November 8, 2014

What They’re Reading: Morgan Mohr

Book recommendations from experts in the fields of sexuality, gender, health, science and relationships.

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Indiana University Bloomington sophomore Morgan Mohr is reading Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.

“When Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton set out to study a class of incoming freshmen girls at ‘Midwestern University,’ they expected to produce a work centered on gender and sexuality. However, as their participants began to age over the course of their five-year ethnographic study, Armstrong and Hamilton noted the striking influence class and membership in the Greek system had on the construction of femininity and gender roles. Enthralling and convincing, this book turns a critical lens to the Greek-dominated system of higher education and its role in reinforcing – rather than ameliorating – gender and class differences.”

Morgan Mohr is a Wells Scholar majoring in Political Science, History, and an individualized major in Feminist Policy.