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Gender and Communication


Friday, April 27, 2018


12:00 pm - 3:00 PM


CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT


Dr. Cindy White



Course Description

This presentation starts with two assumptions. The first is that gender matters to the way understand ourselves as human beings and to the ways we understand what it means to be human. The second is that communication is a process that is fundamental to the ways we live our lives and to the ways in which we experience and express our human-ness. We’ll explore these assumptions and discuss some examples of how the intricate and inextricable relationship between gender and communication works to shape the lives we live both as individuals and as members of society.

Event Schedule

12:00-1:00 Socializing (includes a light lunch)

1:00 - 2:00 Presentation

2:00 - 2:30 Questions/Wrap Up

Instructor Information

Dr. Cindy White

Cindy L. White is Professor of Communication at CCSU. White also teaches in the Program in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Honor’s Program.   Professor White teaches a variety of courses in the Media Studies major that offer students an opportunity to examine, analyze and critique contemporary media processes and representations. Professor White is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professor White’s recent research includes published work on Children and Television and Representations of Sports, Athletes, and Women in Contemporary Advertising. Her earlier work focused on the Rhetoric of the Black Women’s Club Movement in America. White’s work has appeared in several journals including Critical Studies in Communication andCommunication Quarterly as well as in several edited volumes. Her most recent work examines representations of nature and the natural world in American advertising.

Professor White’s love of teaching extends to her community outreach work.   She has provided workshops, training programs, and consulting services on media literacy for schools and community organizations; gender and communication; and communication skills for professionals to a variety of local and national organizations.

In her life off the page and out of the classroom, White is an outdoor enthusiast and avid athlete. She is a competitive triathlete with several age group wins to her credit. White also enjoys hiking, cycling, trail running, snowboarding, and golf. She also plays the guitar, (about as well as she plays golf).

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