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Hood College Professor Awarded Fellowship

Hood College

September 22, 2020


Hood College Assistant Professor of Sociology Simone Kolysh was awarded a Purdue University Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence Fellowship for the 2020 Conference for Assistant Professors.

Kolysh, Ph.D., is a lesbian agender mother of four and a feminist scholar of race, gender and sexuality committed to a revolutionary future. Their background in biology, public health, LGBTQ studies and sociology aids their interdisciplinary work and scholar-activism. A culmination of the last 10 years, their book, “Everyday Violence: The Public Harassment of Women and LGBTQ People,” will be published in August 2021 with Rutgers University Press. Learn more at simonekolysh.com.

Started in fall 2010 with the goal to invest in women and provide them with the information and strategies they need to succeed, the Butler Center organizes two annual conferences targeting assistant and associate professors to ensure they advance in their careers. The conferences are open to all people of all genders. More information about the Butler Center and its conferences may be found at purdue.edu/butler.