Arlene Stein to discuss the Right's gender wars March 13

Arlene Stein

Arlene Stein, distinguished professor of sociology at Rutgers University and author of The Stranger Next Door, will be giving a talk on March 13 titled, "The Right's Gender Wars and the Assault on Democracy."

Stein’s research focuses on the intersection of gender, sexuality, culture, and politics. The author or editor of nine books, she received the American Sociological Association’s Simon and Gagnon Award for career contributions to the study of sexualities. She teaches courses on the sociology of gender and sexuality, culture, self and society, and trauma/memory, and writing within and beyond academia. A former director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers, she serves on the graduate faculty of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies.

Her latest book is Unbound: Transgender Men and the Transformation of Identity (Pantheon, 2018). She is also the author of The Stranger Next Door, an ethnography of a Christian conservative campaign against lesbian/gay rights, which explores clashing understandings of religion and sexuality in American culture. The book, which received the Ruth Benedict Book Award, recently has been re-released with an updated preface by the author in the context of an even more deeply divided nation.

Stein's talk will be held 7 p.m. Monday, March 13, in room 110 of the Knight Law Center, Eugene, Oregon. Livestreaming will be available.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics’ Public Affairs Speaker Series. Cosponsored by UO Sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.