March 25, 2010


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Alyssa Schneebaum, Class of '06, will give the talk, "LGB Households and the Economic Crisis: Impacts and Responses," on Wednesday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University. She also will speak in several academic classes while she is on campus.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by Department of Economics, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender, the Women's Resource Center, FLAG&BT, and the Office of LGBT Awareness.

Schneebaum is a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she also will earn an advanced graduate certificate in women, gender and sexuality studies. She has been selected as a research fellow at the Center for Gender and Excellence at Orebro University in Sweden for next year.

Her publications include the articles, "Gendered Aspects of the Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment," under review at Feminist Economics; "Poverty in the Lesbian and Gay Community in the United States," under review at Social Science Quarterly; and a book review of Class Questions: Feminist Answers by Joan Acker, for Feminist Economics.

A graduate of Bucknell with degrees in economics and women's studies, Schneebaum received the University's Louis W. Robey Prize as the senior best exemplifying the aims of a Bucknell education As a sophomore she received the Bridge Builder Leadership Award, for working across the usual boundaries of campus life to bring together student groups, students and faculty/staff, or students and area residents for a program or project; and as a junior, she received the Change Agent Leadership Award, given to the student who has shown the courage and vision to advocate actively for positive change. She was a member of the Bucknell University varsity softball team for three years.

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