March 27: University of Michigan Sociologist to Serve as Diversity Summit Keynoter

Elizabeth Armstrong, a professor of sociology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan with research interests in the areas of sexuality, gender, culture, organizations, social movements and higher education, will be the keynote speaker at Bucknell’s Diversity Summit on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Trout Auditorium. Her free, public talk is titled “Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.”

Armstrong is co-author of the book Paying for the Party, which draws on findings from a five-year interview study at a flagship Midwestern public university following a group of women drawn into a culture of status-seeking and sororities. The book reveals how outcomes can differ so dramatically for those whom universities enroll.

Her talk is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender and the Women’s & Gender Studies Department. The full schedule for the Diversity Summit can be found here.

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