|Professor to attend Oxford Round Table
RELEASED: Feb. 27, 2003
DANVILLE, KYMykol Hamilton, associate professor of psychology at Centre College, has been invited to attend the spring session of the Oxford Round Table, held March 30-April 4 at the University of Oxford in England.
The Oxford Round Table, first held in 1989, is a unique forum in which important policy questions are discussed during a five-day period in a collegial, think-tank atmosphere. Past Oxford Round Tables have hosted United States governors and senators; government ministers from such countries as Uganda, Bangladesh, Denmark and Australia; and representatives from the international education and business communities.
"Opportunities such as this are wonderful for research and for teaching," Hamilton said. I get new ideas and really good feedback."
She added that these events are great for making contacts.
At a conference several years ago, she met editors who work for the leading women's psychology textbook, Women and Gender: A Feminist's View. Through that connection, Hamilton has done research and written for the publication.
"You get more out of conferences because you can ask questions instead of just reading papers," said Hamilton, who was invited to participate last fall.
This year's Oxford Round Table session will include discussions of legislation and court decisions in the United States regarding Title VII, Title IX, the Equal Pay Act and the Equal Protection Clause. Attention will also be given to the United Kingdom's Sex Discrimination Acts and time will be devoted to numerous emerging issues in Europe.
Hamilton will present a paper titled "The Role of Language in Discrimination Against Working Women."
The results of the deliberations are published and distributed to policymakers and academic libraries around the world. Previous Oxford Round Tables have produced several books.
Hamilton, who has taught at Centre since 1988, has frequently delivered papers at scholarly conferences, including a recent invited address in Germany summarizing her 15 years of research on sex bias in language. Her findings were published in the conference proceedings.
She's currently working on a research project and article with David Anderson, associate professor of economics, on male versus female roles in children's literature.
For more on the Round Table, go to http://www.oxfordroundtable.com/.
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