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CROW Forum

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Women's and Gender Studies Program


Catherine MacGillivray; Jason Fly

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Catherine MacGillivray is a professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Iowa. Her research and teaching center on feminist, queer, and psychoanalytic literary theories; social justice theory and practice; women’s literature; and translation. Her publications include several translations of the work of French feminist writer Hélène Cixous, and, more recently, two chapters on masculinity, feminist mothering, and interracial families in the book Teacher, Scholar, Mother. She is currently working on a translation project from the Brazilian Portuguese of Conceição Evaristo’s novel Becos da Memória. In 2017 she was a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil.

Jason Fly is an undergraduate Psychology major at the University of Northern Iowa. His research interests include the study of resilience and its implications in the prevention and treatment of stress disorders, and cognitive strategies for increasing and inducing empathy. After graduating he plans to seek a Ph.D. in Clinical Science with research concentrated around stress and coping. He intends to apply the lenses of race, class, and gender to his research in an effort to better understand the interplay of sociocultural differences and psychopathology.



  • Title: The Power of Narrative: Racism and the Empathy Gap
  • Date: February 5, 2018
  • Time: 12 p.m.
  • Location: Rod Library Scholar Space

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Women's and Gender Studies Program, University of Northern Iowa


Cedar Falls, IA



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The Power of Narrative: Racism and the Empathy Gap [poster]

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