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Trauma, Gender, and the Cultural Neuropsychology of Sport

A Lecture by Dr. Leslie Heywood

Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:00pm

Morrison Hall

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Leslie Heywood, Visiting Scholar at the Kinsey Institute, this Friday, April 14.

Dr. Heywood will also give a Poetry Reading at the College Arts & Humanities Institute later that afternoon at 4:30pm.

Leslie Heywood is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University (SUNY). Interdisciplinary in focus, her areas are creative writing, science studies, environmental studies, gender studies, and sport studies. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona, and MA and PhD in English with a Critical Theory emphasis from University of California, Irvine. She is currently a visiting scholar (Spring 2017) at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University.

On the creative side, her poetry has been published in Prairie Schooner, The Connecticut Review, Paterson Literary Review, Clockhouse Review, Paddlefish, Louisiana Literature, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Caduceus, and others, and her poems “Telescope” and “Don’t Eat the Tuna” were both nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has published 4 books of poetry: The Proving Grounds (2005, Red Hen Press), Natural Selection (2008, Louisiana Literature Press), Lost Arts (2013, Louisiana Literature Press), and most recently Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors (2016, Red Hen Press). Professor Heywood also published the memoir Pretty Good for a Girl (The Free Press/Simon & Schuster), and is the creative non-fiction editor of Ragazine.

Her other academic work includes Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon (University of Minnesota Press), Dedication to Hunger: The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture (University of California Press), Bodymakers: A Cultural Anatomy of Women’s Bodybuilding (Rutgers University Press), and Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism (University of Minnesota Press). Professor Heywood was editor of The Women’s Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third Wave Feminism (Greenwood Reference). Her recent work has been published in journals such as Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory, Symploke, Feminism and Psychology, Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, Science and Education, and The Evolutionary Review.

For more information, please contact Jason Garcia at jusrgarc@indiana.edu.