In celebration of Women’s History Month Halifax Community College will host guest lecturer Dr. Melinda D. Kane, associate professor and co-director of gender studies at East Carolina University.
She will speak on “Women, Work and Family: Unique Challenges under COVID-19” on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Griffin Centre.
Kane’s expertise is on current day conditions from the 1970s onward with an emphasis on women and the workplace.
Kane has been a professor at ECU since 2008. Prior to her time at ECU, she was a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.
She has a doctoral degree in sociology from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Villanova University.
As a social inequality scholar, Kane investigates the influence that gender and sexuality have on people’s life experiences, economic rewards and political influence.
“COVID-19 has affected each of us, and Dr. Kane will provide a specific perspective that will enlighten us as we move forward from the pandemic’s grasp,” said HCC’s Acting President and VP of Administrative Services/CFO David Forester. “Halifax Community College is pleased to be focusing on the contributions that women make to society during Women’s History Month with this special presentation from Dr. Kane.”