Susan Bordo, although trained in philosophy, considers herself a cultural historian. This has given her the freedom to write about subjects that range from femininity, masculinity and the body (Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body and The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private) to Anne Boleyn (The Creation of Anne Boleyn) and, most recently, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, a play-by-play account of the gendered double-standards and stereotypes, political forces and media culture that contributed to Clinton’s loss in the 2016 election. Her widely cited books and articles are considered paradigms of accessible, interdisciplinary, “public” scholarship that raise issues of contemporary relevance, and as a teacher, she helps her graduate students learn to think “beyond the academy” in their own writing.
See Susan Bordo on Wednesday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Johnson Center, George’s 3rd floor, George Mason University. Click here for details.