gendered language such as “mother nature” or the
masculine notion of self-reliance in the context of
policy decisions regarding the natural world? What
might these constructions impose on envisioning
comprehensive solutions to environmental challenges?
talk, Marianne Neuwirth will focus on the pivotal
language and socialization play in defining our
ideas about the natural world, and our subsequent
decisions in relation to it.
PhD is in Communication, where she developed
expertise in the areas of environmental
communication and conflict resolution, both from a
feminist perspective. She is currently a lecturer in
the Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford.