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Feminist Friday: “The Ronell Affair: Women as Harassers in the Me Too Era.”
Friday, November 2, 2018,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
At this week’s Feminist Friday, Dr. Adriana Novoa, associate professor of history at the University of South Florida, will be speaking about “The Ronell Affair: Women as Harassers in the Me Too Era.” Dr. Avital Ronell, a female professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York University, was found responsible for sexually harassing a male former graduate student, Nimrod Reitman. Dr. Novoa will briefly introduce the case and then open things up for discussion.
Dr. Novoa indicated that it would be helpful if attendees come with some knowledge of the case, which has received a fair amount of attention in the press. You can find coverage in Salon, The Atlantic, Jezebel, The New Yorker, The New York Times, as well as higher education publications like Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Ed. The articles in The New Yorker and the Chronicle are the most recent (all date from August 2018).