Social justice expert Irvine to present on gender equality

Jill Irvine MugJill A. Irvine, co-director of the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma, will present a program on gender equality at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Irvine’s talk – “Exporting the Culture Wars: Global Organizing and Gender Equality” – is at 7 p.m. Monday (Oct. 26) at UNK’s Copeland Hall, room 140. The event, free and open to the public, is presented by UNK’s International Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies programs.

She will examine recent developments in organizing on behalf of gender equality around the world. Her talk will focus on the efforts of conservative U.S. women’s organizations to stop and redirect global campaigns for women’s rights and gender equality.

Irvine has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science and is presidential professor of gender and women’s studies at University of Oklahoma. She has published multiple articles and books focusing on gender, ethno-religious conflicts, and democratic transformations in southeastern Europe.


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