March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Anthropologist Margaret Mead was a pioneer in the study of child development and gender identity. Indeed, much of what she proposed in the early days of her career about the social nature of gender roles vs. the supposedly innate, inherited masculine and feminine traits observed by scientists at the turn of the 20th century remains apropos to this day. Dr. Gottlieb will expand on the concept of learned vs. innate gender traits in her discussion, focusing on the impact that child rearing customs across cultures have on gender identity.
Dr. Alma Gottlieb is a cultural anthropologist specializing in migration/diaspora, children, Africa, gender/the body, and religion. Gottlieb is Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Visiting Scholar in Anthropology at Brown University; she has also held appointments at Princeton University, École des Hautes Études (Paris), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), and elsewhere. Most recently she has co-edited A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Eight Societies.
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