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Last modified: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

IU Press to celebrate women’s contributions to scholarship

Sept. 12, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Press will celebrate the contributions of women to academic scholarship on Sept. 26 as a unique group of IU scholars discuss their paths from research to publication.

Titled "Researching, Writing & Publishing," the event will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the President's Room at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. It will be followed by a reception and book exhibit from 6 to 7 p.m., featuring IU Press publications in women's and gender studies and books by IU women authors.


Janet Rabinowitch

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The panel will be introduced by IU First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie and closed by IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel. It will be moderated by Janet Rabinowitch, director of IU Press, and will feature faculty in diverse disciplines.

"IU Press is pleased to take this opportunity to honor the important contributions IU women faculty have made to scholarship and to Indiana University through their research and publications," Rabinowitch said.

Panelists will include Maria Bucur, professor of history and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Heidi Gealt, director of the IU Art Museum; Estelle Jorgensen, professor of music education in the Jacobs School of Music; Eileen Julien, professor of comparative literature; Audrey McCluskey, professor of African and African diaspora studies; and Suzanne Stetkevych, professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures. Bucur, Gealt, Julien, McCluskey and Stetkevych are faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Topics will include publishing and professional advancement; the research, writing and publishing process; choosing the right publisher for your field; furthering the discipline through publishing; the professional and personal rewards of research and publishing; and the impact of women's scholarship on the academy and the broader public. Panelists will share their experiences researching, writing and publishing in a lively discussion of the processes, challenges and rewards.

The event is supported in part by the Office for Women's Affairs. Everyone is welcome.