Victoria Rader Gives Women’s Studies Scholarly Lecture Tomorrow

Posted: November 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Victoria Rader, associate professor of sociology, will discuss “The Soaring Flight and Sudden Tumbles of the Privileged Ally” during the sixth annual Women’s Studies Scholar’s Lecture tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room B. The talk will focus on Rader’s current research into the ways privileged allies accompany marginalized groups who are struggling for justice.

Rader, who received her doctorate in sociology at the University of Chicago, has been teaching at George Mason since 1971. Her research interests include social movements, student activism, social change, the construction of difference, and the sociology of education. She published the monograph, Signal Through the Flames, about the philosophy and strategies of the early homeless movement.

Tickets for dinner, lecture, and dessert are $17; tickets for the lecture and dessert only are $5. Reservations must be made by today by calling (703) 993-2896.

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