bell hooks Scholar-in-Residence

  • The Scholar-in-Residence program is a series of events that let Lang students engage with a prominent academic scholar. The series features public dialogues with leading intellectuals and scholars and small, hands-on workshops and seminars immersing students in the scholar’s practices.  

    Pioneered by bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins), internationally recognized scholar, poet, author, and radical thinker, this series continues with Carol Gilligan. Dr. Gilligan is a feminist, ethicist, and psychologist. Her first book, In A Different Voice, was called the “little book that started a revolution” by Harvard University Press. She was named one of the most influential people of the year by TIME magazine. Her latest book is Joining the Resistance.

    Carol Gilligan - Scholar-in-Residence
    Listening to Voices, Listening to Gender

    Public Dialogue
    Election Game Changer:
    Is Gender the Explosive issue?

    Monday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.
    Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor 
    Free; no reservations required

    Lang scholar-in-residence Carol Gilligan hosts a public conversation about gender and this election with Wendy Puriefoy, educator, philanthropist, and Ford Foundation Fellow; Janet Reitman, investigative journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, covering politics and the election; and New School students Esther Franke (NSSR, Politics), Laura Age (NSSR, Liberal Arts), and Ali Shames-Dawson (NSSR, Clinical Psychology).

    Additional Student Events:
    “The Loss of Pleasure, or Why We Are Still Talking about Oedipus”
    Carol Gilligan + Naomi Snider
    Wednesday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.
    The White Institute for Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology
    20 West 74th Street
    Registration required

    Listening Guide Workshop
    Carol Gilligan + Lisa Rubin
    Thursday, October 27, 4:00 p.m.
    6 East 16th Street, room 1200 
    Advanced seminar; prior work required
    To attend, please email

    Advanced Gender Studies Seminar
    Carol Gilligan + Margot Bouman
    Thursday, November 3, 4:00 p.m.
    Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor
    Advanced seminar; prior work required
    To attend, please email

    Join the conversation at #ScholarTNS

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