The University of Iowa European Studies Group Fall 2011 Lecture Series begins Friday, Sept. 23, with a talk by Mona Krook entitled “Tensions in Political Inclusion: Women and Minorities in Electoral Politics” at noon in Room N202 of the Lindquist Center. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Krook will explain how prevailing norms of citizenship in France and the United Kingdom have shaped campaigns for political inclusion, resulting in solutions for women that have not been extended to racial and ethnic minorities. She is an assistant professor of political science and women, gender and sexuality studies at Washington University, St. Louis.
Three more lectures will also take place throughout the semester, ending with the European Studies Group Conference “Green Politics” Dec. 2-3.
The lecture series is sponsored by the European Studies Group within International Programs and the Departments of History and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, both within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). This first lecture is also sponsored by the Sudhindra Bose Lecture Series in the Department of Political Science in CLAS.