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“Internet Harassment and the Objectification of Women"


Philosopher and author Martha Nussbaum visited Rice to discuss “Internet Harassment and the Objectification of Women” on April 27th in Fondren Library’s Kyle Morrow Room.

Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. The founder and coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism, Nussbaum received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and her master’s and Ph.D. from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard, Brown and Oxford universities and has also served as a research adviser to the World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki.Nussbaum headshot

Nussbaum has received honorary degrees from 40 colleges and universities and has written more than 15 books, including the recently released “The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age.”

Her lecture was sponsored by Rice’s Program in Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities in the Center for the Study of Women Gender and Sexuality and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.