Challenging #metoo myths this Thursday with Dr. Rebecca Gill

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This Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m., speaker Dr. Rebecca Gill will be discussing the #metoo movement and the struggles it has within our current legal systems in TAMU-CC’s Bay Hall 103.

Gill is the director of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada and is an associate professor for Political Science at the University of Nevada. According to the university’s website, “Gill brings a decidedly interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to understanding important social issues involving law, courts and social norms.”

After sharing her own #metoo story at a conference, Gill has partnered with many others to gather insights from women to study gender discriminations, securing $25,000 grant in 2018 from the American Political Science Association to do so. There are plans to publish these findings in the future.

This expertise is what Gill will be using to discuss the importance of the #metoo movement and the challenges it faces.“She will be speaking on how the structure of our institutions and the narrative undergirding our culture make it difficult to address #metoo,” said Dr. Shane A. Gleason, an assistant professor of Political Science at TAMU-CC and one of the coordinators for this event. “She will speak specifically about the role of empathy and narrative in changing that.”

If you can’t make it to this important talk, Gill will also be giving a presentation titled “A Good Judge? Measurement and Mayhem in Judicial Performance Evaluations” on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Island Hall 267.

 

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Dr. Rebecca Gill will speak this Thursday on the challenges the #metoo movement faces in current systems and what can be done to fix it.