February 23, 2012

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Gail Dines will give the talk, "Sex, Identity and Intimacy in a Porn Culture," Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the ongoing Women's and Gender Studies Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series at Bucknell.

Professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston, Dines is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, and a feminist activist.

Her writing and lectures focus on the hypersexualization of the culture and the ways that porn images filter down into mainstream pop culture.

Dines' work on media and pornography has appeared in academic journals, magazines such as Time and Newsweek, and newspapers across the country.

A frequent guest on radio and television, Dines is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights.

Dines will participate in a faculty colloquium luncheon while at Bucknell. In advance of her visit, several reading/discussion groups for students have been organized, each co-facilitated by members of the Women's and Gender Studies Coordinating Committee.

In addition, Bucknell's Teaching and Learning Center is organizing a faculty and staff reading group for Dines' book, Pornland.

Co-sponsors for these events include the Women's and Gender Studies program, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender, Psychological Services, the Women's Resource Center, the Social Justice College, and the Departments of Political Science, English, Sociology and Anthropology, and the University Lectureship Committee.

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