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March 1, 2004
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Cynthia Enloe will give the lecture," The Militarization of Us and Us and Them: American Civilians, American Soldiers and Iraqi Women," Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
The lecture, which is open to the public without charge, is sponsored by the women's and gender studies program at Bucknell.
Professor of government at Clark University, Enloe served as director of the university's women's studies program for eight years. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Connecticut College and a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.
Much of Enloe's work focuses on the struggle of women in developing countries to gain a political voice. Her research on how militaries, governments and corporations shape women's lives has received international acclaim.
Her career includes a year as an Invited Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University, as well as five years as an honorary professor of political science at the University of Wales' department of international politics.
Other distinctions include a Ford Foundation International Conflict Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend, and Fulbright grants that facilitated her research in Malaysia and Guyana.
Among Enloe's books are: Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics, The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War, and Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives.
"Cynthia Enloe's groundbreaking work amplifies the scope of international relations scholarship, bringing the women who are often invisible in this field to its very center," said Molly Dragiewicz, director of theWomen's Resource Center at Bucknell.
"Complex yet accessible, Enloe's work examines the ways the militarization reaches beyond the borders of military bases into the lives of ordinary women every day."