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2017-2018 Lecture Series:

The Gallery Lecture Series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on the range of topics showcased each semester in the Haricombe Gallery. The Fall 2017 series features the following KU scholars:


Alesha E. Doan, Ph.D., associate professor, School fo Public Affairs & Administration, and Shannon K. Portillo, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration

Friday, October 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Watson 3 West

Organizational Obliviousness: Entrenched Resistance to Gender Integration in the Military

Doan and Portillo will discuss recent policy changes to the military's Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which reversed the longstanding ban prohibiting women from serving in combat units. They will explore how gender stereotyping permeates organizational resistance to integration at many levels of the military. Doan and Portillo will examine the concept of gender oblivion and how it impacts women in the military workforce.


Ray Mizumura-Pence, Ph.D., lecturer, Department of American Studies 

Monday, November 6 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Watson 3 West

Mizumura-Pence will discuss his paper, "At War with the New Frontier and Great Society, On the Defensive in Vietnam: Correspondence between Kansans and U.S. Representative Robert J. Dole, 1964-1968."

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