Mastering the Craft of Research
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The DoR invites you to the sixth Mastering the Craft of Research in the Virtual Faculty Café on Wednesday, October 27, Noon-1:00. Modeled after the Mastering the Craft of Teaching series of interviews, Professor Linda Reed (History) will interview Professor Elizabeth Gregory (English and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality) on research across different disciplines, societal impact, and lessons learned.
Professor Elizabeth Gregory joined the Department of English at the University of Houston in 1998 after receiving her PhD from Yale University. She is the author of several books. Her most recent book is “Apparition of Splendor: Marianne Moore Performing Democracy through Celebrity, 1952-1970”, which argues for the brilliance and populist panache of the poems of Moore’s late phase, long ignored by critics. Dr. Gregory is the Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality (IRWGS). This is the first university-based think tank on gender and sexuality in our region. Focused on Houston and Harris County, the IRWGS examines the many challenges around these matters now facing individuals, policymakers, business and the community. IRWGS faculty generate data, innovative research and dialogue with the community on the ways gender and sexuality, viewed intersectionally, affect all aspects of life, including workforce, health, family and relationships, social dynamics, leadership and equity.
Professor Linda Reed is a noted scholar in African American history, with an interest in women and the South. She was named interim director of the African American Studies program in Spring 2021. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, received postdoctoral fellowships from the University of North Carolina, the University of Michigan, the Ford Foundation, and was visiting scholar at Princeton University. She served nine years as the Director of the University of Houston’s African American Studies Program at the University of Houston. Between 2001 and 2003, Dr. Reed was the National Director for the Association of Black Women Historians. She is the author of award-winning books. Her book, Simple Decency and Common Sense: The Southern Conference Movement, 1938-1963, concentrates on the forgotten years of the civil rights movement. Professor Reed is also co-editor, along with Darlene Clark Hine and Wilma King, of “We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible”: A Reader in Black Women’s History.