Gender and Political Violence

Lori Poloni-Staudinger, PhD

Barbara Starrett

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers are proud to have Dean Lori Poloni-Staudinger, PhD, of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona speak on “Gender and Political Violence” on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at the DesertView Theater, with admission starting at 1:45 p.m.

This talk explores myriad ways gender intersects with political violence, and particularly terrorism. Dean Poloni-Staudinger is also a professor in the School of Government and Public Policy.

She is the author of five books and more than 30 articles, chapters, and reports. Poloni-Staudinger’s research and publications focus mainly on social movements and extra institutional political participation in Europe and the United States. Over time, her work has moved from focusing on environmental movements to a focus on women’s movements. Her recent work examines questions around women and political violence, as well as women and politics more generally. Her expertise has led to publications in The Washington Post, as well as other popular media outlets. Poloni-Staudinger has been a Distinguished Fulbright Fellow at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria; a Kettering Foundation Fellow; and a consultant for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers provide a forum for the responsible search for truth and meaning in understanding and solving human problems by applying science and reason. We believe that tolerance, compassion, equity, and civility should characterize interactions among people and organizations. We strive to achieve these goals through meetings, lectures, and discussions.

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers meetings are now held at the DesertView Theater on Sunday afternoons, with doors opening at 1:45 p.m. The program begins at 2 p.m. For dates and subjects, go to our website

You can become a member of the SaddleBrooke Freethinkers for $15 per calendar year. This fee includes all lectures and other Freethinkers events, like the book club and social events. The lecture program runs January through April and October through December. Lectures are open to all SaddleBrooke residents and their guests as space is available. Nonmembers are encouraged to make a $5 donation to defray costs. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations for the Tri-Community Food Bank.

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