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Clark State Humanities Colloquium Planned for Friday

Clark State Humanities Colloquium Planned for Friday

April 22, 2015

Clark State Community College will host a humanities colloquium on “Gender and Justice” on Friday, April 24 in LRC, Room 207-209 on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield. The event begins at 3 p.m.

“The colloquium is open to the entire community,” said Assistant Professor Therese Filicko. “We particularly hope that Clark State faculty, staff and students will take advantage of this opportunity, but the public is welcome to attend as well.”

The colloquium is an annual event, planned by a small group within the Arts and Sciences Division. The first colloquium was held during the 2011-12 academic year on the topic of "Earth, Water, Air and Fire: Elements of Sustainability.” Topics covered since the inaugural event have included: "Wired? How Should We View Technology in the Modern World?" and "Gotta Eat! Food and Culture.”

This year’s speakers are V. Denise James from the University of Dayton, Nancy A. McHugh and Brooke Wagner from Wittenberg University and Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr. from Miami University. Melinda Mohler from Clark State will be the moderator.
A Blackboard “Community Group” will be established for the colloquium. “This is a place to join a conversation about the issue, share thoughts, read some background materials and more,” said Filicko.

Refreshments will be served, and those who want to attend virtually can do so by contacting Therese Filicko at to obtain the invitation code.

Meet the Speakers
Dr. Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr. is an associate professor of philosophy and an affiliate in women's, gender and sexuality studies at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Her research interests focus on the intersection of epistemology and social political philosophy. In particular she is interested in questions about how one comes to know (or not know) about social injustices in light of the fact that we are not all affected by or experience social injustices in the same way.
Dr. Brooke Wagner is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at Wittenberg University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a feminist criminologist, Dr. Wagner’s academic work focuses on the intersections of gender, sex and deviance. Her work ranges from studying the construction of intimacy in postmodern society among deviant sex groups, to gender inequality within the criminal justice system, to official responses to sexual victimization. Though only residing in Clark County for three years, Dr. Wagner is very involved in the Springfield community. She has developed partnerships with the Clark County Re-entry Program, Opportunities for Individual Change, the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Partners Against Violence Everyday and Project Woman.
Dr. Nancy Arden McHugh is a professor of philosophy at Wittenberg University. She is the author of The Limits of Knowledge: Generating Pragmatist Feminist Cases for Situated Knowing (SUNY Press 2015) and Feminist Philosophies A-Z (University of Edinburgh Press 2007) and articles in feminist philosophy of science and epistemology. Nancy teaches as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at London Correctional Institute in London, Ohio.
Dr. Denise James' primary research interest is in American social and political philosophy. She joined the faculty at the University of Dayton in 2008. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her dissertation, titled "Critical Steps Towards a Creative Public Sphere for an Actually Existing American Democracy," concerns notions of social justice and local political participation.

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