A Special Lecture Gender (In)equality in the US through the Lens of Social Institutions
speaker: Dr.Teresa Sobieszczyk
University of Montana, United States
Dr. Teresa Sobieszczyk will discuss gender (in)equality in America today. Her review of data for the main social institutions (family, education system, economy, political system, religion, and mass media) will offer insight into the persistence of gender stratification in the US. She will provide opportunities for participants to compare gender issues in their own countries with those in the US.
Short Biography: Dr. Teresa earned her Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell Unviersity, with minors in Southeast Asian Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. She is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Montana, where she also serves as a steering committee member for the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Her research interests and publications focus on international labor and marriage migration, gender and fertility decision making, and access to health care in remote rural areas. She has lived in Thailand for more than five years and is spending this spring collecting data on familial influence on marriage and labor migration in villages in Lamphun and Phayao provinces.