Presentation Title

Study Abroad and Intercultural Feminism: English and American Experiences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

Women’s and Gender Studies

Mentor

Robert Kostick

Date & Time

April 9th at 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 282

Abstract

The Global Engagement course is an essential part of an Honors student’s experience. It gives them the opportunity to expand their world view and cultural understanding not only of nations abroad but also of the United States. This oral presentation focuses on the experiences of one student who stepped outside the typical Global Engagement experience and spent a semester in York, England. Utilizing knowledge gained in the Women’s and Gender Studies department and Honors courses, the student compared experiences and discussions of feminism and women’s issues in the United States and United Kingdom. Subsequent research revealed a divergence in the women’s history of each nation. Therefore, this presentation seeks to examine this historical disparity and its influence on modern feminism in both the United Kingdom and United States.

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Apr 9th, 3:15 PM

Study Abroad and Intercultural Feminism: English and American Experiences

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 282

The Global Engagement course is an essential part of an Honors student’s experience. It gives them the opportunity to expand their world view and cultural understanding not only of nations abroad but also of the United States. This oral presentation focuses on the experiences of one student who stepped outside the typical Global Engagement experience and spent a semester in York, England. Utilizing knowledge gained in the Women’s and Gender Studies department and Honors courses, the student compared experiences and discussions of feminism and women’s issues in the United States and United Kingdom. Subsequent research revealed a divergence in the women’s history of each nation. Therefore, this presentation seeks to examine this historical disparity and its influence on modern feminism in both the United Kingdom and United States.