Posted: 3/11/19

TAMIU Women’s History Month Concludes Thursday


Women's History Month Logo

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students, faculty, administration and staff invite the public to join them for a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month.

All events are free and open to the public.

Scheduled events include:

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m. Student Center 231 --Drs. Fei Luo, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, Hongwei Wang, assistant professor of Mathematics, Wanzhu Shi, assistant professor of Public Administration, and Mimi Yang, graduate student, Department of Mathematics will discuss Chinese traditions and culture and highlight the role of women in Chinese society.

Monday March 25, 2019, 12-1 p.m.  Student Center 230 --Dr. Debbie Blackwell, associate professor of History, will present “Absolute Madness: A Brief History of Women’s Anger.” She will explore why anger in women is generally perceived so negatively, but also how much potential/power that anger can have to change entire societies, with a special focus on the U.S.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 1:00-2:30PM (STC: 236) --Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society at TAMIU, hosts an academic event, "Gender Studies in the Disciplines."   It will include talks by Dr. Ula Klein, Dr. Kathryn Klein, and Dr. María Reyes. The panelists will discuss what gender studies is and how it helps shape their research.

Gender studies as a discipline was an outgrowth of Women's Studies, which itself originated with the Women's Rights Movement of the 1970s. Both Women's Studies and Gender Studies focus on the ways in which men and women's lives are impacted by patriarchal socialization, and these areas of study have contributed to the popularization of studying women in history, but also in other disciplines.

For additional information on the University’s celebration of Women’s History Month, contact Dr. Peter Haruna, TAMIU professor of Public Administration and TAMIU Intercultural Events and Education Committee chair, at 956.326.2613, email pharuna@tamiu.edu or visit offices in  Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 313.

More of the University’s story is available on its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.