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April 25, 2013

Influential Voices presents Presumed Incompetent

4:30 p.m.

We are proud to present


Carmen G. González, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Women & Gender Studies, Seattle University

Presumed Incompetent: A Conversation about Race, Gender, and Class in Academia

Thursday, April 25, 2013
C-5, Sullivan Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Reception and book signing to follow

Even though colleges and universities champion meritocracy and purport to value diversity, women of color face institutionalized bias, not just in the pursuit of tenure but also in hiring, promotion, relations with students, and interactions with colleagues. In this lecture, González and Gutiérrez y Muhs will discuss the struggles of women of color in academia as well as the actions that faculty and academic leaders can take to promote a more inclusive campus climate.

Introduction by Mary-Antoinette Smith, Associate Professor of English and Director of Women & Gender Studies at Seattle University

The event is open to all, but RSVPs are requested.

This lecture is based on a recent book edited by González and Gutiérrez y Muhs, “Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia,” Utah State University Press (2012) (with Yolanda Flores Niemann and Angela P. Harris)