war, what does this renewed attention to female agency and their bodies say about our broken, polarized present? What prospects lay ahead for women? And more importantly, what perils?
Dr. Nancy Mezey – Dean of the Honors School
Dr. Rekha Datta – Interim Provost
Host and Organizer
Dr. L. Benjamin Rolsky
Anne C. Deepak – Associate Professor of Social Work
Sasha N. Canan – Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
Lazara G. Paz-Gonzalez – Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Health Studies
The Provost’s Office, The School of Humanities & Social Science and the Department of History & Anthropology in conjunction with the Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies, The University Library, The Leon Hess Business School, The School of Education, The School of Social Work, and The Honors School.