Athens, Ga. – Janet Jakobsen, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and human rights at Barnard College and director of the Barnard College Center for Research on Women, will deliver the 19th annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture at the University of Georgia.
Jakobsen’s lecture, entitled “The Woman Question: Gender, Sexuality and Public Policy”, will be delivered on Friday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium in the Georgia Museum of Art. A reception honoring the Coley family will precede the lecture at 11:30 a.m. in the Georgia Museum of Art lobby. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Jakobsen received her Ph.D. from Emory University. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, and religion in American public life, social movements and feminist alliance politics, feminist and queer ethics, and global issues of economics and violence. Before entering academia, Jakobsen was a policy analyst and lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
She is the author of Secularisms, edited with A. Pellegrini (Duke University Press, 2008), Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, with A. Pellegrini (New York University Press, 2003; Beacon Press, 2004), Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence, edited with E. Castelli (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), and Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics (Indiana University Press, 1998), as well as many articles and chapters.
The Andrea Carson Coley Lecture hosted by the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia was endowed through a donation from Andrew and Kathy Coley in memory of their daughter, Andrea Carson Coley (1972-1993), who was a certificate candidate in Women’s Studies. Each spring, the lecture brings scholars conducting cutting-edge research in lesbian and gay studies to campus. This year’s lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia, the Georgia Museum of Art and the University of Georgia LGBT Resource Center.