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Why Social Science? Because Misogyny Is Still Alive and Well and Women Still Don’t “Rule” Equally to Me

Oct 20, 2020

By Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger, PhD (Northern Arizona University), J. Cherie Strachan, PhD (Central Michigan University), Candice D. Ortbals, PhD (Abilene Christian University), and Shannon Jenkins, PhD (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth) Fifty years after Ruth Bader Ginsberg worked to secure…

Columbia University researchers to present talk based on sexual-assault research

Feb 20, 2020

Columbia University professors Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan will share their research into what college students want out of sexual encounters and how misunderstandings about sexual encounters may potentially translate into sexual assault, at a free, public talk taking place 6:30-7:30 p.m.,…

Progressive gender views may protect health of financially dependent men

Nov 26, 2019

As it becomes more common for women to be the breadwinner of their family, men’s health may be affected depending on their views on gender ideology, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers found that men who were financially dependent on their wives and who also had more traditional…

Unique graduate student cohort will explore gender and agriculture

Dec 19, 2018

Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study on gender and its relationship to agricultural production. "This student cohort will look at unexplored areas to yield…

Farmer Field School addresses food insecurity, gender inequality in Honduras

Aug 28, 2018

Studying for her dual-title doctoral degree in rural sociology and in international agriculture and development at Penn State, Paige Castellanos learned about the plight of families living in western Honduras, where many eke out a living in an economy marked by high poverty rates and subsistence…