Please join us for a virtual Fridays at Newcomb event and our 2021 Custard Lecture. Funded by Marla Custard (NC '91), this event brings speakers connected to the LGBTQ community to campus.
“Can a curricular intervention reduce sexual violence among college students? A multi-method evaluation of Tulane’s GESS 1900: Sex, Power, and Culture”
Dr. Katherine Johnson’s primary research interests are in the sociology of reproduction, which lies at the intersections of the sociology of gender, family, and health/healthcare. Her work addresses various reproductive health issues (e.g., infertility, abortion, childbirth, breastfeeding) as well as specific reproductive technologies (e.g., gamete donation, IVF, surrogacy) and the potential implications for (re)defining gender and family norms. She earned a dual degree PhD in sociology and demography from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Alyssa Lederer is an applied behavioral scientist and master certified health education specialist. Much of her work has focused on enhancing young people’s health through the design and evaluation of theory- and evidence-informed interventions, particularly in the areas of sexual health, nutrition, and physical activity. She is especially interested in the intersection between health education and behavior change. Dr. Lederer previously served as Chair of the American College Health Association (ACHA) Health Promotion Section and is the current Chair of the ACHA National College Health Assessment Advisory Committee.
All outgoing and incoming Newcomb executive board members should attend this transition meeting to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join our discussion of this month's Women, Law, and History reading group.
A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools by Rachel Devlin
The struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue and bring it to the Supreme Court. After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools. In A Girl Stands at the Door, historian Rachel Devlin tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers. She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools. Highlighting the extraordinary bravery of young black women, this bold revisionist account illuminates today's ongoing struggles for equality.
Khadijah Queen is the 2021 Arons Visiting Poet.
Khadijah Queen is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Anodyne (Tin House Books 2020); I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017), a finalist for the National Poetry Series, which was praised in O Magazine, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere as “quietly devastating,” and “a portrait of defiance that turns the male gaze inside out.” Earlier poetry collections include Conduit (Akashic / Black Goat 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011) and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books 2015). Her verse play Non-Sequitur (Litmus Press 2015) won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women's Performance Writing. Individual poems and prose appear in Poetry, Fence, Tin House, American Poetry Review, Buzzfeed, Gulf Coast, Poor Claudia, The Offing, jubilat, Memoir, Tupelo Quarterly, DIAGRAM, LitHub, New Delta Review, The Force of What's Possible and elsewhere. Her 2019 op-ed on poetry and disability, co-edited with Jillian Weise, appeared in The New York Times.
Queen received her Ph.D in English from the University of Denver, and her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. She is an Assistant Professor of creative writing at University of Colorado, Boulder, and serves as core faculty for the Mile-High MFA in creative writing at Regis University.
Brit Bennett reading and interview as the Zale-Kimmerling writer-in-residence.
Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her debut novel The Mothers was a New York Times bestseller, and her second novel The Vanishing Half was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and in 2021, she was chosen as one of Time’s Next 100 Influential People. Her essays have been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.
The Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program brings renowned woman-identified writers to the Tulane campus. Coordinated through the Newcomb Institute, the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program was established by Dana Zale Gerard, NC ‘85, and made possible by an annual gift from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation of Dallas, Texas. Since 2006, the program has been generously supported by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. In 2010, the program became fully endowed through a gift from Martha McCarty Kimmerling, NC’63, and known as the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program.
For more information on Brit Bennett, please visit www.prhspeakers.com