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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Future: Women

Patrizia Longo, Mary Hawkesworth, Joan Tronto, Pamela S. Katz, Lois Wasserspring, Jane Bayes.

The six papers look at global patterns in the gendered division of labor, the gendered effects of globalization, transnational migration, citizenship, and care, and reproductive rights and technologies. What links them is the gender lens they use in interrogate, critique and construct counter-statements in relation to the reigning pieties of the times. They explore the state of the literature with regard to the relationship between the neoliberal enterprise, new and old gendered labor patterns, and new and old forms of gender knowledge, to speculate on possible future developments.


Patrizia Longo  (United States)
Professor of Politics
Department of Politics
Saint Mary's College of California

Professor Patrizia Longo was born and raised in Italy where she studied languages (English, German and French) before coming to the United States. She received her Bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. She is associate professor in the Department of Politics at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, where she teaches courses in political theory and women and politics. She is the author of a book on Rousseau, The Myth of Glaucus: Rousseau’s Modern Quest for Authenticity, and several articles in scholarly journals. She has been the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The third grant, in 2001, allowed her to spend the summer in New York City at the Carnegie Council of Ethics and Foreign Affairs and at Columbia University to pursue her research on issues of supranationalism and globalization. Her present work focuses on issues of citizenship and immigration in the European Union, and human rights, particularly the rights of women.

Mary Hawkesworth  (United States)

Rudgers University

Joan Tronto  (United States)

Pamela S. Katz  (United States)
Associate Professor
Legal Studies
The Sage Colleges

Pamela S. Katz holds a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Her previous work experience includes: Associate Attorney, Shea & Gould (Manhattan, NY); Assistant Legislative Director, New York Civil Liberties Union (Albany, NY); and Executive Director, Capital Region Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union (Albany, NY.) Since 1997, she has been a full time faculty member at The Sage Colleges teaching in the Legal Studies and Political Science Departments. Her most recent publications include: An Alternative Practice Model: The Lawyers' Cooperative, presented at the New York State Political Science Association Annual Conference, 2001 and The Case for Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage, published in the Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law and Policy, Fall 1999;

Lois Wasserspring  (United States)

Jane Bayes  (United States)

  • Neoliberalism
  • Gendered Division of Labor
  • Gender Knowledge
  • Globalization
  • Rural Women
  • Transnational Citizenship
  • Migration
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Reproductive Technologies
  • Cloning
  • Care
  • Feminist Scholarship

(90 min. Colloquium, English)