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Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society

Each year, the Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society offers an occasion to raise awareness about the ways in which gender shapes and is shaped by our lived experiences. Each Cuninggim Lecturer empowers Vanderbilt community members to expand their activist reach and become more involved in positive social change outside of the University.

Previous Lectures

2019
“5 (Dirty, Little) Secrets: The Mind-Blowing Science of Sexual Response”
Emily Nagoski

2018
“More Than Meets the Eye: Young Women, Mass Media, and Enacting Social Change”
Elaine Welteroth

2017
“Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”
Monique Morris

2016
“Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive”
Julia Serano

2015
“Girls Like Us: The Commercial and Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Girls in the U.S.”
Rachel Lloyd

2014
“Perfect Girls: A Generation of Young Women Were Told We Could Do Anything and Somehow Heard That We Had to Be Everything”
Courtney E. Martin

2013
“The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl”
Issa Rae

2012
“Grace and Grit: My Experience with Equal Pay for Equal Work”
Lilly Ledbetter

2011
“The Purity Myth”
Jessica Valenti

2010
“How Stories Shape Our Lives and What We Can Do About It”
Daisy Hernández

Questions? Please contact Rory Dicker at rory.dicker@vanderbilt.edu.