Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sociologist C.J. Pascoe coming to CSUMB

C.J. Pascoe, whose work explores the terrain of sexuality and gender identity, will speak at CSU Monterey Bay on March 25.

A professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, she is the author of “Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School.” The award-winning book, based on 18 months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, documents the relationship among homophobic harassment, heterosexism and masculinity.

The 6 p.m. talk will be held in the University Center on Sixth Avenue at B Street. Driving directions and a campus map are available here.

Pascoe's research has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Toronto Globe and Mail, American Sexuality Magazine and Inside Higher Ed.

She will discuss homophobia, sexism, gender policing and their effects on young people. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the talk.

Sounds like a topic many high school teachers and administrators could benefit from. Hey, maybe my young friends at Marina High diversity club would enjoy it too!

Tickets are $5. Visitors must purchase a parking permit from a dispenser on the parking lot.

The event is sponsored by CSUMB’s Otter Cross Cultural Center. More information is available from rita zhang at or 582-4676.

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