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Calling All Georgia Feminists | Dr. Linder Guest Posts

Georgia Feminists, we’ve got a mission for you. Aashka introduced you to Dr. Chris Linder last month, and she’s with us today to invite you to get involved in a huge way. Here’s Dr. Linder on why your experience as a woman on a university campus is crucial.


Greetings UGA Feminists!

Thanks to the leadership team of WORC for allowing me to write a guest blog post to invite you to participate in some research about college women’s experiences with campus environments.

My name is Chris Linder and I am faculty in the college student affairs administration program at UGA. Prior to becoming faculty, I worked as the director of a campus-based women’s center for seven years. During that time, I observed the ways college women negotiated the multiple and contradictory messages they received about their gender in college. You can imagine how this has influenced my research interests.

I am very interested in learning from college women the messages they receive about their gender, from where they receive these messages, and how they influence their college experience.

I am conducting focus groups at UGA as part of a larger multi-institutional ethnographic study about college women and campus environments. In addition to focus groups, I have been gathering newspaper articles from campus newspapers related to gender and anticipate analyzing all of this data together to inform campus administrators and educators about the challenges facing college women today.

While we know that campus sexual assault is a significant problem, I also anticipate there are other challenges college women face related to sexism.

 If you would be interested and available to talk with me about your experiences as a woman in college, I would be very excited to talk with you. We have focus groups scheduled over the next couple of weeks and it would be great to include your perspective!

If you are interested in participating in one of the focus groups listed below, please fill out the google form here.

  • Tuesday, Feb 24, 6 p.m., International Student Life Conference Room, 210E Memorial Hall
  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3.30 p.m., Location TBA
  • Friday, Feb 27, 1.30 p.m., International Student Life Conference Room, 210E Memorial Hall
  • Monday, March 2, 6 p.m., Creswell Hall, SDSC South Suite Conference Room
  • Wednesday, March 4, 6 p.m., Brumby Hall, 156 Multipurpose Room

If you are interested in participating but cannot attend one of these focus groups, please send me a message at and I will work with you to find an alternative time to learn from your experiences.


Dr. Chris LinderSexual AssaultUniversity of Georgia

worcuga • February 28, 2015

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