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CSWGS Presents the Third Year of the Gray/Wawro Lectures in Gender, Health and Well-being


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Through the generous support of Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, this lecture series recognizes health as a matter of physical and social wellbeing and highlights gender as a key factor determining opportunity and quality of life. Each lecture brings to Houston a leading scholar whose work inspires deeper understanding of the gender features underlying urgent health concerns and fosters public conversation that can prompt informed action toward a more just world.

Learn more about the first year of the series.

Learn more about the second year of the series.

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Arlie Hochschild
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
University of California at Berkeley

"The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times"

Thursday, September 20, 2012   6 PM

McMurtry Auditorium

Duncan Hall




Laura Carlsen 

Americas Program of the Center for International Policy
"The Human Costs of Mexico's Drug War: Health Effects on Women, Migrants and Youth"

Thursday, October 25, 2012   6 PM

Anderson Family Commons

McNair Hall




Byllye Avery 

Founder of the Black Women's Health Imperative
"The State of Women's Health Today: An Unfinished Agenda"

Thursday, February 7, 2013   6 PM

McMurtry Auditorium

Duncan Hall




Katrina Karkazis 

Senior Research Scholar
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
"Gender Verification Policies in Elite Sport:
Fair Play and the Question of Medical Need"

Thursday, April 4, 2013  6 PM

McMurtry Auditorium

Duncan Hall





All lectures take place on the Rice University campus, and are free and open to the public.

RSVP's are required: email rsvp.to.cswgs@rice.edu.

An interactive campus map is available at: http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

For more information or additional directions, call 713.348.2162.