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W&L Professors Discuss Feminist Activism on WMRA

Washington and Lee professors Ellen Mayock and Domnica Radulescu appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” show on Thursday, Dec. 1, to discuss their book Feminist Activism in Academia: Essays on Personal, Political and Professional Change (McFarland, 2010).

Mayock, professor of Spanish, and Radulescu, professor of French and head of W&L’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, edited the volume, which features 11 essays on such topics as abortion-rights activism, authority in the classroom, feminist mentoring, the role of women’s studies programs, division of labor, and the role of theater and performance in enacting lasting change.

Both Mayock and Radulescu contributed essays, as did Robin M. LeBlanc, professor of politics at W&L and acting head this term of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

“Virginia Insight,” hosted by Tom Graham, is a live call-in show. It can be heard on WMRA at 89.9 in Lexington, 90.7 in Harrisonburg and 103.5 in Charlottesville.

Listen to the archived program below:

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