UGA experts available on women’s history

February 27, 2013


Sara M. Freeland

Sara Freeland

Media Relations Coordinator

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Athens, Ga. - University of Georgia experts are available to provide commentary on "Women's History Month."

The national theme for Women's History Month is "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination-Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." To speak to women working in the sciences at the University of Georgia, contact the UGA News Service at 706/542-8083 or

UGA experts available to speak on women's history, their research interests and contact information are listed below.

Juanita Johnson-Bailey
Director, Institute for Women's Studies
Professor of adult education and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Johnson-Bailey specializes in researching gender and race in educational and workplace settings. Her research on the educational experiences of black women helped expand the field of adult education to be more inclusive of issues of race, gender and class. In addition to her research, she also has written and lectured nationally and internationally on power and position in the research and teaching process. Her most recent research focuses on the social experiences of black graduate students at UGA. Johnson-Bailey's book, "Sistahs in College: Making a Way Out of No Way" (Krieger Press, 2001), received the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Higher Education. She is also the co-editor of "The Handbook of Race in Adult Education" (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and "Flat-Footed Truths: Telling Black Women's Lives" (Henry Holt, 1998), a collection of constructed narratives.

Dawn Bennett-Alexander
Associate professor of employment law and legal studies
Legal Studies Program, Terry College of Business

Bennett-Alexander publishes extensively in the employment law area with particular emphasis on gender and race issues. Her articles have appeared in the American Business Law Journal, The Labor Law Journal, the Women's Rights Law Reporter, Wisconsin Women's Law Review, the Personnel Administrator and other journals.

In July 1994 she published for Irwin Publishing Co. a first-of-its-kind employment law textbook, "Employment Law for Business," now in its sixth edition and the best-selling text of its kind in the country.

Kelly Happe
Assistant professor, communication studies and women's studies

Happe teaches courses in feminist rhetorical theory, feminist science studies and environmental communication. Her book, "The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity After the Human Genome Project," is forthcoming from NYU Press. Her current research interests include feminist theories of biocapital and biopower, race and performative theory and new environmental health. She received her doctorate in rhetoric from the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary emphasis in media and cultural studies.


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