Two Chicago-area events with Robert Jensen, Oct. 19 and Oct. 21

Posted by Mitchell - October 14, 2006 (entry 483)

The Chicago area will see two events with University of Texas journalism professor and noted writer and political activist Robert Jensen.


The Gender and Women's Studies Program at North Central College presents:

"Masculinity, Pornography and the End of Empathy" A public lecture by Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a leading authority on feminist critiques of pornography and male violence. [Note: Since 9/11, Jensen has also emerged as a leading voice against U.S. imperialism and the war on terrorism. You can read some of his articles on the subject at ]

When: 6:30-8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19th
Where: Kresge Lecture Hall, Goldspohn Rm 20. (31 N. Loomis, Naperville, Illinois)

For more information, please contact Wioleta Polinska, GWS Coordinator at 630-637-5317.


Writing Dissent
how to get your brilliant insights into print on the op-ed page

a workshop with Robert Jensen
Professor of Journalism
University of Texas, Austin
and author of Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (2001), Citizens of the Empire (2004), the Heart of Whiteness (2006), and numerous op-ed pieces on war, peace and racism

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Workshop 10:00-11:30am; come for coffee at 9:30am
Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 292
DePaul University

Free, but we urge you to bring at least one op-ed or letter to the editor you have written, whether it was published or not

It would be helpful if you would REGISTER IN ADVANCE by sending an e-mail message to:

Sponsored by: Not In My Name, the Chicago chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace


About Robert Jensen:

Robert Jensen is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jensen joined the UT faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media ethics and law in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He also is director of the Senior Fellows Program, the honors program of the College of Communication.

In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men's violence. In more recent work, he has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism.

In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics, and race have appeared in papers around the country. He also is involved in a number of activist groups working against U.S. military and economic domination of the rest of the world.

Jensen is the author of The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2002); co-author with Gail Dines and Ann Russo of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality (Routledge, 1998); and co-editor with David S. Allen of Freeing the First Amendment: Critical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression (New York University Press, 1995).

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