Professor Carrie Baker

Gender Identity and Expression at Smith College

Professor Carrie Baker, the Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Chair of American Studies and professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender led a discussion on Gender Identity and Expression at Smith College.

For generations, Smith College has nurtured explorations challenging narrow and traditional notions of womanhood, gender and gender expression. In so doing, the College has opened the door to new possibilities for women to engage in study, work, politics, sport, and family life.

Professor Baker leads a conversation on how gender identity and expression have evolved over time, what it means to be a woman at Smith today and what the future might hold at the College and beyond. How have single-sex/gender educational environments changed over time? How might they continue to modify in light of our current socio-political environment?



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