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Release Date Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pritchard to Speak on How Gender Influences Communication

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 13, 2016) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Women in Science & Engineering will feature guest speaker Kayla Pritchard, Ph.D., who will deliver the lecture “Passive or Polite: Undoing Gendered Communication,” from 7-8 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 14, in the Classroom Building, room 110.

As part of the STEMinist Speaker Series, Pritchard will share how your gender may be influencing your communication. Pritchard has a Ph.D. in sociology with a specialization in women’s and gender studies from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She is broadly interested in how the cultural and structural definitions of gender impact how individuals experience and understand their own capabilities and how they relate to others around them. Her research primarily focuses on understanding the role of family structure on members’ well-being, paying specific attention to the influence of gendered expectations on family roles.


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