Wendy Kohli, Professor of Educational Studies, discussed her recently published book, Feminisms and Educational Research, on February 28, 2012 at the Fairfield University Bookstore. Over forty people attended the talk, which was preceded by a reception and book signing by the author.
Professor Kohli opened her presentation with a ‘feminist quiz’ to engage the audience in a reflective conversation about their own experience with feminism. Once the group was warmed up by this lively interaction, the author gave an overview of her book—summarizing the key concepts and controversies within feminism, and connecting general issues in feminist research to educational contexts more particularly.
An eyeopener for many in the audience was the idea that there are many kinds of feminism, (hence the plural usage in the title) and that feminists have difficulty coming to agreement on a single definition.
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