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Current Issue: March 31, 2003
Volume 38, Number 16

Feminist theorist Dorothy Smith visits UNM April 15-18

SmithInternationally known feminist theorist Dorothy E. Smith will give the lecture “From Women’s Standpoint: Inventing a Sociology,” Wednesday, April 16, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Ortega Hall Reading Room.

A reception will be held in the lounge following the lecture.
Smith is professor emerita in the University of Toronto Sociology and Equity Studies in Education departments.

For more than 30 years she has developed a feminist sociology from a woman’s standpoint. Her most recent work has focused on the significance of texts for the organization of power.

“Our university is fortunate to host one of the world’s most accomplished feminist theorists. I hope that both the university community and the general public will take advantage of this opportunity to become acquainted with Dorothy Smith, whom I regard as one my field’s great treasures,” said Associate Professor of Sociology Jane C. Hood, visit organizer.

Smith’s April 15-18 visit to the UNM campus is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education Department of Language Literacy, and Social Studies.

Smith’s visit will also include meetings with groups of graduate students and faculty and a guest appearance at a graduate ethnography seminar.

In addition to hundreds of articles and book chapters, she is the author of “The Everyday World As Problematic: A Feminist Sociology” (1987), and “Writing the Social: Critique, Theory and Investigations” (1998).