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    Faculty Award of Merit Presented to Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

    Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is Associate Professor of History of Art and affiliated faculty in Latin American and Latino Studies, Cinema Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. She received her Ph.D. in art history from Stanford University and then held an appointment as an assistant professor of History of Art and African and African American Studies at Harvard University for five years before coming to the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the National Portrait Gallery; has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship...
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    Graduate Research Colloquium: James Joshua Coleman (Josh) (Graduate School of Education) and Peter Harvey (Sociology) 

    Peter Harvey (Sociology) Gender Theory and Class: Bridging the Theoretical Divide Within sociology, gender theory and the theorizing of masculinities was originally built on ethnomethodological foundations that were highly sensitive to the micro-interactional context. And yet popular formulations within these theoretical traditions – such as “doing gender,” “multiple masculinities,” and “hegemonic masculinity” – are typically deployed de-contextually, thereby implying a consistency of gendered behavior across interactions. Meanwhile, the dominant theorizing of class – namely, Bourdieu’s work on “cultural capital,” “habitus,” and “social reproduction” – makes little pretense to be interactional. Rather, children are depicted as being socialized into classed norms that are largely fixed...