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Why Quebec Women Need a Secular State in the Pursuit of Gender Equality

Mar 19, 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Francine Descarries is a professor in the Department of Sociology at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a founding member of l’Institut de recherches et d’études féministes (IREF), also at l’UQAM. She is currently the scientific director of the Réseau québécois en études féministes (Québec network of feminist studies - RéQEF).

In the early 1980s, Professor Descarries authored one of the first Québec books on women and social reproduction, L’École rose … et les cols roses. In 2011, l’Université du Québec awarded her le Prix d’excellence en recherche et creation for her career achievement, and in 2012, she was the recipient of the Gender Award of the Royal Society of Canada for her contribution to “furthering our understanding of issues concerning gender”. Her current research interests focus on feminist theories and their conceptual frameworks, Québec’s women’s movement and gender issues in the private and public spheres.

This talk is open to the public.


Location:Senior Common Room, 305 Founders College
Sponsor:School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Posted by:Lindsay Gonder
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