Add this Event to Calendar 06/02/2021 06:30 PM 06/02/2021 07:30 PM Relying Upon the State for Safety: Historical Transformation of Domestic Violence Social Policy

.Storrs Library invites you to this presentation to consider how the early feminist anti-violence movement was transformed once institutionalized by the criminal justice system and advocacy organizations. Drawing from ethnographic research, the talk will provide the perspective of victims of domestic violence as they react to intervention by government officials and attempt to re-establish their lives.

Professor Kristin Bumiller is the author of In an Abusive State (Duke University Press, 2008) which examines the relationship between the feminist movement against sexual violence and criminal justice policy. She is also the author of a seminal book on employment discrimination, The Civil Rights Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988).  She has written numerous articles span a broad range of interests in anti-discrimination policy, feminist theory, gender and punishment, and disability rights. Professor Bumiller received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the George Daniel Olds Professor of Economic and Social Institutions in the Department of Political Science at Amherst College.

This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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