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Ohio State professor Patti Lather to speak on ‘Engaging Science Policy’ Feb. 11

Ohio State professor Patti Lather to speak on ‘Engaging Science Policy’ Feb. 11

Athens, Ga. – Patti Lather, a nationally known expert in qualitative research, feminist methodology, and gender and education, will speak at the University of Georgia Feb. 11-12 in the first of the College of Education’s Invited Scholar Series on Research.

Lather, a professor of education at The Ohio State University, will make the first of two presentations titled, Engaging Science Policy: From the Side of the Messy, from 2-4 p.m. in Rooms F-G at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

In her work, Lather examines various (post)critical, feminist, and poststructural theories. Her most recent study focuses on the implications for qualitative inquiry of the call for scientifically-based research in education.

Lather has written three award-winning books, Getting Smart: Feminist Research and Pedagogy With/in the Postmodern (1991 Critics Choice Award), Troubling the Angels: Women Living with HIV/AIDS, co-authored with Chris Smithies (1998 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title), and Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts Toward a Double(d) Science (2008 Critics Choice Award). Her in-process book, Engaging (Social) Science: Policy from the Side of the Messy, is under contract.

Lather will make a second presentation titled, On (Not) Studying the Intersection of Sports and U.S. Secondary Schooling: A Report on (Very) Early Thinking Towards a Project, on Friday, Feb. 12 from 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 115C, Ramsey Center.

Lather has taught at Ohio State since 1988, and prior to that, she taught women’s studies at Mankato State University. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University.