Melissa V. Harris-Perry, Judith R. Berkowitz Lecture in Women's Studies for 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:00pm

Location: Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum. Access via 33rd Street Museum entrance just south of Spruce Street.

The Alice Paul Center, the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and the Penn Consortium for Undergraduate Women are pleased to present:

Melissa Harris-Perry  "Which Women? Race, Class, Sexuality and the Continuing War on Women"





Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry." The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to noon ET. Harris-Perry is also professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. 

Harris-Perry is author of the well received book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Yale, 2011), which argues that persistent harmful stereotypes profoundly shape black women's politics, contribute to policies that treat them unfairly, and make it difficult for black women to assert their rights in the political arena.


This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is not guaranteed. Doors will open at 5pm. The lecture and q&a will begin at 5:30pm and end just before 7:00pm. Melissa Harris-Perry will be signing books from 7-8pm. The Penn Book Center will have Harris-Perry's books available for purchase at the event.


This event is generously co-sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication, the Center for Africana Studies, the Political Science Department, the Trustees Council of Penn Women, the Penn Women's Center, and the Greenfield Intercultural Center.



No RSVP necessary.

Photos from the event!