Join us for American Women, a special lecture series highlighting the
inspirational women of American University. The final event in the fall
series features Dr. Lauren Weis
, professor of philosophy and director of the
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Program. Moderated by award-winning
journalist and AU professor Iris
Krasnow, this presentation will include a networking reception with
coffee and desserts. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation.
$10 per person for alumni and guests; no charge for current AU
students, faculty, or staff.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Professional and Extended Studies.
Dr. Lauren Weis
joined the American University faculty in 2008, and has been teaching
courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, and feminist
theory. Her philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western
metaphysical tradition articulated by feminist theorists, as well as how
the philosophical approach of twentieth century thinker Bernard
Lonergan helps to clarify the relevance of metaphysical thinking to
feminist theory. In addition, she is interested in the notion of epistemic
authority, and the ethical challenges related to questions of belief,
trust, and judgment.
Dr. Weis received her Ph.D. from Boston College. The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Program is an interdisciplinary program encompassing feminist studies,
masculinity studies, and sexuality studies, offers an undergraduate
major and minor, and a graduate certificate through a multicultural
curriculum that sustains and integrates diverse perspectives.
is a full-time professor of journalism in AU's School of Professional and Extended Studies. She was born and
raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She became the fashion writer for the
Dallas Times Herald, then moved to United Press International in
Washington, D.C. for the position of national feature writer. At UPI,
Krasnow specialized in celebrity profiles, including Yoko Ono, Billy
Graham, Ted Kennedy, Elie Wiesel and Queen Noor of Jordan.
is the best-selling author of Surrendering to Motherhood
, Surrendering to Yourself
, and I Am My Mother's Daughter
. Krasnow's writing has been featured in Parade
magazine, The Wall Street Journal
magazine and The Washington
. Krasnow has been a guest on numerous national radio and television
programs including Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show
several times on CNN. Reviews of her work, have appeared in Time, O The
Oprah Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report
Her greatest passions are teaching students to write well and raising her four teenage sons.