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Public Lecture: The dark side of gendered organizational life

June 10, 2014 — 

Join us for the next instalment of the Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker Series, hosted by the Asper School of Business.

The guest speaker is Dr. Lilia Cortina, Associate Professor of Psychology and Women Studies at the University of Michigan.

Her talk is titled, Workplace Harassment: The Dark Side of Gendered Organizational Life. 

Sexual harassment typically has little to do with sexuality – more often than not, it’s about gender. This talk will highlight new findings on gender harassment: conduct that disparages employees of one gender/sex but implies no sexual pursuit. This harassment, I will argue, puts pressure on all employees (not only women but also men) to conform to a narrow standard of gender “appropriate” behavior. As a result, gender oppression is maintained in society and replicated on the job.

When: Friday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room 530 Drake Centre (181 Freedman Cres.), Fort Garry campus.
This lecture is free and open to the public


The Stu Clark Distinguished Speaker Series comes from a $90,000 endowment to the Asper School of Business from University of Manitoba alumnus Stu Clark. The purpose of the Series is to invite prominent researchers from outside of the University of Manitoba to the School to give research seminars and to interact with faculty and graduate research students. Guest speakers considered for the Series must be distinguished or up-and-coming in their area(s) of research, external to the university, be good presenters and have a strong appeal to Asper faculty and graduate research students.

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