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October 10, 2016

K-State alumna, victimization expert to lecture on violence against women, people of color and more in Oct. 17 presentation

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Laura Logan

Violence and street harassment that targets people of color, women, girls and LGBT individuals will be the topic of a lecture by an expert in violence and victimization at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. The presentation is free and all are invited.

K-State alumna Laura Logan, who now serves as an assistant professor of sociology at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, will present "Why and How to Build Coalitions: Moving Beyond Identity Politics." Logan's presentation will take an intersectional perspective, focusing on the implications for coalitional resistance and social movements.

Logan earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Nebraska, Kearney in 2006, minoring in women's studies and English. She earned a master's degree in sociology in 2008, a graduate certificate in women's studies in 2009, and her doctorate in sociology in August 2013, all from K-State.

Before entering academia, Logan worked in the areas of victim services and violence prevention. She has published articles on social networks, gendered organizations, and fear of rape and street harassment. Currently, she researches and teaches about violence and victimization and is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of street harassment.

Logan's talk is part of a yearlong series of events celebrating the gender, women, and sexuality studies department, the new name of the former women's studies department.

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