Presentations on Somali women and on female athletic directors to be given May 5
Everyone is welcome to the next Feminist Friday presentation from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center. Two recipients of the center’s 2005-2006 Graduate Research Fellowship will present their work.
Bring your lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.
Here are descriptions of the research presentations:
- Graduate student, Stephanie Spandl, will present her research on “Somali Refugee Women: Factors Affecting their Mental Health and Levels of Mental Health Service Utilization.” Her findings indicate that past war trauma; current resettlement stressors, such as finding housing and work; and family issues related to child rearing and marital relationships in a new culture significantly affect the levels of mental health distress in these women. Spandl’s faculty adviser is Dr. Mari Ann Graham, School of Social Work.
- Steven Emerson will present his research on “Playing a Patriarchal Game: A Critical Analysis of the Leadership Lives of Women Who Administer High School Athletic Programs.” Emerson examined what it means to be an authentic leader as a woman and an athletic administrator in the setting of high school athletics. His faculty adviser is Dr. Sarah Noonan, Education Leadership, Policy and Administration.
For more information on this Feminist Friday event, call the women’s center. (651) 962-6119.