Denison Hosts Jackie Blount to Discuss History of Sexuality and Gender in Public Schools
Posted: January 27, 2003
Jackie Blount, associate professor of historical, philosophical and comparative studies in education at Iowa State University, will visit Denison University to discuss "Fit to Teach: Same-Sex Desire, Gender and School Work in the 20th Century." Sponsored by the Academic Lecture Fund and education department, Blount will address the history of sexual and gender transgression in public school employment. This convocation, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 3) in Slayter Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Blount earned her bachelor's (1983), master's (1989) and doctoral (1993) degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Blount is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, American Educational Research Association, American Educational Studies Association and History of Education Society. Blount received both the Early Achievement in Teaching Award (1997) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services Award for Academic Excellence from Iowa State University and Thomas Urban Award for Research Education (1997) from the American Educational Studies Association foundation.
Blount is the author of two books,Gender Rebels in Schoolwork 1850-2000andDestined to Rule the Schools: Women and the Superintendency, 1873-1995, which won the AESA Critics' Choice Book Selection in 1998. She has published articles in numerous magazines including the Journal of School Leadership, International Journal of Education and Harvard Educational Review.
During her visit Blount will also be guest lecturing in the honors seminar course "Diversity Issues in Education."
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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