Saturday, 15 May 2010

Deirdre McCloskey - "It's Good to be a Don if You're Going to Be a Deirdre: Gender Crossing in Academia"

Deirdre N. McCloskey is Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was Visiting Tinbergen Professor (2002-2006) of Philosophy, Economics, and Art and Cultural Studies at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written fourteen books and edited seven more , and has published some three hundred and sixty articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law.

In this talk, Prof. McCloskey discusses her experience of crossing gender during her academic career and the unique challenges she has faced while doing so.

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